In Review: Best Served Cold (Perfect Dish Duo #1) by Tawdra Kandle

Posted December 14, 2013 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 4 Comments

In Review: Best Served Cold (Perfect Dish Duo #1) by Tawdra KandleBest Served Cold by Tawdra Kandle
Series: Perfect Dish Duo #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: November 3, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 184 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

Sometimes revenge is the only choice.

Julia worked for weeks planning the perfect surprise birthday party for her boyfriend, Liam, but that night, she was the one who got the biggest shock. He broke up with her in front of all their friends, humiliating her in the process.

Clearly revenge was in order.

The plan is simple. Make him jealous, win him back, and then crush his heart. Fair is fair. However, there is one little hiccup, and he has curly brown hair and dimples.

Jesse is everything she wants. With him, she could almost forget her bruised heart. Almost. Julia has one choice: let Liam walk away after everything he did, or lose a chance at love in pursuit of payback.

In Review: My Thoughts

Liam, Julia’s boyfriend (now ex) was a jackass. After he pulled a particularly dick move and broke up with her in front of their – on the night she planned a surprise party for him – she decides to get even. With the help of friends Giff and Ava, she plots to make Liam jealous, win him back and break his heart. Additionally, a school project leads her to create a blog where girls can tell their equally hideous boy betrayal stories. Her plan for revenge moves along beautifully until Jesse comes along and makes her question why she’s even bothering.

I liked Julia. She wasn’t a doormat. She was a strong and determined girl, someone I would be friends with in real life. Ava and Giff were both interesting characters, but I wish we had learned more about them. Jesse, on the other hand, I adored. I couldn’t get enough of him. He was a perfectly sweet and sexy love interest for Julia. A much better fit than Liam.

In this short and sweet book, Julia eventually comes to realize revenge isn’t always the answer. She learns a lot about life, love and friendships in her journey. I enjoyed every minute of it. What wasn’t to like? This book gave me a strong heroine, a seriously swoony love interest, little angst and an interesting, if a bit predictable, storyline. I can’t ask for much more than that. And after that epilogue, I can’t wait to get my hands on Just Desserts.

About Tawdra Kandle

Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (The Kings Series), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (The Serendipity Duet, Perfect Dish Duo, The One Trilogy) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (Crystal Cove Books and Recipe for Death Series). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.


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