Monday, 12 January 2015

Review ~ Some Like It Sizzling (A Perfect Recipe #3) by Robbie Terman

Some Like It Sizzling (Entangled Select Contemporary)eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: January 12th 2015

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Former model and restaurateur Jenna Rawley has a plan. Marry the man who looks best on paper, and live the secure life she craved as a child. But when her fiancĂ© runs off, with her money, Jenna’s left with nothing but the past she’s spent years outrunning. With no other options, she’s forced to move back home, find a second job, and come face-to-face with a man who has every reason to distrust her. 

Firefighter Luke Kearney never forgave Jenna for leaving town after he proposed in high school. So, he’s not especially happy when he’s forced to plan their fifteen-year-reunion with her. Jenna is the last person he can trust. But the more they work together, the more Luke realizes that the girl who broke his heart might have become the woman he could love forever.

My Opinion

Overall Some Like It Sizzling was an enjoyable read. I love second chance romances or love stories about old high school sweethearts finding each other again, so I thought this book would be something I would really enjoy. However, whilst I will say that it was a quick, easy read that was nice to relax and pass the time with, it did have its issues for me.

Some Like It Sizzling is told in a few POV and it also had the unusual quality of the ex being one of them. I liked the switch in POV and how it gave a good insight into every character. I also liked that Olivia's story ran alongside Luke and Jenna's. I think the way the author tied them together worked and the emotions in these section were believable. Olivia was a very grounded character and was selfless. I really liked her and how she put others before herself and had a level head. For a minor character she was very well rounded and I actually liked her more than the main characters--I wish she'd been in the book more.

With regards to the main characters, my first impressions were not good. I can't find another way to put it so I'll just say Jenna was a snob and I hated her. Of course, she has her reasons for wanting money and designer brands but because they are revealed in the last few chapters, I spent most of the book disliking her for her values. Similarly, I didn't really connect with Luke. He felt a bit flat to me and didn't have much of a personality. I really expected a lot more chemistry between the two, but it never seemed to kick off. I thought this would be a hot read because of the title, but I just couldn't buy the romance between Luke and Jenna. Because of this, the story did feel liked it dragged at times.

Overall, this is a sweet read but it didn't hold my attention as well as I thought it would. The romance wasn't that great, but it was easy and enjoyable. It's not the best romance I've read, but I wouldn't not recommend it.


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