I fear that many of my readers don't really "get" the man that Charlotte is in love with: Jordan. Because he has a secretive past (revealed in the later books), readers don't initially ADORE him from the start. They want Charlotte to wind up with another guy (also revealed in later books - no spoiler alerts in this post) except...
I need you all to understand that Jordan is one of my all-time favorite characters!!! Why? Because he is strong, loving, hardworking and protective of those he loves. He moved his sister to be closer to him. [There's a reason for that.] He has a darling dog. He is a fabulous cook. He likes to read. He likes long walks and cross-country skiing. And those eyes!! Does it sound like I'm putting his profile on match dot com? Yeah, he'd pretty much fit the bill for a super guy to date, except he has this secretive past. Darn it. Secrets just don't seem to make readers comfortable, do they? (Heh-heh)
Well, for all of you just starting the series, please don't despair. He's a GOOD man. (Okay, that's a spoiler alert! Sue me.) Charlotte knows he is. She is instinctive when it comes to people and crime. So she's making the right choice. When you read FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, you'll see how good he is. Okay? Promise!
In the meantime, enjoy Jordan's penne recipe. In FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, a group of friends gather at Jordan's new restaurant, and they have an evening cooking lesson. There is some pretty silly (fun) chatter between them. The recipe they are cooking is this one. Tasty, zesty. Enjoy!
PENNE WITH TOMATO VODKA CREAM SAUCE
|Steam makes these kinds of photos blurry. Sorry.|
Note from Daryl / Avery - who doesn't love a man who loves his mother!!
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