Series: Delicious Desires #3
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friends With Benefits, Revenge, Romance
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As LA’s hottest up-and-coming chef, Alexa Montoya is known for her ruby red lipstick and her history of falling for the wrong kind of men. When a confrontation with a loser ex-boyfriend lands her in some legal trouble, she’s forced to call lawyer, Dante Perez, to bail her out…again. Only this time, Dante seems different, somehow. More assertive, more sexy, more…irresistible.
Dante is tired of seeing Alexa with guys who only break her heart. He’s watched her--and waited for her--long enough. His plan? He’ll seduce her into finally believing that there’s something deliciously right between them. But first, he’ll have to prove to her that he’s not just another of her fly-by-night boyfriends. Luckily, Dante already has a plan. After all, every good lawyer knows that sometimes it takes an unconventional approach to win the day…and the girl!
So this is not my first book in the series that I have read, and I really liked Delicious Complication, which is the book before. I liked Brandon a lot, and his whole fake relationship storyline, and there was also a fair amount of suspense in the plot, so I was looking forward to this book and hoping for a little bit of the same kind of tone from the one I had read previously. And there was some of the same kind of themes in this book, but I didn’t love it as much as I did the previous book.
So we’d already met Alexa and Dante (she’s Brandon’s sister and he’s his old best buddy and lawyer), so if you already read the other book you kind of already have a feel for them going in, but if not that’s cool too. I really liked how the book started off, Alexa goes to a restaurant to meet her friends, and of course it is the restaurant owned by her ex. Only when she walks in and realizes that he completely ripped off all her ideas and recipes, she’s irate. Obviously. Needless to say the whole thing end up with her in jail, and who comes to bail her out, you guess it, Dante, the lawyer.
Alexa in the beginning was easy to like. She came off as really true to herself in terms of her style and her personality, but as the book goes on she ends up being more self-conscious and doubtful of her actions and really of herself, and it made it kind of hard for me to like her in the long term.
Dante is easy to like. He’s an accomplished guy, professional, volunteers his services to those in need, he’s kind, a good friend, he’s way more into making a relationship with Alexa into something more than she is. I just liked him. But he was super easy to like. While Dante was easy to like, I didn’t really love the pacing of the book, I felt like a lot of it just didn’t develop fully, it wasn’t just that the pacing was fast, but that it felt rushed.
The storyline about the ex suing Alexa and her brother didn’t really flush out the way the plot line did in the previous book, it seemed like it was mostly there to just force Alexa and Dante in the same room when they may not have wanted to me, or to cause superficial conflict between them. Overall, it was an okay book, it went by to fast, I needed more to latch on to to really like it.