Series: Opposites Attract #4
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 26, 2019
Format: eARC, 347 pages
How I got it: From the author
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I quit life. Or at least my new job.
My new, fancy, head chef position at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city is not turning out like I’d hoped. I’m a mess. Totally out of my element and underqualified, I’ve been thrown into a fiery kitchen and I’m not sure I can handle the heat.
On top of that, my personal life is falling apart. And to make matters worse, my best friend's brother keeps popping up at all my worst moments to save the day.
I’ve never claimed to have it together, but I certainly don’t need a man to rescue me every time I get my heel stuck in a sewer grate. Except that’s what keeps happening.
Vann Delane is pushy and stuck up and thinks he knows everything there is to know about everything. And for whatever reason, he keeps saving me.
Not that he’s happy about it. He’s made it clear what he thinks about my money and dream job and the designer shoes he saved last weekend. He’s not impressed with me and my penchant for disaster.
I’ve decided to stay away from him. I’ve got too many other fires to put out to worry about the something between us that doesn’t have a name.
So, he can give his knight in shining armor kindness to someone else. And he can save those intense glances and butterfly-inducing smiles for the nice girl he’s looking for. And he can deny it all he wants, but I know he likes me.
He says I drive him crazy. But I know there’s something about me that he can’t deny.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
I fell in love with Rachel’s writing and characters a couple years ago after picking up The Opposite of You. I’ve been devouring her new releases ever since. The Opposites Attract series is one of my top series, so I was so excited to finally get Dillon’s story. The Something About Her absolutely exceeded my expectations. There’s just so much good here and I’ll try to talk about it without giving too much away.
I’ve been anxious to get Dillon’s story for awhile now. I was so happy to learn this book would be hers. The Something About Her opens with Dillon learning she would be taking over her brother’s (Ezra of The Difference Between Us fame) failing restaurant. It was easy to relate to her excitement and nervousness over this opportunity. She has something to prove and does a damn good job of it, honestly. It was so easy to root for her. Vann was an unlikely ally, but ended up being that and more. I loved how he encouraged her and pushed her. He was adorable and swoony and the growing attraction between them gave me life.
Rachel gives good slow burn, so things developed pretty slowly between Dillon and Vann, giving them a chance to really get to know each other. (Well, with the exception of that one night…) I absolutely adored these two. It was impossible not to read this book without a big, cheesy grin on my face. The Something About Her wasn’t all fun and swoony though. It definitely hit on some issues, but did it in a way that it wasn’t overly heavy. Dillon’s journey and growth was wonderful and inspiring, especially once you learn more about her past. There was real pain there, but I loved that she found a way to turn it into something positive eventually.
The Something About Her did SO MANY THINGS to my heart. Not only with Dillon and Vann and their story, but also with the appearances by my faves from earlier in the series. Ahhhhh these characters. As sad as I am to see the Opposites Attract series end, I love how everything wrapped up. I don’t want to give these characters up, but hey that’s what rereads are for right? I’m super excited to see what Rachel gives us next.
“I don’t know what it is yet, but it’s enough that I know this isn’t The End. This is just the beginning.”
“I had to live for something. I needed a purpose. And I found it cooking.”
“Woman, you are some kind of magic.”
And then I was falling. Falling over the edge of sensation and feeling. Falling in love with him deeper and deeper and deeper. And falling right into his safe and wonderful arms.
Do you have any other “foodie” romance recs?