Skinny Bitch in Love, By Kim Barnouin


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 café 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.

 

                I think I am like most readers when it comes to picking out novels, if the title sounds interesting, you can count on me to read it!  And with a title like “Skinny Bitch in Love”, of course I’m going to want to find out about this book.
                First off, let me say that I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Everything that I do say here is my personal opinion, so if I offend you I am truly sorry.
                While the title of this book lead me to believe that it was going to be funny, in all honesty there were parts of this book that I had a WTF look on my face I am sure.  From the start of the book, Clementine’s character explains that if you don’t eat vegan you are filling your body with “crap”.  I do understand that people have their own beliefs when it comes to what you should eat, but during the course of this book, I felt as though I was being preached at because of my eating habits.
                The back and forth arguments and then makeups between Clementine and Zach were very…. Boring and annoying to say the least.  When it came to their relationship, they would have an argument never want to talk to each other again, and then a few days later make up.  It was as though they couldn’t decide if they wanted to be together or not.
                The only part of this book that I did actually enjoy was the fact that Clementine showed her determination to do what she wanted to do, without help from anyone else.  She wanted to open her own restaurant, and she did that without accepting handouts from Zach.
                I have to say overall I was greatly disappointed with this book, and I wanted to stop reading it several times.  However I forced myself to finish because I knew I couldn’t give an honest review if I stopped halfway through it.
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