“With No Reservations”  by: Laurie Tomlinson

There can be more than comfort in food…

What could well-known and wealthy Graham Cooper Jr. have in common with a blogger like Sloane Bradley, a woman with secrets she’s kept firmly out of the public eye? That is, besides a love of food. Sloane still can’t believe Cooper’s the chef at the restaurant she’s been assigned to promote. But she’s boiling to prove to him that her “little blog” can put his place on the map. She can also fall head over heels for the guy, who has secrets of his own, it turns out…except for one thing. She can’t get past the post-traumatic stress disorder that keeps her walled up in her home studio.

Bonus Feature:  Click Here for an inside scoop on the character inspiration, music playlist and a behind the story video from Laurie.

My Review:

With yummy food, and kitchen delights this book will encourage even the most reluctant foodie to dust off the old recipe book and try something new to excite the taste buds. But behind the kitchen are real people, with real problems.  Can their love of food bridge a gap and draw them closer together?

Sloane hides a world of hurt and regret behind her blog. A “safe” place she has constructed to keep out the world. Until the fame of her blog, forces her out and into the spotlight.

Graham Cooper Jr. carries a past that he’s not proud of and one he’s desperately trying to rewrite and cover-up with a new independent restaurant project that he hopes will regain his parent’s respect and love.

This is a clean contemporary book, with characters that are well-developed, realistic and multifaceted; dealing with real-life struggles and hardships.

I give “With No Reservations” 4 stars

(I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author/publisher for review. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.) 

Favorite Quote:

“Just like the pain you have lived, the imperfections make something new, something beautiful”

About the Author:


Laurie Tomlinson is an award-winning contemporary romance author living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her stories are fueled by faith, steaming mugs of tea, and her belief that life should be celebrated with cupcakes and extra sprinkles. When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking with her two little sous chefs and testing new recipes on her husband—especially if she doesn’t have to do the dishes.

Find Laurie at:

Web Page // Facebook // Twitter // Amazon

With No Reservations can be purchased at Amazon or your favorite book store.

You can also find Laurie’s novella “That’s When I Knew” in the compilation Love at First Laugh (my review)

Love At First Laugh can be purchased at Amazon or your favorite book store.

Have you, or someone you know ever dealt with crippling loss and grief similar to the characters in this book?  If so, please let me know if I can pray for you (or your friend); you are not alone.