- Title: The Trouble with Mary
- Author: Millie Criswell
- ISBN: 9780804119504
- Page: 256
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
Award winning author Millie Criswell has charmed readers with her joy filled historical romances Now, in The Trouble With Mary, she serves up her first contemporary romantic comedy a palate pleasing love story of two people with nothing in common except their undeniable attractionE TROUBLE WITH MARY IS .She s unemployed Her huge Italian family is driving hAward winning author Millie Criswell has charmed readers with her joy filled historical romances Now, in The Trouble With Mary, she serves up her first contemporary romantic comedy a palate pleasing love story of two people with nothing in common except their undeniable attractionE TROUBLE WITH MARY IS .She s unemployed Her huge Italian family is driving her crazy Her love life is nonexistent In fact, she needs a life So Mary decides to open a restaurant in Balti s Little Italy And despite her mother s assurances that she will fail, the place is a big success until the local paper delivers a scathing review of her pizza, pasta, and chocolate cannolis.Food critic Dan Gallagher hates Italian food and his column shows it Now Mary would like nothing than to serve Dan on a steaming platter Problem is, Mary is the most delectable woman Dan has ever met And Dan is the most exasperating man Mary has ever encountered And the trouble with chemistry is, neither one can resist it
Recent Comments "The Trouble with Mary"
I'm participating in a genre study on "Romance" fiction. It's not something I normally read. In fact, it's probably something I avoid. The next meeting will focus on "Contemporary Romance" and my author was Millie Criswell. This book confirms all of my hesitations about reading romance. Since the genre requires the male and female leads to be together in the end (happily ever after), there's not much surprise in the outcome, just how the author is going to get them there. I found the writing jus [...]
I’ll tell you what the trouble with Mary is, the trouble with Mary is that she’s a completely boring character that I couldn’t stand to be in the shoes of, so after so many pages I actually had to slam the book down in disgust.She doesn’t have a romantic life, heck, she doesn’t even have a life at all. I find myself not wanting to read about a character who has no life, no sense of humor, nothing going for them, who’s fat and can’t stay away from her chocolate cannolis, yet whose j [...]
I am fairly tolerant about romances. I read them for escape and so as long as the plot isn't totally outlandish and the characters are not total idiots, I am willing to suspend my disbelief.Unfortunately, I found one aspect of this book that just did not work for me. This novel was written in 2000 and Criswell created male characters who wanted to be married to housewives. I am sure that there are still men who believe this, but they do not belong in contemporary romances.Most romances have stro [...]
Sports writer Dan Gallagher is temporarily moved to restaurant critic and Mary's Italian restaurant is his first review. It was doing well until he pans it - he hates Italian food. Mary goes to the paper to complain. There's an instant attraction, but he's just acquired his 8 year old son and Mary needs to learn how to stand on her own. Interesting sidebar with her friend Annie & her priest brother Joe for the next book.
I love the characters in this book but the story was very ordinary. Mary's Italian family is worth the price of admission, especially Grandma Flora. I liked the way that Dan and Mary's relationship played out. I also would like to read the sequel to this book, What to do about Annie, to find out what happens between Mary's best friend Annie and Mary's brother Joe. Easy going read. Just what I needed during a crazy week.
I was stuck at my granny's house and it was this book or staring at the door idly. So I completed this book although I had to re-imagine and omit much of it to fit my taste and age. I gave it a two because it saved me from boredom but it was just like watching a boring chick flick that has old characters.
This is a re-read from a while back and part of a very funny trilogy (at least) of novels. I gave low points to the Devil Served Tortellini earlier. This is the same concept but taken to a more satisfying conclusion.
Read this while I was on vacation a few weeks agotypical romance bookI did like the relationship development between the main character and her mother. I think most people can relate to the love/hate relationship we sometimes have with our mothers! Just a quick, mindless, romantic read
Beyond formulaic, but cute.
Loved this book! It was so good!
One would like to be in this family.
I love love love this book and whole series!!!!!
An older romance that sadly shows it's age, it's still a fun story.
great story about second chances with some recipes added in
Cute story, I would read her other books. She made me smile.
↠ The Trouble with Mary || ¸ PDF Read by ↠ Millie Criswell 256 Millie Criswell
Title: ↠ The Trouble with Mary || ¸ PDF Read by ↠ Millie Criswell