After breaking up with her third fiancé, chef Suzanne Carter believes she's cursed—and destined to remain single. Homeless and jobless, she lucks into a cheap loft in an old building, which is soon badly damaged by a fallen tree during a storm. Then Ryan Alondo, making his living as a "tree guy" while he studies landscape architecture, comes to her rescue. Ryan is sweet and supportive as well as sexy, urging her to turn her catering "hobby" into a business. But Suzanne isn't interested in being her own boss, or having another relationship. Ryan tries to change her mind, and succeeds beyond his—and her—wildest dreams. Jill Shalvis launches her new South Village Singles miniseries with the moving and amusing ROUGHING IT WITH RYAN (3). This book will linger in readers' minds for the scorching kitchen love scene alone.

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer