4.5 PIZZA WORTHY CROWNS
Lily Kate’s debut novel delivers a fun, charming, and entertaining read that will warm readers’ hearts and bring smiles their faces. With a lovable cast of characters and amusing plot, it is a must read.
From the absolute beginning pages of the book, the energy and conversations between Andi and Ryan draws the reader immediately into the story and their relationship. Andi is a bit of a mess, but this only serves to make her more endearing, more relatable. Her unusual passion and pursuit of career makes her a unique character and brings a light-hearted quality to her personality. It is clear from her actions that she is a heroine that cares for the people in her family and the friends she loves, often sacrificing herself and what she wants to make them happy. Overall, Andi is a completely delightful character that female readers will absolutely love.
Ryan is another unique hero in the world of romance. As a hockey player, readers will expect that cockiness and playboy ways of the traditional male athlete, but Ryan is none of these things. He wants a real relationship, he wants a home, eventually, and he wants something that is real. Once he finds it, he goes after it with complete unadulterated passion, refusing to yield to anyone or anything. His courtship of Andi is one of the sweetest I have ever seen, forcing readers to become enamored with his character.
A character who I absolutely fell head over heals in love with is Andi’s father. When he talks about his wife and his love of his children, my heart melted into a puddle of goo. It is the way every spouse wants his or her significant other to talk about her or him and their children. SWOON!
The plot of Delivery Girl is entertaining from the very first page, mainly because of Andi. Her antics are crazy, yet strangely endearing, and Ryan’s response to her is just as lovely. Their easy jokes and laid back nature brings a softness to the story that is simply delightful. What I enjoy most about the story, though, is the conflict that is created by Lily Kate. The external conflict introduced leaves readers’ beloved characters completely intact, and, in fact, their reaction to this obstacle only makes them that more endearing. Her resolution and epilogue will also leave readers with that warm and happy after-glow.
Lily Kate produces pure, light-hearted romantic gold with The Delivery Girl. Readers will swoon, sigh, laugh out loud as they meet and encounter this lovable cast of characters, and with this being book one in the series, I am so very excited to see what Ms. Kate produces next.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
come in extra-large, smoking hot packages.
Things like pizza.
The very pizzas that I deliver for my dad’s restaurant, Peretti’s Pizza. It’s a temporary job, something to pay the bills until I graduate from school, but it does the trick. In fact, it’s working quite well until Ryan Pierce of the LA Lightning decides to order a pizza from me, and life as I know it turns upside down.
You see, Ryan Pierce doesn’t just open his front door. He opens it buck naked. And suddenly, I’m not the one boasting the biggest, hottest package in the room. However, it’s what happens next that makes my stomach flip upside down whenever my phone beeps. Ryan starts to call, and then text, and then fifteen pizza deliveries and one hot-as-sin kiss later, we’re friends with benefits.
So when he asks me to be his fake girlfriend at his brother’s wedding, I’m happy to help. But the longer we pretend, the more I worry that this is one package I might not be able to handle.
Lily Kate works a pretttttty boring day job and writes books filled with heat, heart, and humor by night. Her debut novel, Delivery Girl, is set to release in early 2017. When she’s not writing books, you may find her watching Christmas movies before Thanksgiving, eating whipped cream from the can, or hanging out with her family.