If you follow Xavier
on Facebook then you know about his passion for cooking and food. If you have
read any of his previous works, then you also know his passion for the written
word. In “The Birches,” he combines his two passions for one delectable read.
Here is the publicity
blurb…”Perfection isn’t everything, although it’s everything Leo wants. His
desire to become the perfect chef may keep him at the top of his class, but it
drives his friends and family crazy while keeping love and passion on the back
burner. That is until he meets Dock, owner and chef of the new and popular
restaurant, The Birches. Although Dock isn’t a trained chef, Leo finds the food
he cooks delectable and the man behind the food irresistible. The lessons
taught at the hands of an untrained cook may be just what this uptight chef
needs to let go.”
I used to do some catering, some were small dinner parties
friends ask me to cook for, others were a bit more cocktail’ish in their setup.
I’ve even taken classes at the local culinary institute. Those times were some
of the most stressful, yet enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life. Xavier
has captured these emotional ups and downs with perfection. To this he adds
likable characters, and mixes it all up with some hot erotic content.
Xavier may not be a chef, but he knows what ingredients to
use to make a thoroughly enjoyable story and “The Birches,” is exactly that.
Reviewed by William Holden