R E V I E W ➠ McKenzie’s Turn to Fall by Harlow James

“Hey, Cookie Monster.”
I’m not one for nicknames, but this one comes from the most attractive man I’ve ever seen, and I can’t say that I hate it, particularly because I do have an affliction for cookies.
It all started when I became obsessed with this idea of two people falling in love over food in the grocery store. They’d reach for the same item, a spark of electricity would follow, and they’d live happily ever after. The end.
That’s the idea I had for my next romance novel, but no matter how many times I tried to start the story, it fell flat. I needed to see it in action, so I started trolling my neighborhood grocery store, people-watching while eating cookies straight from the package.
And then he said hello.
Who is he, you ask?
The insanely hot and charming butcher from behind the meat counter.
Apparently, while I was watching people, hoping that they would fall in love, he was watching me.
With encouragement from my bold and borderline inappropriate best friend, I give in to his charm and agree to date the man. And suddenly, my creativity sparks as well.
I write love for a living without having experienced the head-over-heels type myself. Until Dylan shows me that that there are men out there that are real-life book boyfriends.
But love can’t always be easy, and conflict is almost guaranteed to arise.
I watch people fall in love. Write about it too. But this time, is it finally my turn to fall?

RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2020

“There have to be more people that fall in love over food.”


Not my first read by the author, haven’t read a lot but so far from what I’ve read I have enjoyed. This one was a spur of a moment ARC and I am happy I had the chance. CAUTION: SUPER SWOON-Y

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this, I really liked the cover and then read the blurb and fell in love. This is a very sweet, romantic, fun and easy read story. The hero is a butcher at the local grocery store and the heroine is a well known romance author. The heroine visits the same store every Tuesday to scope out a MEET CUTE to get her writing juices flowing and while she was watching couple, someone was watching her. But not in a creepy way haha no when hero actually already named her the ‘cookie monster’ that said, THEIR meet cute was so much better than anything the heroine could have watched.

What I loved about this book was both main characters including all the side, I wouldn’t be able to chose which one better. The heroine is a plus size confident woman and the hero is a YOUNGER man that absolutely loves not only the look of the heroine but after meeting her, he was hooked. There are slight conflicts, lots of SWOONING, sexy senses, the most amazing first kiss and if I had to be very specific the story was predictable including the peak of the story, but I still enjoyed it and was happy to see a different look on reverse age gap which aren’t usually my thing ever, I just haven’t found a book I enjoyed the younger hero but in this one he was very mature and super super sweet with the biggest heart.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

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