The Broken Heart Diet by Tom Formaro is a delectable romance full of good food, great friends, and broken hearts. Dante Palermo is on top of the world; he will soon open is first restaurant and he is about to ask the woman of his dreams to marry him. All is as he has planned, that is until Abby crushes his heart and declines his marriage proposal. Devastated, Dante returns to San Francisco, where he finds himself in a funk. Not only is he depressed and losing weight, he just learned that his backing partner is on the run for fraud. Once Dante finds a way to fix his restaurant issue, he still finds himself broken hearted, discontent, and pining for the one that got away. Visited by the ghost of his Nona, Dante is given the gift to cure broken hearts with his food; however, he will not be able to cure his own heart by cooking food, he must learn to rise above his pain and funk. With great friends at his side, Dante begins to have good fortune with the restaurant and life seems to be picking up—but can he ever recover from his broken heart, and is all that he needs and wants already in his possession? A great light read, with some great food involved.
4 out of 5 stars. Thanks NetGalley.