Wow. It has almost been a month since my last blog posting! Shame on me! What can I say? It’s finally summer and I’m spending far more time enjoying the outdoors then sitting on my butt at the computer. I guess I’m taking a bit of a blogging break until the cold rolls back in. Until then, here is a Tea Time post that I meant to put up last week, but completely forgot about. As I have since finished reading the actual book, I decided to actually review it rather than give you my initial thoughts. Enjoy!
Tea: Organic The Skinny (David’s Tea)
When it came to picking a tea to drink with Skinny Bitch in Love, I immediately knew the answer: The Skinny from David’s Tea! A combination of Oolong and Pu’erh tea leaves, this organic tea tastes of oranges and ginger. As the name suggests, it’s supposed to boost your metabolism and help lead to weight loss. Whether or not it has actually made me any skinnier has yet to be determined, but it is a delicious brew, and I love the fact that it is organic and contains only natural flavouring.
Rating: 3 Teacups out of 5
Book: Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin
If it wasn’t for Kaley from Books Etc, I don’t know if I ever would have given this book a second glance. Knowing that the author is most famous for her line of diet and cookbooks, I assumed her transition into fiction would not go very well. Luckily, Kaley convinced me otherwise and I gave it a try! Skinny Bitch in Love is a fun and addicting chick lit story that I loved almost from the beginning!
The story focuses on Clementine, a vegan chef who is fired from her job after she is wrongfully accused of using butter in a recipe. Blacklisted from every vegan restaurant in L.A., Clem decides to start up her own business by teaching Vegan cooking classes until she has enough money to open her own restaurant. Unfortunately, Zach Jeffries puts an end to her dream when he steals the space she has always wanted for her restaurant and opens a steakhouse. Despite her hatred for this meat loving carnivore, Clem can’t help but find herself drawn to Zach. At the same time, however, her attention is also drawn to a cute and loveable vegan chef named Alexander. As you can probably guess, a love triangle ensues with only one man leaving with the girl in the end!
For the most part Skinny Bitch in Love was a cute and loveable read. I enjoyed Clem’s determination, and found the focus on veganism educational and interesting. While the love plot was pretty predictable, it was also enjoyable, and I liked watching Clem and Zach continually butt heads. My only problem with this book was that at times Clem could be too perfect. Everyone is always going on and on about how good her cooking is, and her business seems to find success a little too quickly and easily. It would have been refreshing for Clem to cook something that people actually found terrible at least once in the book. Other then that small annoyance, Skinny Bitch in Love is a delicious chick lit for those looking for a good beach read this summer!
Rating: 3.5 Stars