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Yes, Chef! by Lisa Joy

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Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London's most successful restaurant empires. So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime.

Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmal love life takes a turn for the better. But as Becca is slowly consumed by the chaos of life in the spotlight, she begins to lose touch with her friends, her heart and even with reality. Working with Damien has its challenges and she is soon struggling with his increasingly outrageous demands and sleazy advances, all while managing the ridiculous requests of his self-centered wife. It takes a disastrous trip to Italy for Becca to realize that she may have thrown away exactly what she's been looking for all along.

Inspired by real-life adventures, this deliciously funny and romantic story reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the trendy restaurant scene: a world where chefs are treated like rock stars, and cooking isn't all that goes on in the kitchen.
 




Hey! Here's my review.

With all the celebrity chefs and cooking shows that are so popular at the moment, this book made me think about what could be going on behind the scenes. The author has worked in the industry which has given it an authentic feel. This book also demonstrated the difference between consenting flirtation in the workplace and sexual harassment. 

I had lots of giggles while reading this (Sexual Harassment Thursday!). The plot was a bit predictable, but that is exactly what I want out of fluffy chick lit. It did have a darker side to it too, which gave the novel some depth. I related well to the main character as I have also had a few career changes and never really knew what I wanted to do. 


I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


★★★★
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Hilary
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4 May 2015 at 21:06 delete

This looks like I book I would like...

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4 May 2015 at 21:13 delete

I think you would enjoy it.

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