Sunday, June 2, 2013

Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin

Rating 2.5/5 stars
Pub. Date June 4 2013


From the coauthor of the phenomenal #1 New York Timesbestselling Skinny Bitch life­style series—a clever, kick-ass novel about friendship, romance, and making healthy choices both in and out of the kitchen.

Clementine Cooper is a born vegan, com­mitted in every way to the healthy lifestyle she was raised with on her father’s organic farm. But how bad could a little butter be? Bad enough to get the ambitious and talented sous chef fired when an influential food critic discovers dairy in Clem’s butternut squash ravioli with garlic sage sauce. Though she was sabotaged by a backstab­bing coworker, Clem finds herself unceremo­niously blackballed from every vegan kitchen in L.A.
Like any vegan chef worth her salt, however, Clem knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes. She launches the Skinny Bitch Cooking School in hopes of soon opening her own café in an empty space near her apartment. But on the first day of class, sexy millionaire restaurateur Zach Jeffries puts a fork in her idea with his own plans for the space—a steakhouse. Clem is livid. For a carnivore, Zach is more complicated than she anticipated. He’s also a very good kisser. But could dating one of the most eligible bachelors in the city—and a meat-eater—be as bad for Clem as high-fructose corn syrup? Shouldn’t she fall instead for a man who seems to be her perfect match in every way—like Alexander Orr, a very cute, very sweet vegan chef?
Clem thought she was open-minded, but as she confronts the challenges of budding entrepre­neurship, old rivals, ex-boyfriends, and tempting suitors, she begins to wonder if she can ever say “I love you” to a man who hates tofu.


I hated the on and off relationship Zach and Clem had. They must have broken up at least 10 times. They didn't seem to understand each other enough to work out but their connection was the glue that kept them together. Clem sets straight the facts from the beginning. She wants to open her own restaurant and she is going to do it. Not all her actions and decisions were good or right but then again everyone makes mistakes. Zach seems half the time an a-hole and half time sweet and boyfriend material. He is not one of my favorite persons.I haven't got him yet. He seems to have two different personalities. The same can be said about Clem too. She was unfair to Alex and Zach and has an ego. The only one who seems worthy is Sara Clem's roommate.

Barnouin made a mistake while she was writing the book. Zach gives the 400$ to Clem for her cooking class but only went to one meeting. I felt as if the book was a little brain wash to make you try the vegan life. "I lost 20 pounds eating like a vegan" and "I will cut the crap from my life so I will stop eating dairy and meat." I haven't read other Skinny Bitch books and I will definitely will not in the future. But not everything is bad. For about the first 40% if you had asked me I would have said that I liked it and it seemed like a 4 star book. Later came the downfall.

To sum it up: I did not liked it and I wouldn't suggest to you to read it. It's not worth your time and money unless you like the vegan stuff or the skinny Bitch books.