Thursday, May 19, 2011

Holy Guacamole!

Welcome to the Holy Guacamole! blog tour, sponsored by Glass Road PR.

HOLY GUACAMOLE - A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE FOR FOODIES

Holy Guacamole

Debut authors Dan and Denise Harmer deliver a thrilling food-lover's adventure in Holy Guacamole. The culinary tale hurtles a television chef and a washed-up sports writer into a harrowing escapade that may cost them their lives.

When Trace Domingo is accepted into Chef Bonnie Miller's culinary boot camp, a life-threatening journey into Bonnie's past unfolds. In a vulnerable moment, Trace discovers part of Bonnie's closely-held secret. She hasn't yet decided to trust the "bootie" when a crisis makes the choice for her. The pair embark on a race against the clock across southern California and northern Baja in Mexico.

Laced with local references, historical sites, and culinary delights, Holy Guacamole is a fun summer beach read.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to support the ministry of Outside the Bowl.

Pattie's Review:

While I enjoyed the book after a while, it did not immediately capture my attention. However, I pressed on so that I could review the book for Glass Road (who generously sent me a copy for review). The story really did pick up after a while.

Part of the issue with my enjoyment is that I generally don't connect with male narrators right away. The narrator, Trace, seemed like a nice enough guy with a desire to learn to be a chef, and of course he has a crush on Bonnie the chef, but beyond that, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to read his story. Besides, I wasn't sure what attraction these two shared beyond their love for food. They have a wild and bumpy ride, and that's not just a metaphor.

If you love foodie things, you'll like this story. If you have a heart for missions to Mexico, you will enjoy the latter part of the story (can't break the Reviewer Code and say more than that!).

Thank you to Glass Road PR for a review copy of this novel.

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