Author: Tawna Fenske
Published by: Montlake Romance on September 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Montlake Romance, NetGalley
Book Rating: 7.5/10
Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out “I can’t” instead of “I do” would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt’s brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust.
Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn’t make a move on his brother’s girlfriend—even if Matt didn’t value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn’t want might be the only one who’s perfect for him.
Sweet, melancholic, and engaging!
This is an empathetic contemporary romance story that encompasses familial dynamics, love, loss, grief, guilt, and delicious food.
The writing is good. The characters are charming, troubled, and likeable. And although it gets a little bogged down with the constant focus on the unscrupulous behaviour and character of Matt, the rest of the plot flows nicely and is filled with a good mix of heartbreaking drama, character dialogue, and romantic liaisons.
Overall, this is a light, amusing, easy novel that is an enjoyable read.
This story is due to be published on September 6, 2016.
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Thank you to NetGalley, especially Montlake Romance, for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.