This book is so refreshing, you cannot help but love the drama.
Carter gets in invite to vie for a scholarship in one of the places she longs to earn her mark as a Chef. Whilst there, her first run in with Reid, sparks a rivalry and it’s all about who’s going to come up top.
While, their back and forth made for more details to the story, I would say that I found it a bit too dramatic. What I loved was the author’s use of gender neutral names: Carter and Reid, who would have thought?
Remember me starting off by saying that this book is refreshing, well, after a night conversation with Reid, Carter storms back to her room and tells her room mater, Riya It’s just…he’s been a total asshole to me. Riya, smirks and she asks Do I need to kill a boy? I can relate to that and wouldn’t mind having Riya for a room mate. The girl’s a great listener, has lots of confidence, makes friends easily and she can cook…who wouldn’t live for that?
- The other thing that I loved in this book was a conversation between Reid and Carter.
I love when two glorious things happen in any book I am reading:
1. If I come across the mention of Kenya or Nairobi.
2. If the characters mention an author or book that I absolutely love.
Well, Reid and Carter talk about N.K. Jemisin and at the mention of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms I nearly fell off my bed.
This is the part where I also graciously add that I got to read this as a digital copy, thanks to Netgalley, and there tiny request was that I share my honest- real-down to earth- views about it. Now, I’d better get back to work. It’s almost lunch time and I do wish I’d get some of the duck they made in this book for lunch!
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About the author:
Brianna’s on Goodreads! Yay! She’s also published two other awesome novels: Never Never and How to Make Out. Visit her author page: here