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.
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Went for Empathetic, Got Doormat Instead
I'm going to try and give the author the benefit of the doubt, and believe she tried to write the heroine, Meg, as empathetic. But instead, she wrote her as a complete doormat. If she hadn't been this way, I might have tolerated the completely preposterous events in the book and slightly enjoyed it.
Warning, some spoilers ahead.
Perhaps, you're okay with doormats, so here's a few of the preposterous events for you. First, the aforementioned doormat pays for all expenses for a called-off wedding because she decided not to marry the cheating jerk of a fiance. Second, the ex-fiance dies from taking Viagra before a hair-transplant surgery. Third, the dead es-fiance's brother, who was supposedly so in love with heroine the entire time, causes major issues by taking the side of the cheating jerk because of "artists rights". Again, perhaps I'd have put up with some of these ridiculous happenings if only the heroine would have stuck up for herself.
I really don't recommend this book at all, the one redeeming quality is the narrator, who did the best she could with what she was given.
- Allison "allieb"