For the second time in just a few short months, Clementine Cooper’s professional reputation hinges on one restaurant review. Clementine’s No Crap Café is poised to score the Holy Grail of publicity—a mention in the New York Times Sunday travel section—if Clem’s veggietastic lasagna can bowl over the food critic.
Clem has no time for distractions. Or surprises. But when her meat-eating millionaire boyfriend Zach Jeffries shocks her with a sweet and romantic marriage proposal, of course she says yes! Now she has to plan the most important menu of her life while fending off her domineering future mother-in-law’s extravagant plans for the wedding.
As if there wasn’t enough on her plate, Clem decides to open a second restaurant on her parents’ farm—Clem’s No Crap Outpost— against Zach’s advice. Just when she needs his support the most, Zach grows distant. The only person who really seems to understand is Clem’s friend and biggest competition, the cute vegan chef Alexander Orr. Putting out fires in the kitchen is easy—but in her relationship? Suddenly, her time with Alexander feels . . . hotter . . . than usual, and Clem starts to wonder if the charming carnivore she’s engaged to is really the man she should spend her life with.
Clementine is a wild, straight forward, no nonsense type of women, that you cannot help but like. I really liked her dedication and loyalty to her friends, family and business and the way she learned to juggle and manage everything while keeping her own identity in tact. Granted I did not read the first book, so I missed out on the metamorphosis that took place in her life, but still I feel the author did a excellent job catching you up while letting this book stand on its own merits.
I really adored the writing style in this book. Although its a romance book it was fun and humorous, but still had depth with characters you can really get attached to and real life situations. I wont mention all the delicious food that is prepared. Really made me wish this was a restaurant I could go and run into real quick for a bite.
This was just a really cute, quirky novel that was fun to read and one that I can recommend easily.
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About the Author:
Kim Barnouin lives in California with her husband and son. Kim is the author of Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched and Skinny Bitch in Love, and coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Skinny Bitch series, which includes such hit titles as Skinny Bitch, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bastard, Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook, Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps, and Skinny Bitch Bakery.