Simmer Down by: Sarah Smith

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

A PopSugar Must-Read for October!

In this finger-licking good rom-com, two is the perfect number of cooks in the kitchen.

Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so eat-or-be-eaten—or the competition to be so smoking hot.

But Tiva’s Filipina Kusina has faced bigger road bumps than the arrival of Callum James. Nikki doesn’t care how delectable the British food truck owner is—he rudely set up shop next to her coveted beach parking spot. He’s stealing her customers and fanning the flames of a public feud that makes her see sparks.

The solution? Let the upcoming Maui Food Festival decide their fate. Winner keeps the spot. Loser pounds sand. But the longer their rivalry simmers, the more Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum…a sweet, protective side. Is she brave enough to call a truce? Or will trusting Callum with her heart mean jumping from the frying pan into the fire?

My Review

This was such a fun read! I enjoy foodie books, especially in November and this was the perfect blend of contemporary smuttiness and food love! Nikki was a character with definite flaws and she struggles to make attachments with anyone after the death of her father. Callum comes off as a jerk but you can just tell that he is a great guy at heart.

I love all things food trucks and really enjoyed the storyline. I highly recommend picking this book up if you are in the mood for a sexy, foodie book.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

I received this E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.