Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cookbooks on the Brain

By Rhett Jackson
From Stirring the Plot the 3rd in the nationally bestselling
Cookbook Nook mysteries
by Daryl Wood Gerber


I've faced life's ups and downs. I've been a chef at a renowned restaurant. Battled an arsonist's fire. Reinvented myself as a sport store owner. I was married for a brief time. Big mistake. My fault. We were too young. I was rebellious. My father...another story. I can own up to my mistakes. I'm generally a happy guy. I look for the good in others, unless they're not looking for the good in me. I love dogs, exercise, and living by the ocean.

And now I love Jenna Hart. She doesn't know it yet. She got to me the minute I met her. Wham! She's bright, energetic, funny. Jenna runs a culinary bookshop and café in town. She's not a cook. Doesn't even try to fake it. She's a work in progress, she says. I'd like to teach her, but I don't want to crowd her. She lost her husband in a tragic accident, so I plan to take things slowly.

Here's the funny thing, ever since meeting Jenna, I have cookbooks on the brain. If I'm putting together camping gear for a customer, I drum up a camping cookbook to include. If I'm putting together fishing gear, presto, I've tracked down a cookbook for fish. Okay, sure, I've made excuses to go to the store just to see Jenna. I love looking at her, love the scent of her. She's got this laugh... Yeah. It's a good one. Unlike me, she's pretty tight with her family. Her father and I get along great. He's a real storyteller. And her aunt Vera is a hoot. I think she's pulling for me. Jenna also has a ginger kitten. Cute little thing. Frisky. He likes me, too. He probably won't take to my labrador retriever, but we'll address that as we move forward.

Oh, yeah, I intend to move forward. I can't ever remember feeling like this about anyone. I'm a grown man, and yet I feel like a teen.

Have you ever fallen for someone so hard your head is reeling?

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8 comments:

  1. I'm definitely rooting for you, too, Rhett.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. Great to have another guy in my corner.

      Rhett

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  2. Guess it must be my husband - 45 years this June. But I really want the culinary bookshop and cafe to open up in my town!

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    1. Wow, 45 years. That's great. Nice to know some people can be lifelong friends.

      Rhett

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  3. Sounds like yet another great read by this author. I look forward to it.

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  4. My husband when we were dating had me so I didn't know which way was up, he still pulls the rug out from under me some days after 26 years. Hang in there, from what I've read, I think Jenna thinks you're kinda cute too. :)

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  5. Years ago I was bopping around Europe, and fell head over heels for a delicious Frenchman!!! could hardly breathe sometimes....I had to come home..a visa thing..thinking I would return....but met my husband in the mean time and have to say..he worked awfully hard to convince me that Frenchman was nothing compared to him....have to say, 30 years later...he was right..and to this day, I still get all giggly inside when I am with my hubby! I think you stand a golden chance!!!

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