Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ARC Review: Must Like Spinach by Con Riley


Must Like Spinach
by Con Riley
Release Date: October 21 2016
Genre: M/M

Jon’s future in New York seems bright. He’s on the corporate fast track as an executive problem solver, but somehow he can’t help feeling hollow. Yearning for a life spent outdoors makes no sense if he wants to flourish in this city, nor does losing his cool with clients when they make bad decisions. Only leaving the East Coast behind for three months can save his business reputation.

His exile in Seattle has unexpected upsides. Jon’s rented home has a garden where his true passions blossom. It’s overgrown yet idyllic—perfect if he didn’t have to share it with another tenant. Tyler might be as cute as hell, and their landlady adores him, but Jon can’t let himself fall for someone who seems lazy.

Three months could be enough time to see Tyler clearly, but choosing which to nurture long-term—love or a business career—might take Jon longer than one summer.



Jonathan is a high flying executive consultant from NYC and got a new assignment at Seattle for 3 months. While at Seattle, he came across a rental advert with the caption 'Must Like Spinach' 

When Jon first met Tyler, he thought Tyler is a sleazy scumbag leeching of the old landlady. Tyler is a busy man and for almost half the book, I hardly saw him on the pages. I find myself thirsting for some tidbits on him. 

I must say that this book focus too much on Jon's office drama. It just feels really dry and for someone who was never interested in anything to do with business, I find it entirely confusing. Sorry to admit that I mostly skimmed off the pages whenever Jon's at work.

What I really like to focus on is the relationship development between Jon and Tyler. I enjoy their enemies to lovers angle with Jon not liking Tyler one bit. But once Jon found out Tyler is a sweetheart with a kindred soul, he realize he is wrong about the man. 

I really like Jon and Tyler together, I think the things they did together were sweet. I just wish there are more pages dedicated to them, instead of the office.




Con Riley lives on the wild and rugged Devonshire coast, with her head in the clouds, and her feet in the Atlantic Ocean.

Injury curtailed her enjoyment of outdoor pursuits, so writing fiction now fills her free time. Love, loss, and redemption shape her romance stories, and her characters are flawed in ways that makes them live and breathe.

When not people watching, or wrangling her own boy band of teen sons, she spends time staring at the sea from her kitchen window. If you see her, don't disturb her—she’s probably thinking up new plots.

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