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Jan 14

You’ve Got Male by Lila Monroe Review

4.5 SMOOCHES!

SYNOPSIS:

All’s fair in love, war, and breakfast waffles…

Zoey Rafferty dreams of becoming the food truck queen of San Francisco. She’s building an empire whipping up delicious brunch treats – until the (annoyingly handsome) Breakfast Bandit starts stealing all her customers with his devious tactics and smoldering charm.

Cam Newsom never backs down from a fight. As far as he’s concerned, let the best chef win. And so what if Zoey looks sexy as hell when she’s all riled up? He wants a woman he can connect with – not have whipped cream spray fights in the middle of the street. A woman like his mysterious online pen-pal, who shares his culinary ambition, and burns up his screen with her flirty quips.

Soon, their competition is heating up the kitchen – and the bedroom. But when the famous foodie TV show Truck Stop rolls into town looking for a new reality star, all bets are off, as Zoey and Cam compete for the prize. But will their rivalry blow both their chances?

And what happens when they find it’s not just their food on the line – but their hearts, too?

Find out in this sexy new twist on ‘You’ve Got Mail’, from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

 

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REVIEW:

I love Lila Monroe’s romantic comedies, and I’m really enjoying the Chick Flick Club series. Clever titles playing on cult-classic romantic comedy films, these books follow a trio of best friends as they find love in the often disastrous, occasionally delicious San Francisco dating scene. These books are not simply the author’s spin on each story’s similarly titled movie, either. They’re all originally and creatively plotted, enemies-to-lovers romances.

Both food truck chefs specializing in brunch, Cam and Zoey’s relationship started out with more antagonism than attraction, though there definitely was that, too. In the cutthroat San Francisco food truck scene, there was an understanding among the different food truck owners not to horn in on each other’s spots. Only Cam, new to the scene, didn’t get the memo, but even worse was once Zoey educated him about their agreement, he simply didn’t care about their rules. He was in this business to build his name and chase his dream, but in trampling over the understanding amongst his peers, he was poaching more than eggs on his truck when he regularly pulled up next to Zoey to fight for the same customers. Thus began a back-and-forth, war of the roses style turf battle of pranks, not punches.

Monroe throws an interesting twist into their relationship that kind of changes everything, and I absolutely loved it. It didn’t matter if these two were taunting each other or tearing each other’s clothes off, their chemistry sizzled like the bacon in their respective frying pans. They bridged the gap from enemies to friends to lovers naturally and were well on their way to building something real and lasting when a huge food competition that they both want to win draws near, and they learn that they’re both finalists in the same category. But it’s not the fact that they’re competing against each other that threatens to derail everything that is building between them.

Monroe served up an amusing, entertaining romance here with a fun, flirty and fresh plot. Laugh-out-loud funny and fanning myself sexy, You’ve Got Male by Lila Monroe gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 


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