Book Review: Off the Market by Audrey Wicks

Off the Market by Audrey Wick

The Texas BBQ Brothers (Book 2)

Tule Publishing (August 13, 2019)

Contemporary Romance/Small Town Romance


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Can the man who saved the day win her heart?
Quinn LaFayette is in her inaugural year as library special programs director of Last Stand, but when the kickoff performance for the children’s summer program goes terribly wrong, she has to save face as well as her job. She has a surprise advocate in Cole, whom she did her best to ignore in school. Seven years has only made Cole more appealing, but Quinn is determined to resist the sparks that fly between them because they are too different.

Restaurant owner Cole Hutchinson is no bookworm, but thanks to his fast-thinking antics, he ends up saving the day at the library and earning Quinn’s praise in the process. He’s tempted to seek more, but he’s juggling plenty of female attention from gracing the June edition of Modern Texas magazine featuring barbeque. Cole’s not interested in revisiting a woman from his past, but there’s something about Quinn that he can’t quite ignore.

Can Cole prove that opposites really do attract?







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Full of small town drama and town politics. I liked the sweet building of their romance. Likable characters that you root for and a community that comes to rally for Quinn and the library. This is the first book I’ve read by Audrey Wick and I’m eager to read book 1 – On the Market. I enjoyed the bonus recipes at the end of book and have made two of them so far.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 19, 2019)

ARC provided by Tule Publishing



Head over to Tule Publishing website and read an excerpt from Off the Market:



wickAudrey Wick writes for Tule Publishing and is a full-time English professor at Blinn College in Texas. Her writing has appeared in college textbooks published by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton as well as in The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and various literary journals. Audrey believes the secret to happiness includes lifelong learning and good stories. But travel and coffee help. She has journeyed to over twenty countries—and sipped coffee at every one. See photos at, and connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @WickWrites



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