Thursday, October 15, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Simmer Down by Sarah Smith

I am so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Simmer Down by Sarah Smith! As soon as I read this synopsis, I was sold. I received a copy for honest review from the publisher through Netgalley. Thanks so much to Berkley and Sarah Smith for letting me be a part of this delicious tour.


Title: Simmer Down
Author: Sarah Smith
Published by: Berkley
Released: October 13, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher through Netgalley
In this finger-licking good rom-com, two is the perfect number of cooks in the kitchen.
Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so eat-or-be-eaten—or the competition to be so smoking hot.
But Tiva’s Filipina Kusina has faced bigger road bumps than the arrival of Callum James. Nikki doesn’t care how delectable the British food truck owner is—he rudely set up shop next to her coveted beach parking spot. He’s stealing her customers and fanning the flames of a public feud that makes her see sparks. 
The solution? Let the upcoming Maui Food Festival decide their fate. Winner keeps the spot. Loser pounds sand. But the longer their rivalry simmers, the more Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum…a sweet, protective side. Is she brave enough to call a truce? Or will trusting Callum with her heart mean jumping from the frying pan into the fire? (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts:  This book had so many things going for it that I really enjoyed. It was set in Maui, there was food everywhere, and it featured a hate to love romance. It's a win! I really, really liked it. It was a lot of fun to read and it helped me take my mind off the real world for awhile.
I loved all the food in this book. Everything was described so deliciously. I wanted to eat all the food that was cooked in this. The funny thing is, I'm not a very adventurous eater, but whenever I read books that feature a lot of food, I just want to eat it all. I'm willing to try all the dishes mentioned. 
I also loved the food truck aspect of this. I just find food trucks to be a really fun setting. I also enjoyed how they were warring food trucks, willing to fight to the death for the business and Maui Food Festival bragging rights.
I enjoyed Nikki's story. She was a fun character to follow, and I was rooting for her every step of the way.  Callum James wasn't too bad either.
I found the romance to be really enjoyable. I love hate to love, there's something about it that's so satisfying. These two characters who can't stand each other gradually coming together is the best thing.
Simmer Down was the perfect escape book for me. It was satisfying, lovely, and fun. I'd definitely recommend getting your hands on it, just be prepared to be hungry. 



Sarah Smith is a copywriter turned author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and her adorable cat, Salem. 



Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Simmer Down by Sarah Smith. Thanks so much to Berkley and Sarah Smith for letting me be a part of it. If you like food and romance, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out.



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