This story pulled me in from the first page. The descriptions are so vivid, it was like a movie playing in my head and I absolutely LOVE those stories. The developing relationship between Shay and Aden was sweet but there are other couples too, so there’s more than one romance that will make you smile. Aden and Shay are both likeable characters and I just wanted them to get together already. Their histories left them with angst and insecurities that make this a slow-burn and the build-up is great.
While we watch them dance around each other, we see Shay come out of her introvert shell a bit and quickly making friends with Olivia and Margaret. There’s also a cheating ex who expects forgiveness and a bitter other woman, not to mention the woman scorned and all the first responders who can’t keep their eyes off of Shay. In addition to the great cast of secondary characters, there’s also a mystery. Yes, there’s a lot happening, but the pace is great and there’s a perfect balance to tell the stories without overshadowing the love story.
I really enjoyed Rock House Grill and couldn’t put it down.
Aden House, successful but driven chef and TV personality, refuses to slow down. His life implodes one night, damaging him both physically and emotionally. He’s rescued by a woman he thinks of as his angel. Shay McDowell has rebuilt her life after her divorce. She juggles volunteer EMT duties and her job, while dreaming of becoming a chef. She finds her way to Rock House Grill and back into the life of the man she helped save. Can love be the ingredient needed to survive the many obstacles they face?