Review: Recipe for Persuasion

Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes, #2)


From the author of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors comes another , clever, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows in the Jane Austen tradition—this time, with a twist on Persuasion.

Chef Ashna Raje desperately needs a new strategy. How else can she save her beloved restaurant and prove to her estranged, overachieving mother that she isn’t a complete screw up? When she’s asked to join the cast of Cooking with the Stars, the latest hit reality show teaming chefs with celebrities, it seems like just the leap of faith she needs to put her restaurant back on the map. She’s a chef, what’s the worst that could happen? 

Rico Silva, that’s what.  

Being paired with a celebrity who was her first love, the man who ghosted her at the worst possible time in her life, only proves what Ashna has always believed: leaps of faith are a recipe for disaster. 

FIFA winning soccer star Rico Silva isn’t too happy to be paired up with Ashna either. Losing Ashna years ago almost destroyed him. The only silver lining to this bizarre situation is that he can finally prove to Ashna that he’s definitely over her. 

But when their catastrophic first meeting goes viral, social media becomes obsessed with their chemistry. The competition on the show is fierce…and so is the simmering desire between Ashna and Rico.  Every minute they spend together rekindles feelings that pull them toward their disastrous past. Will letting go again be another recipe for heartbreak—or a recipe for persuasion…? 

In Recipe for Persuasion, Sonali Dev once again takes readers on an unforgettable adventure in this fresh, fun, and enchanting romantic comedy.

Rating: 4-stars


Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev is a great romantic read. Inside, there’s a feisty chief trying to make her family restaurant a hit. But so far, it’s failing and she’s struggling with making her family recipes. The recipes bring on memories that she isn’t ready to tackle just yet. Then, her main helper has found a big job that pays well, and before she knows it, she’s agreed to be on TV. Ashna Rae didn’t want to be on TV but for friends, she agrees. Only fate has a surprise in store for her. An ex-boyfriend comes onto stage. That’s where everything bubbles up…

Recipe for Persuasion is fun, hilarious, and charming. I could not get enough of these quirky yet sweet characters. A rom-com that is perfect for summer reading.

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