I Love You More Than Pierogi (Lili’s Review)

Title: I Love You More Than Pierogi (World of Love)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 4th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 101 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Marek and Adrian dated in high school, but a bitter breakup led them to choose different paths. Adrian is out and proud while Marek is in the closet. Adrian embraces his eccentricity while Marek clings to a conservative image. And while Marek worked hard to build a successful life and financial stability by climbing the corporate ladder, Adrian threw caution to the wind and has spent the last five years backpacking across the world.

Now Adrian is back in Warsaw, Poland, but while Marek thinks they will have a hookup and have a blast from the past, Adrian is just looking for a place to crash. Worse still, Adrian turns up at Marek’s advertising agency for help with his outrageous new business venture, and if Marek wants to get promoted, he might have to work with the guy who broke his heart.

World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.

I Love You More Than Pierogi by KA Merikan is the second chance at love story of Marek and Adrian. Marek ended things in an- we’ll say- unkind way five years earlier. Adrian has returned and contacted Marek and what ensues is a story about having the courage to let go and be yourself about second chances.

My highlights:

  • Adrian. What was there not love about him? He was caring and selfless. He was my favorite part of the book.

-The setting. I’ve never read a book based in Poland. It was interesting to learn about their culture and foods.

-Quirkiness. I always enjoy stories that are different- that don’t follow the same cookie cutter romance formula.

-Chemistry. Despite how different Marek and Adrian were there was no denying their attraction to each other.

-Marek’s freedom- freedom to be himself and not allow social dictates and beliefs ingrained by family and culture to weigh him down. It was beautiful.

What I didn’t love so much.

Marek. Oi, he was so stuck up and opinionated. He was a hard pill to swallow. There was even a point that I wanted to Adrian to move on from him. I felt like he didn’t deserve my Adrian. He was and cold – it drove me nuts. Granted Marek does change- there was definitely character growth. It just took a while for me to warm up to him- too much time.

All in all, I’m giving this slow burn, second chance romance 4 Stars. I’ve had my eyes on this writing duo but was always too scared to read them. Their books seem more on the kinkylicious side, so I was happy to see them release a Contemporary Romance. If you’ve been like me and too afraid to give them a chance- pick this one up! If you’re in the mood for a second chance that is quirky and original- pick this one up! After reading this lovely book, I know I’ll be reading more books written by this talented writing duo.

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Galley copy of I Love You More Than Pierogi (World of Love) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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