Not even gonna lie. I'd seen this book around, but hadn't made the time to read it. My TBR pile is huge, and I'm finding it hard to split time between reading and writing. And while I didn't dislike this cover, for whatever reason, it didn't pull me in. Add to that I had no idea what to expect from this little romance, so I simply did not pick it up.
I was WRONG!
Do not make the same mistake as I did. Pick this book up. Like today.
Here's a short blurb.
Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the
eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than an hour on the clock. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong.
He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Shop. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.
And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches
than do that.
Okay. So for me, the fact that Maddie is only twenty was another reason I held of reading this. I'm not exactly twenty any more. I truly wondered if I'd be able to relate to her.
I so totally did! Krista did such an amazing job making Maddie a woman that all of us can relate to. You understand her struggles and cheer for her to overcome them. Krista also wove God moments into the story in such an authentic way, I often found myself thinking "yep, been there, said that." And the humor and wit in this book? Loved it. Krista balanced the laughter so well with the heavier moments. I truly devoured this book with a smile on my face and cannot wait for her to release another book.
So, if you like Contemporary Romance laced with humor, Sandwich With a Side of Romance needs to be at the top of your reading list!
(Side note for those of you who didn't see my Facebook post last week. When I finished this book, my Kindle asked me to rate it and I happily gave it 5 stars. What I didn't realize is our Amazon account hooks to my husband's Twitter feed and it sent out a tweet from his account "Just finished Krista Phillip's Sandwich With a Side of Romance and I loved it!" He's still living that one down, and I'm still giggling.)
Have a great weekend everyone:)