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Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can't cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red--and an upcoming contest during Modest's annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can't cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red--and an upcoming contest during Modest's annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she's been talking to via an anonymous online dating site. Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father's law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. But if he loses the contest, he's back at the law firm for good. Failure is not an option. Complications arise when Rory's chef gets mono and she realizes she has to cook after all. Then Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he's been falling for online the past month. Will these unlikely chefs sacrifice it all for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one?


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Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can't cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red--and an upcoming contest during Modest's annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can't cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red--and an upcoming contest during Modest's annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she's been talking to via an anonymous online dating site. Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father's law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. But if he loses the contest, he's back at the law firm for good. Failure is not an option. Complications arise when Rory's chef gets mono and she realizes she has to cook after all. Then Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he's been falling for online the past month. Will these unlikely chefs sacrifice it all for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one?

30 review for Tacos for Two

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is lovely mash up of Sarah Smith’s Simmer Down and Emma Lord’s Tweet Cute: a lovely example of enemies to lovers troupe + characters who suffer from dysfunctional family issues with enjoyable banters between two cyber dating couple! Pros: plot is interesting and characters are adorable! Enemies and lovers troupe is well executed! I liked the plot about a food truck owner Rory who cannot cook and is stuck in that job she’s inherited, whose only way out is winning a competition to pay the exp This is lovely mash up of Sarah Smith’s Simmer Down and Emma Lord’s Tweet Cute: a lovely example of enemies to lovers troupe + characters who suffer from dysfunctional family issues with enjoyable banters between two cyber dating couple! Pros: plot is interesting and characters are adorable! Enemies and lovers troupe is well executed! I liked the plot about a food truck owner Rory who cannot cook and is stuck in that job she’s inherited, whose only way out is winning a competition to pay the expanses of business and provide her cousin a great place at assisted living home where her special needs will be fully taken care of. And guess who is her biggest rival? The man she’s cyber dating, chatting online for a long time and the same man she’s keen on meeting in person! His name is Jude Strong but is he strong enough to change his life’s direction? Did I tell you our hero is tormented by his evil family members ( he might have the worst kind of nightmarish father and brother who are acting puppet masters, pulling his strings to intervene his life) and winning this competition means he will be free of his strings that her mean family hold into their hands. But what if he has to make a choice between his love and his career dreams? Supporting characters were also easy to resonate with ( Hannah, Grady,Nicole were my favorites ) Cons: in the beginning, Rory was a little agitated and annoying character, spiraling around her personal problems but eventually we observe how her character developed and how she learned to wear big girl pants, acting more rational. Overall: it’s sweet, entertaining, smart story which wrapped up with a satisfying conclusion and earned my mouth watering taco Tuesday, what an enjoyable, easy to read romcom stars! Special thanks to NetGalley and Revell for sharing this digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest thoughts.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Syndi

    DNF Another DNF. I am so frustrated. Too many DNF this year. Tacos for Two is You've Got Mail version of YA romance. What I do not like is Miss Amant does not focus on the romance. Where is the flirting, the tender moment, the cute and swoon moment? I need the romance to be front and center. I waited and waited and waited and nothing happened on the romance. I feel so frustrated. Damn this book! 2 stars DNF Another DNF. I am so frustrated. Too many DNF this year. Tacos for Two is You've Got Mail version of YA romance. What I do not like is Miss Amant does not focus on the romance. Where is the flirting, the tender moment, the cute and swoon moment? I need the romance to be front and center. I waited and waited and waited and nothing happened on the romance. I feel so frustrated. Damn this book! 2 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Grace Johnson

