Friday, December 7, 2018

Blog Tour: Love a la Mode

About the Book:
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Pub. Date: November 27, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 304
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB and NiBooksTBD

Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir...

Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent's school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.

Henry Yi grew up in his dad's restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent's school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie's growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away.

Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs.

Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book; I was hooked from the moments on the plane together. I loved exploring Paris with the characters of the book. And OMG, the food made my mouth water. I wanted crepes, fresh baked bread, and so much more. I loved the ups and downs of the school - from cooking special dishes to baking to learning how to chop vegetables. I adored the friendships in this book and how they supported each other and leaned on each other in times of trouble. And that ending is adorable! Of course I also want to jump on a plane to Paris immediately! From start to finish, Love a la Mode is adorable, heartwarming, and inspiring.

About Stephanie:
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of It's Not Me, It's You; The Taming of the Drew; Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink; Confederates Don't Wear Couture and the upcoming The Date to Save and Prince in Disguise (Fall 2017). She grew up on the Connecticut coast, where a steady diet of Little House on the Prairie turned her into a history nerd at an early age. After graduating with a joint major in theater and history from Middlebury College, she acted her way around the country, performing in more than 25 states.
Although she was born in New York, she currently lives in Chicago, and doesn't discriminate against any type of pizza. When she's not writing, she loves baking, walking her dog Lorelei, taking dance cardio classes too seriously, and playing board games with her husband. Photo credit: Melissa Lynn

Next Week's Tour Schedule:
12/10/2018- Eli to the nthReview
12/11/2018- BookHounds YAReview
12/12/2018- Savings in SecondsReview
12/13/2018- Clarissa Reads It AllReview
12/14/2018- Kait Plus Books- Review

Enter to win a copy so you too can drool over food and want to roam the streets of Paris:
3 winners will win a signed finished copy of LOVE A LA MODE, US Only.

1 comment:

Jillian said...

I can't wait to read this one!