I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It was pretty similar to her first one, so if you liked that one, you will probably like this one, too. I actually think I liked this one more. They both feature unlikely pairings of people who grow to know one another, the central conflict is emotional and internal rather than forced and coming from outside, and feature a fantastic amount of food. Seriously, all these characters do is go from one meal to the next. And you know what, I appreciate that! Because that is how I live my life also. When I went to Seattle this summer all we did was go to a meal and then plan where our next meal would be, and I had some fantastic meals, I can tell you what. Except, I did get really sad when Nik and her friends were talking about pizza and how inferior gluten-free pizza is because I miss pizza so much you guys. I am on a gluten-free diet for health reasons right now, and I’m just praying for real that I don’t have Celiac because PIZZA (and cheesesteaks, and burgers, and bagels . . . ) I just want some greasy cheesy pizza with some beautiful melt in your mouth crust and salty tomato sauce.
Anyway, so the book. Nik and Carlos meet at a baseball game when Nik’s boyfriend of five months, a vain actor who Nik is just dating basically because he’s pretty, decides to propose to her on the Jumbotron. He spells her name wrong. She of course says no! Carlos and his sister, Angie, then decide to do the right thing and rescue her from the crowd and the cameras, etc. She takes them out for a drink, and things proceed from there. Nik and Carlos are both attracted to one another, and decide to start a casual, no-strings relationship. Of course then they both fall in love.
I appreciated the messiness of it, and Nik’s reluctance to open herself up emotionally to Carlos. I thought they had great chemistry, and the book was a super fast read. I would probably say more but I’m frantically trying to get out my remaining five reviews before noon EST.