When I got my hands on this book I was only going to read the first chapter at that time and pace myself throughout; that was a major fail. A romance novel with an orphan is the first thing to tug at your heart strings, and from the first page I was hooked. After suffering from the loss of her twin sister Alexa, Raina searches for Zoe’s father but instead finds Spencer Davis who is also suffering with a loss of him own.
While the attraction for each other is instant they deal with it differently. While learning to be an instant parent, Raina refuses to acknowledge her growing feelings for Spencer. Although an accomplished and sought after caterer, she is learning to juggle her career and being a co-parent to Zoe. She is also dealing with the feelings of inadequacy in regards to her parents and believing that the charismatic ex-NBA player would be interested in her.
Spencer is dealing with the death of his brother, survivor’s guilt, discovering that he has a family in Zoe and anxiously waiting for Raina to acknowledge his true intentions in both her and Zoe’s lives. In addition to providing a storyline that sucks you right in, Yahrah St. John never fails to elicit such warmth with a touch of spice from her books. Your mouth will water for Spencer’s tall, dark and handsome looks and also for all the dishes served within the book. Tragedy brought them all together, but would it also tear them apart? Enter the love affair of Raina, Spencer and yes Zoe; this is one family you will want to root for.
-Reviewed by Sophie
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”