Book review: The problem With Him by Rachel Higginson

Title: The Problem With Him (Opposites Attract #3)
Author: Rachel Higginson
Daniela’s rating: 4 stars


I’m over men. I’m done with them. 

Or at least the ones that work in my kitchen. Fine, one man in particular. Wyatt Shaw is cocky and condescending and so far out of his element that he doesn’t know which way is up. Or how to run his brand new kitchen all by himself. 

That’s where I come in. Sous chef extraordinaire. Second in command. Bane of his existence. I am the reason Wyatt’s doing so well as the new executive chef of one of our city’s most prestigious restaurants. He has me to thank for his glowing accolades and five-star write-ups. Only if you were to ask him, he’d say I’m his biggest problem. 

Despite his discouragement and bullish behavior, I’ve set two goals for myself. 

The first? I’m going to fight my way to the top of this male-dominated industry and claim my own award-winning kitchen. 

The second? I’m going to do whatever it takes to ignore Wyatt and his rare smiles and the thickening tension that’s started to simmer between us. 

Wyatt Shaw might be Durham’s new shining star. He might be up for a James Beard Award. He might be my new boss and key to my future success, but he’s also in my way. 

So he can keep his smoldering looks and secret kisses. And he can be the one that figures out how to make it through service without getting distracted by me. 

I’m not the problem. The problem is him.

Daniela’s review

**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Note: this book is part of a series. Even though it’s about two different characters, it does involve some from the previous books, so I would recommend to read the first two books before diving into this one.

This whole series has been super enjoyable. Each book has a completely different couple, which gives a whole new twist to the story. But at the end of the day, we have two people who believe hate each other and turns out they can’t live without the other. Who would’ve thought that, huh? Haha.

So, in this this book we have Kaya and Wyatt. This is the first time we’re meeting Kaya, I think, so we have a whole new perspective on how this world evolves. She’s been working at the same restaurant we were introduced to in the first book, Lilou, and after Killian left, she was promoted to Sous Chef. I had a little problem relating to her, because I found her too whiny and way too stubborn at times, constantly remembering what she continued to say she didn’t need. I guess, she was trying to convince herself more than others, but still, it felt a bit repetitive. What I liked (and sometimes annoyed me, too) was that she was feisty and ambitious, but sometimes, that ambition got the better of her and made it impossible for her to see what was really going on. But, on the other hand, she’s willing to work her ass off to get what she wants.

Then we have Wyatt. We’ve met him before, but the way he’s presented here is a completely different version of the one I met in the first book. Here we have a bolder Wyatt now that he’s Chef, one that’s in charge and is not afraid to use his title (for good, always for good). He has his mind set on getting the one thing he wants, which is Kaya, so he’ll do everything to make it happen. I liked him more than Kaya, actually. I don’t know if it was because I could see he was determined and wouldn’t be blinded by anything. Also, he was funny and intriguing and everything he did made me smile.

The story itself is kind of simple, in a good way. It has a great pace, not too fast but not too slow. Like the previous books in the series, the issues are resolved pretty quickly, not too much drama and a bit predictable, which I’m starting to think is what Rachel is going for. The story is cute and definitely a fast read. And if you’re looking for something cute and light, this whole series might be what you need.

I enjoyed this book a lot.


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