|About the Book|
Stirring Up TroubleToby Andrews is cooking up more than a little trouble for Evan Blankenship. Because of pranks, indiscretions, and plain bad timing, his ability to work in New Yorks temples of haute cuisine is a thing of the past. When TobysMoreStirring Up TroubleToby Andrews is cooking up more than a little trouble for Evan Blankenship. Because of pranks, indiscretions, and plain bad timing, his ability to work in New Yorks temples of haute cuisine is a thing of the past. When Tobys sister tells him he should look up an acquaintance whose restaurant -- Le Potiron --is failing, he doesnt have much choice.Pretty soon hes in bed, literally, with a cook who hates people, trying to save a restaurant that only the neighborhood mothers seem to love, and on the verge of another --possibly painful -- lesson or two about what it means to be successful.Evan hates everyone but Toby. Toby likes to stir things up. See whats on the menu at Le Potiron, in Stirring Up Trouble.All Stirred UpBrendan Blankenship’s life is going exactly as he planned. He’s the CEO of an engineering firm that manufactures – among other things – automatic defibrillators, he’s got a great relationship with his twin brother, Evan, and their offbeat, colorful mother, and he has a veritable smorgasbord of men to choose from every weekend if he wants to have a little fun. Sure, he’s high strung, but that goes with the territory of type A personality and coffee achiever.After Brendan and his mother witness a completely random tragedy his carefully controlled life begins to fall apart. First he starts having nightmares and panic attacks, and then he loses focus in his daily life. His board of directors insists he take a vacation at a so-called “relaxation destination” and to make matters worse, they’ve hired a stress management consultant to accompany him.Enter Dirk Melovitch, whose job it is to help Brendan learn to relax. Unfortunately, from the moment they set out together, everything goes terribly, horribly wrong. What happens when a messed up, stressed out businessman and a newly licensed therapist with an old hippie soul embark on the trip from hell?