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You know what they say about best-laid plans…
After a disastrous thirty-first birthday party where she gets stood-up by a man she isn’t supposed to be dating, Peri McKenna decides it’s time to change what hasn’t been working—which is pretty much everything. Her love life is going nowhere fast, she’s bored to tears by a job that makes her the office pariah, and the lifelong junk food addiction that used to be somewhat quirky is now positively problematic. To top it all off, her newly-purchased home is falling apart and wishful thinking hasn’t done much to fix the leaky roof.
It’s time be an adult now that she’s officially ‘thirty-something.’
But when the first step of Peri’s self-improvement plan backfires, she starts to wonder if change might be overrated.
Enter Milo Preston, an up-and-coming chef who’s in town to take over a local restaurant. When Peri and Milo begin working together, she finds it hard to ignore his easy charm and captivating emerald-green eyes. Since Milo is her best friend’s estranged brother, Peri has to keep reminding herself that he is completely off-limits. As they grow closer, Milo introduces Peri to new foods, the joy (and pain) of jogging, and makes her think her luck might finally be turning.
But when the past catches up with them, Peri finds herself back at square one. Will she be able to sort herself out—or will the roof cave in on her once and for all?
Poor, poor Peri. First stood up by a guy she secretly makes out with at work and now she’s stuck with a huge crush on her neighbor… who happens to be her best friend’s brother. Her roof leaks, her junk food habit is out of control and her job is less than great. Honestly, what else can happen?
After trying to get her relationship out in the open with Declan, her work hook up, she is sentenced to three weeks suspension from her job. Her best friend’s brother is in town opening up the newest restaurant as a chef and all Peri can think of is her next pint of ice cream. When Milo begs Peri to start waitressing there, she starts to realize something needs to change in her life. She starts eating healthier, running, and falling for Milo.
Milo and his sister Elsa don’t have a great relationship due to their parent’s getting divorced. I could relate to Elsa not speaking to her Dad and worrying about how people would judge her if he didn’t walk her down the aisle. I have had that same exact thought many times myself. That part of this book really hit hard with me. That was the point that I realized this was definitely a five star Chick Lit read. I always love when I can relate with a book and that made it memorable to me. I will definitely look for more Cat Lavoie books in the future!
Cat Lavoie lives in Montreal, Canada with her tempestuous cat, Abbie. She is the author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, and PERI IN PROGRESS.
If Cat isn’t reading or writing, she’s most likely watching too much TV or daydreaming about her next trip to London.