Fun, charming, witty, great dialogue are all words that come to mind as I look back fondly on Burning Down the Spouse. This is the second book I have read by Dakota Cassidy, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more. It is also the second book in Ms. Cassidy’s Ex-Trophy Wife series and you don’t need to have read the first book to enjoy this one.
In Burning Down the Spouse, Frankie is a trophy wife who supported her famous chef husband for years until one day she found out about his cheating and she had a MAJOR blow up on live TV. After a painful divorce, she is rescued by another ex-trophy wife and Frankie lands a job at a diner. This fabulous little diner is filled with a loving Greek family and gorgeous Greek boys.
Once Frankie is pulled out of her post-divorce funk and meets Nikos who runs his family’s diner, this story really takes off and becomes such a fun and delightful read. This book is also filled with quality characters that all give their part to the story and even includes a sweet and interesting love story on the side. And Nikos family is a real joy to read. I love how his mother was always getting her wording wrong when talking and Nikos or his brother Cosmos would lovingly correct her.
What I loved most about this book was the sizzling chemistry between Frankie and Nikos, and how Ms. Cassidy brought them together in just the right way and timeframe to not make anything feel forced. However once Frankie’s ex-husband came back into the story to create some conflict between Frankie and Nikos, I just couldn’t believe Frankie was allowing her ex to take advantage of her again. I also felt Nikos reaction to the whole situation seemed a little over the top. But in the end I could still look back over this book with joy and remember all the fun and great dialogue and the sexy hero. And let’s not forget about Nikos’ protective brother Cosmos! Please tell me we will get a book with him as the hero! I want to return to this fabulous little diner and this family in the future!
If you enjoy a fun read filled with sarcasm, witty dialogue, and a smart and sexy Greek man, then this is the book for you.
“If you don’t sit your ass down and behave like the lady I know you are, I’ll clock you in the head with my new heels from Payless. Don’t make me do that, Frankie. I had to save a long time buy these.”