Book Review – Savor You by Kristen Proby

YOU GUYS. You have no idea how excited I am to be reviewing this book right now. It completes my FIRST reading challenge for 2020 (#FinishaSeries2020), and it completes one of my favorite romance series to date. And MAN OH MAN, this was the perfect way to complete this series.

For context, here are the earlier books in the series: Listen to Me, Close to You, Blush for Me, and The Beauty of Us.

In Savor You, Mia Palazzo has been persuaded to film a new cooking show with her ex. Not just her ex-boyfriend, but her ex-HUSBAND, which is something her friends hadn’t even known about until this whole thing came up. She’s upset at first, but it’s mostly because she’s nervous to see him again – she ran out on him ten years earlier after finding out that she got a false positive on a pregnancy test, which was the only reason they got married. She’s afraid that he’s going to be upset with her… which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Camden Sawyer is a world-renown celebrity chef, and he’s in Portland to film a season of a cooking show with his ex-wife. Yeah, the one who left him out of the blue only two weeks after they’d gotten married and found out they were expecting a baby. You’d think he’d be nervous to see her again after all these years, but he’s not. He can’t wait. He craves her. He never moved on from her. Mia Palazzo has practically been haunting him, and now he’s in her kitchen, and he can’t get enough.

But the past is sometimes hard to bury – can Mia and Camden figure out how to get past the same issues that tore them apart the first time around?

savor you


3 Things I Loved

  1. Mia. Omg, Mia was so relatable to me. She’s fiery and short-tempered and passionate and sometimes a little irrational. But that was so RELATABLE to me. I am also all those things sometimes! I’ve loved Mia since the beginning of this series and I was so happy for her to finally get her own story.
  2. Camden. You know what? It’s not every day that a man in a romance novel is as FORGIVING as Camden is. I appreciated it and I hope one day I can find a partner who understands that sometimes I’m going to say things I can’t take back, just like Mia does. What a great love interest.
  3. The friend group. I think I’ve said this in each of the reviews in this series, but the best part for me is how much this group of women loves each other. This series is so great, and I’m so glad I finally finished it!

Dislikes/Problematic Content

Super white. Super heteronormative. Fairly vanilla.

I don’t have any other complaints besides those ones, which have been consistent throughout the entire series. I’ve seen a lot of talk in the Twitterverse this week about white people not having the right/authority to tell the stories of people of color, and I totally agree. But I don’t think that means that stories written by white people have to be completely whitewashed either. Diversity exists in the world, even if it’s not the main story that you intend to tell, you know? This is definitely a conversation for another time, but for heaven’s sake, put some people of color in these books.


Rating

A reminder of the rating scale:

  • Red = DNF, I hated everything
  • Orange = Ugh, no thank you
  • Yellow = I mean, I’ve read worse, but there were problems
  • Green = This was good! 
  • Blue = Oh my gosh, I loved this book!
  • Purple = This is the unicorn of books and I will be rereading it until the binding falls apart and EVERYONE should be reading it!

Y’all, I think this was my favorite of the whole series. It has the same general issues as the rest of the series did without some of the other baggage of the other stories. Which I appreciated! This was such a good way to finish out the Fusion series. Therefore, I’m giving Savor You a BLUE rating!

Happy reading everyone!

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