An Epicurean Affair A Novel
By Judith Marks-White
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345492388, 384pp.)
Publication Date: January 16, 2007
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Coco Plotnick Hollander Harding, a columnist for Connecticut’s Seaport Gazette, relishes two things in life: food and sex. While the first can be satisfied with a delectable foie gras, her cravings for the latter leave her with hunger pangs of a different sort–particularly since her WASPy husband is not exactly a gourmand in the bedroom.
While covering a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs vegetarian banquet for the Gazette, Coco finds her appetite whetted by a very charming (and very married) plastic surgeon, Harry Troutman. The two foodies quickly commence a feast of hot infidelity, but anonymous letters sent to Coco’s husband and Harry’s sleek, self-indulgent wife, Eclaire, hint at the torrid affair . . . and provide the crucial ingredients in a recipe for disaster. Will the lovers receive their just desserts?
In this lip-smacking debut novel, Judith Marks-White whips up a five-course meal of saucy wit, steamy sex, and tantalizing scandal that will fill your plate and please your palate.
“Jump into this culinary and sexy world of excess, and pile your plate high with a taste of humor and a dollop of intrigue.”
–Isabel Rose, author of The J.A.P. Chronicles
“A chic and racy tale liberally laced with champagne, scandal, and wit. [Marks-White’s] descriptions of fabulous meals were so delectable, I gained five pounds just reading–but I lost ten pounds from laughing!”
–Nancy Thayer, author of The Hot Flash Club series
“Marks-White effortlessly pairs upper-class foodie culture with a generous helping of piping-hot sex on the side. Seducing Harry is one delicious dish.”
–Deanna Kizis, author of How to Meet Cute Boys
“Sexy and sumptuous–Seducing Harry will put a smile on your face.”
–Julie Riven, co-author of The Way We Cook