Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin (*) Review

Genre; Chick Lit
Release Date; June 4th 2013
From the coauthor of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling Skinny Bitch life­style series—a clever, kick-ass novel about friendship, romance, and making healthy choices both in and out of the kitchen.

Clementine Cooper is a born vegan, com­mitted in every way to the healthy lifestyle she was raised with on her father’s organic farm. But how bad could a little butter be? Bad enough to get the ambitious and talented sous chef fired when an influential food critic discovers dairy in Clem’s butternut squash ravioli with garlic sage sauce. Though she was sabotaged by a backstab­bing coworker, Clem finds herself unceremo­niously blackballed from every vegan kitchen in L.A.

Like any vegan chef worth her salt, however, Clem knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes. She launches the Skinny Bitch Cooking School in hopes of soon opening her own cafĂ© in an empty space near her apartment. But on the first day of class, sexy millionaire restaurateur Zach Jeffries puts a fork in her idea with his own plans for the space—a steakhouse. Clem is livid. For a carnivore, Zach is more complicated than she anticipated. He’s also a very good kisser. But could dating one of the most eligible bachelors in the city—and a meat-eater—be as bad for Clem as high-fructose corn syrup? Shouldn’t she fall instead for a man who seems to be her perfect match in every way—like Alexander Orr, a very cute, very sweet vegan chef?

Clem thought she was open-minded, but as she confronts the challenges of budding entrepre­neurship, old rivals, ex-boyfriends, and tempting suitors, she begins to wonder if she can ever say “I love you” to a man who hates tofu.

On face value, this book is alot about food, i mean there is enough refrences to beautiful dishes to keep me going a lifetime. On deeper exploration, this book at it's heart is a love story. Take Clem, a well known vegan chef, step up Zach, a meat eating millionaire business man (does every book i read have to have a sexy millionaire?) who clash brilliantly. By brilliantly, i mean the characters are well written that you become so involved in their arguments.  The book flows nicely and its very easy to settle in and whizz through it. As a reader i felt a mix of emotions with this book, anger, frustration and even elation. I wasn't sure i would take to Clem, i imagined she would be written as a preachy vegan, she isn't. She is a strong willed individual, who i found myself admiring for the courage and attitude she has. Overall, this book was a great read. For those who love chick lit, and food. This is great.
Rating; 8/10

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