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Giveaway Review SKINNY BITCH IN LOVE by KIM BARNOUIN @kimbarnouin @GalleryBooks

Book Description

June 4, 2013

In this new novel based on the #1 bestselling Skinny Bitch books, a twenty-something chef loses her dream job—only to find happiness after she launches a vegan cooking school and falls for a sexy carnivore.

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 neighborhood and fantasizes about opening her own restaurant. Fifteen tables. A juice bar. Cali-meets-Moroccan d├ęcor. 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.

About the Author
Kim Barnouin lives in California with her husband and son. Kim coauthored 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, and Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps.



Clementine has just about hit the pinnacle of being a vegan chef, when at only twenty-six, she is sent in to cook for the ill chef and THE main LA critic is coming into review the restaurant.  All goes well until she is sabotaged by a fellow worker who adds a bit of unauthorized butter into a sauce.  The whole staff is fired and Clem in blackballed.  Not wanting to give up her Santa Monica lifestyle, she decides to start a cooking school and meal service.  Her first client is the guy who dumped her six months ago and she gets another shock when she shows up and his fiancee meets her at the door of her dream home.  As Clem winds her way through descriptions of food and the different men she meets in her quest for the right ones, you learn a bit about the vegan lifestyle and how it might work for you.

When the site where Clem had dreamed about opening her own cafe is rented to serve as a steak house, she goes a bit ballistic. She storms right over to confront the owner, Zach, who of course turns out to be just right for her.  Even though their different backgrounds and life philosophies are completely different, they do seem to work it all out.  Her roommate Sarah is a real kick and serves as a "project" for Clem to help prove just how good her lifestyle can be for one's body since Sarah does end up losing weight and feeling better.   This is dialogue driven snark so you know how much I enjoyed this!  It is a well written  beachy, chick-lit read and I can see this as a series as Clem helps convert more people to the vegan lifestyle.

Disclosure  If you are considering purchasing this book or anything else from Amazon, please use my link above since I earn a very small percentage of the sale which helps pay for shipping my giveaways!  I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.  

Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US mailing address
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Contest ends on 6.3.13 Winner will be chosen by and posted in comments.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Gallery Books Romance and ONE copies will be available.

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  1. If you liked it, I'll give it a try! Cookbook author to fiction sounds interesting!

  2. Sounds like a good book! Love foodie stories

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  4. I posted this on Twitter

  5. These types of stories always give me a new appreciation for food and to try something new. I usually don't but it's the thought that counts!

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    This books looks like it'd just be perfect for my next read! :)

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  9. Stories about food sounds fun. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  10. Tweeted again and tagged you in it!

  11. There's no Canada option, and yet you say "Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US or Canadian mailing address"

  12. I made a mistake -- the form is always correct for geographical limits. Sorry for the confusion about Canada.

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  16. I love the name of the book. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for having the giveaway.


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  18. Thank you SO MUCH for another really AWESOME giveaway!! This book sounds AMAZING!! I'm really looking forward to reading this one!!

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  24. This sounds a like a fun way to learn about vegan food. Thanks for the review.
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