Thursday, August 2, 2018
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
As I expected, this is a light romance following typical romance conventions. Even so, it is very frustrating to me that the couple can't get together sooner because they won't just TALK to each other! If Henry had just told Rosie about the pressure he's receiving from his mom she wouldn't have to wonder why he seems to be avoiding her, and so on. But putting that aside, I liked all the characters and the group of supportive friends surrounding our two main people. I was happy that hot boy Bodie wasn't a bad guy either, especially because I was sure he had somehow sabotaged Rosie's cheesecake. The only caveat I would include about this book is that while I really enjoyed the cooking atmosphere and liberal references to real life chefs, terminology, and TV shows, I don't know that will work for every reader. Perhaps the Parisian love affair will help overcome any issues for those who are not Chopped or Top Chef viewers. I know I felt the romance of the city as Strohm wove it into the storyline.