Thursday, April 9, 2020

#BookReview – “Rock House Grill” by D. V. Stone


Aden House, successful but driven chef and TV personality, refuses to slow down. His life implodes one night, damaging him both physically and emotionally. He's rescued by a woman he thinks of as his angel.
Shay McDowell has rebuilt her life after her divorce. She juggles volunteer EMT duties and her job, while dreaming of becoming a chef. She finds her way to Rock House Grill and back into the life of the man she helped save.
Can love be the ingredient needed to survive the many obstacles they face?


In book one in the Impact series, volunteer EMT Shay McDowell rescues a man from a horrible car crash. Her life has been rough, and though she’s just going through the motions, she enjoys helping people and dreams of becoming a chef. Things start to look up when she applies for a position at Rock House Grill.
Chef, restaurant owner, and TV personality Aden House is on the verge of losing everything, but the crash was exactly what he needed to straighten out his life.
Aden and Shay are great characters. They’re both flawed and stubborn. They have mutual respect for one another and an instant connection. Their romance takes second place to them living their lives, however, and doesn’t actually begin until the mid-point of the story, which made sense because Aden needed time and rehabilitation to heal from the accident. As for the heat level, there’s a little kissing, but no sex and no cursing.
There are technically two couples in this book. Olivia and David (Aden’s sister and his doctor) fall in love. Part of the book follows them and their romance, which is just as clean and sweet as the main couple’s romance.
I read a galley copy of this story. It’s told in alternating POV between Aden, Shay, and Olivia, but all the POV switches have proper scene and/or chapter breaks. For anyone who likes clean-cut romances with a little suspense thrown in, this book is for you.
4 Stars

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