Series: Starving for Southern Series #1
Release Date: September 28, 2017
and I’ve spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across
the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my
own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I’m shocked to
discover I’ve been paired with him, the worst blind date ever—bless
his heart, and I’m determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my
designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there’s nothing in his
playbook that’s going to stop me from tasting success.
souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting
room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of
long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use
her to get what I want. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, because in the
end, I will win. I always do.
A MUST READ!!!!!
5 Stars for The Sweetness of Life! You can’t get any better than romance, some spice, wine, and good food!!!!
Shelby has always had the dream of getting a job on Food Network. She is on her way as a co-owner of a successful restaurant in Charleston, SC and a blog. She is also a critic and a chef. She has good friends but no love life to speak of. Her one set-up by her friend was disastrous. The guy was good looking but treated her horribly on their first and last date.
Zach is a former football player, and now is trying to save his family’s winery in Dahlonega, Georgia. He will do anything to salvage his business after a critic left a horrible review of it. Yeah, he HATES critics, so when he found out the woman he was set up with on a date was a food critic, he ended really before it started without knowing whether she was the guilty critic. In his mind, they are all guilty and evil!
Now, Zach and Shelby are being given a once in a lifetime chance to reach their dreams, but they have no idea they are meeting each other again after that disastrous date. They have no warm feelings whatsoever for each other. Yes, the sparks fly. Underneath all that animosity is an incredible attraction. They aren’t sure whether to strangle one another or to rip each other’s clothes off! This is where the romance and spice comes in!
I liked both characters. They were both driven, intelligent, and stubborn! I just wanted them to get their heads out of the sand and see what was right in front of them, and that they could possibly realize their dreams together. Zach was oh so sexy and was even sexier when Shelby would get him all wound up. Their chemistry sizzled and gave me butterflies! Not only was the romance great, but the story, itself, was awesome. It was extremely well-written with fantastic secondary characters. Like I wrote earlier, it was full of good wine and good food. I learned some things I didn’t know about wine and how well certain wines and foods paired together…just like Zach and Shelby. My mouth watered with all the good food, and recipes were included at the end of each chapter…YES!!! I loved the setting both in South Carolina and Georgia. I am a born and bred South Carolina girl, and I live in Northwest Georgia, so I know both places really well. Both are just as beautiful as Andrews described them.
I always love when a title reflects what the core of the book is about, and Andrews couldn’t have chosen a better title…The Sweetness of Life. We all have dreams like Zach and Shelby, but sometimes those change into ones we never even considered. When you find the person to live those dreams with make life all the more sweeter!!!! I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a Chic-lit, Contemporary Romance, and New Adult writer.Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.
When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun.