Review #34

Title- Simmer Down

Rating– 4/5

Genre- Contemporary Romance

POV- First person, present tense

Trope- Enemies to Lovers

Similar Books/Comps– Loathed at First Sight, Snapped

My emotions-  Hungry, Eager, Optimistic


Characters

The English hottie, Callum, makes the food truck competition a more sizzling while the main heroine, Nikki, was definitely stuck in her ways and afraid of love. I also enjoyed the characterization of the family dynamics.


Plot/Blurb-

Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so eat-or-be-eaten—or the competition to be so smoking hot.

But Tiva’s Filipina Kusina has faced bigger road bumps than the arrival of Callum James. Nikki doesn’t care how delectable the British food truck owner is—he rudely set up shop next to her coveted beach parking spot. He’s stealing her customers and fanning the flames of a public feud that makes her see sparks.

The solution? Let the upcoming Maui Food Festival decide their fate. Winner keeps the spot. Loser pounds sand. But the longer their rivalry simmers, the more Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum…a sweet, protective side. Is she brave enough to call a truce? Or will trusting Callum with her heart mean jumping from the frying pan into the fire?

Best part-

When they finally got together!


What I’d change-

The grand gesture could’ve been a tad more personal. The social media part was a bit anti-climatic.

Quote-
“Life doesn’t always care what you have planned.”

Pacing- Fast

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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