    Stars: 3 Synopsis: In a modern retelling of You’ve Got Mail, Rory Perez and Jude Worthington butt heads over food trucks and cilantro, while ColorMeTurquoise and StrongerMan99 fall text-first in love. Their relationships are extremely messy and sparks are always flying, but you know what they say—all’s fair in love and food truck contests. I had high hopes for my first official foray into the world of romantic comedy...and, unfortunately, they weren’t quite met. Tacos for Two is a great book—tech Stars: 3 Synopsis: In a modern retelling of You’ve Got Mail, Rory Perez and Jude Worthington butt heads over food trucks and cilantro, while ColorMeTurquoise and StrongerMan99 fall text-first in love. Their relationships are extremely messy and sparks are always flying, but you know what they say—all’s fair in love and food truck contests. I had high hopes for my first official foray into the world of romantic comedy...and, unfortunately, they weren’t quite met. Tacos for Two is a great book—technically speaking. It had a solid plot, no typos or errors, quality writing, smooth pacing (you’ll find that pacing means the world to me), and a happily-ever-after. If it had been marketed as a simple inspirational contemporary romance, it would’ve certainly fit the bill. However, I really didn’t catch on to the comedic aspect. I’m sure for You’ve Got Mail fans, there were plenty of references and similarities (most of which I caught, even though I’ve never seen the full movie) that would’ve had them chuckling under their breath. As for comedy that would bust a gut or please every reader? Not really. It was more of a comedy of errors...or just a funny idea that someone who can’t cook would run a food truck...than anything else. I also think that, as far as romance goes, I enjoyed the banter between ColorMeTurquoise and StrongerMan99 far more than I did the interactions between Rory and Jude—even if all of StrongerMan99’s texts did seem a little unlike a guy to me. There was way too much conflict and doubt between Rory and Jude for it to have been resolved so quickly—especially considering how they further complicated things over and over again. That said, at least we had a happy ending. I know it’s a guarantee in romances these days, but with the amount of drama in this book? I had my doubts, y’all. Plus the epilogue? You gotta love those! On that note, though, once I reached the end, I realized a few things had never really been explored or answered. For example, we never actually learn to Thomas was, or how Grady came to work for Rory’s aunt Sophia, or exactly how different her childhood was. All of these things seemed to have shaped Rory in such a definite way, so I would’ve liked more than just a passing mention of them. The most unsatisfactory aspect of Tacos for Two, for me, was the lack of a strong message. I feel like there was this outstanding potential for a story of forgiveness and loving your enemies...but despite a few casual comments, none of that was really put into action, if that makes sense. I didn’t walk away from this story with anything more than well, they could have… Not to mention that there was absolutely no Christian content whatsoever, and on top of that, drinking and alcoholism is portrayed in a very grey manner, so to speak. As for the characters...I loved Grady and Hannah and Nicole—all three of them were dears. Mayor Whit and Madison, Jude’s father and brother...these characters all had strong personalities and interesting stories that entwined with Jude’s. But as for Jude and Rory themselves? W-e-l-l, about that. For me, there was very little about Rory and Jude’s characters—both of them—that I could connect with or relate to, which made it difficult for me to put up with all their drama. Er, I mean, understand their thoughts and actions. There wasn’t much loveable about them either. Jude could be a bit arrogant, presuming, inconsiderate, and oblivious at times; while Rory was proud, impulsive, resentful, and easily offended. Now, I understand that characters can’t be perfect. *looks at her own* Yep. Definitely can’t be perfect. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t have some redeeming qualities, which, aside from some ambition and persistence, these two didn’t really have. Let it be noted that I give Scarlett O’Hara prompts for being ambitious and persistent. That’s really not saying much. So, all in all, did I enjoy the story? Yeah, I guess I did, because it was interesting. I mean, I finished it, didn’t I? That ought to count for something. Would I read it again? Nope. Would I recommend it? Well, depends. Like I said, You’ve Got Mail fans and readers of clean fiction would gobble this up. Me? Eh, it wasn’t my style. Maybe I’m not cut out for romantic comedy after all. Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own. PS: I expected better food descriptions. I mean, I love tacos, and this is a book all about tacos...and yet it did nothing for my southwestern cravings. The food descriptions just seemed so...flavorless. And, trust me, I've read some books that have made my mouth water. Not this one. *pouts*

  4. 5 out of 5

    maddison

    omg shut uppp! why am i CRYING Anyways… two people falling in love online? BANGER. A food truck competition? BANGER. Finding out the person you’ve been talking to online is the person you hate irl and is competing against you? BANGER.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This is a Romance/Chick-Lit. I love the storyline in this book, and the characters in this book is so great. I found this book to be cute, funny at times, and family drama. This book has a lot of food and will make you want to eat. I love a book that has good characters and has both romance and family drama which this book delivered on all that. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Revell) or author (Betsy St. Amant) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about h This is a Romance/Chick-Lit. I love the storyline in this book, and the characters in this book is so great. I found this book to be cute, funny at times, and family drama. This book has a lot of food and will make you want to eat. I love a book that has good characters and has both romance and family drama which this book delivered on all that. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Revell) or author (Betsy St. Amant) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Oceana

