Title: Now That It’s You
Author: Tawna Feske
Date finished: 9/11/16
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Pages in book: 314
Stand alone or series: Stand alone
Where I got the book from: NetGalley NOTE: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
Blurb from the cover:
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.
My rating: 4.25 stars out of a scale of 5
My review: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I’ve been short on the romance novel reading lately so I thought I would try this one when I saw it on NetGalley. This book tells the story of Meg Delaney, who goes to the hospital to try and mend old wounds with her ex-husband, only to arrive at the hospital to hear that he has died. Following this, a strange series of events throws her together with her ex’s brother, Kyle. Meg always liked Kyle but she never let herself think of him as anything more than Matt’s brother. Kyle hasn’t been able to do the same with Meg though, and despite his other relationships over the years he has continually and silently loved Meg from afar. Citing grief as an excuse, Meg and Kyle come together in a fit of passion. Things get even more complicated though when Meg’s self-published cookbook from 3 years ago suddenly ends up on a late night TV show and takes off like a rocket. The cookbook that Matt took all the pictures for but didn’t want credit for. The cookbook that Matt’s mother is now suing her for partial royalties, adding another layer of complication to Meg and Kyle’s relationship. The passions run high in this book but will Meg and Kyle be able to take those passions and make them into something that can last?
Overall I really liked this book. It was romantic and awkward and sweet and charming and funny. Meg as a character was perfect, she was vulnerable and utterly endearing. And I just loved Kyle’s character too, he was the definition of a hopeless romantic. I thought that the author did a great job of creating tension in the book, the reader really gets sucked into the emotion of the story. The ending was nice but there was a piece of the story that I didn’t feel got a lot of closure. I thought Kyle (and Matt’s) mom was being a little vindictive and spiteful and I thought that she should have apologized a little more at the end. Other than that though this was a great, quick read and I would definitely recommend!
The bottom line: I liked this book a lot, it was an extremely sweet story and I loved the main characters. There was a lot of tension and emotion in the story and I loved it! I would definitely recommend!