All’s fair in love, war, and breakfast waffles in the hot and hilarious new standalone novel from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
Zoey Rafferty dreams of becoming the food truck queen of San Francisco. She’s building an empire whipping up delicious brunch treats – until the (annoyingly handsome) Breakfast Bandit starts stealing all her customers with his devious tactics and smoldering charm.
Cam Newsom never backs down from a fight. As far as he’s concerned, let the best chef win. And so what if Zoey looks sexy as hell when she’s all riled up? He wants a woman he can connect with – not have whipped cream spray fights in the middle of the street. A woman like his mysterious online pen-pal, who shares his culinary ambition, and burns up his screen with her flirty quips.
Soon, their competition is heating up the kitchen – and the bedroom. But when the famous foodie TV show Truck Stop rolls into town looking for a new reality star, all bets are off, as Zoey and Cam compete for the prize. But will their rivalry blow both their chances?
And what happens when they find it’s not just their food on the line – but their hearts, too?
Find out in this sexy new twist on ‘You’ve Got Mail’, from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!
The Chick Flick Club series:
1. How to Choose a Guy in 10 Days
2. You’ve Got Male
3. Frisky Business (May 2019)
Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by an author you love but haven’t read. Back to our Chick Flick group to see what these girls can get up to next.
Zoey owns the Little Red Wagon food truck, which serves inventive brunch creations. Being part of the food truck family they seem to have an unwritten rule when it comes to territories, namely you stick to your own patch and don’t poach another’s. Soon changes when the Brunch Bandit comes to town. Seems this new food truck doesn’t want to follow the rules. Wouldn’t be as bad if they both weren’t selling brunch creations. Bacon at dawn, it’s time to fight for the best spot in town.
With her sole focus be on her food truck the whole relationship aspect of her life has taken a back seat. Halloween changes that for a moment when she is drawn to a guy dressed up as a famous cook, Guy Fieri. A connection brought to boil when she loses her nerve about what to say next and instead just kisses her hot new stranger. Well when words have left you what better way to move forward. Not completely though as she then turns and leaves without getting his real name, not that she gave hers either. Seems he made quite the impression as she’s still thinking about him months later. Could he be thinking about her too?
Now with the title being ‘You’ve Got Male’ you have a good idea that the theme is going to run along side the same as the film with how they might be talking to each other online. In this version Zoey is a member of an online Truck Stop food forum, username Wafflegirl7. So you just know that the guy she’s talking to, BetterWithButter, is her mystery guy, she just doesn’t know he’s also the Brunch Bandit. Seems she is giving him a rom-com film education where they start to watch them ‘together’ while online chatting. Food and films what better combo. Funny to see them put smiles on each other’s faces when in reality it’s them making the other crazy lol.
Seems fate wants these two to meet again and what better place than a food market. Very clear that they are both happy about bumping into their Halloween kiss companion, so its good that Cam asks for her number. Things swiftly turn south when he helps her out with her stuff and they realise that they are each other’s competition. Food trucks close together, do they want to get close too? Well not so much as he has no intention of giving up his trading weekend spot, even after she talks of the truckers code. This means baking war. Let the best food win.
Cam can’t believe the nerve of Zoey for saying that he needs to move location and pretty much declares war by implying if its too hot get out of the kitchen. He wants to play dirty to win, though she has her ways too. A little salt and sugar switch from him and fresh and rotten fruit and veg swap from her. This turns into a bit of a game, one they both kind of like playing with each other. How long before the fire tension explodes out of the kitchen? A fairest wheel ride seems to be a start, close quarters with a beautiful view, tension bubbling right until they get back down to ground. The Halloween kiss still plays a part when they are close to each other, hot enough to feel the tension building around them.
You can see that they both really like each other but don’t know how to handle that along with their food war going on. Kissing each other senseless also puts heads in a spin. Glad it didn’t take that long before they both figured out who they were really talking to online. That way the chemistry has somewhere to bubble up to before it boils over. When they go head to head in a big food festival event, FoodFest, that could make them big, are they going to play fair or dirty? Are all players going to take notice of a truce?
Do you want to go someone to get sweaty and dirty? Paintball it is then – lol. Not what she was thinking when he said it but memorable all the same. Cam can be so sweet when he wants to be. Together they just work, great chemistry right from the start. It started with a kiss, then rivalry banter that turned them on more than they’d admit, until finding out they are who they were falling for online. Can these cooks make it work in the kitchen or will things get burnt?
Another fun, flirty read that had me laughing at the crazy things they were putting each other through. On to the next in this awesome Chick Flick Club series I say. If you love classic rom-coms then these are the books for you.
5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.