Esther Knight moved to New York from London trying to escape her past. Now she’s taken a job waitressing at the retro Starlight Diner. She’s shut herself off from relationships other than her co-workers and a few regulars but when actor Jack Faber turns on the charm Esther has a hard time resisting him.
For the most part I really enjoyed reading Milkshakes and Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner. You have the two main characters both have things from their past that they are reluctant to share with one another with the story mostly taking place in a unique setting of the retro diner.
The one thing really that brought my rating down with this read is that my tolerance for the overreaction from a character when they learn the truth another has failed to confess is getting a bit shaky. Esther has one of these over reaction moments and to me it went a bit far since she herself had so many secrets too. And without too many specifics so as not to spoiler the story for anyone I also kind of questioned some of Jack’s explanation, it just seemed odd.
Overall, while I didn’t love the entire tale I think a lot will love this romance between these characters with the secrets spilling out all throughout the book. Note there was somewhat of a cliffhanger at the end probably setting up another book with new main characters set at the diner.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.