Simmer Down

Simmer Down

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?

Title:Simmer Down
Edition Language:English
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    Simmer Down Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Oh no! Nooooooo!!!! Why something starts extremely adorable, hot, tempting and then suddenly with a quick snap of fingers, turning into something repetitively angsty, extremely melodramatic because of...

  • Shealea

    Listen. I know that I ridicule Faker (Sarah Smith's debut novel) all the time. But what Faker lacked in organic romantic development, characterization, plot, and writing quality, it made up for with c...

  • Heather

    Loved all the food vibes of this book! The romance was hate to love which is my favorite trope of all time. This was a fun, romantic and swoon worthy book and I thoroughly enjoyed it!...

  • Christy

    3.5 starsThis is the second book I've read by Sarah Smith and I enjoyed it even more than the first. It started out a bit on the enemies to lovers track but then shifted to something else. Nikki and h...

  • Samantha Young

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of SIMMER DOWN and it was a truly wonderful escape read. Nikki was a likeable, relatable and authentic heroine whose motivations made me root from her from the ver...

  • ? A ?

    Romance + food trucks?Um, yes please!• Release Date: 13 October •...

  • Theresa Alan

    If you like contemporary romance, you’ll enjoy this novel. Nikki quits her dream job in Seattle to help her mother with a food truck in Maui. There are food truck etiquette rules, and when Cullum Ja...

  • Mara

    3.5 stars -- This book was a fun take on rivals to lovers trope (and I loved the food truck element-- definitely wait to read this when you're not hungry). However, there were 2 things that kept it fr...

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    Fun, sexy, and sweet. Lots of smiles with a nicely tied up ending. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I have to say this book got me in my emotions a few times while I was reading it. But it also had many areas that...

  • Lauren

    It is simple logic I see a Berkley romance and I buy it.When another food truck turns up in her coveted spot Nikki DiMarco is prepared to let the offending truck know in the nicest way possible that a...