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Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out “I can’t” instead of “I do” would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt’s brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up

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Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Montlake Romance
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Maya
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

That is quite the interesting story. Basically it's about how to overcome a bad break up and how to find new love even in the middle of a tragedy. The story itself is beautiful, funny, something a reader can releate to and most of all and what kept my attention is the self growth of both main characters. Yes, there are scenes and moments where I wanted to punch Matt, especially when we find out what he did in the past that lead to this moment but the
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Jen
Jun 27, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc-net-galley, dnf
DNF @51%

It pains me to write this because I've really enjoyed the previous books I've read from this author, but I'm putting this aside for now. The mama's boy of a hero isn't endearing himself to me and the heroine needs to find her backbone. STAT. Stand up for yourself, woman! My poor heart just can't take any more.



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Carrie
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
After Meg Delaney hears that her ex is in the hospital she decides it's time to forgive him for cheating causing her to walk out on their wedding day. Meg had spent ten years of her life with Matt and he and his family had been a big part of her life. However when Meg arrives at the hospital she runs straight into Matt's brother, Kyle, who breaks the news that Matt has passed away.

Meg and Kyle seem to keep crossing paths now that Matt is gone and the two start to develop a bit of a relationship
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
Meg Delaney calls a halt to her wedding to Matt at the alter. Sounds like a terrible thing to do but she found out the night before that her fiancé cheated on her and she just couldn't go through with the wedding. That's reason enough, but we also learn that her father has been cheating on her mother for years. Because of this, cheating is something she knows she could never forgive.

Fast forward two years and there has been no communication between them or their families. Meg finds out her ex i
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
You know, I did something with this book I've never really done before...

I read other reviews. Specifically, the ones with three or less stars.

Honestly, I don't know why I did it, and I have to say, they made me a little nervous when going in. But ultimately, while I could see and understand (and sometimes agreed with) their issues, it didn't change the fact that I really enjoyed reading Now That It's You.

I feel a little conflicted, though, now that I'm done. Because although this book made me
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Anastasia シ
*A copy was provided via NetGalley*

Beautiful, funny, relatable~

I was kind of unsure of how I would like this novel, but I'm happy I read it. I really enjoyed reading this; it was interesting, different and fresh...

Read more on my blog~
Jacqueline J
I enjoyed this but it kind of left me with a melancholy feeling after finished it. The story dealt with grief and the emotions which those left behind struggle with. The book was fairly fast paced and kept my interest throughout. There were some problems with the story which held it back from receiving more stars from me. One of its problems was that it veered too widely between over the top comedy and tragedy. I had a very hard time buying the too numerous ex girlfriends all with the same looks ...more
DJ Sakata
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

It's not like he and Matt had been close. They'd fought like ill-tempered badgers more often than not, caught in a weird web of competition and jealousy with a dash of reluctant fondness thrown in for variety.

You came with me for my first Brazilian wax. It's a similar level of discomfort, with the bonus of not getting stuck to the seat afterward.

I mean, we dated for more than eight years without him ever once bringing up the subject of marriage... Once a year, I'd broach the subj
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Maria Rose
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A romantic comedy with themes of death and infidelity may sound like an oxymoron but if anyone should be able to pull it off, it’s Tawna Fenske. She has the knack of taking real life situations and imbuing them with heart and humour. While her series books fall into the lighthearted romantic comedy category, her recent single title books have veered into more emotional territory. They still maintain the c
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 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)


One of the things that attracted me to NOW THAT IT'S YOU was the storyline: a guy falling in love with his brother's ex-fiancée. I was in the mood for something fun, so I decided to give this a go. This book had a few fun moments, but I really didn't care for the story after the lawsuit plotline was introduced.

The writing was okay. There were a couple moments in the beginning that seemed a little too convenient (i.e.Kyle finding Meg's balloons, Kyle finding Meg near the lake). I appreciated the
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Mandy
4.5

I really enjoyed this book. There was humor, steam and it was a bit emotional but overall a really sweet romance!
☽ TheBibliotheque
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-arc
*This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

There were a few things I really loved about Now That It's You, unfortunately there were also a few things I really didn't.

Let's start with the premise and the story per se. It definitely caught my eye! Sounded like something I would be on board with. Even if it doesn't sound like the newest of the ideas, I couldn't think of any book with the same plot, so there I went.

The book starts 2 years after Meg leaves
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Pgchuis
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.

Two years ago Meg's fiancé, Matt, confessed to an affair the night before their wedding and Meg was unable to go through with the ceremony. She has finally put this behind her and so, when she hears that Matt is in hospital for some minor surgery, she decides to visit him and make peace (yes, she feels it is up to her to make peace - see also below). Unfortunately when she gets there, she finds that he has died.

