by Tawna Fenske
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.
My review: 3 Stars
This was a quick "beach read" that I read in just a day. At first, I was really pulling for Kyle and Meg to get together. Meg was darling and I loved her recipes. But as things started happening with the legal battle, and Kyle behaved by basically supporting his family over Meg, I quickly changed my opinion of him. There was another detail revealed later related to Meg and Matt's relationship that also put Kyle in the "no" column for me. The wrap up at the end happened too fast and I'm not sure how Meg would ever get over Kyle's behavior. His character was just un-redeemable for me. Meg was much stronger than that and deserved better.