Now That It’s You [ARC Review] by Tawna Fenske
Genre: Adult Romance
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Format: I received an ARC of the book from the publisher via NetGalley
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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.
Yes! I’m so proud of myself for getting this review up just a little before the publication date so that the review is actually kinda relevant. There are very few ARC reviews up on my blog that are up before the publication date of the books. I’m going to try and get more reviews up for ARCs somewhere around the time the books come out in the future.
I jumped headfirst into the book, without even reading the description so I was in for a little bit of a surprise. I didn’t actually realize that this was an adult Romance book until I started it, and I didn’t want to just quit in the middle so I kept reading and I enjoyed the book. Fun Fact, in that time period before I started blogging, most of the books that I was reading were Adult romance books so this was like a throwback to that time.
It starts of with Meg and her best friend, heading to the hospital to visit Meg’s ex-fiance, Matt to get closure. It’s been 2 years since Meg last saw him, and left him at the altar; and she’s decided that it’s finally time to face him. Little did she expect for him to be dead, after the normal routine surgery. She bumps into Kyle, Matt’s little brother, and sparks start to fly.
Kyle starts visiting Meg and they start to re-kindle some of the connections that they had, while Meg was dating Matt. Of course, back then, nothing happened between them. They have to sneak around, behind their parent’s back because each respective family dislikes the other, especially after the break. Also Kyle’s mother’s obsessed with keeping Matt’s legacy, doing whatever it takes to keep it.
After Meg’s cookbook going viral overnight, the lawsuits come pelting down even harder, and the problems just keeps coming.
I actually really liked the book. It’s different from what I’ve been reading recently. All the characters are very well developed and the plot moved along fairly quickly. I liked all the tension between Meg and Kyle’s mother; reflecting a lot on real relationships between in-laws.
There was a couple scenes involving sexual activities, use of harsh language, etc… I wasn’t bothered by it but readers who are sensitive to that may want to avoid reading the book.
I liked how there was the theme of how kids are like products of their parents. Because of Meg’s mother’s relationship conflicts with Meg’s father, Meg was afraid that her own relationship was going to be a mirror of that.
Oh my god, the ending was so sweet. It was the perfect way to end the book, and left me wanting to read more. I don’t want to spoil any of it so I guess I’ll just leave you hanging so you can read the book yourself (yep, I’m evil like that).
Overall, I give the book a 7/10 (4/5 stars). I enjoyed the book, and I would totally read more books by this author; I like her style of writing, it goes by smoothly and is pretty fun to read. I recommend the book to people who enjoy reading adult romance books, and if you don’t this may be a good one for you to transition into that genre. Be warned that there is harsh language and mentions of sexual activity.
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