E very bit as juicy as the dishes it describes SPLASHTwentysomething Allie Simon is used to playing by the rulesuntil Chicagos most sought after, up and coming culinary genius, Benji Zane, walks into her world and pulls her into his The only thing renowned than Benjis mouthwatering masterpieces and equally luscious good looks His struggle with addiction and his reckless tendency to live life on the edge, no matter the havoc he wreaks along the way But loving someone means supporting him no matter what, or so Allie tells herself Thats why, when Benjis offered the chance to light up foodie hot spot Randolph Street with a high profile new restaurant, Allie takes the ultimate risk and invests her life savings in his dream.Then one day Benji disappears, relapsing to a place where Allie cant reach him Left with nothing but a massive withdrawal slip and a restaurant that absolutely must open in a matter of weeks, Allie finds herself thrust into a world of luxury and greed, cutthroat business and sensory delight Lost in the mess of it all, she can either crumble completely or fight like hell for the life she wants and the love she deserves.With razor sharp wit and searing insight, Emily Belden serves up a deliciously dishy look behind the kitchen doors of a hot foodie town, perfect for fans of Sweetbitter and The Devil Wears Prada....
|Publisher||:||Graydon House Original edition March 20, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
|File Size||:||889 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Hot Mess Reviews
HOT MESS by Emily Belden
I don't normally read this genre, so take this review with a grain of salt. Hot Mess tested my patience. First, the main event described in the flap copy doesn't happen until half way through the story. Second, I found myself very annoyed with the main character up to this point for being so wrapped up in saving her manchild boyfriend from himself that she lost sight of her own identity. However, when the main event finally comes, Allie shows some serious growth and the second half of the story is much more engaging and even becomes kind of sweet. Overall, it's an easy read with an entertaining look into the high-end culinary world and plenty of sex.
Relatable and witty. Allie Simon makes us realize we're all a bit of a hot mess, but what would 25 be without (more than a few) bumps along the way
This book was good but it was definitely missing something I couldn't quite put my finger on. 3/5
HOT MESS is a coming of age story with a twist. It has the path to self-discovery filled with love, life changing decisions, and those all important mistakes who shape what a person can become. Yet…the way that addiction is woven into the story elevates it something a bit more.
4.5 stars which I’m rounding up the rating for because it was just that good.