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One impulse, one decision, one gamble can change your life forever. A stranger opens your door. You exchange a glance across a busy room. You answer a wrong number. And suddenly your life is entwined with someone else's. Your paths have crossed, and you are connected to another human being. What if that person stays in your life? What if that relationship is still importanOne impulse, one decision, one gamble can change your life forever. A stranger opens your door. You exchange a glance across a busy room. You answer a wrong number. And suddenly your life is entwined with someone else's. Your paths have crossed, and you are connected to another human being. What if that person stays in your life? What if that relationship is still important to you in ten, twenty, fifty years? You could meet that person today. Luckily for Patrick Dunne, he takes a chance, and for once, it pays off. Life hasn't been easy for Patrick. After years of destructive behavior, he finally pulls himself together only to have his world destroyed again. Now he's dealing with the anxiety. The anger. The guilt. Only his passion for cooking is keeping him from drowning. With his supportive younger brother, Colin, the Irish natives own Ristorante Fratelli, a chic Italian bistro. It has the makings of one of Denver's best restaurants—or so says local blogger and critic, Greta Levine—as long as head chef, Patrick Dunne, can control his temper. After an insulting and patronizing encounter, Greta writes a review admonishing his behavior, sending Patrick into a final spiral. But a wrong number saves him. Fueled by the anonymity, they begin texting, deliberately avoiding details of their "real" lives. A deep bond grows, and against all odds, they become each other's saving grace. Until he discovers his mystery lady's true identity… Rounded out by a cast of lovable—and delightfully flawed—supporting characters, Devil's Food chronicles the connections we, as humans, crave and sometimes overlook....

Title : devil s food
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ISBN : 19441437
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 236 Pages
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devil s food Reviews

  • Pixeljunkie
    2019-04-12 11:33

    Loved it!Heather Cleveland set the bar very high with her first novel, Right as Rain, and her second offering does not disappoint! Devil's Food has a cleverly interwoven cast of characters that each face some sort of personal crossroads or crisis. The choices they make and the risks they are willing to take to find love and fulfillment make this book a very satisfying read. It's a story about recognizing those random, unexpected opportunities when we can make a choice that will change the course of our lives. Most importantly, it's about having the courage to act when those moments present themselves. I found myself rooting them to be brave, while sympathizing with their fears and self-doubt. Wanting to know how things would be resolved made this a hard book to put down. Not to mention that the backdrop of the restaurant and all the mouthwatering descriptions of Patrick's dishes were a guilty pleasure for the foodie in me! I highly recommend this book and I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel, Red Velvet!

  • Madisen
    2019-04-20 07:28

    Heather Cleveland continues to write with the same detail and clarity as with her first novel, Right as Rain. She makes it easy for readers to imagine the settings and characters, and now every time I’m in Downtown Denver, I wish Ristorante Fratelli was a real restaurant I could stop to grab a bite and a beer at the bar. The characters have their own individual stories but also overlap and build upon one another flawlessly. With a cast full of unique personalities, readers will undoubtedly find someone whom they can relate, (Greta is my personal favorite). Though very different from her first novel (but equally as enjoyable), this unique plotline just goes to show the versatility of Ms. Cleveland’s writing and talent. I am really looking forward to the sequel, Red Velvet.

  • Romancing the Book
    2019-03-23 06:45

    Reviewed by MarissaBook provided by the publisher for reviewReview originally posted at Romancing the BookThis was a fun story – two people who start texting based on a wrong number and find out later they know each other. The premise is a little familiar but the characters have their quirks which make it fun. There is also a rich cast of characters all interacting with each other in one way or another that adds to the pleasure of reading.Patrick is dealing with personal demons left over from a car accident that left him physically and mentally wounded. He has anger issues, stress issues, pain issues, alcohol issues – just lots of issues. Patrick is an old-school Irishman – men don’t show their feelings unless it’s anger – and everyone at his restaurant tiptoes around him, afraid to say or do the wrong thing.Greta, on the right end of the wrong number, first meets Patrick when she reviews his restaurant and he explodes when she sends a dish back. But Greta holds her own and doesn’t back down. She writes an honest review praising the food but she’s also honest about the chef’s temper. Greta is a warm-hearted woman who drives all over town to find a missing man she doesn’t know. At the same time, she tells it like it is. If someone asks for her opinion, she gives a straightforward answer.Colin does most of the pussyfooting around Patrick, coddling him and not wanting to risk his ire. This makes Colin come off as a bit of a coward, afraid to stand up to his own brother. I understand his reasoning – not wanting to upset the apple cart, so to speak – but sometimes I felt Patrick was walking all over Colin and Colin just took it. I know it was out of love but it was not an aspect of the character I liked.I think my favorite character of the story was Neil, a gay college student waiting on tables at the restaurant. He doesn’t shout out that he’s gay and he’s a bit embarrassed when others figure it out, but he doesn’t hide it either. My heart just went out to him as Neil developed an infatuation with a man at the coffee shop where he stops every morning but was too embarrassed to speak to him.It’s the characters that really make this story and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. I found myself getting involved in Neil and Bridgette’s friendship, watching Trevor’s interest in Caroline grow (and how cute was he at the nursing home?), and, of course, how Greta and Patrick evolve and conquer their issues.

