ARC Review: Intercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman

Posted May 19, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

ARC Review: Intercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Intercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman

3.5 Stars


Intercepting the Chef
Author: Rachel Goodman
Series: How to Score #1
Published by Pocket Star
Released: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

 

“Chemistry, banter, comfort… INTERCEPTING THE CHEF had all of that and more.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m all for reading a good foodie romance so when this popped up on my radar I had to give new-to-me author Rachel Goodman a try.  This actually combines a few tropes that I think were perfect together!  Sibling’s best friend + sports + childhood crush + foodie.  That all together makes me just burst with sweetness and the author did a wonderful job at building the plot here around all that.

Logan is Gwen’s brother best friend since childhood and even now they play for the same NFL team.  There was definitely a childhood crush going on that never went any farther but they were still very good friends as well and have an ease around each other that comes from that familiarity of growing up together and having their families so entwined. Gwen went on to become a chef but after a betrayal from her ex-boyfriend (and renowned chef) she has come back home to try and get her life back on track and maybe lick her wounds under the radar.

Logan gives her the perfect opportunity to do so as the head chef of his new restaurant.  A star quarterback starting to feel the pressure of years in the NFL, he’s looking for something more and a restaurant honoring his mother’s memory is close to his heart.

Chemistry, banter, comfort… INTERCEPTING THE CHEF had all of that and more.  It’s a great foodie romance with a light and sweet feel.  I loved that Gwen was the one that got away for Logan and he gets to have another chance.  Gwen seemed the more aloof of the two and I wish I would’ve seen more of a connection from before because at times I felt like Logan wanted her more than the other way around.  But I think that was just her quirky personality coming through.  I really did enjoy them together and I loved seeing how Logan was tentatively getting inside her walls.

The writing and the characters kept me turning the pages and I’m certainly going to be reading more in this series.

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