In this warmhearted and charming debut from Tif Marcelo, a food truck chef and her long lost Army love clash when they cross paths in San Francisco.
Camille Marino has got a full plate. As the sole guardian of her eighteen-year-old sister and the head chef and owner of a food truck, she’s used to life being a juggling act. With food to cook, social media accounts to manage, and a little sister to look after, she doesn’t have time for much else.
That is, until Drew Bautista walks back into her life.
Drew is Camille’s former high school crush and he returns to San Francisco to repair his relationship with his father before he ships out for deployment. By helping his father renovate his failing Filipino restaurant, he hopes to win back his respect. But when sparks fly between Drew and Camille—his father’s major competition and sworn enemy—Drew is conflicted. Should he join his father in the war against her food truck? Or surrender to the woman who’s given him a second chance at love?
I have found another second chance romance and can’t wait for you all to read it as well! North to You by Tif Marcelo gives us love, family, friendships, “adulting” and all of the responsibilities that come along with it. In life we need to make many choices, some are easy and some are not. Some decisions will transform your future in a positive way, some in a negative way. You just never know what will happen. North to You does just this, decisions are made and futures are drawn, it’s what happens in the in between that shapes who you are.
Camille and Andrew, childhood sweethearts, torn apart at a young age and they spend years without each other. Chance brings them back to their hometown for unconnected reasons. Fate brings them back together and things click into place.
“I’m bound to him with leftover feelings that are so innocent and pure, feelings I’m not sure where to place now that they’ve been pulled from memories packed away.”
Watching them reconnect was beautiful. I’m not one for coincidental meetings or chance encounters that spark a story, but this was perfect. Both of them brought back to their roots and brought back together. Drew and Camille are playful with each other and try to keep things light and fun, they have limited time together and want it to be just right.
“What we had last night was perfect. But more than that? A perfect recipe for a hot mess.”
Camille is described by Drew as being relentless, stubborn and headstrong. I would have to agree. She has come so far and given so much and she has the will to keep going. Drew is there by her side, even without knowing the true extent of what she has done.
There were times where I wished they had communicated more of their lives to one another, been more open and less guarded. In hindsight though, it worked for them. They both did what they thought was necessary….a necessary evil if you will.
“Day by day, minute by minute. The present is all that counts.”
Camille and Andrew truly do make the present count. With the trials and tribulations they are presented they make the most of it and take things as they come. Is it always neat and easy, absolutely not, but nothing is life worth fighting for ever is.
About the Author
Tif believes in and writes about heart-eyes romance, the strength of families, and the endurance of friendship. A veteran Army Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Administration, she is a craft enthusiast, food-lover and the occasional half-marathon runner. As a military spouse, she has moved nine times, and this adventure shows in some of her free-spirited characters. Tif currently lives in the DC area with her own real life military hero and four children.
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