~Review by ~Judith~
I Love You More Than Pierogi (World of Love) by K.A. Merikan
I loved this!! A definite change from the gritty, dark books these girls write.A story of second chance loves for Marek and Adrian-two men who couldn’t be more different.
Marek is very uptight, firmly stuck in the closest.His main focus is his work at an Advertising Agency.
He’s all about how he appears to others, not wanting to let his defenses down.He tries to ignore homophobic slurs from his boss and co-workers, desperately seeking promotion….but his life is about to be turned upside down with the appearance of someone from his past.
Adrian is the complete opposite.He’s open about his sexuality.He’s laid back and charming.He’s spent the last 5 years traveling but now he’s back in Moscow looking for somewhere to stay.
These two men have a past…….they were lovers until Marek let Adrian slip away.
I don’t know how but these Authors create some of the best couples.Dom and Seth are my all time favorite M/M couple ever and I recently read The Black Sheep and The Rotten Apple and loved Evan and Julian but I’ve got to say Marek and Adrian are right up there.
Marek is a bit of a complex character but I actually got him and really felt for him.He puts on a facade but is deeply unhappy and when Adrian reappears in his life he’s conflicted.He wants Adrian but is he willing to let go of his carefully crafted life and be true to himself?
The two men are thrown together, even more, when Adrian approaches the Advertising Agency Marek works for with the idea of starting up a mobile food truck, concentrating on traditional home cooked food.I absolutely loved this aspect.If there’s one thing I love in books it’s to hear about cooking/food.I loved Adrian cooking in Marek’s kitchen making him authentic polish meals when he came home.I visited Poland when I was very young and can’t remember much about the food but the food described here sounds delicious.
This is a slow burner on the physical side but the attraction between them and sexual tension was more than enough to keep me satisfied and when they do, eventually, get dirty together it’s just delicious.
And the Epilogue was just perfect.