She has the ultimate bachelor pad. He has white picket fences. A matchmaker's dream? Or a nightmare!
Social media influencer Quinne lives the high life, but is running out of ideas. When her mother - a resident at Maple Gardens Assisted Living who loves to meddle - comes up with the idea of Quinne showcasing the home, it is the last thing the busy and somewhat self-centred young woman wants to do.
Peter is the new cook at Maple Gardens and is a serious, hard-working man juggling work and being a newly single dad. His ten-year-old daughter is obsessed with Quinne and persuades her to do the showcase. Grumpy cook Peter is less than impressed but what can he do? He just works there.
It is one thing to spend time together because they have to. But as Quinne rediscovers her love of cooking, and Peter watches his daughter come out of her shell, they move past their differences. A long way past, as unexpected feelings grow.
But when the fallout from an accident reminds them just how different they are, will the matchmaking skills of the Maple Gardens residents be enough to bring this unlikely pair together, forever?
Part opposites attract, part single dad, and a touch of enemies to lovers...all wrapped up in a clean and sweet contemporary romance with a heartwarming happy ever after.
About the series: Maple Gardens has the best of care for its residents. Staff who go the extra mile. And a small group of elderly friends who want nothing more than to see their loved ones find romance. Even if it takes a bit of a nudge sometimes. And a whole lot of meddling! The Menu Match is book three but all can be read as standalones.