    A tasty treat of a romance! 😋 Rory and Jude are chatting anonymously online and then happen to enter the same food truck competition serving tacos and quesadillas 🌮 This was a fun romantic story! I loved the online chat convos between Rory and Jude. Their banter was perfect! I especially liked that the characters were both mature enough to apologize when they were in the wrong for assuming the worst about each other. Very refreshing. I’m definitely going to check out more from this author! Thank A tasty treat of a romance! 😋 Rory and Jude are chatting anonymously online and then happen to enter the same food truck competition serving tacos and quesadillas 🌮 This was a fun romantic story! I loved the online chat convos between Rory and Jude. Their banter was perfect! I especially liked that the characters were both mature enough to apologize when they were in the wrong for assuming the worst about each other. Very refreshing. I’m definitely going to check out more from this author! Thank you Revell for providing my copy!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristina Hall

    Characters: Jude and Rory were both well-developed, flawed main characters. I liked that they both had their moments of being jerks to each other instead of having just one of them be a jerk. Language: There was one cuss word with the first letter written out and the rest cut off. I hate it when I come across this in Christian books. It's not like my mind can't fill in the actual word. Moral: Although this book was published by Revell (a Christian publisher) it didn't contain much Christian conten Characters: Jude and Rory were both well-developed, flawed main characters. I liked that they both had their moments of being jerks to each other instead of having just one of them be a jerk. Language: There was one cuss word with the first letter written out and the rest cut off. I hate it when I come across this in Christian books. It's not like my mind can't fill in the actual word. Moral: Although this book was published by Revell (a Christian publisher) it didn't contain much Christian content. I've been coming across this too often in books, and it's disappointing :( But back to morals ... I'd say the main themes of this book were family and loving your enemies. Plot: Apparently, this plot was inspired by a movie entitled You've Got Mail. I've never seen this movie, so some of the references went over my head. I'd say this plot was mostly character-driven. Jude and Rory's failure of a relationship was funny to read about and kept me flipping pages. Random comments: A séance candle was mentioned (this was a joke). Jude liked to drink one beer a month. Romance: Clean. Just a few kisses. Writing: Betsy's writing style flowed really well and made for an enjoyable read. Overall: Tacos for Two was an entertaining novel, and I'd recommend it to those who enjoy Christian fiction and contemporary romance. Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher/author. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Turner

    READ FOR ENDORSEMENT: All of you readers out there who agree daisies are the friendliest flower and know what it means to go to the mattresses…this one's for you. Tacos for Two will delight the most devoted of You’ve Got Mail fans. While lovingly paying homage, Betsy St. Amant still makes the story irresistibly her own with chemistry that sizzles, characters to root for, and some of the most adorable online chat since Joe Fox dreamed of bouquets of freshly-sharpened pencils. Trust me on this, rom READ FOR ENDORSEMENT: All of you readers out there who agree daisies are the friendliest flower and know what it means to go to the mattresses…this one's for you. Tacos for Two will delight the most devoted of You’ve Got Mail fans. While lovingly paying homage, Betsy St. Amant still makes the story irresistibly her own with chemistry that sizzles, characters to root for, and some of the most adorable online chat since Joe Fox dreamed of bouquets of freshly-sharpened pencils. Trust me on this, rom-com lovers: You need this book. You need this book so badly. — Bethany Turner, Award Winning Author of Plot Twist

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant is a wonderful, contemporary romance that involves smiles, food trucks, and iconic references to one of my favorite movies ever, You’ve Got Mail. I loved it! I loved this fresh, clean, diverse, and entertaining romance that had an excellent dialogue, well-seasoned cast of characters, and a great plot. Rory Perez and Jude Strong are such great characters. They are likable, smart, feisty in their own rights, and played off one another quite well. They seemed to event Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant is a wonderful, contemporary romance that involves smiles, food trucks, and iconic references to one of my favorite movies ever, You’ve Got Mail. I loved it! I loved this fresh, clean, diverse, and entertaining romance that had an excellent dialogue, well-seasoned cast of characters, and a great plot. Rory Perez and Jude Strong are such great characters. They are likable, smart, feisty in their own rights, and played off one another quite well. They seemed to eventually bring out the best in one another. I loved the progression of their relationship, the few obstacles and miscommunications that were tossed their way, and I love how it all wrapped up. And of course I loved how they referenced the iconic movie, You’ve Got Mail, sprinkled within the story. It was cute, fun, and I really enjoyed it. 4/5 stars Thank you NG and Revell for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

