Title: I Love You More Than Pierogi (A World of Love Story)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 101 Pages
At a Glance: I liked this book a lot and recommend it if you’re in the mood for something light and sweet.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: Marek and Adrian dated in high school, but a bitter breakup led them to choose different paths. Adrian is out and proud while Marek is in the closet. Adrian embraces his eccentricity while Marek clings to a conservative image. And while Marek worked hard to build a successful life and financial stability by climbing the corporate ladder, Adrian threw caution to the wind and has spent the last five years backpacking across the world.
Now Adrian is back in Warsaw, Poland, but while Marek thinks they will have a hookup and have a blast from the past, Adrian is just looking for a place to crash. Worse still, Adrian turns up at Marek’s advertising agency for help with his outrageous new business venture, and if Marek wants to get promoted, he might have to work with the guy who broke his heart.
Review: One thing I know for sure is that this book made me hungry!
It’s a second chance romance about two friends and high school sweethearts who parted ways after graduation, and a bitter breakup. Marek is down to earth; he wants job security and to climb the ladder in the company he works. At least, that’s how he is at the beginning of the book…
Adrian, on the other hand, is a free spirit. He likes adventure, excitement and spontaneity. He is open about his sexuality, and proud of who he is. He doesn’t make plans, and prefers to live life on a day-to-day basis.
After graduation Marek stayed closeted, and decided to play it safe by getting a degree and going on to work for a big advertising company, while Adrian decided to go on the backpacking trip they had planned, even if Marek wouldn’t go along. Five years after they spoke for the last time, they meet again when Adrian needs a place to stay for the night.
So, these two are complete opposites, but somehow they fit together. They have a lot of unresolved issues to work out between them, as they are both still bitter about the way they parted. At first, they think they are over it and act as if everything is in the past, forgotten and forgiven. Though, soon their resentment bubbles to the surface and it’s apparent they are still hurt over their break up.
Adrian is in a point in his life where he wants to stop traveling, and after five years on the road, he wants to put down some roots and start his own company. The idea with the food truck was great, and all this food he cooked throughout the book seemed delicious. Well, everything except for the fried liver, but that’s just me. I also liked the name and the concept they came up with.
Marek is reluctant at first, but soon he gets excited about Adrian’s idea, and helps set up the business. The two reconnect through food while living together and working to establish the food truck. They enjoy the familiarity of each other’s company as well as all the new things that they discover about the other.
It’s an easy and angst-free read, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Though fairly short, at only about one hundred pages, the characters are well developed and the plot is complete. There is also an epilogue at the end that solidifies their HEA and gives us a glance at what their life together is like.
I liked this book a lot and recommend it if you’re in the mood for something light and sweet. 3.5 stars from me.
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