Cassie is a real woman, and is trying to lose weight. She does not believe that any man can be interested in her because of the attitude of her ex-husband. Her friend Adriana is very supportive of Cassie and hated Cassie's ex-husband, Timothy Milton, the Third. Cassie thinks that Drake should be interested in Adriana because of her smaller size.
Drake Henson is extremely successful, owning two restaurants in the DC area. He worked hard for everything that he has, raised two younger siblings, but is looking to prove to his former classmates that he is no longer the shy invisible person he was in school. He takes one of Cassie's seminars to learn how to be socially adept and sparks fly between them. I liked Drake so much because he loves Cassie's personality and does not care about her weight.
TABLE FOR TWO is one of the most entertaining stories I have read in quite a while. For one thing, the description of the foods eaten kept me quite hungry. For another, this story seemed so true to life because of the disagreements between the characters. This is not a man meets woman smooth love story, but is very interesting because true love does not run smooth. Several times I got an attitude reading it because it reminded me of dumb things that I did falling in love.
TABLE FOR TWO is definitely a recommended read. There is enough foreplay to make you wonder why Cassie is so hesitant to jump his bones. As one woman said, "if you don't want him, I'll take him." Ms. Girard loves good food, and it shows in this book. I definitely look forward to reading the next novel by Dara Girard.