the Table introduces readers to Zoey Sullivan, a woman
who is estranged from her husband, living with her sister,
and trying to figure out her place in the world. She is also
trying to establish her catering career in New York City.
One of her clients, Tristan Malloy, contacts her to do a small
dinner in his home. Little did either one of them realize
what this dinner would do to their lives.
Evanovich does a decent job in establishing Zoey’s character-a
woman who is trying to find herself after leaving her husband,
moving to a different city, and establishing a career. Tristan’s
character, on the other hand, just does not work given today’s
technology age plus how he obtained his millions. The setting
of New York City plays such a small role that it could have
taken place in any city. There ‘s so much more that
could have been done with the setting of New York and with
Tristan being a millionaire. The chemistry between Tristan
and Zoey is strong and well established from Zoey’s
side, until something happens and Tristan’s feelings
the Table is an average romance but could work as a good
beach read. It is a quick read and isn’t overwhelming
like other romances. It is a fun romance that, despite the
characterization flaws, still works.