Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sandwich with a Side of Romance

Author: Krista Phillips
Publisher: Abingdon Press
September 2012
ISBN:  978-1-4267-4592-8
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Maddie Buckner has moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in hope for a new life for her and her eleven-year-old brother, off the streets of Chicago. But when Maddie gets fired from two jobs in one day, she fears she’s beat the Guiness Book of World Records for the quickest firings. But to be honest, it wasn’t her fault, it was the man who came in for a haircut and fell asleep in the chair that caused all the trouble—and she’s bound he’s going to pay for her humiliation.

Rueben is over his head. His girlfriend, Livy, is pushing him to propose and get married, he’s trying to open two new restaurants, he can’t find anything, and worse, the new waitress he hired dumps food all over everyone and when he tries to fire her, she hires herself on as his personal assistant. Okay, he needed one. But this really hurts his relationship with Livy.

Maddie’s life goes from bad to worse. Her brother’s foster family is threatening to adopt Kyle, the social worker gives Maddie little hope of winning custody, and with Livy on the warpath, how long can she really hope to keep the job as Rueben’s assistant?

SANDWICH WITH A SIDE OF ROMANCE is a cute, snarky romance with a heroine more at home on the streets than in a professional atmosphere. Reuben has too much on his plate, and he gets to be a jerk quite a lot, but if anyone has what it takes to sooth the savage male beast, then it’s Maddie. She’s quick with her witty comebacks, making this story a book that’s hard to put down.

If you are looking for a good contemporary with a side of snark, then you have to pick up SANDWICH WITH A SIDE OF ROMANCE. Totally cute romance, top-notch writing. Discussion questions included at the end of the book. $14.99. 320 pages. 

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