Chasing Fools by Aida Brassington
Chasing Fools by Aida Brassington follow Varda, an illegal foods smuggler who scours the world for one-of-a-kind finds. She finally saves up enough money to quit but Anthony, the boss of an elusive underground food club threatens to kill her if she stops working. That is where the story really kicks off in my opinion, causing Varda to do some outrageous, hilarious, scary, and sometimes touching things to ensure that she stays alive. The death threat ironically brings her closer to her boyfriend and his world, which helps out because Gino has been begging Varda to marry him.
When I received a request for this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The first thing that popped into my head was something along the lines of a food mob and in reality, I wasn’t that far off. There is an interesting cast of characters but they each bring something really unique to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamic between Gino’s family and I loved how in the end, all the chaos brought Varda and Gino together. Often times, this story is quite amusing and proved to be a wild ride and the ending is definitely unexpected (no spoilers here). I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun time.