Cooking Up Trouble by Lenora Worth is Book #2 in The Brides of Blossom, Texas Series
Cooking Up Trouble
Can sweet and spicy make for a delicious pairing?
When barbecue food truck owner Holt Collins caters a wedding at the romantic wedding venue Falling Blossoms, he meets a woman who throws him for a loop. She may be gorgeous, but they clash immediately. He did however love the venue and makes an appointment to show it to his finance, only to receive a break-up text.
Devastated, Holt spends a few days trying to figure out what went wrong and what to do next. He decides to grab a bite at a local cafe, unaware that it is owned by Kayla Burton. After telling Kayla he’s no longer engaged, he later finds her kitchen in crisis and Kayla desperate for help, but unwilling to ask. He steps in and saves the day, but she hates giving up control of her kitchen, much less her heart. She’s attracted, but he’s just been jilted. Is this a rebound fling or fate working its magic?
Can a cupcake café owner find true love with Mr. Hot Holt Barbecue?
My review: 3.5 /5
Although I didn’t read the first book in this series, I loved the the friendship between Sarina, Kayla and Mona and how supportive they are of each other. In Book #1, Sarina meets and falls in love with Drake Dunmore. Now it seems like it’s the turn of Kayla to find the love of her life.
Both having been hurt before, Holt and Kayla are wary of falling in love. Also with both of them being in the food business there’s a rivalry that causes Kayla not to trust Holt. How they work out their relationship, beyond the attraction, to build love and trust makes for a nice, easy read.
I’m certainly looking forward to reading the third book in the series – Designing His Bride.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.