Title: A Match Made On Main Street
Series: Briar Creek #2
Author: Olivia Miles
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 28, 2015
My Rating: 4 stars
This kitchen isn’t big enough for both of them…
If there’s anything Anna Madison knows, it’s how to turn life’s lemons into a lemonade cocktail served in a vintage glass. So when her beloved Briar Creek café burns down, she sees it as an opportunity to start fresh. But the only kitchen available to her is in the diner down the street—owned by her sinfully sexy ex.
If Anna thinks she can take over his greasy-spoon kitchen with her high-end cuisine, Mark Hastings is about to set her straight fast. Their breakup is his biggest regret—not that he’ll ever admit it to her. Nope, he’d rather show her exactly what she’s been missing. With desire set on a high simmer, their menu is about to get a whole lot spicier.
Read on for my thoughts on A Match Made On Main Street. No true spoilers, promise.
Sometimes loves goes smoothly, other times it simply blows up in our faces and hearts. Anna had loved Mark with everything she had to give. Unfortunately, Mark didn’t trust in happily ever afters, he believed that loved never lasted so it was best to be the first one to leave. And he did, six years ago. It crushed her and she vowed to learn the lesson well. She and Mark were both back home, in the same town – their restaurants were just down the street from each other. But they never spoke and avoided each other like the plague.
When Anna’s restaurant, The Fireside Cafe, had a fire in the kitchen, her business, and the other areas that she had branched out into, were in serious trouble. She needed a kitchen in order to keep working on the additional income needed and to keep her commitments. Yet, the only other restaurant in town was Hastings, the diner that Mark operated. How was she supposed to work alongside of him again and keep her sanity or her secret.
I really enjoyed Anna and Mark’s story. And the “helpful” meddling of Aunt Rosemary – oh she is a pistol, as my momma used to say. Many of the residents of Briar Creek show up in this story and we get glimpses of past and future romances. But back to Anna and Mark… Mark screwed up so badly. His answer to a girl getting too close is to show up with another, different girl. Anna has managed to ignore this habit over the years, for the most part. But when she and Mark are forced to share a kitchen again… those old feeling come back to the surface. Each trying to push them away, each failing miserably.
This novel was a fast paced, well written, totally enjoyable read. One that I would definitely recommend. If you love a good love story, ongoing series with many interesting characters and characters who are believable – then you’ll want to pick up A Match Made On Main Street.
*I received an e-ARC of A Match Made On Main Street from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*