I’ve sworn off men.
Famous last words, right? You’re expecting some epic tale of reluctant love and my dramatic change of heart? Well, you’re not going to get it.
I’m stubborn. And headstrong. And I’ve just survived the worst three years of my life. After escaping an abusive boyfriend to live in hostels and cheap hotels while I worked my way across Europe, I’ve come to two conclusions.
The first? Now that I’m back home, I’m going to squander my expensive culinary degree on a food truck that caters to the late night drunk crowd.
The second? I’m going to prove to the bastard across the plaza that my street food is better than his fussy five course monstrosities.
Killian Quinn might be Food and Wine’s Chef to Watch Out For. He might have a Michelin Star. He might have every food critic in the city wrapped around his too-large fingers. But he’s also pretentious and unbearably arrogant and the very opposite of me.
So he can keep his unsolicited advice and his late night visits and his cocky smiles. I want none of it. Or him.
I want the opposite.
My Rating: 5 stars
I got to say firstly, when I saw the title, I was so excited because there was just something so intriguing about the title. Secondly, it was written by a new to me author Rachel Higginson who I am so blown away by her words and also deserve a hard kick in the butt because I do not know why I haven't read this author's books at all. Not only was I impressed but I was forever touched by the story of this book. The Opposite of You was such a lighthearted book with a beautiful story that spoke volumes inside my heart.
The Opposite of You was a journey of life and love to me. It had something so special but still be able to transport me to its world. Splendor. Exquisite. Funny. Sarcastic. Honest. The Opposite of You held so many facets in its pages that I was gripped into the story until it touched me so deeply. There was a balance to it that had my gaze so transfixed to the book. It had so much laughter. It had so much feeling. It had so much delicate undertones throughout the book that held something strong and fierce in it. The writing itself pierced my soul. It was written with so much gusto and imagination that every single word was so enticing. It was like watching an artist paint a beautiful painting and you can see the beautiful swirls he makes while painting. Rachel Higginson's writing reminded me of that. The plot of book reminded me of my life as a chef. It transported me there and I found myself that I could relate and understand the story so much more. It was both exhilarating. There was also something raw and moving that dealt about abuse. It tugged my heart. Rachel Higginson brought out the feels.
The Opposite of You introduced me to Killian and Vera, a couple with so much passion, witty banter and chemistry that was both infectious and fun. I loved them together. There were times I was flat out laughing and other deeply moved by their spirit and affection and hate for each other. It was so pleasant. Vera was a young woman who went through a lot. I felt her pain. She reminded of me as a woman. I go through so much insecurities as Vera did. I go through uncertainty as Vera did. It made her seem real to me. She was vulnerable but she had a quiet strength I adored about her. Killian first started out as an ass. But I loved when he was asshole. However, I fell for him when he was protective, cocky, fun and just caring to Vera. It made me swoon so hard. I need a Killian in my life.
The Opposite of You introduced me to an author I will definitely be reading more of her books soon.