Author: Carrie Aarons
Main characters: Jake Brady and Samantha Groff
You scream. I scream. We all scream during … well, you get the point.
After a failed eight-year relationship and a cross-country move, the last thing I’m looking for as a single mom is a new flame. In fact, diapers, walls marked in crayon, and daycare pickup are the only things on my to-do list.
Enter Jake Brady, your friendly neighborhood food truck owner whose dimples and delicacies won’t seem to leave well enough alone. With more popularity than the president, his wine-infused sweet treats have our nation’s capital hooked. He’s spontaneous, smug and all-American gorgeous; a dangerous combination considering he has no interest in taking on the responsibilities that rule my life.
But when we can’t seem to sample enough of each other’s … desserts, things start to get complicated. Jake is biting off more than he can chew, and when I watch him with my daughter, I can’t seem to freeze my melting heart.
Maybe it’s his waffle cone. Maybe it’s his … banana split. Either way, I think I’m in trouble with a cherry on top.
So what can I tell you about Jake and Samantha... :) Samantha is a single mom who just moved back to her hometown after breaking up with the father of her daughter, Lennon :) she definitely doesn't look for anything serious, because she simply doesn't have the time for it... which is totally understandable since she is balancing raising her daughter and a new job... enters Jake... an absolutely charming owner of an ice-cream food truck business... yep, you read it right... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it... and there were definitely some descriptions of food that made me salivate all over my phone... since I read it on my Kindle app ;) but back to the point... where was I again? ;) Jake is just such a charming flirt... ;) there is definitely attraction and chemistry between them from the start, but it's not as easy as it may seem to get from that start to an actual relationship... :) so now that we know a bit more about the plot, let me tell you all the reasons why I adore this story...
I am a huge fan of Carrie's writing style... the majority of her books, including this one, are in 2 POVs, which means that we get chapters from both our main characters perspectives... and that is definitely my favourite way :) and as much as I always adore that honest writing style, not all of her stories and characters are equally close to my heart... but in this case... oh, it's definitely one of her books that will stay with me for some time... I mean, it was amazing... I loved the honest way how they got together... there was no magical one moment when they looked in each others eyes and knew... just knew they met *the one* :) yes, there was attraction, but also awkwardness... and a very rocky start... :) but then it slowly started to change... and oh what a fantastic journey it was to witness... I felt like I finally saw the build of a real relationship... with no unnecessary drama... no stupid and juvenile miscommunications and then not talking for weeks / months... I am so used to that in a lot of books I read, that the further I got into his story, the more worried I became... I kept waiting for something stupid to happen and... it never came true :) yes, there was a fight, but I understood the whole situation and it was resolved in a super mature way... *sighs happily* I need more books like that :) where adults act like adults and actually talk with each other... :) I very highly recommend all of you this wonderful story... it will melt your hearts, make you sigh and tear up, but also laugh out loud... it's a perfect read if you're having a bad day and need something good to pick you up... but it's also a great read if you are already having a wonderful day... basically what I mean is... you all need to read this gem :) go get it now :)
About the author:
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can't imagine a better or more maddening profession.
A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.