Friday, December 13, 2013

Best Served Cold by Tawdra Kandle - Review


By Tawdra Kandle

Sometimes revenge is your only choice. . .

Julia worked for weeks planning the perfect surprise birthday party for her boyfriend, Liam, but that night, she was the one who got the biggest shock. He broke up with her in front of all their friends, humiliating her in the process. Clearly revenge was in order. The plan is simple. Make him jealous, win him back, and then crush his heart. Fair is fair. However, there is one little hiccup and he has curly brown hair and dimples. Jesse is everything she wants. With him, she could almost forget her bruised heart. Almost. Julia has one choice: let Liam walk away after everything he did, or lose a chance at love in pursuit of payback.

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My Thoughts: I love Tawdra Kandle’s King Series, and I was excited to get a chance to read Best Served Cold. Best Served Cold is different from what Kandle has delivered before, but not in a bad way. I loved every single moment of this book, and it has become my absolute favorite of everything I’ve read from Kandle.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Best Served Cold puts quite an interesting spin on that concept. Julia is ready to do anything to get back at Liam for how he treated her. I loved the dynamic between Julia and her friends that helped her in her revenge plot. I loved the little plans they came up with. I also loved the believability in the book. Of course a girl’s friends would help, even if they didn’t always agree.

Julia is a wonderful character. Sure she may be taking the slightly immature route of revenge, but maybe Liam had it coming. He probably had it coming a little bit. She is still responsible with both her job and school. She is a bit shy, but she has fun. She also grows in the book. Character growth is always a great thing, and Julia’s growth is really wonderful.

Jesse. I’m not even sure how to begin to describe the perfect man that he is in this book. He’s honest, fun, and smart. He can joke around and be wonderfully sexy, depending on the time. He treats Julia like a princess. Where I am typically into the bad boy in a book, Jesse stole the show. Sometimes perfect is exactly what a girl needs. Oh, and add in that curly hair and dimples, yep, swoon ladies.

There were so many wonderful elements in this book.  I really enjoyed the college setting in this book. The little hang out spots, the classes, and the dorms all brought the story out. I loved the truck, and the awesome movie and TV mentions. Every moment in this book was amazing and well written. It is a perfect story of revenge and love, two things that don’t usually work so well together. I cannot wait to read the next book, and truthfully anything else Tawdra Kandle chooses to gift to the reading world. 


Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since pens were invented. Her first published story appeared in Child Life magazine when she was 13 years old. She took a brief hiatus of about thirty years to hone her craft, get married and have four children before publishing the young adult quartet The King Series. She has since published books in both the adult and new adult romantic genre. Tawdra lives in Florida with her husband and children, both skin and fur-types. Oh, and yes--she has purple hair.   Follow Tawdra Kandle: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Literary Addicts / Goodreads /Amazon

I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Aww, Melissa <3 --so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you as always for your support!