Now That It's You
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...more
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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 ...more
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.
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Meg and Kyle seem to keep crossing paths now that Matt is gone and the two start to develop a bit of a relationship ...more
Fast forward two years and there has been no communication between them or their families. Meg finds out her ex i ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Meg, a chef who caters decent gigs does well. She also wrote a snazzy ho ...more
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 ...more
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
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I found the main characters likable in their own way. They fit their personalities i ...more