Catastrophic Expectations: Sex, Love, and the Pursuit of Marriage
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by Ellen Marie Francisco
Gwen Devine, libido-licious owner of Lip Service Catering, is aching for the true taste of love. But can she stop having sex long enough to find it? Worried her wanton ways might get her into trouble again she agrees to join the upscale dating service Great Expectations to find a husband. While trying to manage her kitchen staff, her knot-tying clientele, and an ever-changing array of possible suitors, she sumptuously devours every morsel of a man that comes across her plate. Her dreams for a real happy ending are threatened until she learns to manage her own expectations. Abandoning all hope, she goes to a potluck and meets Reuben, who's more than just a mouthful - and leaves her with some tasty food for thought.
Ellen Marie Francisco was born and raised in Toronto. An early career in film development led her to Hollywood where she eventually started her business Amazing Graze catering delicious dishes to the stars in the film and TV industry. She worked behind the scenes as a photographer for Cirque du Soleil and was published in their book Cirque du Soleil. Her art has been published internationally and shown in galleries in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Ottawa. Her book Good Girl's Guide to County Jail for the Bad Girl in Us All won an American Book Award in the Law category in 2018. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.