Sunny Shelly’s Review: Big Pickle, by JJ Knight

Big Pickle
JJ Knight
Publication date: April 4th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

He’s kind of a big dill.

An enemies-to-lovers, secret boss, gut-splittingly hilarious rom com from USA Today bestselling author JJ Knight

They call me Big Pickle.

It’s not what you think.

(Although that’s true too.)

I happen to be the oldest Pickle in the family deli business. And we have the best salami.

Take that one however you like.

But when my father announces the franchise will go to the most profitable of the three brothers, I learn that even though I’m the biggest Pickle, I’m dead last.

I hightail it to Texas to see what’s happened to my restaurant, only to find a sassy little spitfire named Nova Strong in charge.

She’s amazing. She’s sexy. She’s perfectly happy to call bullsh*t when she sees it.

But despite the way we nearly melt the permafrost in the industrial freezer, I have to control myself. Nova thinks I’m a new employee. She has no idea I’m only there to spy.

Or that I’m her boss.

As I get to the bottom of why my franchise is failing, I desperately need to know one thing:

Is Nova Strong everything wrong with my deli, or everything right for me?


Big Pickle is a full-length, 300-page standalone romantic comedy full of pickle jokes, giggle-worthy references to male anatomy, and more salty language than a jar of baby dills.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Oh my goodness, this book is funny! As you might expect, it constantly plays on the word “pickle” and the results are hilarious. I want some Dill Dough Bread!

So deli owner Jace is in a competition with his brothers to take over the family deli dynasty, and must turn around the suffering location he owns in Austin. Jace is a New York playboy, who barely does anything with his store. So he’s shocked to find out how deep in the hold he is. He’s immediately smitten with acting manager Nova, who of course thinks he’s an arrogant ass and wants nothing to do with him.

But when Jace gets himself hired at his own deli (under his real name, Jason), he and Nova not only solve the mystery of who is skimming funds, but find that they are pretty perfect for one another. But when she discovers who he really is, can she forgive his lie of omission?

I loved the premise of this story, and it’s executed so well. Jace’s struggle with wanting to tell Nova but not wanting to lose what they had felt very real. Her devastation over his deception felt very real. It was an excellent merger of the fears they both had, with plenty of steam and lots of funny dialogue mixed in.

This was a dill-ite to read! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Author Bio:

JJ Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy.

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