But I did not find the story as interesting and fun as the first book. There are a few different mysteries going on during the book that are somewhat hastily tied together at the end. The explanations and resolutions were not very tight or believable. Without giving too much away, lets just say that Ollie is not only a chef but more capable and intelligent than most of the Secret Service. The holiday happenings at the White House are so much fun that they do much to make up for the unsatisfying elements of the storyline. I really enjoyed Ollie's new role as executive chef, and her interactions with the First Lady were great. I wish Olivia would tell Bucky to stick a sock in it, but for the most part Ollie is very likeable. I also missed the Ollie/ Tom interactions, he is pretty non-existent in this book. But the possible new love interest was interesting and made for some funny moments. Overall, this is a light, fun, holiday read and I will stick with the series to see how it develops.
PS- That info in another review about Sean being "busy" and not wanting to give Ollie "false hope" is inaccurate and not in any part of the book that I saw. Sean is not the "love interest" I am referencing in my review.