New Release with Review: The Problem With Him by Rachel Higginson

June 26, 2018

The Problem With Him (Opposites Attract Book 3), Releasing June 26th:
I’m over men. I’m done with them.
Or at least the ones that work in my kitchen. Fine, one man in particular. Wyatt Shaw is cocky and condescending and so far out of his element that he doesn’t know which way is up. Or how to run his brand new kitchen all by himself.
That’s where I come in. Sous chef extraordinaire. Second in command. Bane of his existence. I am the reason Wyatt’s doing so well as the new executive chef of one of our city’s most prestigious restaurants. He has me to thank for his glowing accolades and five-star write-ups. Only if you were to ask him, he’d say I’m his biggest problem.
Despite his discouragement and bullish behavior, I’ve set two goals for myself.
The first? I’m going to fight my way to the top of this male-dominated industry and claim my own award-winning kitchen.
The second? I’m going to do whatever it takes to ignore Wyatt and his rare smiles and the thickening tension that’s started to simmer between us.
Wyatt Shaw might be Durham’s new shining star. He might be up for a James Beard Award. He might be my new boss and key to my future success, but he’s also in my way.
So he can keep his smoldering looks and secret kisses. And he can be the one that figures out how to make it through service without getting distracted by me.
I’m not the problem. The problem is him.

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The problem with him” by Rachel Higginson is a smack in your face, cut throat sexy and driven story about two people who’s made it their life goal to make something better of themselves. Two characters who came from different upbringings only to bond in the best way on their own turf which is in the kitchen. This was this author’s signature style of making us fall for these ambitious but pretty simple characters and this story was no different. 

Kaya Swift is a hard worker. While everyone else is home by dinnertime and enjoying spending time with their loved ones or going out on dates, she’s still at work from sun up to sun down. Being a sous chef for one of the best restaurants in town, sleep will be over rated along with your personal life. Working under the executive chef who makes you want to save money for bail while stripping him down to just his chef jacket alone? Well… that’s complicated. There’s more heat happening with those two than in the kitchen but when real feelings come to the surface, who’s going to get burn?

Wyatt has spent the past few years trying to prove himself in this cooking industry. He knows he’s good but in this world, someone is always better and staying on top proves to be difficult. When he gets the chance of a lifetime to be his own boss in the kitchen, he takes it and from that moment, his future became solidified as being one of the best. But you know the saying: behind every great man, there’s a great woman and for Wyatt, she just happens to be his employee and the woman he’s wanted for years. 

I loved the flow of the story and how you felt as if you were in the kitchen yourself making these exotic dishes with these characters. It felt effortless to me but at the same time I felt Kaya’s struggle with trying to find her place in the industry and what is considered a man’s world. My only issue with this one was that I felt like the relationship between kaya and Wyatt was extremely rushed towards the end and what was supposed to be a natural transition, left me confused. 

Aside from that, I really love this series and I like the fact that this author is not afraid to give us some kick ass heroines who are forces to be reckon with. If you’re looking for a good series with lovable heroines, then this one is for you. 

Other Books in the Series (Can be read as stand alone books):


“I’m impressed, chef. This is a good idea.”

His eyes sparked with the compliment, but his words surprised me. “You shouldn’t say that.”

That look was back, the one that had gotten me into so much trouble last night. One part confident, sexy man, two parts vulnerable and open.

“Say what?” I whispered.


“But you are a chef.”

His jaw ticked. Anger, I thought immediately. But it wasn’t. It was something else. And now it had me questioning every single time I’d seen it before. “And I like it far too much when you remind me.”

I laughed a breathy, girly sound. I couldn’t help it. Now he was flirting with me? Opening up to me? Sharing his plans for the future with me?

“Wyatt, what are you doing?”

His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he struggled to swallow. My eyes tracked every second of it.

“I’m trying not to kiss you, Kaya. I thought that was obvious.”

Now it was my turn to nearly choke on my tongue. “You’re ridiculous.”

“You’re beautiful.”

1 comment

  1. Awesome review sonya!! Loved it!! Shared on all my socials!!