Tawna Fenske is a new author to me and when I saw this title on Net Galley I thought I'd give it a shot. The synopsis (see below) looked different and these days I'm looking for all the different I can get.
Even though all the elements of a typical romance are there, this one had two interesting situations that made it stand out--the main characters/love interests (Meg and Kyle) were almost related when Meg was engaged to Kyle's brother (gasp!) annnnnd Kyle's family is suing Meg for royalty rights on a cookbook she published. As salacious as that first item sounds it really wasn't as gasp-worthy as you might think and was handled in a way that was honest and awkward and funny. The second item was a horrifying as one might imagine.
The growing pains that Meg and Kyle work through as they try to figure out how in the hell to handle this relationship no-man's land they find themselves in is really what kept me interested and reading. I liked how both of them cared for each other and yet felt very passionately about being right in their opposing positions about the lawsuit. And I'll be honest and say that even though I understood why Meg did what she did at the end, I really hated that she did it. She had every right to feel what she did and I found myself thinking about how blind Kyle was was annoying. Hmph.
Anyway, I liked that these characters are older, they handle things fairly maturely, they have really easy to relate to family issues, and that while they're flawed, they're not deeply flawed..just regular, every day, normal people flawed. I also liked that they had interesting professions and seemed to be very supportive of each other.
I was looking for something a little different when I requested to review this book and it was a sweet, fun, smart romance. Interested in knowing more? Read below:
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.
More info on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29500858-now-that-it-s-you?ac=1&from_search=true