Best Served Hot


Calling all foodies! This is the perfect romance for any food loving readers!

Julie Zimmerman is an executive assistant by day and an up-and-coming social media foodie influencer by night. When she misses out on a dream job, Julie is crushed. She’s even more upset about losing the job to Bennett, who’s mom is friends with the editor. Convinced that Bennett got the job not based on merit, Julie gives him a piece of her mind when she runs into him at a food festival. When the video of Julie telling Bennett off goes viral, the two decide to take advantage of the attention and team up to do food reviews together.

While I enjoyed Bennett and Julie together, their romance was a slow burn and not one of my favorites. There was some great humor between the two and the plot of them being rival food editors was fun. However, the romance wasn’t very memorable, and Julie’s character seemed a bit immature for me. The food though in this book! It’s the food depictions that really shone for me and had my mouth watering. Elliot makes you feel that you’re at every restaurant with our main characters, and while I came for a romance book, I stayed for the food. Too bad I couldn’t eat along with them.

Overall, Best Served Hot is a cute and easy read that is guaranteed to make you hungry. Rom-com wise it’s fine. I don’t regret reading the book, but it won’t be one that sticks with me.


Best Served Hot is out now. Huge thank you to Berkley Books for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof.books.


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