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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries is another installment from Olivia Gaines' best-selling romantic comedy collection, Modern Mail Order Brides. Lakota Simjak, a thirty-nine-year-old Native American attorney, feels it's time to settle down and have a family. In his quest for a soulmate, he approaches a matchmaker service based in New York City. After three incompatible matches, Lakota finally finds his Perfect Match in Melody Willis, an international pop star seeking a life away from public scrutiny and fame. Feeling an instant mutual attraction, Lakota and Melody tie the knot and begin a contented life in the wilderness of Maine. However, their journey has just begun as they have yet to meet each other's families from vastly different backgrounds. Will they live happily ever after?
Author Olivia Gaines tells an intoxicating tale of star-crossed lovers filled with romance and humor. Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries follows Melody and Lakota's lives as a married couple from two different worlds. Melody, a pop star from a musical family with an impulsive sister, gives up a life lived in the limelight to share it with Lakota, a humble and reserved man brought up in the ways of the wild in Native American traditions. The juxtaposition between their two environments forms the bedrock of the narrative. Both of their visits to their respective families make for plenty of dramatic moments and provide some genuinely laugh-out-loud scenes. Apart from Lakota and Melody, I also enjoyed the colorful characters of Symphony, Elizah, and Lorelei. If you love to read romantic comedies, don't miss out on Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries.