From the coauthor of the phenomenal #1 "New York Times" bestselling "Skinny Bitch" life-style series--a clever, kick-ass novel about friendship, romance, and making healthy choices both in and out of the kitchen.
Clementine Cooper is a born vegan, com-mitted in every way to the healthy lifestyle she was raised with on her father's organic farm. But how bad could a little butter be? Bad enough to get the ambitious and talented sous chef fired when an influential food critic discovers dairy in Clem's butternut squash ravioli with garlic sage sauce. Though she was sabotaged by a backstab-bing coworker, Clem finds herself unceremo-niously blackballed from every vegan kitchen in L.A.
Like any vegan chef worth her salt, however, Clem knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes. She launches the Skinny Bitch Cooking School in hopes of soon opening her own cafe in an empty space near her apartment. But on the first day of class, sexy millionaire restaurateur Zach Jeffries puts a fork in her idea with his own plans for the space--a steakhouse. Clem is livid. For a carnivore, Zach is more complicated than she anticipated. He's also a very good kisser. But could dating one of the most eligible bachelors in the city--and a meat-eater--be as bad for Clem as high-fructose corn syrup? Shouldn't she fall instead for a man who seems to be her perfect match in every way--like Alexander Orr, a very cute, very sweet vegan chef?
Clem thought she was open-minded, but as she confronts the challenges of budding entrepre-neurship, old rivals, ex-boyfriends, and tempting suitors, she begins to wonder if she can ever say "I love you" to a man who hates tofu.
About the Author
Kim Barnouin holds a master of science in holistic nutrition and offers guidance on her Healthy Bitch Daily blog (www.healthybitchdaily.com). A former model, she is the author or coauthor of seven books and has successfully counseled models, actors, athletes, and other professionals using the Skinny Bitch method. She lives in Los Angeles.
"Great from start to finish...Kim Barnouin is delightful. I couldn't put SKINNY BITCH IN LOVE down."
-Fresh Fiction (Fresh Pick)
"The Skinny Bitch brand is brought to life in novel form by Barnouin... [T]hose looking for a lazy beach reach or...fans of the Skinny Bitch Empire should find something here to enjoy."
"All the charming chick-lit standards, against the exciting backdrop of LA."
"Capitalizing on the success of her best-selling series of cookbooks, Barnouin’s debut novel asks: Can a vegan chef find love with a carnivore? It's lightweight fare, starring a sassy heroine."
-Kirkus Book Reviews
“A great beach read for the summer… perfect for any fans of YA or chick lit… If you're looking for a fun read, check out this book.”
-Books I Think You Should Read
"I loved this book! I wanted to eat every single dish Clementine cooked/baked in the book and I am most definitely a carnivore... It’s a terrific read."
"It is a well written, beachy, chick-lit read, and I can see this as a series!"