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 feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust.
Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn’t make a move on his brother’s girlfriend—even if Matt didn’t value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn’t want might be the only one who’s perfect for him.
Now That It’s You is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Meg and Kyle. When I first read the synopsis of this book, I was really intrigued by it and had to know more.
This review is really hard to write because everything I want to say would be a spoiler. So, I’m going to do my best and keep this review as spoiler free as possible. When I first picked up this book, I really liked the idea of this story. It intrigued me and made me want to know more. The characters were really interesting and I felt really bad for Meg and how her relationship with Matt ended.
However, I did have some issues with this story. I found the whole Kyle situation to be a bit awkward. On one hand, I really liked him with Meg. I thought the two of them had some great chemistry and shared some really wonderful moments. And when they weren’t discussing Matt, their story was an enjoyable. However, in my opinion there was too much talk and comparison about Matt. It made me feel really uncomfortable and it was just awkward. Kyle is no way perfect and he betrays Meg in his own way. In fact, his betrayal is almost as bad as Matt’s. And I hated how easily he was forgiven for it. I also didn’t like that Kyle never really defended Meg. I felt like he was almost ashamed of his relationship with her and that frustrated me to no end. And the real kicker, everyone is mad at Meg for calling off her wedding to Matt, but Matt was a total jerk. He cheated on her and yet, she is the bad guy for calling off her wedding. Sorry, but that just did not work for me.
Overall, I honestly think that this is going to be one of those books that you are either going to love or you’re going to hate. I really, really wanted to love this book, but in the end, it just wasn’t for me. I just had too many issues with this book and was left feeling really frustrated. I will say that even though this book didn’t work for me, I’m still glad that I picked it up and gave it a chance.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*