Review: The Opposite of You By: Rachel Higgenson
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Opposite-You-Opposites-Attract-Book-ebook/dp/B01NAUAFJV/ref=sr_tnr_p_1_7588748011_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490895305&sr=8-1&keywords=the+opposite+of+you
I always adore Rachel’s Contemporary Romance stories (almost as much as I love her Zombie series haha) and now with this newest release she gives us another unforgettable pairing. I have often gotten tired of the same ol’ same ol’ occupations in novels and so to see one like Vera– a food truck owner/operator and Killian — a chef at a elite restaurant nearby made this a unique set up that immediately pulled me in. (Running a food truck has always been a secret dream of mine but shhh don’t tell k? )
One of the reasons I am always drawn to Rachel’s novels is her character development — she has these relatable characters that seem like you have been right there with them for years and yet when she gives us their backstories it seems like its just a nudge or a reminder about what happened. . . She dosen’t beat us over the head with chapters and chapters of information overload haha it has a very organic feel happening in line with what is currently happening in the story.
I freely admit that while I loved Vera’s character from the beginning it took me a bit to warm up to Killian, at first his chef with a god complex kinda got to me so I loved it when Vera was sassy to him. . . But gradually he began to be someone I rooted for because he was so driven and focused and he helped Vera realize how amazing she is.
Sometimes self doubt and letting someone else dull your shine can take a toll on your life and Vera has had to deal with that in spades with what happened with Derrek (and then some) so her journey of believing in herself and her talent in the chef game is an inspiring journey. Rachel really gives the reader a glimpse into Vera’s head and the very real impact on how toxic relationships can be extremely difficult to move on from.
This is another thought provoking, extremely memorable (becuase its edgy and groundbreaking – breaks the mold) kind of read by one of my favorite authors. . . Beware you will be on the lookout for a snack while reading this one so stock up accordingly!