My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As ever, I beta read this book for Beth, but most of my comments ran along the lines of I love this, why are they being idiots, oh it’s about time and thank gawd for that!
This is definitely my favourite book in what has been a truly wonderful series from Beth.
It’s also one of the hottest, oh my lordy once these two get together, it’s smoking. It just takes them a wee while because before that, they have to have a whole mess of feelings first!
There is a very clever tension brought to the narrative because of something in Ash’s past which no-one is privy to – except for Lennox – and then things change.
Not only do Tony’s worst enemies, the guys from the Salad Truck who stole his dressing recipe, get permission to join the Truck Warriors lot, but weird things start happening. There’s vandalism, other trucks apart from Ash’s are graffitied and the past he’s tried to walk away from, comes rushing back.
There are also additional hurdles to climb because Lennox has been badly hurt before, he’s also spent time in the Military hiding who he was and how important someone was to him, and then he became an afterthought.
My heart hurt so bad for him, I wanted to wrap him up in cotton wool, although he’s a tough as nails security nut really, quite capable of looking after himself, but he’s so vulnerable. And Ash sees that and he nurtures it and they’re glorious together.
Then the proverbial hits the fan. I won’t go into the nitty gritty, let’s just say I was shouting at Ash and telling him not to do what he does. But, it’s also absolutely indicative of his character for the way he acts.
He lives his life believing the best of people and puts his trust where he thinks its deserved, even when the reader can see something isn’t quite right.
Ultimately though, the narrative flows beautifully throughout the book and into the final chapters and it has a very satisfying conclusion. I’m hoping there will be spin-offs as there are a number of characters, one in particular from this book that I’m not revealing, who I NEED to find their happy endings.
So keeping my fingers crossed for those. I’m also hoping there may be more food related releases from Beth to come as she has such a real talent of incorporating that element into her books without ever making it feel like the only hook the stories have.
Time to say bye for now to LA’s finest set of food providers and see what comes next!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review