Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Book Review: The Sweetheart Deal

Well, I've been hit with Covid. It really is as awful as everyone thinks. Right now the worst that I am dealing with is the exhaustion, I literally sleep all day, and then the coughing. The coughing is SO awful and the fact I haven't coughed up a lung yet is a miracle. 

The Sweetheart Deal - Miranda Liasson

Pastry chef Tessa Montgomery knows what everyone in the teeny town of Blossom Glen says about her. Spinster. Ice Queen. Such a shame. It’s enough to make a woman bake her troubles away, dreaming of Parisian delicacies while she makes bread at her mother’s struggling boulangerie. That is until Tessa’s mortal enemy—deliciously handsome (if arrogant) chef Leo Castorini, who owns the restaurant next door—proposes a business plan…to get married.

Leo knows that the Castorinis and the Montgomerys hate each other, but a marriage might just force these stubborn families to work together and blend their businesses for success. The deal is simple: Tessa and Leo marry, live together for six months, and then go their separate ways. Easy peasy.

It’s a sweetheart deal where everyone gets what they want—until feelings between the faux newlyweds start seriously complicating the mix. Have they discovered the perfect recipe for success…or is disaster on the way?
I don't know if you know this, but Entangled Publishing is amazing and I have yet to read something from them that I didn't like. I'm not even kidding. If you are a fan of romcoms, or maybe just a good enemies to lovers trope, this book should be your next read! I had to look but this was my first read from Miranda Liasson, but it definitely won't be my last. Her characters were fun, the story was funny at the right times, and the relationship was adorable to watch it roll out. 

There is also a line about Gnomeland Security and that completely sold me. I am a fan of gnomes and if a story features gnomes, I am sold and in love. 

The only ding I have to give it is that it is pretty low steam. Of course there are tons of readers who specifically want low steam, but I'm a fan of inferno level. With that though, this story was adorable, and a definite pick me up in a rather low week for me. If you need something to get you through the doldrums of winter, I highly recommend this one. You can also pick up the other two in this series, but if you don't, it's OK because they are all stand alones, so you'll be fine. 

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Entangled Publishing for having me on this tour and sending me a copy for review! 

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