From the frying pan into the fire.
After a critic’s review attacks both Chef Liam Walker’s culinary skills and his personal life, Liam can no longer take the heat of the cutthroat New York City restaurant scene. He needs to get out of the kitchen—at least long enough to cool down and regroup.
At the Overlook Resort in North Carolina, Liam meets owner Carter Galloway. Carter has a passion for the hospitality business to rival Liam’s own, and it’s not hard to see where their shared interests—and attraction—could lead. But Carter has no interest in a fling, and Liam has no intention of walking away from the career he fought so hard for. If they want a taste of happiness together, they’ll have to find the courage to break the bonds threatening to pull them apart.
Breaking Bonds by Ari McKay is a contemporary male/male romance. Liam Walker goes to Overlook Resort in North Carolina to lick his wounds after a critic slams his culinary skills. There he meets owner, Carter Galloway. Sparks fly between the two men while Liam lends his expertise to Carter’s restaurant.
Breaking Bonds was a cute, predictable romance. Honestly, there was hardly any drama. However, the characters were funny, the romance was believable, and really what more could you ask? Granted, the Liam’s insistence that he had to get back to New York got old kind of quickly, especially when you’re in his head and know how he feels. But… it’s expected in the formulaic romance. I will say, I was shocked by the antagonist reveal. It’s not who I thought and McKay did a great job building the suspense in that aspect.
All in all Breaking Bonds is a well-written, easy to read book, perfect for the beach.