I’ve sworn off men.
Famous last words, right? You’re expecting some epic tale of reluctant love and my dramatic change of heart? Well, you’re not going to get it.
I’m stubborn. And headstrong. And I’ve just survived the worst three years of my life. After escaping an abusive boyfriend to live in hostels and cheap hotels while I worked my way across Europe, I’ve come to two conclusions.
The first? Now that I’m back home, I’m going to squander my expensive culinary degree on a food truck that caters to the late night drunk crowd.
The second? I’m going to prove to the bastard across the plaza that my street food is better than his fussy five course monstrosities.
Killian Quinn might be Food and Wine’s Chef to Watch Out For. He might have a Michelin Star. He might have every food critic in the city wrapped around his too-large fingers. But he’s also pretentious and unbearably arrogant and the very opposite of me.
So he can keep his unsolicited advice and his late night visits and his cocky smiles. I want none of it. Or him.
I want the opposite.
The Opposite of You really caught my eye from the moment I saw it!
I absolutely loved the cover for this book! It’s nice to see a cover that isn’t just a hottie male body, which seems to have become quite the cliché these days. The synopsis for the story was unique and intriguing. I haven’t come across a lot of romances lately with the cooking/food truck theme, so I liked that it was different. I also haven’t read Rachel Higginson’s writing, and I am always excited to check out a new author. I’m glad that I snagged it up!
The characters in this story were just such characters! Vera and Killian were both ridiculously stubborn and so closed off, but I ended up really adoring them. They were so independent, hard headed, and focused on their success. Although they had an initial attraction to each other, they were both too competitive to let feelings get into the mix and jeopardize their careers in any way. Maybe it’s because of the food related storyline, but I can only think to compare Vera and Killian’s complexity to peeling off the layers of an onion one by one. Underneath it all were two very endearing people.
Then there was the salt… My goodness, the salt! The foodie banter between these two was so fun to follow, as they battled each other with their witty and dry humor over their businesses. Honestly, I had no idea how they would ever mesh together in a romantic way. As they developed an understanding of each other, they developed a fun and flirty friendship, and it was a pleasant surprise to see how they eventually broke down each other’s barriers to their hearts. There was definitely a slow buildup of passion between them throughout, so this certainly wasn’t an ‘insta-love’ romance. However, I felt their relationship transitioned a little too quickly for me at the end, as they went from friends to ‘in love’rs in the blink of an eye.
I definitely recommend this light hearted, fun, and sweet romance! It was a very enjoyable read, and Rachel Higginson did a great job in writing this. The story really pulled me in and actually made me wish that I could cook. I totally want a food truck now!
The Difference Between Us, which is the next book in this Opposites Attract Series, is coming July 25th. Can’t wait!
*** 4 Stars for Me! ***
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