***I received a copy of this ARC, through a Goodreads giveaway***
I’m a huge fan of any romance…really book in general…that has food involved. I was sad there weren’t any recipes included, in the back of the book…especially since I have other Avon publications on my bookshelf that do. 😦 Honestly, I get so excited when books contain recipes I can try IRL. Okay, enough of my whining and back to the review!
This story is a sweet, slow burn, rival’s to lovers book.
At a young age, Sylvie lost both her parents and was luckily raised by her loving aunt until she too passed away. Having suffered so much lot at a young age Sylvie has struggled to fully open up to and trust many people.
Dominic, the product of an affair, was treated cruelly and coldly by his family until he was able to run away to his grandfather’s at 13. Although his grandfather provided him with love, and a therapist, Dominic has always struggled to connect and open up to others.
Sylvie and Dominic originally met four years ago on the set of “Operation Cake” where she was a contestant and he was a judge. The newest season of the show has asked Sylvie to come back as a fellow judge.
We get to see Sylvie and Dominic slowly realize their attraction to each other as they also begin to form a friendship. I love that they each feel comfortable and slowly open up to each other…really bearing their souls and insecurities to each other.
The slow build of trust, friendship, and romance…made it so much more powerful when they finally give in to their physical attraction. This was such a feel-good read. I recommend adding this book to your tbr so when that cooler weather hits you have a good book to cuddle up with.