A Cut Above the Rest (Appetite)
Alex always had it easy growing up, indulged by loving, but busy parents as he flitted from one interest to another without settling. Then he discovered the world of fine dining and became determined to be a chef capable of producing such magnificent meals. Despite the doubts of a father who... show more
Alex always had it easy growing up, indulged by loving, but busy parents as he flitted from one interest to another without settling. Then he discovered the world of fine dining and became determined to be a chef capable of producing such magnificent meals. Despite the doubts of a father who limited his funds, and the difficulties of leaving Germany to live in the United States, Alex stuck to his new goal and graduated the Culinary Institute of America. Fresh out of school, he is eager to begin work at the restaurant owned by a good friend of his father's, a restaurant well known for the beautiful, innovative meals its chefs create. He is primed to join the ranks of those masterful chefs—until the day he starts, and learns that he is nothing more than kitchen lackey, lower in rank than even the dishwashers. Worse, his boss is none other than Nik, the beautiful, infuriating, highly talented classmate that Alex could never best—or resist.
Publish date: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Pages no: 146
Edition language: English
Series: Appetite (#1)
Well paced and interesting. I like watching cooking shows and stuff so it was fun reading about how passionate the MC's were about their professions. Romance-wise the story was quite slow and I wished there was a bit more there. The ending was nice and it made me want to read the next installment to...
What a nice start of the series! I really like Ms. Andor's writing and this was another joy to read. Off to start part 2.
I had a little trouble believing Nik didn't realise Alex liked him. He asked him out just hours after they first met then several times after that before he finally gave up. Seriously? How thick are you, Nik? And it was hard to buy Alex as someone with two years of experience plus two years of culin...
Sadly this didn't quite work for me. Way, way too much cooking detail and too little relationship. It's part of a continuing series I guess but I wasn't happy with the ending. It wasn't even a happy for now. Don't think I will be going for other books in the series, I just wasn't engaged enough.