Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant: Book Review
About the book:
Title: Tacos for Two
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2021
Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can’t cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red–and an upcoming contest during Modest’s annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she’s been talking to via an anonymous online dating site.
Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father’s law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. But if he loses the contest, he’s back at the law firm for good. Failure is not an option.
Complications arise when Rory’s chef gets mono and she realizes she has to cook after all. Then Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he’s been falling for online the past month.
Will these unlikely chefs sacrifice it all for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one?
An interesting twist on You’ve Got Mail that had me laughing out loud while also diving deep into the characters and their problems. Not everything was happy-go-lucky with Rory and Jude. I enjoyed the constant tension as they worked toward their goals, and I cheered for each one individually. Both characters had flaws and expectations that come from real life and made them the type of realistic characters I love. The setting absolutely drew me in, and the diverse cast of characters was the icing on the cake. Or should I say the meat to this taco? Tacos for Two was an enjoyable read, with plenty of spark and charm and relatable moments. I did occasionally get annoyed with Rory, but that’s all part of the experience as she learned and grew as a character. I received a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.