Blurb: Always in control, the meticulous and professional Salvador Moreno is thrown for a loop when the newly hired bartender Grace Zendejas suddenly invades his family’s restaurant, and infuriatingly, his every thought. For the first time in his life, Sal is fumbling. But after recovering from a few blunders he discovers his feelings for Grace run much deeper.
Things begin to heat up between him and Grace, but then the ever-perfect Sal does something even his brothers never did—screws up royally. Now he’s scrambling to cover up a mistake he knows could cost him dearly. As his relationship with Grace grows even more serious, Sal’s secret is a ticking bomb, threatening to destroy the one thing he now lives and breathes for—his relationship with the love of his life—Grace.
This book started out real slow. At least the romance did. And I didn’t know it was the last in the series. But you don’t need to read the others to enjoy this one so that was a plus. They had a somewhat awkward start to their relationship. And I found myself not really digging the pursuit. It came off a bit forced to me. He was attracted to her and she was attracted to him but they kept getting irritated with each other over little things, things that were non issues in my book so I scratched my head a few times when they would tip toe around what they really should have just come out and said.
Once they finally got over their awkwardness and got together, they were inseparable. This felt a bit weird because they each had unfinished business with old flames that I felt should have been dealt with before going so deep so fast into another relationship. The pacing was a bit inconsistent in this area but it was the only thing that rubbed me the wrong way.
Other than that, it was a great love story. Grace was a talented, experienced cook that had incredible motivation even though her mom was constantly trying to thwart her success. And Sal was a goal driven, family oriented guy with a bit of control issues but only enough to be sexy. They complimented each other quite well. I’m glad I read it but I don’t think I’ll go back and read the others. But I don’t think it has anything to do with the story, I have found that recently I am just into that into series anymore.