Summer won’t last forever.
Sage Byrd has lived in the coastal town of Spunes, Oregon (not to be confused with Forks, Washington) her entire life. She’s learned to love her small world, with the misfit animals on her hobby farm, and her friendships with the town’s inhabitants. But when her 5-year relationship ends and her ex, town-golden-boy Ian, suddenly gets engaged, Sage needs a win―something that will convince everyone to stop pitying her all the time, and to put Ian in his place. The Festival of Spunes, the town’s annual summer competition, would be the perfect opportunity. She just needs a partner.
Fisher Lange was a hotshot chef in New York City until the loss of his sister left him numb, grieving, and responsible for his teenage niece Indy. When Fisher loses his Michelin star along with his love of cooking, his boss sends him and Indy to Spunes on a much-needed summer sabbatical to consult on a restaurant opening. But when clashes with the townspeople threaten his last chance to redeem himself and a kiss with his new neighbor Sage leads to dating rumors, a strategic alliance might just be the best way to turn things around.
A deal is struck. Sage will improve Fisher’s image in the eyes of the town and remove the roadblocks he is facing with the restaurant, and Fisher will be Sage’s partner for the competition. But as their pact quickly turns into steamy rendezvous, emotional wounds begin to heal, and the pair tries to savor every moment, they start to realize that summer is racing by much faster than they would like…
Hello Book friends!
Today I’m reviewing Savor It by Tarah DeWitt. In this summer romance we follow high school English teacher Sage Byrd and Michelin star chef Fisher Lange, who, after losing his sister and his career, is in need of a fresh start. Moving across the country to Oregon to help coordinate the opening of a new restaurant, Fisher finds himself in uncharted territory when his new next door neighbor barges (ever so sweetly) into his life.
And romance readers, you NEED (yes all caps) this book in your life. (I know, this is repeat from my last post, but it’s relevant to this one too).
Slow and savory, Savor It (which is the perfect title btw) has all the enticing flavors for this immensely satisfying story of two people falling in love. Think of how a piano draws out those soft notes of a love song. Playing a melody similar to the rhythm of our own heartbeat. Adding an incandescent cadence of pure joy that stretches out a lifetime. Collecting the sounds that sooth and ache in equal measures. Creating a symphony of the human experience. Including those moments when you break and shatter into millions of tiny shards, but quietly and ever so gently, be put back together with the help of tender hands and a beautifully knowing soul.
I’ve found a new favorite author.
DeWitt took me on a belly laughing, heart breaking, swoony journey that made me feel all the feels.
Go add this one to your cart book friends. You’ll be glad you did.
Happy Reading ~ Cece
RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
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About the Author
Tarah DeWitt is an author, wife, and mama. When she felt like she devoured every romcom available in 2020, she indulged herself in writing bits and pieces of her own. Eventually, those ramblings from the Notes app turned into her debut novel. Tarah loves stories centered around perfectly imperfect characters, especially those with just enough trauma to keep them funny, without ever being forcefully cavalier. She believes laughter is an essential part of romance, friendship, parenting, and life. She is the author of Rootbound, The Co-op, and Funny Feelings.
|Source & Format
|Review Posted Online
|St. Martin’s Griffin
|NetGalley, Digital ARC
|February 4, 2023
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