“Table for Two” is a romance novel by Kate Gavin, published in 2021.
One of the main characters in this book is Reagan Murphy. She is the typical, friendly and accommodating person you would want as a friend or neighbour. With her long-time best friend, she owns several successful restaurants, with the prospect of several more. But one day, her life is disrupted when she and her mother learn of her father’s terminal illness.
The other main character is Jillian Jacobs. She is a relentlessly hard-working marketing exec with only one goal in mind: to climb the corporate ladder. She often uses her insufferable ice queen character to the max to get what she wants. And oh, I loved it! Jillian is attractive in an imposing way, aloof to be around, and therefore totally socially awkward. But all these traits are there for a reason, and she also declares that she doesn’t know how to turn them off. I have a soft spot for complicated characters like Jill, so I couldn’t help but fall a little in love with her. And as expected, her tough exterior protects a broken interior.
When Reagan meets the obnoxious Jill during one of the most challenging times, her life is turned upside down even more than it already was.
This book is complex and deals with many emotional, sad and disappointing experiences in life. But the question is, how do I find my way out of this total emotional drain? How best to deal with it? Life can be lonely and dark, but sometimes a little light appears in the distance to show you the way out of the darkness.
I could already foresee the conflicts that would arise, so they were no surprise to me. However, the sweet ending made up for it – I really enjoyed reading this book!
My rating for ‘Table for Two’
I really enjoyed reading this book. Although it didn’t give me the same excitement as a 5-star book, I can totally recommend it.