Publishers Weekly Review
Evanovich (Big Girl Panties) takes readers on a breezy stroll through springtime in New York City in this yummy contemporary romance. Just months after leaving her husband and everything else she dislikes about suburban Cleveland, Ohio, Zoey Sullivan is getting her catering business ramped up. When she gets a call from Tristan Malloy to cater his dinner party, she's delighted. So what if the mysterious, wealthy AcmigrAc from St. Croix is a total nerd? He's uncommonly gorgeous and his kitchen is to die for. It's obvious from the get-go-to everybody but them-that they're made for each other. The only hang-up is the teensy detail of Derek, Zoey's husband, who's back in Ohio supposedly pulling his act together before their trial separation deadline expires. Evanovich cleverly portrays two ethical people figuring out how to fall in love while keeping it chaste in deference to the faraway spouse. Readers looking for the tension of a love triangle without the qualms of infidelity will find that Evanovich strikes the perfect balance. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Booklist Review
Having just managed to extricate herself from a draining marriage, Ohioan Zoey heads to New York to crash with Ruth, her much-less-responsible older sister. While Ruth hits the town every night, experimenting with clubs and guys, Zoey experiments with catering, something her husband would never let her do. It's at one of her catering jobs that she meets Tristan. Rich, handsome computer programmer Tristan should be the most eligible bachelor in New York, but he is seriously lacking in self-confidence, and it's really impeding his game. Zoey's determined to make him over so he can find the girl of his dreams, but as they get closer, she is surprised by how much she finds herself wanting that girl to be her. There's not much will-they-or-won't-they with Zoey and Tristan; this is more about Zoey's personal journey than their romance. But the makeover flip is a nice touch, and for readers interested in a story of one woman learning to be independent (with a side of low-stress romance), this is just the ticket.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2019 Booklist