Paloma In A Pickle - Book Review

Paloma In A Pickle

Author: Annette G. Anders
Genre: Fiction - Chick Lit
Publisher: Annette G. Anders
Date Published: November 1, 2022
ISBN-13: 9798985744330

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Book Review of :  Paloma In A Pickle


Paloma In A Pickle is an enthralling contemporary romance novel by award-winning author Annette G. Anders. It is the second installment in the Colors of Happiness Series. Paloma In A Pickle tells the story of the passionate journey of two unforgettable characters - Paloma Schlemmer, the efficient manager of her friend Carla's catering business in Martha's Vineyard, and the devilishly handsome Matt Bellini, Carla's intriguing brother.  Matt runs the family business and is fully committed to the task, but finds himself captivated by the new catering manager. Paloma is still reeling from losing her café, which she owned with her ex-boyfriend. Can they overcome the obstacles and limitations they've placed on themselves to realize their real feelings? The interest between the two is mutual. Despite not wanting any new romantic involvement, Paloma finds nature is making it somewhat difficult to stifle this desire due to her irresistible attraction to Matt.
The gradual development of their relationship is filled with just the right amount of tension and romance. Their actions are credible, and their internal conflicts are worth exploring by lovers of romantic fiction. Most of all, they move in a world that is fleshed out nicely. Anders creates an electric connection between them, evidenced by their witty banter and perfect compatibility. The vivid descriptions are so immersive that you will feel like you are experiencing everything alongside Paloma. It is an outstanding portrayal of a captivating relationship.
The situation becomes critical when Paloma and Matt succumb to their attraction and engage in an affair, yet neither can entirely devote themselves. Complicating matters, Matt's past secrets weigh heavily on him. Is he ready to take a chance and open up to Paloma about his genuine emotions?
The follow-up to the first installment is more than just a standalone book – it's an opportunity to witness the remarkable character development of Paloma. Those who have read the previous novel will be astounded by her growth and maturity in this sequel. Paloma's transformation is a logical response to the turmoil she faced, particularly the loss of her beloved artisan café. That loss was more painful than any romantic breakup she had ever experienced. Having experienced business failure, Paloma embarks on a journey of self-discovery that results in tremendous personal growth. She is a wiser, more mature Paloma in this installment. 

Paloma In A Pickle is a captivating and transportive journey of love and romance. Their flirtatious banter and inexorable sexual tension will keep you hooked until the very end. Anders has created an exciting read that explores the complexities of romance.

Reviewed by: James B.

About Annette G. Anders


Annette G. Anders is the award-winning author of the FULL CIRCLE series. Her first two books (TURN BACK TIME and IN DUE TIME) have won multiple awards for outstanding fiction in Contemporary Romance and Women's Fiction. In her novels, Annette explores questions about relationships and lifelong dreams, but also about deep-rooted insecurities. The stories are intriguing and believable and quickly pull the reader in. They make the reader laugh and cry - they are real! Her characters have flaws, which makes them relatable. An avid traveler, Annette loves to write about locations she visited and takes the reader there together with her protagonists. When Annette isn't working, she enjoys photography, having lunch with friends, and reading often under the watchful eyes of Ecco, her goofy Boxer.

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