  • Linda
    2019-04-14 10:57

    I briefly met Heather when she asked me to be in her video about a this book. It was a short encounter but I was glad to help and because I love to read I knew I would find the book and do so.I'm glad I did. Heather has a knack for making her characters real, they drool into their pillows, scream at strangers and care for those who need to be cared for. I like them all, except, of course, the one bad guy but there always has to be one of those.In Devil's Food, two brothers, who came to the US as youngsters, are working hard to make a success of their restaurant, Fratelli's in downtown Denver. Patrick is a survivor who has not had an easy life. Collin, the younger, loves his brother and has always been there for him as he hit one disaster after another. They are surrounded by their staff who care for them and want to help them in any way they can. Patrick, however, seems to have a knack for alienating people and Collin is there to pick up the pieces. As they become closer to the members of their staff and to the outsiders who become part of their inner circle they learn how much they all need each other and trust is not an option but a necessity.Heather left this story open so she can revisit the characters and I am glad she did as I want to know how the restaurant is doing and if everyone finds that special someone they are all looking for.

  • Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot
    2019-03-25 06:54

    Devils food is a lighthearted romance multi POV read. There are quite a few main characters in this one which I typically don't like because I don't like to scatter my focus but miraculously it worked here. There are more than five points of view in the novel but they center around main characters Patrick and Colin and their restaurant.Patrick head chef at Fratelli's, a restaurant he owns with his younger brother struggles with past issues, a broken relationship, a brutal temper, and maintaining a working business relationship with his brother.Colin the other half of Fratelli's is the face of the restaurant and he's struggling with keeping it afloat, as well as his self and his temperamental brother. The supporting characters Bridgette, Neil, Trevor, Greta,and Caroline add depth and meat to the story. The story moves along slowly but it holds the attention with the promise of potential hook ups. You'll find yourself drifting along and living with the characters. There isn't much excitement or surprise involved but its a smooth read, one you can become invested in. I wasn't surprised how it all played out but I liked the way it played out. My only gripe was the ending. It was a cliffhanger but it ended awkwardly and left me feeling confused rather than intrigued. All in all its a good read and I expect the sequel to be twice as good.

  • Amy
    2019-03-27 11:36

    Really enjoyed it! I love reading books that are set in places I know. As a former Denver resident, I could imagine exactly where the restaurant would be tucked into Larimer, where the characters apartments would be, and the routes they would bike or walk to get to places. I loved the meet cute between the 2 main characters of Colin and Greta and the slow burn to their eventual romance. I liked Colin's ease and stress of being in charge and when he finally lets go--although the reader is definitely left hanging in that romantic/sexy storyline. But overall the story of friendship and love charmed and entertained me. And left me hungry for more(and for some Italian comfort food!)I reviewed this book over at Only Trick in the Book in exchange for a copy.

  • Lisa S
    2019-03-29 04:37

    Heather Cleveland has the rare ability to enthrall the reader and paint a portrait with her storytelling ability. The cast of Devil's Food are an intriguing and relatable bunch and it was easy to fall into the world of Fratelli's and the lives of the Dunne brothers and their circle. Can't wait to read the sequel Red Velvet!

  • Kat
    2019-03-21 10:34

    Great read! It left me salivating for gourmet Italian food!! The attention to detail is wonderful in this book! I also like how there are a few back stories along with the 2 main characters. The way the book ties up at the end leaves for a happy ending and positive outlook for the future!

  • Marie Buccellato
    2019-04-15 08:48

    I won this book from goodreads & i absolutely am so glad I entered. It was very interesting, & i cant wait to read more by Heather Cleveland

  • Heather Tackett-lawson
    2019-04-15 04:51

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Read the book in a day! I felt like I was right there with the characters and I wanted to nudge all of them in the right direction lol. Cannot wait for RED VELVET!!

  • Brandi
    2019-03-21 10:55

    I won this in a GOODREADS FIRST READS giveaway! :) Can't wait for her next one!I LOVED it!!! Thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down. Such fun characters and the end was...

  • Diane
    2019-03-28 07:52

    Received this book from Goodreads Giveaway. Really looked forward toreading it.Found Heather Cleveland a interesting writer that kept me interest from the first page to last. At times the story was slow but I held in there and glad I did. The story picked up.The story is a light romance and the characters are really loveable and frustrating at times. They make you feel like they could be a next door neighbor or family. Each character has a story to tell you, but their story blends well into each others story.This is a story of two Irish brothers that have always wanted to open their own restaurant. The brother who is the head chief has a temper that can cause problems and the younger brother who handles the running of restaurant is the one to pick up the pieces and smooth things over to keep the peace. The hot tempered one feel that everything that goes wrong is his fault and is ready to give up on himself and everything around him.The story shows us at times we just have to step out and grab what is being offered or we can miss something wonderful being offered to us. We have to take a step of faith and take the chance.I say this is well worth the read.

  • Sweets Books
    2019-04-01 03:50

    This is a story with a lot of moving parts. It reminds me of the movie Love Actually. There are seven characters. The book is about two brothers that own a restaurant, some of their staff, an ex girlfriend of one of the owners, a food blogger and her friend. The author weaves these characters stories in and out of each other to create some interest in the story that unfolds. Personally for me, it got confusing as to whose story i was reading and just as their story would catch my interest the author would move on to another character. There is a cliffhanger at the end.Till next time ~ Sweets Books (Written by Cris ~ Sweets Books After Hours)

  • Renee
    2019-04-09 09:58

    loved it

  • Heather Cleveland
    2019-04-10 03:36