North to You by Tif Marcelo #XOXperts


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?


Camille is in the restaurant truck business (a unique story line!).  She not only owns her on business, she is guardian to her little sister.  To say her life is tough and busy is an understatement.  Then she runs into her old flame 🔥!  He complicates her life in a good way…until…..she parks her ugly food truck in front of his father’s restaurant.  

I love the setting of this book. San Francisco is an amazing city. I enjoyed the many city attractions the author placed throughout this tale.  We visited several years ago and I fell in love, especially Haight-Ashberry. This is the location where Drew and Camille run into each other and start their amazing relationship.

Drew!! Oh sweet, heavenly Drew! Not only is Drew hot..especially in the army t-shirt…YES..I so pictured that in my head, he is kind and loving….just not all together truthful. And that gets his cute little behind in hot water. He has a legitimate reason for not exactly telling the truth. Does it turn out the way he planned? Not so much!

Camille is one tough lady. I LOVE STRONG FEMALE LEADS! Camille is hardworking, smart and just an all around good gal. She and Drew are fantastic together. Even when his little secret comes out. Of course she is mad and fiery. What a way to heat up the pages! 

I so enjoy warm, quirky, fun reads. This one had a little bit of everything, great setting, great story, strong woman and one hot guy to boot! I cannot wait to see what this author has up her sleeve next. Need a good summer read…..this is it for you! 

Purchase here 

Barnes and Noble


About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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1 Response to North to You by Tif Marcelo #XOXperts

  1. macjam47 says:

    I like what I read about this book. I’m adding it to my summer reads TBR.

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