Readers N Ritas Weekends: Burning Down the Spouse by Dakota Cassidy (EBook)(Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 19, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 9 Comments


Readers N ‘Ritas is a gathering North Texas Nov 11-13: Each Weekend between now and then I will be highlighting a book by one of the attending authors.

 From Goodreads: If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen…the latest from national bestselling author Dakota Cassidy!

After discovering that her famous chef husband was cheating, Frankie Bennett lost her mind-on live TV. Now Frankie is broke, unemployed, and hiding out in her aunt’s retirement village. That is, until Maxine Henderson-Barker-reformed trophy wife and owner of Trophy Jobs Inc. employment agency-arrives to give Frankie a much needed kick in the pants.

Soon, Frankie lands a job as a prep chef at a Greek diner in New Jersey, home to the world’s best meatloaf and an owner who resembles an exquisitely chiseled Greek statue. Falling into bed with Nikos isn’t the best idea, but after years of living in a man’s shadow, this ex- trophy wife is ready to get busy cooking…

Bought for Myself
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.50

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NOTE: I love Dakota Cassidy’s humor there is no secret about that. However, Burning Down the Spouse pulled on my heartstrings and the family made me smile. Seriously, I need to find a Big Greek Family to attach too especially if they have a single son named Nikos πŸ™‚

What I Loved: Family, Family, Family! In Burning Down the Spouse, family (born to, adopted, or by choice) is the most important thing. It was so much fun to watch the tough love, calling out of stupidity, supporting, and defending of everyone. Nikos’ parents (Voula and Barnabas), Frankie’s Aunt (Gail), Simon’s BG (Will), and Maxine/Jasmine were just perfect examples of those who will love you no matter what but they are calling you on your less than stellar moments! I also loved that you got two love stories for the price of one. I can’t even tell you whether I enjoyed Frankie/Nikos more or Jasmine/Simon. They were both fantastically written.

What I Liked: I am a sucker for anything food related, so this story made me smile. I liked the fake Food Network Channel, the small family restaurant, and how everything was pretty much tied to food. Most of all being a meatloaf lover, I was thrilled that it was the meatloaf that was famous. What can I say? I love my meatloaf πŸ™‚

Complaints: None

Why I gave a 4.25: I had an absolute blast reading Burning Down the Spouse. It was the perfect blend of romance, humor, and really helped me smile after a long day at the office.


Books in Series:
You Dropped a Blonde on Me (Ex Trophy Wives #1)Burning Down the SpouseWaltz This Way

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9 responses to “Readers N Ritas Weekends: Burning Down the Spouse by Dakota Cassidy (EBook)(Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

  1. jackie b central tex

    I am probably going to buy this one in November at the event and am bringing my other books by Dakota to have her sign them all. In June left them at home because did not want to take too many, found out that the rest of the people there did not have the same sense of what too many was. Some people brought bags full. Now I know that the huge bag of books I have to get signed by the authors in the fall will be par for the course if I am willing to stand in line that long.Nice idea Felicia, looking forward to who else you highlight!

  2. Blodeuedd

    I did read book 1 and enjoyed it so it would be fun to read this one too. And well, I just love the title πŸ˜‰ Lol, and the cover too

  3. Ronda (Queentutt&#03

    I so need to read this before November. I loved meeting her at AAD and am thrilled she will be at Readers and Ritas.

  4. Jenny

    I adore Dakota Cassidy, she always makes me laugh! Love that this book features an amazing family, there's nothing more entertaining than reading about family dynamics:)

  5. Missie

    I've always said, no one can torture you like a family member. And since I'm a sucker for anything food related, I'll have to check this one out as well. πŸ˜‰

    P.S. Awesome idea to spotlight the authors. You're full of WIN!

  6. Christi Snow

    I have this one sitting in my TBR pile. I need to make sure to read it before Readers 'n Ritas….LOVE Dakota Cassidy's books! Great review, Felicia! smiles…