    FOOD ROMANCE IS THE BEST ROMANCE change my mind

  11. 5 out of 5

    Beary Into Books

    Rating 4 Full review to come!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Toni Shiloh

    Tacos for Two had me with the witty text exchange. The banter kept me hooked as Jude and Rory navigated every day life. Oh and let’s not forget that discussions were often centered around my favorite food—tacos!! If you’re a You’ve Got Mail fan and a contemporary romance fan, then this book is for you. It’ll make you smile, make you laugh, cheer for a happily ever after, and close the book with a satisfied smile. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor in Tacos for Two had me with the witty text exchange. The banter kept me hooked as Jude and Rory navigated every day life. Oh and let’s not forget that discussions were often centered around my favorite food—tacos!! If you’re a You’ve Got Mail fan and a contemporary romance fan, then this book is for you. It’ll make you smile, make you laugh, cheer for a happily ever after, and close the book with a satisfied smile. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Monzon

    Well, that was utterly adorable. If you’re a fan of You’ve Got Mail, you’ll want to dive into this book. The texty banter exchanges were some of my favorite parts and I appreciated the inclusion of a character with Down syndrome. The heroine made me want to shake her at times with how she was constantly jumping to negative conclusions and it was probably a good thing Jude had gotten to know her online first or she might not have had a chance with him. An overall fun read.

  14. 5 out of 5

    A.M. Heath

    My Thoughts: One of my absolute favorite movies is You’ve Got Mail. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s a story featuring love letters, secret identity, and one of the best enemies to lovers plots ever created. So when Tacos for Two was introduced to me as a story inspired by my favorite movie, I was sold. And I was NOT disappointed. Not only is there PLENTY of You’ve Got Mail vibes to excite any fan, but Amant managed to put her own spin on it. She shakes things up, veering from the movie plot, an My Thoughts: One of my absolute favorite movies is You’ve Got Mail. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s a story featuring love letters, secret identity, and one of the best enemies to lovers plots ever created. So when Tacos for Two was introduced to me as a story inspired by my favorite movie, I was sold. And I was NOT disappointed. Not only is there PLENTY of You’ve Got Mail vibes to excite any fan, but Amant managed to put her own spin on it. She shakes things up, veering from the movie plot, and making a beloved story even better. I do want to point out the casual mentions of alcohol. As a dry Baptist, I find it off-putting for Christian characters to drink. That being said, the characters weren’t drunk. But back to the gushing … The pair had great chemistry together! These two knew how to fight and how to fall in love. The secondary characters were just as charming. Hannah was by far my favorite. It’s always refreshing to see characters “out of the norm” and Hannah, I believe, had Down Syndrome. This really is a lighthearted read and one that I’ll likely read again. Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving Tacos for Two 5 stars. I highly recommend it to those looking for Christian Contemporary Romance. ~ I received a copy from Revell. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    Tacos for Two was a fun and romantic story that definitely tied in aspects of You’ve Got Mail into the storyline. I loved that the two main characters, Jude and Rory, were both fans of the movie and began tucking favorite lines into their dating chats before they knew each other’s identities. The book has many aspects in common with the movie, making it especially fun for fans of the movie, like me. Yet the book is definitely its own creation, with a flavor all its own. I really enjoyed the food Tacos for Two was a fun and romantic story that definitely tied in aspects of You’ve Got Mail into the storyline. I loved that the two main characters, Jude and Rory, were both fans of the movie and began tucking favorite lines into their dating chats before they knew each other’s identities. The book has many aspects in common with the movie, making it especially fun for fans of the movie, like me. Yet the book is definitely its own creation, with a flavor all its own. I really enjoyed the food truck aspect of it all. Poor Jude, who had such a controlling and conniving father that he had to take such drastic measures to try to get out from under his thumb. His father’s reach throughout the small town was frustrating, but I really enjoyed watching how everything eventually played out. I really liked the main characters, but the story was also peppered with wonderful side characters. And I loved the epilogue! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. You can read this review on my blog: https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rachel McMillan

    There are few authors I can think of who write with the personality and joy Betsy does. The adorable You've Got Mail trope here is well met with the unique food truck setting making me wish Toronto had better tacos. A sweet love story capably handled by a writer whose pen knows her way around rom com as much as her heart does. There are few authors I can think of who write with the personality and joy Betsy does. The adorable You've Got Mail trope here is well met with the unique food truck setting making me wish Toronto had better tacos. A sweet love story capably handled by a writer whose pen knows her way around rom com as much as her heart does.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    My thoughts: this was a sweet romance, clean, without a strong faith message. There were some soft swear words used, and there was some drinking that might bother some readers. I liked Hannah the best of all the characters. She was a sweet girl. Otherwise it was a romantic comedy of sorts and the two main characters had a lot of issues to work through. If you like clean romance you might like tacos for two. I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.

