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Posted July 4, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised to find a funny, snarky, and romanti
I was pleasantly surprised to find a funny, snarky, and romantic story within this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jill is a chef, and on the night of the birthday party for a very elderly woman two things happen. One she kisses the sexiest man she has ever laid lips on. And two, she drops the cake all over the floor. Both of these events catapult her into what is one of the worst years of her adult life. One year later she finds herself on a blind date with the very same man. As it turns out, he has a name, and it’s Chet Castle.
Jill was awesome. She is this totally vintage chick who can cook anything. And even more than that, she just has flair. I really liked being along with her for this story of hers. There were a few times I just wanted to tell her to stop worrying so much and just go with the flow, but hey, if she didn’t, she wouldn’t be Jill. But generally she was this really awesome woman who I know I would like to be friends with, if I was in this book.
As for Chet, he was back and forth. There were times where he was playful and loving, and then at others he seemed like a stereotypical playboy jerk. But he was described as, “A man with eyes of melted dark chocolate.” And I know that surely would have won me over every time had I been the one in front of him. He jokes about being psychic, but he has such wonderful intuition about people it is only serving to make him that much more attractive to me.
So on this date, things blow up to smithereens as one would expect. But Chet, not used to not getting what he wants, devises a plan that will ensure that Jill is near him for quite some time. Hello “Live In Chef”. The plan is devious and genius, I love it. And Jill goes for it without much provocation, so that totally made me happy. When it comes to romance, I love a seemingly unlikely pair. I love when life throws them in the path of each other. So when Chet, with all of his searing kisses, proposed that deal to Jill, my inner hopeless romantic did some cartwheels.
Their time living together in the house was a rollercoaster. At times it was very heated and sexual, and at others it was full of friendship or innocent flirtation. But then there were times it was downright uncomfortable and I’d wished one of them would leave or scream, because something needed to happen. This story takes its ups and downs, and there are a few dramatic events. I think if you like contemporary romance, this would be a good fit for you. It’s also what you might call a “foodie” romance, because her chef skills and food play quite the role in the story too. All in all, I would have to say I quite enjoyed myself with this story. It made me smile time and again, and I can’t ask for more than that!
Posted June 10, 2013