Sunday, 9 June 2013

Skinny Bitch In Love by Kim Barnouin

Title - Skinny Bitch In Love
Author - Kim Barnouin
Genre - Romance, Contemporary, Humour, Chick-Lit
Source - NetGalley
UK Release Date - June 4th 2013
Synopsis - Twenty-six-year-old Clementine Cooper is an ambitious sous chef at a hot vegan restaurant in Santa Monica. When an important food critic visits the restaurant, a backstabbing coworker sabotages her vegan dish by adding butter. Fired from her job and blackballed in L.A., Clementine has hit rock bottom. Not one to wallow, she decides to launch her own cooking school and personal chef business called Skinny Bitch.
Every day, Clementine passes a space for lease in her neighbourhood and fantasises about opening her own restaurant. Fifteen tables. A juice bar. Cali-meets-Moroccan decor. She plans to work hard, save money, and buy the space. But on the first day of her cooking classes, she discovers that millionaire restaurateur Zach Jeffries is opening a steakhouse in the same space!
Zach is the antithesis of everything she stands for, but she’s incredibly attracted to him. And it seems like he might be attracted to her too, since he immediately enrolls in her cooking school. Can two people who are so fundamentally different actually find love? As Clementine rebuilds her life with new friendships, romance, and recipes, she finds that there are healthy choices to make both in and out of the kitchen.
Before we get to the review. Just some background information. This book isn't part of the previous Skinny Bitch franchise... Can I call it that? *Shrugs* This book is all fiction and it's written by one of the co-authors of Skinny Bitches. Confused? Yeah me too. I didn't even know their were previous books until I started writing this review.

Onto the review.

This book had me at Skinny Bitch. I know. I know. You're not meant to judge a book by it's cover or title but I can't help it. *Shrugs again*

The story was a quick and enjoyable read. Can't really fault it unless maybe you really love your meat and then maybe you'd find this book a bit patronising. It does mention a few times about the 'bad food' most of the world buys and eats... but hey ho not the end of the world.

I'm not a vegan. I tried giving up just meat when I was in high school but it didn't last, couldn't cook. Still can't cook really, but I don't hate a veggie burger.

Quick mention. This book will make you hungry! Not necessarily for vegan food but gosh I want to try some Butternut Squash ravioli. I don't even like Butternut Squash!

Would I call this book inspiring? It inspired me to want to eat. But not necessarily vegan food. Maybe if I was someone interested in Vegan this might just push me forward to try it but it just made me peckish to be honest.

I feel like I'm reviewing more the Vegan factor than the plot of the story and that's because...Well the plot wasn't anything new. You're told basically everything in the synopsis and it is cliched, kind of. Predictable is what this story was but I kinda liked it. It's what I expected so I was left feeling satisfied. 


Image and Synopsis via NetGalley

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