  18. 5 out of 5

    MJSH

    "Within the hour, he would either kill her dream or she'd kill his." What an absolutely delightful rom-com! This book totally needs to be made into a movie. Betsy St. Amant combines just the right amount of sass, snark, movie references, and tender vulnerability within a drama-filled food truck competition and sets it on simmer with sparks of romance and small town charm. I so needed this book as a pick-me-up after a long week! There are truly hilarious moments that will make you cry from laughing "Within the hour, he would either kill her dream or she'd kill his." What an absolutely delightful rom-com! This book totally needs to be made into a movie. Betsy St. Amant combines just the right amount of sass, snark, movie references, and tender vulnerability within a drama-filled food truck competition and sets it on simmer with sparks of romance and small town charm. I so needed this book as a pick-me-up after a long week! There are truly hilarious moments that will make you cry from laughing so hard and there are truly touching and tender moments that will make you cry from feeling so much. Jude and Rory's on-line banter and flirting are too cute for words but their actual interactions before they know of each other's identity are.....stuff of great rom-com movies. Jude is a swoon-worthy hero and Rory is a feisty heroine who challenges and validates him. The secondary characters are also fantastic; I particularly loved Hannah, Rory's cousin, and Grady, Rory's food truck partner. Within the folds of wonderful humor and romance are lessons of seeing beyond the surface, following after 'soul joy', forgiveness and reconciliation. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic comedy. One of the most fun books of 2021! I received a copy from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a positive comment. All opinions are solely my own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brooklyne E.

    Who doesn't love tacos?? Who doesn't love food trucks?? Let's taco 'bout this book then, shall we? (Hands out tacos with extra cilantro for those who like that sort of thing... -->Jude.) This book was super contemporary which was a fun change from my typical genre. We're talkin' even text bubbles and emojis. About halfway through the book, I had to watch You've Got Mail because I wanted to catch all the references! And I'm glad I did, because the parallels between book and movie are epic. So I'm Who doesn't love tacos?? Who doesn't love food trucks?? Let's taco 'bout this book then, shall we? (Hands out tacos with extra cilantro for those who like that sort of thing... -->Jude.) This book was super contemporary which was a fun change from my typical genre. We're talkin' even text bubbles and emojis. About halfway through the book, I had to watch You've Got Mail because I wanted to catch all the references! And I'm glad I did, because the parallels between book and movie are epic. So I'm glad I got in the loop enough to know what they were talking about. The characters. Rory Perez was a great main character with lots of faults but also a lot of family loyalty and a fountain of ever-changing emotions. I didn't relate with her much besides her obsession with aesthetic Pinterest boards. Her relationship with Jude was interesting, and I'm kinda surprised she didn't figure it out sooner. Jude Strong rubbed me the wrong way on multiple occasions yet when I saw them interact on the dating site, they made a good couple. I loved reading through their banter and inside jokes (and who knew emoji sketches could be so cute!) The side characters didn't have much going on and only supplemented the main characters. (Grady was funny though!) I always like it when the other characters get some storylines as well. I wish the ending would have been slightly different with a certain main characters' father... The Setting. Small towns are my favorite! I love the food truck competition and the family themes. The pace of this book was slower and there was less of a plot to follow. However, there was some nice themes about not placing our worth in what other people think of us and also that more money doesn't always mean happier lives. Concluding thoughts. Overall, it was a cute story with unique characters trying to find where they fit in the world. If you liked You've Got Mail, then you'd like this book! For me, it was slightly "meh" but the text bubbles, emoji's, and colorfully designed cover made it a fun & light contemporary romance! I'd recommend this book if you like a touch of family drama, small towns, and TACOS! ***Thank you Revell books for a complementary copy of this new release!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    The concept of Tacos for two intrigued me from the beginning. This story didn't disappoint me as I am a huge fan of foodie romances. It was great to read about Rory, the owner of a food truck, and Jade, who studies law. He works for his father and dreams of opening his own food truck. { How ironic is that?} The enemies to lovers trope had me hooked. It was an enjoyable plot. There were many surprises and twists to the story. There are flaws in Rory and Jade's relationship, but both of them shine The concept of Tacos for two intrigued me from the beginning. This story didn't disappoint me as I am a huge fan of foodie romances. It was great to read about Rory, the owner of a food truck, and Jade, who studies law. He works for his father and dreams of opening his own food truck. { How ironic is that?} The enemies to lovers trope had me hooked. It was an enjoyable plot. There were many surprises and twists to the story. There are flaws in Rory and Jade's relationship, but both of them shined in the end. Thank you Revell and Netgalley for the ARC of this book. This was a honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Paula Shreckhise

