Book Review- Tangled Up In Tinsel by Candis Terry

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Book Review- Tangled Up In Tinsel by Candis Terry

I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review- Tangled Up In Tinsel by Candis TerryTangled Up in Tinsel by Candis Terry
Series: Sunshine Creek Vineyard #3
Published by Avon on September 26th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town, Holiday Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Avon
ISBN: 0062471813
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Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll go to any lengths to protect their legacy—

but what happens when love gets in the way...?

As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, Parker Kincade has a restaurant to open. The fact that his Groomzilla brother wants the place for his perfect Christmas wedding doesn’t help. Then there’s the stunning woman who appoints herself his new chef before he’s ready to hire one. But one look at Gabriella Montani has Parker reassessing needs vs. wants. And that’s before he tastes what she has to offer…

Gabriella doesn’t need to get tangled up with a sexy man. What she needs is a job and a chance to prove herself. A place in Parker’s kitchen could give her the opportunity she’s been waiting for. The heat between them is sizzling, but a place in his bed could be downright dangerous. Neither Christmas nor men have ever lived up to her expectations, but Parker has soulmate written all over him. Should Gabi let herself be swept up in his holiday magic, or will it disappear before Christmas Day?

Tangled Up In Tinsel is the third book in the series and boy did I have fun with this one. I have only read book one, but I felt that Tangled Up In Tinsel was way better than even book one. I just couldn’t put this one down and boy I had a blast with this couple. They were so entertaining and they fit so well together. This is one of those stories I like to call “foodie romances”. Just basically means that there is lots of food and you might want to make sure you have some yummy treats while reading this one.

In Tangled Up In Tinsel our tale begins when our hero, Parker Kincaide, is rushing around trying to get his restaurant opened in time for his brothers wedding which he will be hosting, the same brother who wants the “perfect” wedding, so of course Parker is running around like crazy trying to get everything done as soon as possible. Then a beautiful woman walks through his door, wanting a job as his “chef” which is the last thing he is currently concerned about. Gabriella just wants a chance to prove herself and her talents. And she knows that she is exactly what Parker Kincade really needs. She is determined to prove herself, even if she has to get creative. Soon Gabriella and Parker find themselves in a tangled web of delicious endeavors and passion….

I love you Parker. And it has nothing to do with my father or this restaurant. I love you. The man who’s taught me to laugh and to live again.

What a story that this proved to be and I had such a fun time with these two. I just loved just about everything about this book. I honestly didn’t have any serious problems with this at all. The flow of the story worked so well and the dialogue that builds between Parker and Gabriella is pretty engaging. Then, of course, we have the family involvement. Now I know sometimes families don’t always work so well in romance, but this family totally worked for this book in just about every way. It wasn’t hard to figure that they would add some nice touches to the story. What also worked well for the story was the well balanced built up that becomes involved. What I have come to respect about Candis Terry is how she balances out the light and fun with those serious moments that are needed. Both characters have some unresolved issues especially in dealing with the Christmas season and it was so fun to see them work together to face their pasts and build that emotional intimate connection that is needed.

Tangled Up In Tinsel is a romance that is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, putting up tinsel, kissing your loved ones, and making your laugh and brings a sweet smile to your face!! DELICIOUSLY WRITTEN!!

Have you read a foodie romance before? What do you love or hate about them?

What is most fun about family oriented stories?

About Candis Terry

Growing up in Southern California, I was too busy reading books, hanging out at the beach, or finding ways to have a good time that wouldn’t land me on restriction to even consider writing a book. Oddly enough, a college drama teacher (who politely discouraged my inept acting abilities) encouraged me to develop the A+ character bio I’d created into a complete story. Right. Years later, in the midst of a bleary-eyed all-nighter (rocking my newborn, that is), I picked up a romance novel and fell in love with more than just the infant in my arms.

The diversities in my life have enhanced (or twisted) my worldview. From working in a Hollywood recording studio to a graphic designer in marketing; from schmoozing with the likes of Charleton Heston and Motley Crüe to giving up my beach bum ways and making the move to an Idaho farm. I’ve designed costumes for 80’s heavy metal videos and scooped up road apples left on the parade route by my daughter’s rodeo queening horse.

Only one thing has remained constant: my passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Though my stories are set in small towns, my wish is to give each of my characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending.

I’m married to a wonderful man who takes out the trash without being asked and who puts up with all my crazy ideas. To find inspiration, my family and I often grab our trailer and ATV and venture out to discover the off-road splendor of the Idaho wilderness. And when I need a fun dose of reality, I call upon my daughter and her little Mini-Me or one of our 3 furry troublemakers.

Life is good down on the farm!

  • I see this author all the time on the Avon website but never knew what this series was about. I love a foodie romance !

  • WHat a nice cute winter cover 😀

  • Ahhhh, they sound like a cute pair. And yum on the foodie element. I love it when family works as a secondary element in a romance.

  • So I really didn’t like that first book so didn’t continue with the series, but this one sounds fantastic. I’m glad that it was better than the first one. Parker and Gabriella sound like a terrific couple!
    Great review! I’ll be checking this one out! 🙂

  • Gabriella and Parker sounds like a couple i wouldn’t mind following on their romantic journey. And Christmas is my favorite time of year, so this being set during that time, is a bonus too. 🙂

  • I don’t know if I am ready for all of these holiday books yet 🙂 This does sound like a great read with a wonderful couple.

  • I want to hoard all christmas romances this season 😀 I love them and this sounds super cute and fun

  • This sounds so cute!! I want to check this and the rest of the series too. Great review!

  • I never read the author before. This looks like a good place to start. I am a sucker for Christmas romance.:)

  • Karen

    I don’t always love families in my romance but I’m glad to hear it worked in this case.

    I might need another month before I start Christmas romances though lol

    For What It’s Worth

  • Michele H

    I have this one on my TBR as well although I think I’ll read it next month (closer to the Holidays). Can’t wait to “meet” this couple now that I see how much you liked it! Lovely review 🙂