- Series: Frenched (Book 2)
- Paperback: 390 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781502896636
- ISBN-13: 978-1502896636
- ASIN: 150289663X
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,231,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Forked (Frenched) (Volume 2) Paperback – November 1, 2014
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Coco...she's such an lovely, interesting soul. I love how she looks for signs to tell her what to do, but when it came to Nick she just decided to trust her heart.
Nick...what he did was ultimately a douche move. But at the same time, at the young age of 22, I couldn't help but sympathize to some small extent with him. He was making a sacrifice of his happiness by doing what he thought was the right this for the love of his life.
I love the easy banter and chemistry these two have. The love of history, stories and food that they share. But most of all how they truly love each other despite the past that, at the beginning, threatened their future.
I'm also totally in love with the way Nick proposed...because seriously how flipping cute!!!!
You just know that they were/are made for each other.
Love love loved this book!
It was a sweet, second chance romance.
Coco has had it with living with her family. She wants her own house. And she's found the perfect fixer-upper. It may be way out of her price range, and in seriously bad condition, but this is the one, it "spoke" to her. She'll do whatever it takes to get that house. Even if it means getting her ex to cook for a last minute party. Her ex...husband. Who left her in their honeymoon bed with his ring and a note saying the marriage was a mistake. The same ex she has not seen or spoken to for over seven years.
Nick has just one condition, he'll do the party, if she spends the weekend with him. Yeah, easier said than done. As it turns out, they both still love each other. But there is are also feelings of hurt, anger, betrayal and lots of secrets. Nick needs to come clean and explain his reasons for lying and leaving. And Coco needs to decide if she can ever forgive Nick and move forward.
Both Frenched and Forked can be read as standalones but they do interact with each other. So while reading the first is not necessary, it does complement this one. Both are great. Well written and such fun characters.
I liked that Ms. Harlow kept Coco true to form, an impulsive 28 year-old who was struggling to be more "grown up". I know people like her and I have to admit, she was portrayed accurately. What bothered me most were some scathing remarks she made to Nick in the heat of the moment that bordered on abusive. Mind you, this is in my opinion.
Nick was a doll, though I have to agree with Coco's assessment of his devotion to her. Not only did he fail to fight for her 7 years earlier, he does the same thoughtless behavior now, as they are attempting to see if there's a future for them. And all he offers is a lame apology and a week worth of trinkets. Sorry, doesn't cut it.
Still I enjoy Ms. Harlow's storytelling style and will read FLOORED.
Finally, what's with the cover? A belly button piercing was never mentioned anywhere.
As Mia takes time off of work to prepare for her wedding in France (*insert fangirl squees here*), Coco takes on a new client. Wait until you meet Angelina. I had some serious laugh out loud moments here. This new client leads her to walk back into her ex’s life. She hasn’t seen Nick Lupo in seven years … He was her college boyfriend and first love. There are a few flashbacks so we hear about their tumultuous passionate relationship and the events leading up to The Big Break Up. Damn. This is some heavy s***. And it made my heart hurt for Coco. There’s just something so special about that first love and those memories from your late teens and early 20s. I really enjoyed reading about their past relationship. And I was dying to meet Nick … who did he grow up to be?
Mm. Nick Lupo. Oh Christmas. He is dreamy. He’s gorgeous, sexy, tattooed, confident, a chef, and completely self-made. (Side note: I love self-made people in real life and get so excited when I read about them.) Nick is not perfect. He’s made some mistakes in the past, but he’s ready to come clean and move forward. God. Trust me. You want Nick Lupo to move forward with you. There’s a certain baking scene in this book that will leave your mouth watering … baking with Nick Lupo is highly erotic.
I have to say the pace of the book is awesome. I was slightly nervous when I read the synopsis … I hoped I wouldn’t be reading a “will they or won’t they” book for a few hundred pages … Mel does not do this to us. We get a lot of action up front and it leads to some lovely angst and quite the fun-filled wild ride including some hot as heck car sex. Ahem. Coco & Nick have such a beautiful love story. Their past sets the foundation for something special … if they can get passed it. Will they?
All in all, I loved this book. I’m a huge fan of Melanie Harlow’s writing. She writes beautiful and dirty sex scenes that make me squirm. Her characters are fresh, witty, and charming. She’s the real deal.
Lastly, here’s a little teaser for you … people who’ve read the Speak Easy series will be in for an exciting surprise. I was giddy.