    One Food Truck owner who can’t cook, trying to salvage her legacy. One wealthy guy trying to go against the grain of his family business. Equals a recipe for disaster! In a cute romantic mess up reminiscent of You’ve Got Mail, this modern take makes you long for a Happily Ever After. Rory Perez feels the pressure of caring for her sweet mentally challenged cousin and living out her family legacy. Jude Worthington is under the shadow of his family law firm but would rather be cooking tacos. Rory si One Food Truck owner who can’t cook, trying to salvage her legacy. One wealthy guy trying to go against the grain of his family business. Equals a recipe for disaster! In a cute romantic mess up reminiscent of You’ve Got Mail, this modern take makes you long for a Happily Ever After. Rory Perez feels the pressure of caring for her sweet mentally challenged cousin and living out her family legacy. Jude Worthington is under the shadow of his family law firm but would rather be cooking tacos. Rory signs up for a secret chat dating site as Color Me Turquoise and Jude does as well as Strongman 99. They begin messaging and hit it off. Trouble comes when they enter a food truck contest and do not realize their connection to the chat room. They are both putting all their tacos in one basket but will they realize that winning isn’t everything? It was a complex, layered story with lots of fun banter. Just the thing for a great pick me up. A clean read and a rom-com in the classic style. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Reads program. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Faye

    Rory Perez owns and operates Modest's most famous Mexican Food Truck, but she can't cook. When a cooking contest comes along that could secure the future of her niece, she knows that she needs to win, but could a new online romance and a rival food truck foil her plans? A charming rom-com, with You've Got Mail vibes updated for the modern day and plenty of delicious food, you just can't go wrong with this delightful small town romance. I loved the secondary characters just as much as the main cha Rory Perez owns and operates Modest's most famous Mexican Food Truck, but she can't cook. When a cooking contest comes along that could secure the future of her niece, she knows that she needs to win, but could a new online romance and a rival food truck foil her plans? A charming rom-com, with You've Got Mail vibes updated for the modern day and plenty of delicious food, you just can't go wrong with this delightful small town romance. I loved the secondary characters just as much as the main characters, especially Hannah, Grady, and Nicole. I loved how the author pulled me into the community of Modest, with how well developed the non-main characters were. Jude is a man with a passion for cooking and an identity beyond his powerhouse law firm family. His heart is in the right place, though his actions are often misinterpreted, I loved his genuineness and how he takes time to befriend Alton. There is a lot going on in this small town, and I loved that there were other things going on in the background. Overall, a completely enjoyable read, feel-good, with great humor, a smile wasn't far from my lips whenever I was reading this book. I love, love, loved the characters, and fun food filled plot. Definitely perfect for fans of rom-coms and tacos! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    Tacos For Two is such an amazing romance novel! I loved it so much. This one definitely kept me up too late. It is full of humor, unique characters, sweet romance, competition, and tacos that sounded so delicious. I was internally yelling at the characters through most of it.🤣 The characters felt real and I was able to relate to them. The romance was the sweetest, most frustrating thing ever. Hence, the yelling at characters.  The author has a beautiful writing style. She draws her reader in and k Tacos For Two is such an amazing romance novel! I loved it so much. This one definitely kept me up too late. It is full of humor, unique characters, sweet romance, competition, and tacos that sounded so delicious. I was internally yelling at the characters through most of it.🤣 The characters felt real and I was able to relate to them. The romance was the sweetest, most frustrating thing ever. Hence, the yelling at characters.  The author has a beautiful writing style. She draws her reader in and keeps them fully engaged in her story. I can't wait to read more by her! . **I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts expressed are strictly my own* 