The opening was an e
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Toni
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two brothers in love with the same girl. For 10 years. One a little older, both artistic in different ways. One gregarious and slightly self-centered. The other not shy exactly, more sensitive, didn't need to always hear his voice. Both handsome, in shape. One engaged, about to be married, the other, not. One alive, the other dead. We find this out in the first chapter, so no worries. And yes, this is a modern romance novel.
Meg, a chef who caters decent gigs does well. She also wrote a snazzy ho
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Amanda
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Desert Island Book Reviews

Now That It’s You is a light romance/women’s fiction novel about a caterer falling for her late ex-fiancé’s brother. From the start, the quality of the story is apparent and I didn’t want to put the book down. All of the main characters are likable or, at least, understandably unlikable. Even the worst actions of the characters fit their personalities and the story. It’s hard to talk about it too much without spoiling the plot, but the romance is gr
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Bookphenomena (Kindling Micky)
3.5 stars

A solid, quirky contemporary read. Sometimes a little off the wall but fun to listen to. Good narration.
Kayla at MyBookMuse
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Man this book was SOOOO good.

I kinda want to just jump back in and reread.

The characters. The romance. The story.

THIS feeling I am left with is why I read. I thinks I just found me a new-to-me author to discover <3

5 stars

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Mou
Jan 13, 2018 marked it as avoid
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4.5 stars

I sincerely enjoyed Now That It’s You. It was interesting, it was unusual and it was fresh. Meg and Kyle were both fun and complicated.

Meg has finally decided to forgive her ex-fiancé for mistake. But, it’s a little too late. She can’t believe that she walked into the hospital only to find him dead. And, it’s Kyle, the one Midland that truly understood her and supported her, that breaks the news to her. She doesn’t know how to react
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Delete the Adjectives
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
There were so many things about this book that I wanted to love. I wanted to love Meg. There was a legal contract fight (guys, I'm a lawyer specializing in contracts IRL). There was food. There was forbidden love. But honestly, it just fell flat for me.

For a decade, Meg dated Matt. She was closely entwined with his family. The night before the wedding, Matt admits to cheating. She walks out of her own wedding and hasn't spoken to Matt in 2 years. She decides to forgive him and have a conversatio
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Susan
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book with a nice mix of romance and grief. It had been two years since Meg left her fiancé at the altar after finding out he had cheated on her. She's finally ready to bury the hatchet and goes to see Matt at the hospital where he is having minor surgery. Meg runs into her ex's brother at the hospital and learns that Matt has died. Kyle has always had a thing for Meg but buried his feelings while she was with Matt. Now that Matt is gone, so is that reason to keep his distance. But there are ...more
Book Gannet
2.5 stars.

I’m torn about this book. On the one hand, there were bits of it, particularly at the beginning, that made me laugh so hard (the pigeon really got to me for some reason, and the lepers moment), while at the same time dealing with difficult issues of grief and how it affects different people in different ways. On the other hand, everything to do with the recipe book made me so angry.

Matt casts a massive shadow over this book. Not just because of his death, but because he’s the reason wh
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Jessica
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Richelle Robinson
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Dísir
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This isn't at all what I'd expected, not that it's a bad thing.

If the blurb made the book sound like a romantic comedy, the story itself feels the farthest removed from it. Instead, I found myself getting lost in the drama of the oddest, but somehow the most fitting relationship forming in the wake (literally) of a dead ex-fiancé, who really isn't likeable at all from what we're told about him, between a caterer with bigger dreams than she could ever fulfil and a successful artist torn between
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hannah
Aug 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
i was feeling this premise but as the book went on, and the more is revealed about kyle, the more i started disliking him and found it super hard to root for this relationship or care about him. (view spoiler) ...more
Mari
What is the etiquette for falling for your late ex-fiancee's brother? Meg and Kyle find out, navigating this unusual set up. I found it funny and amusing, it had non PC, not always appropriate jokes. I don't know what that says about my humor. I can understand why it could have a fine line between comedy and not so savory for some. I was still hooked throughout the book, the writing has it's certainly has appeal.

I found the main characters likable in their own way. They fit their personalities i
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Deborah Blake
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love everything Tawna Fenske has written, and this book is no different. It is full of surprises from the first page, and her usual quirky humor lights up even the darkest moments. Highly recommended.
Teresa
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I took a chance on this book and this new-to-me author based on the recommendation of a few trusted books friends. And the thing that struck me most while reading "Now That It's You", was how realistic and relatable the characters were, flaws and all. Even when the serious nature of certain things were played off as comedy, it never felt ridiculous or campy, because of how easy it was to connect with the characters. No character was cookie cutter, black and white, right or wrong. It was all just ...more
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