Review: Forked by Melanie Harlow

Posted 5 December, 2014 in Reviews / 8 Comments

Review: Forked by Melanie HarlowTitle: Forked
Series: Frenched #2
Author: Melanie Harlow
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 21, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:

1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well.

2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.

3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.

Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.

You’re totally FORKED.
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My Review:

Recommended for: anyone who knows what it’s like to not be able to keep your hands off someone who’s probably bad for you, anyone who likes sexy cooking scenes 😉

Love this book! It’s been out for like a minute, and I’ve already read it twice.

My first thoughts while reading the beginning of Forked: Coco is probably the kind of adult who shouldn’t be left unsupervised. Kind of like myself. Once my boyfriend moved and I had the bedroom to myself, his side of the bed became my pantry and the floor is for clean laundry. So I could relate to Coco and her not-so-great decision making. She lives by “do what feels good” instead of “do what seems smart.”

That being said, I don’t pretend I’m trying to be smart, like she does. Like, Coco, stop pretending already. I wanted to bitch slap her more than once. Just give in to what you really want and stop denying your feelings!

That got kind of frustrating, but other than that, the book was an absolute delight. I loved it so hard! And don’t judge me, but I think I prefer Nick to Lucas. Nick reminded me of Nico from Friends Without Benefits, one of my all-time faves. In fact, this book is pretty similar all around to that book, but not in a bad, rip-offy way. In a good and hot and cute way.

And this book was so funny. I can see why Mia is friends with Coco. I loved the way Coco’s mind would just drift into the gutter, gradually but, at the same time, it was really random and abrupt.

But, hey, at least her brained usually yelled at her when that happened.

I kind of wished the timeline of the book was longer, because an entire HEA happening in like a week isn’t realistic enough for me, but it happens all the time, so I can hardly fault this book without faulting thousands of other contemporary romances. So five stars, overall!

About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.


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8 Responses to “Review: Forked by Melanie Harlow”

  1. […] Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where’s the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It’s bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers—did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink? He’s arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her—she’s too busy with her dance studio’s grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs… They agree it’s a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn? Related Books: Forked […]

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