A Pizza My Heart by Teagan Hunter
A Pizza My Heart isn’t a new release, but it is an absolutely fabulous, feel-good romance. And what better way of supporting a great author than to spread the word?
This is more or less the perfect rom-com. It has all the feels, it’s sexy, it’s funny and left me perfectly satisfied. The main characters, Wren and Foster, grew up together. When Foster left town, Wren was devastated to loose him. Now, four years later, he’s back after an ugly divorce and he’s determined to make Wren see him as more than a friend. By any means possible. Even if he has to make her agree to fake date him allegedly to help him step up his dating game after the divorce.
I loved this book. There’s so much sexual tension it sizzles, and the entire read is hilarious. I laughed out loud several times. I can honestly say I’ve never highlighted so many paragraphs in any other book as I did in this one. Both Wren and Foster are practically insta-likable and snarky in the very best way. They’re far from perfect, but so, so perfect together. *sigh*
The first few pages though, had me a bit confused. Reading about Wren’s and her best friend Drew’s antics at work had me thinking they were about 15 years old. And I had not signed up to read a high school romance. Luckily, that was not the case, and after getting past that first hurdle, I sort of inhaled the rest of the story in one sitting.
There’s much to love about this read. But one of the most memorable is really Wren’s honest thoughts on spunk. As every reader of love-stories knows, there’s always lots of swallowing going on. And fictional jizz apparently tastes great. Wren, however, doesn’t suffer from this gross (!) misconception, and I adore Hunter for that!
I loved both Wren and Foster. Their banter and their insane chemistry. But in all honesty, Wren was also a bit obtuse. Foster confessed his feelings for her over and over. And each single time, Wren was awestruck. She went from being surprised, then becoming all warm and fuzzy because she felt the same way, and finally forgetting about it all and going back to thinking it’s all fake. Despite that there are some pretty hot and heavy petting going on in between all the confessions. I guess that’s the one thing about this read I had trouble looking past. That same scenario repeated itself a few too many times. I’m guessing the intent was to convey Wren’s insecurity and fear of Foster leaving her again, but Hunter missed the mark there just a bit. Fortunately, everything is forgiven and then some since Wren is so bloody spunky! 😉
But when all is said and done, A Pizza My Heart is an awesome romance (despite Wren being a bit daft). And Hunter is clearly a fantastic storyteller. The altogether warm feelings I had while reading this book is a testament to that. This is the kind of story that will put a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your chest. A great story for all romance lovers.
I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).