Monday, June 16, 2014

Book Review: Delectable

Author: Adrianne Lee
Title: Delectable
Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: May 27, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
Montana real estate agent Quint McCoy will tell you that the most important thing is location, location, location. It's a lesson he learns all too well when he goes incommunicado for a four-week fishing trip to Alaska. While he's away, his mother Molly turns his office into the pie shop she has always dreamed of, Big Sky Pie. But that's not the only surprise in store for him.

On her way out of town, Callee McCoy only wants to say a fond farewell to her beloved mother-in-law. But Molly soon persuades Callee to stay and lend a hand at the new shop, even if it means heating up the kitchen with her soon-to-be ex. As Callee and Quint rediscover their recipe for love, they realize that some couples are so sinfully good together that one delectable taste is never enough.

Review: Delectable is a romance of second chances and pie. Lots and lots of pie. Quint and Callee's marriage falls apart when his father dies, but the near death of his mother brings them back together. Oh and so does pie!

The Big Sky Pie Shop is a place you'll want to return, so its a good thing that this is the first book in a new "yummy" series. All of the characters are pretty well developed and mostly easy to relate too. I could really understand the breakdown Quint had when his father died. His reactions made sense. However, it also made him a bit of a jerk. He ran off on a fishing trip with little care for his wife or his grieving mother.

I wasn't quite as sure about Callee, especially with her life plans. Who wants to be a chef when they don't know how to cook? That made no sense to me whatsoever, but I could understand her wariness of getting back with Quint when he really didn't seem like he was changing.

The chemistry between these two was electric, though. And you really wanted them together, even when things were't looking well for them. I loved uncovering Quint's dirty little secret, as well as the search for a pastry chef, while his mother, Molly recovers from bypass surgery.

I look forward to getting to know some of the other characters better in upcoming books, particularly Jane and Andrea. (Hey, gotta love a character that I share a first name with!)

The book has some steamy bits, some in the form of flashbacks and others in the present. Nothing too hot though, just enough to make you want a cold glass of milk to go with your pie!

Definitely a "delectable" summer read!

Rating: 5 flowers


Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs using images from the Tea Time kit and the Saturday Night kit by MK-Designs