A Review On Simmer Down by Sarah Smith

This sizzling romance between Nikki and Callum captured my heart from day one. 

Nikki DiMarco lives in Maui running a food truck with her mom when one day she discovers a new food truck at her usual spot. The new trucks is run by Callum James and his brother Finn but Nikki doesn’t realize that his

Book: Simmer Down by Sarah Smith
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Tags: Adult Romance, Women’s Fiction, food
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: July 19, 2020 to July 19, 2020


In this finger-licking good rom-com, two is the perfect number of cooks in the kitchen.

Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so eat-or-be-eaten—or the competition to be so smoking hot.

But Tiva’s Filipina Kusina has faced bigger road bumps than the arrival of Callum James. Nikki doesn’t care how delectable the British food truck owner is—he rudely set up shop next to her coveted beach parking spot. He’s stealing her customers and fanning the flames of a public feud that makes her see sparks. 

The solution? Let the upcoming Maui Food Festival decide their fate. Winner keeps the spot. Loser pounds sand. But the longer their rivalry simmers, the more Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum…a sweet, protective side. Is she brave enough to call a truce? Or will trusting Callum with her heart mean jumping from the frying pan into the fire?


Rating: 5 out of 5.

This sizzling romance between Nikki and Callum captured my heart from day one. 

Nikki DiMarco lives in Maui running a food truck with her mom when one day she discovers a new food truck at her usual spot. The new trucks is run by Callum James and his brother Finn but Nikki doesn’t realize that his hot as hell body and face has an equally hot temper. 

They continuously argue and have spats at the food truck which is witnessed by their customers and soon their fights become a source of revenue, more customers more money.

It’s not until one day when pushed to fly to London to visit her aunt and uncle that Nikki discovers Callum is her airplane seat buddy. What turns into a fun family visit to London turns into a friends with benefits arrangement with Callum

I rated Simmer Down five stars for the way it proceeded to make me feel all these types of emotions while reading it. I didn’t once feel like stopping to pause but continued reading this word for word. This book has managed to capture my attention very well. 

Nikki and Callum has a friends with benefits relationship and communicated with each other and enjoyed each other deeply and they didn’t hide anything from each other. They were both equally understanding and I loved when Callum knew what to say and when to say it. 

Like all friends with benefits relationship, it mis come to an end so when they ended things roughly Callum especially wasn’t afraid to speak him mind and I loved that about him. He is very tough and mean looking but in reality he is caring and kind and has a full heart. 

Both Nikki and Callum’s character development throughout the book was amazing and I loved watching them grow and connect with each other as well as on their own. 

And I loved the way family played a huge role for both Nikki and Callum. While they had a great relationship with each other they maintained a good relationship with their family even if sometimes Nikki had a hard time coming to terms with a few familial complications. 

This was an absolutely fun read and I had no complaints throughout reading this. I enjoyed every second of it and could not put this down. 

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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