This book took me on an emotional roller coaster and had me begging for a HEA for Melody and Christian. The author writes emotions so amazingly well, and so accurately, that my heart felt like it was breaking a few times. I loved both the Hero and Heroine, they are real, imperfect and captivating characters.
The book is written 1st person from both POV's, allowing you to understand their decisions, emotions and mistakes. I liked how we learnt about their dysfunctional families, but this wasn't harped on about as the excuse for everything they did. There were subtle examples of how it affected their behaviour but it wasn't overdone.
The writing is incredible, the plot fairly simple but a perfect complement to the complex emotions and all the characters are interesting and well developed. The book was not only easy to read but kept me gripped from beginning to end. There is no huge mystery, no threat or subterfuge, just an amazing and captivating (but never simple) romance.
I'm off now to read the first two books in the series, and any other books by this author as I am feeling withdrawal symptoms already.
How dare he? How dare he come into my store, The Green Vegan Shop, with a t-shirt saying: I didn’t claw myself to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables? I get it. He’s a Chef and meat lover, but does he have to flash it in my face every time he shops here? Honestly, I try to be nice to everyone. I’m a vegan after all. We’re nice people… but this guy gets under my skin. Like a tick. And brings out the feisty redhead lurking inside me. He is easily the most infuriating, selfish, and cruel bastard in the city of Seattle.Melody is proving to herself and the world that she has what it takes to run a successful business, based on sustainability and fair trade. Her family thinks she should be focusing on starting a family since she’s already thirty-two, and she is trying. But even with the help of an agency it seems impossible to find a decent man who matches her criteria and has what it takes to excite her. It’s not that’s she’s frigid, it’s just that she’s attracted to the wrong man.