Book Review: Back Home to You by Maggie Wild

Posted June 24, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review / 7 Comments

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Back Home to You
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by Maggie Wild
Publication Date June 30, 2021
Published by Steel Rose Press
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 200
Format: ARC

She’s desperate to get her life straight. He’s struggling to stay true to his dreams. Together, can they whip up the recipe for happily ever after?
Harriet “Harry” Belmont feels like a total failure. Returning from San Francisco to England to care for her grandmother after being fired and discovering her boyfriend is married, she’s determined to turn a mess into something vaguely positive. But when her woeful cooking skills send her gran’s dinner up in smoke, the big-city refugee is stunned when the man who jumps to her rescue is a handsome old flame.
Jamie Forrest’s love of culinary creations has come back to bite him. Though the small-town chef loves the meal-kit business he built to help others, it’s become so successful he no longer has time to spend in the kitchen. But his stress multiplies exponentially when the woman he saves from a food-prep disaster turns out to be his gorgeous childhood sweetheart.
As Harriet’s forgotten feelings resurface, she’s torn between helping him open his dream restaurant and fleeing back to the life she promised she’d never sacrifice for a man. And though Jamie realizes he never got over her, he’s terrified that if he lets her in, she’ll just break his heart again.
Can the reunited friends find a way to put love on the menu?
Back Home to You is the charming second book in the Hope Valley contemporary romance series. If you like feisty females, kindhearted men, and wry humor, then you’ll adore Maggie Wild’s sweet tale.
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My Review:

Back Home to You by Maggie Wild is the second book in her Hope Valley series, although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone book. This delightful quick read is set in the idyllic Hope Valley.

Harriet (Harry) Belmont has just been fired from her job in San Francisco and has been dumped and betrayed by her boyfriend. Feeling like a failure, she returns to her home, Hope Valley, in Northern England, to tend to her Gran, who is scheduled for hip surgery. It’s perfect timing for Harry, as she’s between jobs, but she still feels like a failure having to come home without a job and alone.

Jaime Forrest has been back in Hope Valley for a few years after opening and running a successful and high-end restaurant in London. He returned and opened a meal delivery service in Hope Valley, but he misses the restaurant business and cooking for a living. However, after a disastrous relationship with his former partner in London, he won’t trust anyone again and is determined to make it on his own.

This book was well-paced and a quick satisfying read. The characters were well developed and I liked them all immediately. The quirky village characters added to the story and gave me some LOL moments. I have read the first book in the series and enjoyed re-visiting the characters from that book as well. This book is fun, satisfying, and joyful.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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