Managing a failed seafood restaurant in a run-down New England mall just before Christmas, Manny DeLeon coordinates a challenging final shift of mutinous staff members, an effort that is complicated by his love for a waitress, a pregnant girlfriend, and an elusive holiday gift.
Amber Kennedy has big plans as the new manager of one of the finest restaurants along the Oregon coast. Then she runs into Luke Crawford - literally, and she's not sure her life will ever be the same again.
New Yorker Clare Cosi manages a coffee shop, but this summer she'll leave it behind as she heads for the Hamptons-and perhaps the biggest jolt of her life ... Clare Cosi's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she'll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter,...
When her daughter, Joy, interning at one of New York's hottest French restaurants, is accused of murdering the competition, coffehouse owner Claire Cosi must prove Joy's innocence, which lands her in hot water.