Skinny Bitch in Love
By Kim Barnouin
(Gallery Books, Hardcover, 9781476708867, 306pp.)
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
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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.