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.
Review by Jennifer
ARC provided via NetGalley for an honest review
I love when a story can make me think out of the box and question what I would do in a similar situation and this book did just that to me.
Meg loved Matt and was in a relationship with him for ten years and almost married him. Until the night before their wedding when Matt decides to come clean and confess his indiscretions. As you can imagine things did not go well after that. Two years later when Meg decides she needs to forgive Matt and get some closure she is hit with another devastating blow.
In walks Kyle (Matt’s brother) who has loved Meg for as long as he can remember but she has always been off limits to him UNTIL…..she’s not.
I adored how this story was written. We were able to get flashbacks of Meg & Matt’s life together plus we got the here and now between Meg and Kyle. The complexity of the story really grabs you and sucks you into their lives. The story had me battling with myself about what I felt was wrong and what I felt was right. I love feeling like I am in turmoil over a story, that means that it is really speaking to me.
Author Tawna Fenske did an fantastic job at not overdoing any drama that was surely there and she did a amazing job at bringing the story full circle in the end.