Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Turning Tables by Heather and Rose MacDowell

Turning Tables is a quick, fun read about a 20-something out-of-work marketing manager who finds herself waiting tables at one of the nicest restaurants in New York. Her father's friend uses his connections and lies about Erin's non-existent waitressing experience to get her the job, which makes for many hilarious scenes (especially when a really important food critic asks to be seated at one of Erin's tables).

Erin has a love interest of course, a cute, generic guy who in chick lit fashion, could be played by any rom-com actor in Hollywood. But the owner of the restaurant and his demanding wife make wonderful villains, along the lines of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada and Mr. and Mrs. X in The Nanny. Also enliving: two of Erin's friends, a gay waiter who spends his days auditioning for Broadway, and a pet portrait photographer.

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