Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn t spoken to her cheating ex-fiance, 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.Read more...
Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn t spoken to her cheating ex-fiance, 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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-08-01
- Reviewer: Staff
Fenske (the Front and Center series) weaves familial obligation, guilt, and unwavering love into this dramatic contemporary romance set in Portland, Ore. When chef Meg Delaney learned that her fiancé, photographer Matt Midland, was unfaithful, she left him at the altar, severing her bond with his family. Two years later, she needs some emotional closure, so she visits him at the hospital to wish him well after a minor procedure—and is shocked to learn that he’s died. Matt’s younger brother, Kyle, a sculptor, has loved Meg for 10 years. Understanding they could never be more than friends, he tried to move on with his life, but no other woman could ever measure up. When Meg’s cookbook—with photos by Matt—becomes a bestseller, Kyle and Matt’s mother sues Meg for part of the royalties, even though Matt didn’t want his name attached to the project. The lawsuit doesn’t stop Kyle and Meg from exploring their growing feelings for each other; however, the secret Kyle is keeping threatens their relationship. This is a heartwarming story with well-developed, artistic characters. Despite the theme of death and loss, the story is light and marred only by a hasty ending. Agent: Michelle Wolfson, Wolfson Literary Agency. (Sept.)