Title: Chef’s Kiss
Author: Hank Jones, Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine (Illustrations), Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
How did I get it? I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley
What’s it about? Chef’s Kiss follows Ben, who is fresh out of college, as he tries to find a job as a writer. He quickly learns that his English degree means nothing without any experience to back it up. He decides to settle for getting a job in any field in order to meet his financial responsibilities and avoid having to move back home. He finds himself temporary employment at a restaurant where he has to earn his place on the staff every week by creating a dish for the approval of the head chef’s food-critic pig.
I am so in LOVE with this story. It combined so many things that I love like Shakespeare, books, food, and sweet sweet romance. Ben is adorable in all his awkward book nerdiness. The friendships between Ben and his roommates and his co-workers made me so happy. All the love and support for him as he is trying to discover his path in life made this so heartwarming. Liam, the love interest in this book, is such a heartstopper and incredibly nice too. I love the slow burn chemistry between them too. Also, Liam supports and understands the struggle Ben is going through in trying to figure out what he wants to do with his career and life.
This story and artwork made me so hungry. All the recipes that Ben has to learn and the ones he created looked so delicious. It made me want to start experimenting with cooking and baking again. Ben having to get approval on all his recipes by having a pig taste test them was hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It was such a cute and heartwarming romantic read. I loved it!
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!