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Review: The Problem With Him by Rachel Higginson

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I’m over men. I’m done with them.

Or at least the ones that work in my kitchen. Fine, one man in particular. Wyatt Shaw is cocky and condescending and so far out of his element that he doesn’t know which way is up. Or how to run his brand new kitchen all by himself.

That’s where I come in. Sous chef extraordinaire. Second in command. Bane of his existence. I am the reason Wyatt’s doing so well as the new executive chef of one of our city’s most prestigious restaurants. He has me to thank for his glowing accolades and five-star write-ups. Only if you were to ask him, he’d say I’m his biggest problem.

Despite his discouragement and bullish behavior, I’ve set two goals for myself.

The first? I’m going to fight my way to the top of this male-dominated industry and claim my own award-winning kitchen.

The second? I’m going to do whatever it takes to ignore Wyatt and his rare smiles and the thickening tension that’s started to simmer between us.

Wyatt Shaw might be Durham’s new shining star. He might be up for a James Beard Award. He might be my new boss and key to my future success, but he’s also in my way.

So he can keep his smoldering looks and secret kisses. And he can be the one that figures out how to make it through service without getting distracted by me.

I’m not the problem. The problem is him.

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My Review

“My soul had been given purpose and my life had been gifted meaning.”

“His tongue was there only enough to remind me that it had the power to undo me. To totally upend me. To ruin me for other men.”

“That wasn’t a normal smile. That was sex and sin and very dirty things.”

“He’d flipped me upside down and turned me inside out and then left me to piece myself back together.”

“He defied every norm I had. He broke every rule and exceeded every expectation. He was and had been and would always be my exception.”

The Problem with Him was a ton of fun and a great read to spend my day wrapped up in. While this book is the third in the Opposites Attract Series, it can totally be read as a stand-alone novel.

The Problem with Him follows the story of Wyatt and Kaya. Kaya is the second in command and one amazing sous chef. Her dream is to one day be an executive chef like her nemesis Wyatt. Kaya will stop at nothing to go after what she wants and if that means putting up with Wyatt, then she will. Only putting up with Wyatt is harder than it used to be. The secret smiles and stolen moments are confusing and are turning Kaya’s world upside down. They’re supposed to be enemies. They’re not supposed to fall in love…..right?!

I fell in love with The Problem with Him pretty much from the first page. I was addicted and captivated by Kaya’s story. I loved her passion and drive and how utterly strong she was. She wasn’t afraid to go after her dream and wasn’t going to let anyone change her mind. And while she never felt like she really fit in with her life, cooking was the one thing she could count on. It made her competitive and strong. And Wyatt just pushed her to want more, to work harder and to make her dreams a reality…..As we get to know Wyatt, he is the kind of character you can’t help but fall in love with. Sure he’s hard on his staff, but he wants to be the best. His life has been anything but easy and cooking saved him. Wyatt doesn’t trust many people, but when he lets you in, it’s a total gift. Together these two were just explosive. The tension was undeniable and led to some of the most fun and entertaining banter. The tension just oozed off the pages and their chemistry had me begging for more. I loved how these two challenged one another and how they pushed each other to be their very best. The support, trust, and connection they shared was fantastic. I just couldn’t get enough. Their romance had a delicious slow burn and I truly loved watching these two fall.

The Problem with Him is a fabulous read from beginning to end. I loved getting lost in the characters and their story. I fell head over heels in love with Wyatt and Kaya and couldn’t help but devour their story!


“I’m impressed, chef. This is a good idea.”

His eyes sparked with the compliment, but his words surprised me. “You shouldn’t say that.”

That look was back, the one that had gotten me into so much trouble last night. One part confident, sexy man, two parts vulnerable and open.

“Say what?” I whispered.


“But you are a chef.”

His jaw ticked. Anger, I thought immediately. But it wasn’t. It was something else. And now it had me questioning every single time I’d seen it before. “And I like it far too much when you remind me.”

I laughed a breathy, girly sound. I couldn’t help it. Now he was flirting with me? Opening up to me? Sharing his plans for the future with me?

“Wyatt, what are you doing?”

His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he struggled to swallow. My eyes tracked every second of it.

“I’m trying not to kiss you, Kaya. I thought that was obvious.”

Now it was my turn to nearly choke on my tongue. “You’re ridiculous.”

“You’re beautiful.”

Other Books in the Series (Can be read as stand alone books):

The Opposite of You:

The Difference Between Us:

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