Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
A single parent chef + a smartass businessman temporarily down on his luck & back in the hometown he left as soon as he could.
On paper that combo speaks to me.
But sadly Kosoko Jackson’s A Dash of Salt & Pepper didn’t live up to my hopes, offering a story of growth & some steam but also one that doesn’t lay solid enough groundwork for the arc of the relationship or of one of the lead’s change of heart.
What I think Kosoko Jackson does compellingly in this romance though is portray a titanium-strength friendship between Xavier—said businessman—& his BFF Mya, & give some insight into why Xavier why wears his glib armor.
While A Dash of Salt & Pepper doesn’t totally work for me—I found myself skeptical of where the story was taking me—there are still things to appreciate here—including that adorable cover & the dislike to love premise that always has me sitting up & paying attention.
3⭐️. Out 12/06.
CW: loss of job, possible failure of business, a joke about JonBenet Ramsey.
Give me that HEA, please.
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