Review: Charmed by the Cook’s Kids by Melinda Curtis

Charmed by the Cook's KidsWhat an enjoyable story! This book can be read as a stand alone or read as part of the entertaining Mountain Monroes series. I really liked learning about Ivy’s background. There was a lot that she has had to deal with in life.

I loved the banter that led to eventual respect and attraction between both Ivy and Cam. They were both fun people that I couldn’t help but like, even as I hoped that they could both get over their own personal hurdles that weighed them down.

Ivy’s kids made some great appearances in the book and I loved the way they interacted with both their mom and with Cam. It was fun to catch up with some of the town members and find out how their lives were going. I’m looking forward, once again, to reading more in this series.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Charmed by the Cook's KidsA cook rediscovers her passion…

Thanks to a new chef in town

If she’s to keep her diner afloat, single mom Ivy Parker must overhaul her menu. When high-profile chef Cam Monroe comes to Second Chance, she’s wary of asking for help. Would a perfectionist like him approve of the corners she cuts to find time for her children? But as Cam helps her rediscover her love for cooking, Ivy finds they have more in common than she expected…

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Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. Melinda has over fifty titles currently published and has sold 36 works to Harlequin and Grand Central Forever, mostly sweet romance and sweet romantic comedy. One of her books – Dandelion Wishes – is being made into a TV movie.

You can connect with Melinda Curtis on her websiteGoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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