Review: Melting for You by A.M. Arthur (Neighborhood Shindig #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via LesCourt ARC Team.

After months of dealing with a health issue, Joel Fisher returns to Reynolds, North Carolina expecting to see how the food truck business he co-owns with his kinda-sorta-maybe boyfriend is doing. Not only has Joel lost his boyfriend, but he's lost the apartment that was leased under his name as well as whatever wasn't nailed down in the food truck. Help surprisingly comes in the form of Isaiah Morrell, a chef himself who co-owns a restaurant in Atlanta but has returned to Reynolds for a short period of time to care for his father who owns Neighborhood Shindig. As the days pass, Joel and Isaiah work on Joel's food truck while also acting on their attraction. But all of this temporary, something they both knew from the get-go, and Isaiah hasn't mentioned wanting to stay. Is their romance just a flash in the pan?

I've missed reading A.M. Arthur's books, so how could I miss out on reading something new of hers, what more a series starter? Melting for You is the first in the Neighborhood Shindig series and the title has to do with a food truck specializing in custom grilled cheese sandwiches that's part of a place called the Neighborhood Shindig that houses other food trucks and businesses. This isn't a long read--it took me a little over an hour--and it was quite fast-paced, at times it felt a bit too fast that it did feel somewhat rushed. I did love the idea of the book--and the actual series--being about food trucks and Joel and Isaiah's romance did have some sweet moments, but it was really Isaiah's relationship with his dad that I felt most invested in, and I loved seeing it evolve the way it did. Four stars go to Melting for You. ♥

Date Read: 17 June 2019

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