Can’t Fight Fate’s Plan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 316 Pages
It’s a long way from Seattle to Otter Bite, Alaska. But if one woman can survive the trip–and the locals–she just might find what her heart has been searching for.
Her mango chutney is exquisite; her blueberry sauce is to die for. But right now, Chef de Cuisine Daisy Moon is a woman without a kitchen–and without a fiancé. Unceremoniously dumped from her place of business and her relationship, Daisy sells her belongings, plus a few of her ex’s, and packs her bags. Maybe smashing all the china in her former restaurant was a bad move. Stripped of her Golden Spoon for “un-chef-like” conduct, she is now blacklisted all over Seattle. Her sole job offer is from the Wild Man Lodge…in Otter Bite, Alaska.
Too bad Daisy can’t even get out of Dodge without incident. By the time she boards a ship for Alaska, she’s got a trail of new troubles behind her, and suddenly Otter Bite is sounding pretty good. But the vessel turns into her own personal Titanic when a series of close encounters confirms her terrible taste in men–including one very good looking bad luck charm named Max Kendall. She vows to dedicate the rest of her days to chowders and brulée. Yet even Alaska isn’t far enough away to shake the memories of the sexy shipmate who rocked her cabin–and her world. Thank goodness she’s done with surprises–but they may not be done with her…
*I received this book free from Mark My Words Book Publicity in exchange for an honest review*
Daisy has the worst luck of anyone ever and she’ll blame everyone, but herself. There’s always a reason for her actions and never in million years would she ever consider that maybe she overreacted in certain situations, which caused them to go from bad to worse. She is also one stubbornly determined woman who won’t back down. Underneath all of that, she’s actually pretty sweet.
No matter how hard he wishes for it not to be true Max’s path keeps crossing Daisy’s. At first she’s like a plague he can’t escape, but after a while he realized that maybe he doesn’t want to escape. She challenges him as much as she infuriates him leaving him baffled by how much he starts enjoy it.
Fate has a plan and if it doesn’t succeed it’ll try again and again until it gets it right. In Spooning Daisy if two paths cross enough eventually they’ll realize it’s meant to be.
This book is slow paced. I felt like I was reading forever and nothing really exciting would happen, just little things here and there. I enjoyed where the story lead, but the journey getting there was long and drawn-out. Max’s mother and Daisy’s best friend added a little much needed humor and the people of Otter Bite added a heartwarming sentiment.
“The odds are good, but the goods are odd.” ~That quote pretty much sums up the entire book for me.
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