Annabeth Pleasanton is desperately trying to please her boss so that she can be promoted from being a recipe editor to a full-blown writer for Central Coast Living. Her chance comes after she brings a sweet little Portuguese cake to a work party. Her boss gives her the opportunity to write an article on a high class restaurant, but her friend’s engagement, a new love interest, and her own clumsiness begin to make things a little bit too complicated. Now Annabeth isn’t just worried about writing an article, but losing her job.
This chick-lit novel is an entertaining read. I got sucked into the story and the characters and didn’t want to put the book down. I like that this book has a bunch of little sub-plots, and intrigues going on. I thought that the character were more developed then the typical LDS romance novel and I really liked that. One thing that bugged me was that the main character was always describing what clothing she was wearing and the bargains that she got on the clothes. I mean it was okay the first few times, but the frequency of it went a little bit overboard in my book, but that really is a minor complaint.
I’m still trying to decide whether or not I like this genre. I don’t usually read funny chick-lit. I find that embarrassing situations are more painful for me to read than funny. I know a few people that refuse to read “embarrassment” stories because they hate that feeling. I’m not that bad, but I don’t find embarrassing stories really all that funny. Interesting how different people find different types of stuff funny. Though, there were a few really funny lines in the book that I really liked. I gotta say I also loved the scene with Arnie the sea-lion because how can a random sea lion not be funny?
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