Revenge, Ice Cream And Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn | Book Review

I read Broken Hearts, Fences, And Other Things To Mend by Katie Finn last year, while I liked it, I wasn’t overly enthralled with it. It was a quick and entertaining read with a cliffhanger ending. Thanks to that cliffhanger ending through, I had a super strong urge to read Revenge, Ice Cream, And Other Things Best Served Cold, the sequel. I am about to get into spoilers for the first book so if you haven’t read it, it is best that you stop reading this review and go read that book. Anyways, this is one of the first times I’m saying this — I actually liked the sequel much better than the first book.

After Gemma finds out that Hallie has been playing her and knew her identity all along, Gemma decides to let things drop. In fact, she finds herself looking for a job and ends up hired at the same ice cream shop as Reid. Only, just when she’s prepared to let it go, Hallie comes in and gets red syrup all over her and states that she’s on the warpath. Gemma, however, is not about to go down without a fight. What ensues are pranks galore. Granted, the pranks are malicious but fun to read about. In fact, Gemma has her friend Sophie get involved and also has Bruce the producer’s teenagers Ford and Gwyneth get involved. Meanwhile, Gemma’s dad is writing the screenplay for this book that has taken the world by storm – Once Bitten. There is so much drama going on in Finn’s Revenge, Ice Cream, And Other Things Best Served Cold and I as a reader ate it up with a spoon.

I have to say that for as often as Gemma does the wrong thing and make mistakes, I liked her. She has moxie. Yeah, sure, Hallie does get the best of her a lot. However, I loved that Gemma tries to get her back and she’s smart about it. She’s got a different style from Hallie and that’s pretty okay. I loved that Gemma also learns from her mistakes. She’s got character growth going on and does not stay stagnant. In addition, her friendship with Sophie is quite the thing to behold. Those two really have each other’s backs.

Okay so there is significantly less romance in this sequel. You see, Josh knows Gemma’s true identity and is angry with Gemma because of what she did to Hallie and also her lies. Teddy is with Hallie and really happy with her, despite one of Gemma’s pranks. Gemma, however, can’t stop thinking back to a kiss that happened with Ford three years ago. However, he’s always been such a good friend, that she’s not sure she can think of him that way. With Ford kind of helping out with the pranks, at least the technological side, the two interact a lot. At this point, I ship them. Also! At this point there is like no kissing in this sequel, so if you’re expecting make out sessions and swooning, you won’t get it here. That’s fine though, hopefully that’s where book three will take us.

So, I actually really enjoyed Revenge, Ice Cream, And Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn for the most part. I thought it was a good direction for the Broken Hearts & Fences series to go in. Yet, I thought the foreshadowing was a bit heavy handed. Maybe because I am older I could see some of the plot twists coming a mile away. Still, this was a very engaging and fast read. It’s one of those good books to de-stress and relax with. If you’re looking for a light read that is totally SUMMER, this is the one for you.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. I have this series waiting on my TBR for me. Now that I know you enjoyed you enjoyed this second one even though the first was kind of meh for you, I’m excited to read it 🙂 Maybe that will encourage me to get to it faster. haha

    Great Review!

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