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Review: The Something about Her by Rachel Higginson

I quit life. Or at least my new job.

My new, fancy, head chef position at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city is not turning out like I’d hoped. I’m a mess. Totally out of my element and underqualified, I’ve been thrown into a fiery kitchen and I’m not sure I can handle the heat.

But I owe my brother. And since it’s his restaurant and he’s my favorite person in the world, I can’t walk away.

Even though I’d love to do just that. If we’re being honest though, it’s more than just my kitchen. It’s the bad date I went on last week. And my building superintendent that won’t fix my sink. It’s the creepy guy from my gym that won’t leave me alone. But mostly, it’s my friend’s brother that keeps showing up in all the worst places.

I’ve never claimed to have it together, but I certainly don’t need a man to rescue me every time I get my heel stuck in a sewer grate. Except that’s what keeps happening.

Vann Delane is pushy and stuck up and thinks he knows everything there is to know about everything. And for whatever reason, he keeps saving me.

Not that he’s happy about it. He’s made it clear what he thinks about my money and dream job and the designer shoes he saved last weekend. He’s not impressed with me and my penchant for disaster.

I’ve decided to stay away from him. I’ve got too many other fires to put out to worry about the something between us that doesn’t have a name.

So, he can give his knight in shining armor kindness to someone else. And he can save those intense glances and butterfly-inducing smiles for the nice girl he’s looking for. And he can deny it all he wants, but I know he likes me.

He says I drive him crazy. But I know there’s something about me that he can’t deny.

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MY REVIEW

“In the middle of a kitchen, covered in sweat and grease, I discovered who I was.”

“The burn he’d set off inside me turned into a consuming fire driven by desire and a conviction I didn’t even know I had. I wanted this job. More than anything I had ever wanted in my life.”

“And then I was falling. Falling over the edge of sensation and feeling. Falling in love with him deeper and deeper and deeper. And falling right into his safe and wonderful arms.”

The Something about Her is the final book in the Opposites Attract series and was so worth the wait.

The Something about Her follows the story of Dillon and Vann. Dillon is at a sort of crossroads in life. She doesn’t know who she is or what she wants to be. The only thing she does know is that she loves cooking. So, when her brother offers her the chance of a lifetime to be an executive chef of one of his restaurants, she’d be a fool to turn him down. Despite feeling insecure and unsure about the direction her life has taken, Dillon is up for the challenge and is seeking advice from an unlikely source. Vann is Dillon’s total opposite. He’s exactly what Dillon needed in her life. He offered up a fresh insight to the plights of the world. He is a total health nut and comes off as a total jerk. But, man is there ever more to him than meets the eye. Sure he messed up in the beginning making assumptions about Dillon, but he’s not afraid to admit when he’s got it wrong. Together these two might seem like an unlikely pairing, but they balance each other out in ways I don’t think either of them expected.

The Something about Her was a terrific read from beginning to end. I couldn’t help but get swept up in Dillon and Vann’s story. I loved seeing Dillon take more chances and trust her instincts. I loved seeing how far Dillon has come and how hard she worked in changing her life. And Vann, while he came off as kind of a jerk, I think he was just brutally honest and didn’t always have the best delivery when it came to airing his thoughts. I loved the way he came to care for Dillon and loved seeing their relationship take course. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two. There were a ton of bumps in the road, but I really loved the slow burn and loved seeing these two overcome the hurdles that life threw at them.

Overall, this book was a really enjoyable read. I loved getting to know these characters and I course I loved catching up with all the previous ones. This book was exactly what I was looking for and had just the right amount of drama, romance and steamy moments. As sad as I am to see this story end, I can’t help but be excited to see what adventure this author has in store for us next……

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

 

 

Excerpt

He was surprisingly good at this, I realized. He knew exactly what he was doing. “Do you do this for all the women that biff it in front of your store?” His grin was wicked. “Technically, you’re the only woman that’s face-planted in my parking lot, that I’ve noticed.” I dug my toe into his kidneys again and loved watching him squirm. “Hey!” “A gentleman should always tell a lady that women fall all the time. That you spend half your day fixing bloody knees and scraped palms.” He looked up at me and shook his head. “How about I tell you I deal with my fair share of injuries, but usually on our Taco Tuesday bike rides. Everyone gets drunk and then wipes out and I’m usually the only one in the right mind to deal with them.” I was strangely moved by how sweet that was. “Doctor Delane, medicine cyclist.”

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