Rating: 5 stars
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
It's been a while since I've read a book I felt deserved 5 stars, but this one does. Not only did the story keep me engaged, but there were parts where I burst out laughing.
This was the third book in the series, but it can definitely be read as a standalone. The author did a great job giving us enough information about the other characters so new readers wouldn't feel lost, but not enough where the entire story was being retold.
I loved Del and Shaye. They had amazing chemistry and the evolution of their relationship was believable. There was also a lot of character growth in this story from the main characters. They both started out in completely different places than where they ended up.
This book was also very well edited and the pacing was perfect. I never felt the story was rushed, and it didn't drag either. Two nights in a row I stayed up well past my bedtime trying to read just one more chapter.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great contemporary romance with a culinary flare.