Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review : Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin

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Skinny Bitch in Love
by Kim Barnouin

June 4th, 2013

Gallery Books


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From the coauthor of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling Skinny Bitch lifestyle series—a clever, kick-ass novel about friendship, romance, and making healthy choices both in and out of the kitchen.

How bad could a little butter be? Bad enough to get rising culinary star Clementine Cooper blackballed from every vegan kitchen in Los Angeles after a backstabbing coworker sabotages the biggest night of her career. Fortunately, any vegan chef worth her salt knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes. Clem launches the Skinny Bitch Cooking School with dreams of opening her own neighborhood café. So she’s livid when sexy millionaire Zach Jeffries puts a fork in her plans with his new steakhouse.

When Zach signs up for her cooking class, however, she’s astonished. He’s far from the simple meathead Clem imagined him to be. In fact, he’s a very good kisser. Clem thought she was open-minded, but as she confronts the challenges of budding entrepreneurship, old rivals, ex-boyfriends, and two tempting suitors—a charming British vegan chef and a traitorously attractive carnivore—Clem wonders if she can ever say “I love you” to a man who hates tofu.

My Review:

Skinny Bitch in Love, by Kim Barnouin, was a fun, entertaining read with a dash of romance! I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I learned so many interesting things and I have to admit that once I finished reading this book, I was surfing the web to find some vegan recipes! I consider myself a FOODIE. I love food!!!!!!  When I started reading this book I knew that there was going to be food talk, but I never expected to learn so much! It was a very interesting reading escape!

Clementine Cooper has big dreams. She wants to open her own little piece of heaven: Clementine's No-Crap Café. When a co-worker sabotages her famous butternut squash ravioli with garlic sage sauce, her world comes crashing down. Clementine won't stop until her dream comes true. With the help of her amazing friends she launches Skinny Bitch, a vegan catering service/cooking class. With her new project doing so well, Clementine is one step closer to achieving her ultimate goal. Only one person stands in her way : Zach Jeffries. When Zach opens a steakhouse across the street from Clementine's apartment she is furious. This was supposed to be HER spot. Clementine will do whatever it takes to have her Café, what she never expected was for her love life to get so complicated. Will she be able to resist the sexy and intriguing steakhouse owner? 

I really enjoyed this story! I loved how the author explained the vegan lifestyle. Every time a recipe was mentioned I was salivating. I actually got up and went to get my notepad, I needed to write down those recipe ideas. Coconut whipped cream?!?!? OMG! Yummy!!! Ok ... back to the book! The characters of this story were charming and funny. The banter between them was hilarious and they were a great group of characters to follow. I had a lot of fun learning about each and every one of them! Clementine the heroine was great! I loved how she worked hard to achieve her dream of opening her restaurant. There was no stopping her once she got started on her Skinny Bitch adventure! Zach was a great match for Clementine. These two are like Salt & Pepper. They go well together, but are so different! They had to overcome some obstacles to make their relationship work, but they eventually found the perfect recipe. I LOL a couple of times while reading this story. Sara and Ty, which are Clementine's best friends, were great! It's very important for me to feel the connection with all the characters and the author did an awesome job with all of them. This story was fast-paced and kept me turning the pages. The storyline was unique and memorable. I can't say that I will be following a Vegan lifestyle after reading this book, but it did make me learn a lot of things. I am definitely going to try to incorporate a few of those recipes to my menu. I'm getting hungry just thinking about that German Chocolate cake .... YUMMY!!!! 

My Rating:

I give, Skinny Bitch in Love, by Kim Barnouin 3.5 delightful, funny, deliciously entertaining stars! 

About the Author:

Before she was a Skinny Bitch, Kim Barnouin was a high school drop-out turned model who only crossed paths with a vegetable on her pizza. Today she is the co-author of The New York Times Bestseller Skinny Bitch with its sequels Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Skinny Bitch: Just Bitchin and a line of fitness DVDs.

Born in Rhode Island and raised in Maryland, Kim felt she wasn’t ready for college and dropped out in the 11th grade. Soon after, Kim received her GED, brushed community college and switched gears to modeling. At the age of 22, Kim moved to South Beach where the waves of Miami left Kim feeling seriously lost. She modeled, waited tables to make ends meet and considered herself more of a helpless beach bum.

Kim questioned her unhappy and unhealthy self during those years. What changes could she make to her lifestyle? Instead of turning to booze or something else less attractive, Kim explored food. By eating better, Kim started to physically and mentally feel better. A lightbulb went off in her head – food heals.

As a kid, Kim used to spit veggies into her napkin. As a young adult, she couldn’t get enough of earth’s treats. It was during this transition that Kim became obsessed with nutrition. She got her hands on every book and enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in Natural Health. She wouldn’t stop there. This retired beach bum went on to receive a Master’s in Holistic Nutrition and is currently working on her PhD. Learning about how food affects and heals many diseases and illnesses was something she wanted to share with everyone.

Eager to spread her word to the masses, Kim worked with longtime friend and vegan Rory Freedman to write a book. Neither thought Skinny Bitch would be become such a hit let alone a New York Times bestseller for two years straight.

Kim Barnouin lives in Los Angeles with her husband Stephane and two year old son Jack.


  1. I think I would love this! I'm not a vegan, but I almost never eat meat, and would love the recipes. I'm glad you liked the story too. Thanks for the review, Mikki!

  2. What a great review, this one will be going on my wishlist :)

  3. It's fun when they add something fun like food to the mix. I'm glad you enjoyed this.


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