Book Review The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson

Jan 042020
 

The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson

I’ve sworn off men.

All 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.

Title: The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1)
Author: Rachel Higginson
Publication Date: March 30th, 2017
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; chefs; foster home;
Format: Kindle (302 pages)
Rating: 8/10

The Opposite of you is the first book in a new series of standalone books Opposites Attract.

Vera is a professional chef with dreams of opening her restaurant one day, but unfortunately, she was in an abusive relationship with a man who did not allow her to grow. She was being kept small, that is until she managed to leave him and go in search of herself. She ends up owning a food truck while hiding from the world so that her ex-boyfriend doesn’t find out about her.

“You’re all mystery, Vera. Half-truths and bold statements, but you hide everything about you. “
Across from her gourmet food truck, Killian Quinn is as famous as he can be, running a successful restaurant. They start on the wrong foot, but soon a sweet friendship / romance blossom between them.
“I hate you almost as much as I hate salt.”

His lips twitched with an almost smile.

“You don’t hate salt.” He stepped closer. “And you really don’t hate me.”

I enjoyed their chemistry and how they connect through dishes along with sweet notes and jokes about them. I love the world of cooking in a book, but when it’s wrapped in a good story, it’s a good read for me.

Killian has a brother Ezra and Vera has a best friend. Honestly, I can’t wait to read Molly and Ezra’s book – The Difference Between Us.

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