Genres: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: June 20th 2019
Source: Wildfire Market Solutions
Most people would probably be embarrassed to land themselves back in their hometown and working at a pizzeria after an ugly divorce.
It’s home, and I have one last shot to make Wren Daniels see me as more than just her brother’s best friend.
When the opportunity to show her what’s been right in front of her this whole time presents itself, I take it, holding nothing back this time.
Wren thinks we’re pretending, but there’s nothing fake about the way I feel.
After all, she’s always had…a pizza my heart.
ARC provided by Author and Wildfire Market Solutions in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review
Teagan Hunter strikes again with this all new series that had me laughing and swooning from start to finish! A Pizza My Heart tells the story of a brother’s best friend / friends to lovers romance involving Wren and Foster. Growing up together, Wren had always seen Foster as her brothers best friend and her own personal confidant. However, things changed when Foster takes off and moves across the country and gets married. Back in town after four years and a nasty divorce, Foster is determined to get Wren to see what was right in front of her all along; but can pizza and time make the heart grow fonder?
I can’t begin to tell you how much I adored this new freshman novel of Teagans; from the first page I was greeted by Hunter’s signature snark and comedic genius that had me instantly pulled into the lives of our characters. Binged in one sitting, A Pizza My Heart catapults you into the story with Wren’s perspective which by three pages in, I was head over heels invested and connected with her–relatable, independent, unique, and family oriented, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family and those she considers her friends. I absolutely love Wren as she didn’t care what others thought of her and did her damn best to help her family all the while chasing her dream of owning her own salon.
Now, Foster is the hero that had me swooning from the moment Wren realized he was back in town. The chemistry between both Wren and Foster was out of this world, and I loved how easily they slipped back into how things were between them pre-move without Wren all together brushing away the emotions that his actions caused her to have all those years ago.
Inspired by the Marine’s (Teagan Hunter’s husband) friend, Foster is given a unique personality that I haven’t seen yet from her and one that had me captivated too instantly. I found his relationship with not only Wren, but with her brother and father to be one of my favorite parts of the novel, as it felt like one big family–making his and Wren’s relationship feel that much deeper and stronger than what I had originally anticipated.
I do have to note that this novel is a super slow angst, barely any drama type of book–a good ol’ hallmark love story. Usually this would bother me as I love me some drama, however, I didn’t mind it at all as I was reading–maybe because I knew going in there wasn’t going to be any, or because I was in the mood for just this kind of novel. Not once did the lack of a major conflict bother me as I was invested in watching this relationship bud. This novel could almost be considered a slow burn, but because of it’s length I wouldn’t classify it as one as I kind of wish the chase to changing Wren’s heart was dragged out a little bit longer.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this one and probably will be re-reading this again over the weekend as I’ve already begun re-reading my favorite scenes! Sexy, light hearted, and fun, A Pizza My Heart is a romantic comedy that will have you smiling from ear to ear and wishing you could have your own little slice of love. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a super quick romcom that is low on the angst and high on the chemistry.
Huge thank you to Wildfire Market Solutions for sending me an ARC for my honest review! Quotations taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon final publication. Graphics and Promotional used with permission from Wildfire Market Solutions.