In Review: Just Desserts (A Perfect Dish Duo #2) by Tawdra Kandle

Posted September 4, 2014 by Kim in 3 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Just Desserts (A Perfect Dish Duo #2) by Tawdra KandleJust Desserts by Tawdra Kandle
Series: A Perfect Dish Duo #2
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 15, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 198 pages
How I got it: From the author
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When her friend Julia needed help forming a revenge plan against her ex-boyfriend, Ava was happy to lend a hand. She never expected that in the course of making Liam pay, she'd be the one to fall hard. . .for the one person who was absolutely off-limits. Crushing on the guy who humiliated her best friend is definitely against the girl code.

Besides, Ava has goals. Her life is all about graduating with honors and landing the perfect job. And Liam Bailey—sweet-talking, complicated son of a well-known local politician—isn't part of those plans.

But Liam doesn't give up easily. And he doesn't intend to let their friends' opinions, his parents' disapproval or Ava's past get in the way of what he wants--Ava's heart.

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in review my thoughts

At not quite 200 pages, Tawdra Kandle’s Just Desserts was a fun and quick read. The second book in a two book series, or duology, it completed the story of two major/minor characters in Best Served Cold.

In Best Served Cold, Julia’s heart was broken when she was dumped in a very public way by her boyfriend, Liam. She turned to her best friend, Ava, to help her get sweet revenge on him. In Just Desserts, Ava and Liam are front and center as they begin a most unexpected friendship that begins to turn into more. If I’m being honest, it was a bit of a hard sell for me at first because I don’t know many women who would entertain the idea of dating their best friend’s ex, especially one who behaved like such a schmuck.  But, Tawdra pulled it all together in a way that made sense. More than that, no one looked like a jerk and Liam was redeemed.

After Best Served Cold, I didn’t think I would ever call Liam “likable.” I was wrong and I’ll gladly eat my words. There was A LOT more to him – and the situation – than met the eye. With Ava he was a different guy. One who I found to be quite charming and sweet. I liked Ava well enough in Best Served Cold, but found myself appreciating her much more in this book. I liked that she brought out a different side of Liam. She didn’t want to like him, but their chemistry was undeniable.

After finishing this, I have to say, I need more duologies in my life. They’re perfect for those times when you can’t get the whole story – or both sides of it, anyhow – in one book, but don’t necessarily need to stretch the story to three books. I’m glad Tawdra contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing this series. It was fun and sexy and I look forward to more stories like this from her in the future.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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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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