Review – FORKED by Melanie Harlow

Review – FORKED by Melanie HarlowForked by Melanie Harlow
Series: Frenched #2
on October 21, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:

1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well.

2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.

3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.

Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.

You’re totally FORKED.

my thoughts

Melanie Harlow is quickly moving up on my favorite contemporary romance author list. She hooked me with FRENCHED, and now she did it again with FORKED! Amazing, humorous, and sexy writing that will have you in a giggle fit at one  point, and yearning for a cold shower the next. Coco and Nick are characters that you will instantly fall in love with. Their dynamic, their chemistry, their witty banter, you just know that you are in for a wild ride with these two.

Seven years have gone by. Seven years these two have been apart. Coco’s broken heart has never fully healed, and then FATE decides to be a bitch and throw these two back together under hilarious circumstances. Nick is sexy, charming, and killing himself for not holding on to the amazing Coco, his heart, his other half. When she stops by out of the blue to ask a favor, he is on cloud 9 just to be near her again. He knows it will be hard to win her back, but he will use everything in his arsenal to make that happen. This first love never died, and both of them are not match for destiny.

FORKED was a delight, an absolute pleasure to read. It was sexy, clever writing that blew me away just like the first book in the series. I feel like if Melanie Harlow keeps going, keeps giving us these fantastic, steamy, enjoyable reads, where the characters are so easily relatable and so easy to fall in love with, that she will soon join the ranks of authors like Alice Clayton and Christina Lauren. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Harlow brings us in FLOORED, Erin’s story. I have no doubt that it will be another clever, hilarious, well-written story that will stick with me for a long time, just as the previous books have.

Beautiful young couple hugging and touching isolated on black background.


Coming February 2015, the final book in the FRENCHED Series…



Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where’s the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It’s bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers—did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink?

He’s arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her—she’s too busy with her dance studio’s grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and
when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs…

They agree it’s a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn?


About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow writes sexy, emotional romance about strong, stubborn characters who can’t help falling in love. She’s addicted to bacon, gin martinis, and summer reading on the screened-in porch. If she’s not buried in a book or binging on Netflix, you might find her running, putting a bun in someone’s hair, or driving to and from the dance studio. She lives outside Detroit with her husband and two daughters.

Melanie is the USA Today bestselling author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, MAN CANDY, AFTER WE FALL, IF YOU WERE MINE, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s.

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