Sunday, January 14, 2007

Okay, I’m Max Valentine and this blog is MINE!

I’ve been talking to Theo Savas. You don’t know Theo? If I tell you that this is the guy who doorstepped the seriously tough Anne McAllister and, when she refused to reveal the whereabouts of his (and my!) bride (although from all that stuff about Dublin on Kate Walker’s blog we have a fair idea of where they’re whooping it up) refused to leave until she’d handed over the password to her blog.

What can I say? The man races ocean-going yachts for a living; she didn’t stand a snowball’s chance of holding out against him.

Anyway, fired up by his example I made my own author an offer she couldn’t refuse; I run some of the finest restaurants in the world and Liz, it's no secret, loves to eat.

Diet? She’s on a diet? She didn't say...

Anyway, Liz was a total pussycat. Or maybe not. She waited until she’d eaten a dinner to delight the gods before informing me that she’s so deep in something involving a sheikh at the moment (these authors live very strange lives) that she’s glad to have me take over for a while.

I’d feel suckered, except, honestly, I think even Theo would have fallen for it. Really. Butter wouldn't melt in that woman's mouth.

Anyway, here’s the plan. Theo and I are doing our best to round up a guy called Dom something (his author has been mixing with the likes of Maeve Binchy in Dublin so nothing much is getting through right now). Apparently his bride-to-be is holed up with our women and the minute we’ve got our heads together we’ll be back. You've had the brides. Now you're going to get the groom!

6 comments:

theosavas said...

Ah, good, Max. Glad to see you've taken Liz in hand and got access to her blog.

Now if Dom can round up The Party Girl, O'Kate, and get her sorted, we can get things rolling.

I'll be checking out your restaurants. Martha and I like to eat, too!

Donna Alward said...

O Dear. Max, did anyone tell you that you look exactly like Christian Bale????

If things don't work out....

Domenico Parrisi said...

I'm in - I have Kate in the palm of my hand. But just remember, Theo it's Domenico - not Dom - I only allow Alicia to call me Dom.

SO Max - these restaurants have a reputation for great Italian food. Is that real Italian food? Perhaps we should all meet up and discuss this over a meal?

Domenico

allyblake said...

Donna, I'm sorry, but I have first dibs if thngs with Louise don't work out. Not that there's any likelihood of that happening...

Ally

Max Valentine said...

Theo, Domenico, our first restaurant was opened by my grandfather for my Italian grandmother in Chelsea. It's real, but we run a world class menu so just how Italian will depend on which restaurant. But come and see for yourself.

Dinner on me when you get here-- I suggest the Chelsea restaurant; I imagine you'll be flying over to hunt out your Alicia?

Max Valentine said...

Donna, did anyone ever tell Christian Bale that he looks just a little like me?