Saturday, June 11, 2016

Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks
Dana Bate

Too Many Cooks

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary (from Goodreads): In this hilarious, insightful new novel from the author of A Second Bite at the Apple, a cookbook ghostwriter finds that she’s bitten off more than she can chew…

When Kelly Madigan is offered a job abroad right after reading a letter from her late mother urging her to take more risks, she sees it as a sign. Kelly’s new ghostwriting assignment means moving to London to work for Natasha Spencer--movie star, lifestyle guru, and wife of a promising English politician. As it turns out, Natasha is also selfish, mercurial, and unwilling to let any actual food past her perfect lips.

Still, in between testing dozens of kale burgers and developing the perfect chocolate mousse, Kelly is having adventures. Some are glamorous; others, like her attraction to her boss’s neglected husband, are veering out of control. Kelly knows there’s no foolproof recipe for a happy life. But how will she know if she’s gone too far in reaching for what she wants?

Review: This was a quick, fun read about a cookbook writer working for a celebrity.  Kelly Madigan is a thoroughly likable character, even when she is making choices that the reader knows are completely wrong for her.  She manages to maintain her composure while working for a truly terrible boss -- think Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.  The descriptions of her recipes were mouthwatering, and it was delightful to discover some recipes in the back of the book.  A fun and quick summer read!

Rating: 3.5 stars

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