I knew I was going to love Tacos for Two as soon as I heard that it is a take on the movie You’ve Got Mail, which is one of my favorite movies. In addition to loving every reference to the movie, I also really enjoyed the writing style, the humor, the secondary characters, and the perfect messaging back and forth between Rory and Jude! Actually, that was probably my favorite part of the story. I wish there would’ve been more of it!
Jude was my favorite character in this story. He is kind, patient, forgiving, humorous, and he stands his ground! He was pretty much perfect. I liked Rory, but sometimes she could make an assumption and run with it, which caused all kinds of problems, but in the end, she figured it all out and redeemed herself.
There were so many wonderful secondary characters in this story! I loved Hannah! She was matter of fact, yet kind, very intuitive and she helped Rory see what she had trouble seeing. I also loved quirky Alton! He really added humor to the story.
I highly recommend Tacos for Two, especially if you like You’ve Got Mail! I love Betsy St. Amant’s sense of humor. Her stories always make me laugh. With this story, I have gained another auto buy author and I can’t wait to see what she writes next!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light.
Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can't cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red--and an upcoming contest during Modest's annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she's been talking to via an anonymous online dating site.
Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father's law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. But if he loses the contest, he's back at the law firm for good. Failure is not an option.
Complications arise when Rory's chef gets mono and she realizes she has to cook after all. Then Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he's been falling for online the past month.
Will these unlikely chefs sacrifice it all for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one?