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“Tacos for Two” by Besty St. Amant ~ Book Review

Tacos for Two

“Tacos for Two” by Betsy St. Amant

Review copy from the publishers

My Rating:4 out of 5 Stars

About the book:

Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can’t cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red–and an upcoming contest during Modest’s annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she’s been talking to via an anonymous online dating site.

Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father’s law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. But if he loses the contest, he’s back at the law firm for good. Failure is not an option.

Complications arise when Rory’s chef gets mono and she realizes she has to cook after all. Then Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he’s been falling for online the past month.

Will these unlikely chefs sacrifice it all for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one? 

My thoughts:

This was such a cute and light-hearted but fun story! While I haven’t yet seen the movie “You’ve Got Mail”, I do know the story and this novel was a really sweet spin on that as well. I loved the characters – I found Rory to be really relatable, albeit maybe just a little moody (understandable), and I loved her online relationship with “Strongerman99”. All the messages sprinkled throughout the book was an absolute delight, and I loved seeing how it all progressed.All of the characters were marvelous, from Jude, to Nicole and Grady, Hannah, and even Jude’s family – they all had a lot of depth and realisticness to them, it was a joy to read about them. And the food – I don’t think I’ve craved Mexican food more than when reading this book, haha. It made everything sound absolutely delectable, and I really need several tacos now ;)There was a very faint faith strand, mostly about loving our enemies. Which is definitely a good truth to have, I just had hoped for a bit more emphasis on the faith in the end. Still, this was a very cute, clean, romantic story that I definitely enjoyed and am glad to have on my shelves!

*Thanks to revell publishing for the copy of the book. I was not required to post a positive review; all thoughts expressed are entirely my own.


I am a peculiar treasure who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

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