Oh, my gosh, I think I gained ten pounds reading this book. Flavor of the Month by Georgia Beers is a contemporary romance novel about second chances, forgiveness, and love…and pies, lots of yummy pies.
Our two main characters, Charlie and Emma, were best friends growing up. As teenagers they became girlfriends, but when they went to separate colleges, they began to drift apart. Charlie was lured away to New York City where she ended up a trophy wife to a big city entrepreneur. Four years later Charlie’s big-city girlfriend finds someone new to take her place and kicks her out. She is forced to go home to Shaker Falls and live with her family. The family she has pretty much ignored for the last four years. There she takes a part time job in a bakery and slowly realizes how her actions years ago have hurt her family, friends, and especially Emma whose heart was broken.
Can people grow, mature and change their ways? Can someone be forgiven for the hurt they have caused others in the past? Can love really last through pain and heartbreak? These are some of the questions answered in this book through Charlie and Emma. This is a lovely story though there is a good deal of angst running through the book. I became invested in both characters, and really cheered them on as they worked though the trauma of their past. Georgia Beers really knows how to pull your heartstrings with her writing.
I can recommend this novel to all who love a good romance. And I really, really want the recipe for that peanut butter pie with the chocolate glaze!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.