  24. 4 out of 5

    RateTheRomance

    I love food and I love romance so TACOS FOR TWO seemed like a good fit, but didn't really work for me. This book is yet another (*yawn*) retelling of You've Got Mail. Which, by the way, is a re-telling itself that has been redone to death, spanning back to a very old black and white film. But with the unparalleled success of You've Got Mail comes a flood of contemporary romances based on that story, but who just can't compete. TACOS FOR TWO was incredibly slow for the first 2/3 of the book and I I love food and I love romance so TACOS FOR TWO seemed like a good fit, but didn't really work for me. This book is yet another (*yawn*) retelling of You've Got Mail. Which, by the way, is a re-telling itself that has been redone to death, spanning back to a very old black and white film. But with the unparalleled success of You've Got Mail comes a flood of contemporary romances based on that story, but who just can't compete. TACOS FOR TWO was incredibly slow for the first 2/3 of the book and I barely kept going. The last 1/3 was filled to the brim with very unsubtle foreshadowing clues of what was to come in the story. People starting to confess all their secrets, but being cutoff mid-sentence happened at least 5-6 times. There was little to no chemistry between the leads and really implausible plot twists. Sadly, after I plowed through and actually finished the book I kind of wished I hasn't bothered. The ending just sort of fizzled. This book just didn't work for me at all, but if you are looking for a light, easy, read with no angst you might like this one. RATING:⭐️💫 STEAM LEVEL: Rated G TRIGGERS: Previous death of family member from cancer FEELS-O-METER: 1/5 - Light boom with little to no drama. I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 👇🏻HANG OUT WITH ME HERE!👇🏻 INSTAGRAM | YEAR OF SMUT CHALLENGE

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Rory Perez is struggling to keep her late aunt’s legendary food truck afloat. An opportunity presents itself in the form of a festival contest for best food truck with a huge money prize that could just be the answer to all of Rory’s problems. Jude is miserable working at his family owned law firm and wants to follow his passion which is cooking. With the festival quickly approaching, Jude reaches a compromise with his father: if he wins the competition he is free to leave the firm and pursue hi Rory Perez is struggling to keep her late aunt’s legendary food truck afloat. An opportunity presents itself in the form of a festival contest for best food truck with a huge money prize that could just be the answer to all of Rory’s problems. Jude is miserable working at his family owned law firm and wants to follow his passion which is cooking. With the festival quickly approaching, Jude reaches a compromise with his father: if he wins the competition he is free to leave the firm and pursue his dream. When Rory and Jude clash as competitors things only complicate even more when they both discover that the other is actually the person they have been talking to online for months via an anonymous dating app. Only time will tell if these two chefs can put aside their differences and give love a chance in the enemies to lovers romance. I was VERY torn with this one because I really wanted to love it. The first thing that caught my eye was this gorgeous cover and adorable name. I love a good foodie romance and when that food is tacos, I am SOLD. Lets start off with the thing’s I enjoyed: , the story was very cute and I enjoyed the DM’s between Rory and Jude, Hannah was the most precious character and I adored her and I did enjoy reading about all of the yummy Mexican food. Rory and Jude’s romance just seemed underdeveloped to me given that they don’t really interact that much, as this is a romance novel I was really expecting Jude and Rory’s relationship to be front and center where it really wasn’t which ultimately just made it really hard for me to connect to this story and the characters. I wish there was more focus on their budding romance instead of the sibling rivalry and family drama on Jude’s side. I also Jude’s approach to Rory in the beginning really rubbed me the wrong way and I do thing he used her even if he claims otherwise. I really enjoyed the epilogue which brought full focus on their relationship in the end but it ultimately came off as too little too late for me. There was also some major miscommunication involved which is personally one of my pet peeves while reading a romance, where the drama could be avoided if the characters just communicate. Also, I am a big fan of some STEAM in my romance read where as this book was more clean and did not really contain any steam. If you are a foodie and a big fan of You’ve Got Mail I feel like you will really enjoy this one, unfortunately it just missed the mark for me. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant is a delightful Romantic Comedy! The story has many marvelous similarities to You’ve Got Mail, one of my favorite movies of all time! Rory Perez and Jude Strong know each other in “real” life and through a dating app. Rory is the proud owner of a food truck she inherited, but she is not much of a cook. Jude has been through law school, but really wants to not take the Bar, get away from the family business, and have his own food truck. When Rory and Jude meet in Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant is a delightful Romantic Comedy! The story has many marvelous similarities to You’ve Got Mail, one of my favorite movies of all time! Rory Perez and Jude Strong know each other in “real” life and through a dating app. Rory is the proud owner of a food truck she inherited, but she is not much of a cook. Jude has been through law school, but really wants to not take the Bar, get away from the family business, and have his own food truck. When Rory and Jude meet in real life, they definitely are not impressed with the other. This charming story had me rooting for Rory and Jude. The author does an amazing job showing both character’s perspectives and letting you walk (or run) a mile in their shoes to see their perspective. I was so invested in their friendship and growing relationship. I loved their texts. The author wrote terrific secondary characters that were interesting, funny, and added greatly to the story. Tacos for Two is a story about forgiveness, redemption and making peace with who you are. The author has created wonderful characters that you will enjoy getting to know. It is a tasty romantic comedy that will leave you satisfied. (sort of a like a good taco) I was given a copy by Revell and NetGalley and not required to write a positive review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kailey

