In this new novel based on the number-one best-selling Skinny Bitch books, a 20-something chef loses her dream job - only to find happiness after she launches a vegan cooking school and falls for a sexy carnivore.
26-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 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.
Clementine Cooper is a committed vegan chef who was born and raised on her parents organic farm. She's had great experiences with different vegan restaurants until she got sabotaged by a jealous co-worker who snuck the dreaded " butter" into Clem's dish for a food critic. Immediately fired and blackballed from other restaurants, Clem starters her own vegan cooking classes--Skinny Bitch Cooking School.
Clem's plans to own her own vegan restaurant across the street from her apartment, but she wakes up one morning with a huge steer head right outside her window. Millionaire restauranteur, Zach is opening a steakhouse in her space--ugh!!! But Zach is cute, smart and available. So the conflicts and possible romances start.
I found this book surprisingly cute and fun. The vegan concoctions made my mouth water. The characters were as yummy as the food descriptions. My only complaint was the excessive use of swear words which didn't feel all that necessary to the story, but also did not ruin the story for me, thankfully. I listened to this on audio and found the narrator added a great deal to the joy of this book for me. So, I'll overlook the offending words and will definitely read more---but taking off a star because of this.
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Would you listen to Skinny Bitch in Love again? Why?
YES; loved this audiobook!! It was funny and the variety if characters was so fresh!!!! Will totally listen to it again!!!
What does Joy Osmanski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I think she did a wonderful job with all the different characters especially with Eva; totally bitchy!!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I hope she comes out with a sexual to this would love to know how Clem and Zach turn out!!!
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Just finished this book for a 5th time. It is a great light read for everyone, vegan or otherwise. The narrator does a great job with the voices and really helps you get lost in the story. I hope she reads for the sequel as well. Her voices for everyone are so good that I can't imagine hearing someone else read them. Hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.
I just finished this book and am considering a switch to veganism myself! Great book and even greater narrator! A perfect ten all around!
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It was an average book. I didn't fall in love with any of the characters, I wasn't inspired, didn't make me think, etc etc. It was just a story. It might have been better as a quick read instead of an audiobook. I didn't think it was over the top pro veganism or anything. The main character is vegan, and as the narrator her voice said pro-vegan things, obviously. I haven't read the first Skinny Bitch book, so maybe I would have enjoyed this one more if I had.
Did Skinny Bitch in Love inspire you to do anything?
No. I already try to eat a mostly clean diet, so her ideas about food aren't new to me. However, even if I wasn't, I didn't feel this book was really as much about the food as about the story.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sarah, the roommate. I liked her weight struggle, though she didn't have as much to lose as I thought.
Have you listened to any of Joy Osmanski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, first time but she did a fine job.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It was interesting and made me think about how difficult relationships work.
Any additional comments?
I was fascinated by their first non-fiction works and this fiction was very pleasant.