What a journey. This is Emezi's debut romance, so I went in with plenty of genre-related expectations. The book immediately thwarted them. Feyi begins the story coming back to life after the death of her husband. Not even 30 and already a widow. What follows is a gorgeous, sensual (the food!), and very queer (bi for bi!) romance. If you find the beginning chapters flat, persevere! I read them as intentionally mirroring Feyi's interior state.