    I enjoyed this book. I’m new to Betsy St. Amant’s writing and I liked it. I enjoyed reading a rom-com style book. I liked the messages and texts that were included in this story. I liked Rory, but I really loved Hannah and Jude. I would recommend this book for fans of rom-coms! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Ulferts

    This book is so much fun! But, before you start reading, make sure you have all the ingredients for tacos stocked in your kitchen because, if you're like me, you will end up craving them more than once before you finish! And, if you like Oreos, you might want to have a package of those nearby, too. Just in case. Betsy St. Amant's endearing cast of characters serve up heaps of hilarious situations paired with plenty of soul searching while navigating life's complexities found in family and love. T This book is so much fun! But, before you start reading, make sure you have all the ingredients for tacos stocked in your kitchen because, if you're like me, you will end up craving them more than once before you finish! And, if you like Oreos, you might want to have a package of those nearby, too. Just in case. Betsy St. Amant's endearing cast of characters serve up heaps of hilarious situations paired with plenty of soul searching while navigating life's complexities found in family and love. Tacos for Two is a delightful romantic comedy that will warm your heart and fill your soul - and your taco shells. I received a complimentary copy and all opinions are my own.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda

    This was super cute! I really liked the setting of the food truck scene and how Jude just went for his dreams with very little experience. Rory felt betrayed at first, especially in the context of the competition. She needs the money desperately, and things are not going well. Rory's chef and his wife, and Rory's cousin, added a lot to the story as secondary characters. The ending was adorable! I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion. This was super cute! I really liked the setting of the food truck scene and how Jude just went for his dreams with very little experience. Rory felt betrayed at first, especially in the context of the competition. She needs the money desperately, and things are not going well. Rory's chef and his wife, and Rory's cousin, added a lot to the story as secondary characters. The ending was adorable! I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Inspirationalfictionreader

    I knew I was going to love Tacos for Two as soon as I heard that it is a take on the movie You’ve Got Mail, which is one of my favorite movies. In addition to loving every reference to the movie, I also really enjoyed the writing style, the humor, the secondary characters, and the perfect messaging back and forth between Rory and Jude! Actually, that was probably my favorite part of the story. I wish there would’ve been more of it! Jude was my favorite character in this story. He is kind, patient I knew I was going to love Tacos for Two as soon as I heard that it is a take on the movie You’ve Got Mail, which is one of my favorite movies. In addition to loving every reference to the movie, I also really enjoyed the writing style, the humor, the secondary characters, and the perfect messaging back and forth between Rory and Jude! Actually, that was probably my favorite part of the story. I wish there would’ve been more of it! Jude was my favorite character in this story. He is kind, patient, forgiving, humorous, and he stands his ground! He was pretty much perfect. I liked Rory, but sometimes she could make an assumption and run with it, which caused all kinds of problems, but in the end, she figured it all out and redeemed herself. There were so many wonderful secondary characters in this story! I loved Hannah! She was matter of fact, yet kind, very intuitive and she helped Rory see what she had trouble seeing. I also loved quirky Alton! He really added humor to the story. I highly recommend Tacos for Two, especially if you like You’ve Got Mail! I love Betsy St. Amant’s sense of humor. Her stories always make me laugh. With this story, I have gained another auto buy author and I can’t wait to see what she writes next! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light.

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