11 months ago
May 12, 2014
For the second time in just a few short months, Clementine Cooper’s professional reputation hinges on one restaurant review. Clementine’s No Crap Café is poised to score the Holy Grail of publicity—a mention in the New York Times Sunday travel section—if Clem’s veggietastic lasagna can bowl over the food critic.
Clem has no time for distractions. Or surprises. But when her meat-eating millionaire boyfriend Zach Jeffries shocks her with a sweet and romantic marriage proposal, of course she says yes! Now she has to plan the most important menu of her life while fending off her domineering future mother-in-law’s extravagant plans for the wedding.
As if there wasn’t enough on her plate, Clem decides to open a second restaurant on her parents’ farm—Clem’s No Crap Outpost— against Zach’s advice. Just when she needs his support the most, Zach grows distant. The only person who really seems to understand is Clem’s friend and biggest competition, the cute vegan chef Alexander Orr. Putting out fires in the kitchen is easy—but in her relationship? Suddenly, her time with Alexander feels . . . hotter . . . than usual, and Clem starts to wonder if the charming carnivore she’s engaged to is really the man she should spend her life with
Not going to lie, the second I read the title I KNEW I had to read this book! I was cracking up before I even read the summary, and after I scanned it - I was hooked! This was the 2nd book in its series and you wouldn't have guessed, you catch on the story very quickly and easily.
Clementine is a vegan and has owned her own restaurant "Clementine's No Crap Cafe" for 2 months. She is dating Zach Jeffries, this gorgeous looking man (or that's how I envisioned him), who is very wealthy with his own company. As she is trying to keep everything moving and flowing, Zach surprises Clem and pops the question with no other response than "YES!" That's when the fun begins: his mother acting as a wedding planner (who she once referred to as "Dominiquezilla"), her idea to open up a secondary restaurant, her newly engaged best friend with a guy Clem's not a fan of, and finally a surprise that shocks both Clem and Zack.
This book I couldn't put down! I enjoyed it from beginning to end, especially with Clem and her bitchy-yet-polite ways. Some of the comments that were said in the book had me rolling, and the food sounded delicious! I'm far from being a vegan but those dishes I wanted to scarf up myself! This book is a must read!