Monday, July 20, 2015

Taste Test

16059410Goodreads Says:    If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means saying good-bye to her dad and her best friend, Billy. Once she’s on set, run-ins with her high-society roommate and the maddeningly handsome—not to mention talented—son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, mean Nora must work even harder to prove herself. But as mysterious accidents plague the kitchen arena, protecting her heart from one annoyingly charming fellow contestant in particular becomes the least of her concerns. Someone is conducting real-life eliminations, and if Nora doesn’t figure out who, she could be next to get chopped for good. 

With romance and intrigue as delectable as the winning recipes included in the story, this debut novel will be devoured by all.

My Thoughts:

-    I randomly picked this book up from the library because I needed to read a book by an author with my same initials for the Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge.

-    I am a HUGE Food Network fan! If I had that channel, I would never stop watching! I love food shows and food competitions! This book was right up my alley in that sense. 

-    I hated Christian for most of the book, but he kinda sorta grew on me a little bit towards the end. I still don't fully trust him.

-    Nora was a fun yet frustrating character. She had guts and a lot of skill, but she still had all those annoying teenage girl tendencies. 

-    I didn't like the love triangle. Ugh! Why was Billy even in this story?

-    It seems there has been a reading slump epidemic going around, and I happen to have caught it. This book came at the right time. I needed a fluffy light read. 

-    I liked all the talk about food and how they prepared the food. It made me want to cook!

-    Overall, I thought this was a cute book. I liked it. 

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