Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Forever
Released on January 30, 2018
Wow! There was a lot to love about this story and a few irritants that drew me to want to throw down with the lying hero. This both delighted me and pissed me off in one full book.
Jessa Gibson is a curvy, beautiful, confident woman running a food truck with her eyes on the end goal of owning her own restaurant. She moves to Granite, Texas based on her mom’s stories. Because they moved around Jessa considers herself a gypsy ready to settle down. She was everything I want to see in a strong woman with drive and comfortable in her own skin.
The hero. He was a piece of work. Max Hager is fearful a new food truck in town is drawing business away from his favorite restaurant. The only restaurant that fixes a “special” that adheres to his stringent diet. Without a plan in mind he heads off to confront the food truck owner when he comes up with a plan to impersonate the health inspector.
So these two were cute together. They lit up the sheets and I loved the person Max could be with Jessa. The one thing holding one was he kept up the lie for most of the story. It’s the one thing that really put me off. Max is great with his friends. He goes out of his way to help and support them, but when it comes to the woman he is falling in love with, he is a true asshole.
Through the entire story we also see just how hung up over food Max can’t get over. He grew up a fat kid who finally figured out exercise and diet works. Soooooo obsessed, he won’t even eat Jessa’s food. It felt over the top and annoying just how much he avoided any carbs or flavorful food, but he loved Jessa’s body. His confidence was the complete opposite of Jessa’s and it wasn’t attractive.
So I jumped right into the middle of this series, but I can say I wasn’t too lost with additional characters that already got their HEA. The author’s writing was very easy to read. While this one didn’t push all the right buttons, I am looking forward to reading the first two books in the series to see if this hero was just a fluke.
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