Friday, August 11, 2017

Read: The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria

Olivia Nadal is an almost perfect girl with an almost perfect life. She has stunning good looks, an exciting job that pays well, men lining up to date her, and a homey little condo she calls her own. The only thing keeping her from perfection is her utter inability to cook.

Enter Nate Olivarez, a hotshot chef who's filling in for Olivia's cooking instructor. Sparks fly when they meet, but a fling with the visiting hottie is the last thing Olivia needs. But as things keep heating up in the kitchen, she can't help but wonder. Can things work out between her and Nate? Or is the sizzle all set to fizzle?

My copy is this edition

My review:

Hot, hot Nate as well as gorgeous Liv, their relationship was more of the physical. Proof, was they couldn't get their hands off each other, which lead to them not talking or planning things out .

Not a fan, but this is how I imagined Liv and Nate

Spoilers below

But, why didn't Nate tell Liv about Billy, that he treats her like a sister. Even more, why didn't Nate tel Liv that Billy was there in Singapore. Even more, why didn't Nate tell Liv about the restaurant that's soon to open. Even a hint or two, he could have told Liv about Foster's plan to open in Asia, even perhaps in Singapore. Naku! This is the problem when Liv starts falling in love with Nate, their problem was the lack of communication, plus Liv jumping to conclusions. But, as I said before their love started on the physical, and then boom!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Read: Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks.

She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.

But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead.

Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss.

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.

It was my roommate's copy, when I suddenly had the urge to read this book. I'm glad I did. As Jam's problems that were truly unraveled in the end, made me recall my own Reeve.

It was in the middle, when her friends started sharing their stories, that the book got me hook. As I was about a hundred pages to finish (am a slow reader) I regret not bringing it to the office.

I would recommend this book, though I still like The Interestings and The Uncoupling better.