Carla did a great job of creating characters who have substance and telling their stories without revealing too much, too fast. I loved Andy and her strong personality. She is spunky, quick-witted, and tenacious; all while being insecure and cautious. She's talented, knowledgeable, and takes herself and her job seriously.
James is a dream character! He's an amazing chef, caring, family focused, and funny. Not to mention he sounds absolutely gorgeous. He's might be a celebrity, but he's still vulnerable, which makes him all the more lovable.
While there were a few parts that I felt were predictable, there was enough cleverness in Carla's writing that I kept turning the pages, and didn't want to put the book down. The romance is steamy without becoming risque, and I would feel comfortable allowing my teen to read it. I felt like the story also had a good message about forgiving yourself, and leaving the past behind you. It's a book I will be reading again soon!
I give this one 4.5 out of 5 stars.