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Love, Life and Linguine

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A unique voice, Melissa Jacobs delivers a second fun–filled, food–filled novel.

Mimi's life is an open book, or rather, an open menu.

A restaurant consultant, she's helped launch some of the best restaurants in Philly and around the world. And she even managed to turn her boyfriend Nick into the nation's hottest celebrity chef. But when she comes home and discovers that Nick
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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I have to say I was a little disappointed with this book. I had this picture in my head before reading it and it really did not reach any of my expectations. Yes there were a few LOL moments, and a lovers quarrel that spiked a little interest, but all in all I felt that this one was kind of a dud. The main character Mimi had a weird habit of naming strange objects, such as her libido (aka Diva), which I thought was funny at first, but then just got kind of weird and a little annoying. Her suitca ...more
A sweet read...with a lovely ending
I don't expect much from chick lit, but this 'heroine' seemed almost pathological in her love for naming inanimate objects. At first I'd thought it was a vaguely clever way to show her disconnect from human relationships, but it never goes away. I've read worse...the characters are pretty flat, the situations are a bit uninteresting, and I've read other chick books that do 'food' and 'restaurants' much better, but at least it's a fast read.
May 01, 2011 Nikki rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: friends, fans of chick lit
Quick and light chick lit read. Nice change for me since I had been reading a lot of non-fiction lately. I usually don't like when authors leave an ambiguous ending, and the reader is left to decide what will happen in the future - but I actually felt it worked in this story. It also made me hope for a follow up to this novel - maybe a few more and make it into a series - just to see what happens with Mimi's career and love life....
I actually got so into this book I read it all at once practically! I was on page 5 and the next night I read it entirely in three hours! Pretty good book...a little predictable, but a nice twist at the end. I wouldn't mind finding myself in this girls shoes with the men she had to choose from...Farmer Joe would have had won the race hands down =)
This was an easy read, I got it basically done in one night. I didn't like how the narrator has nicknames for everything and I mean everything. Some parts of the story weren't so believable. Yet I finished it and I can't say that about a lot of the chick lit I start. It was at least interesting enough for me to keep reading.
Fluffy, girly, cutsie stuff. A buddy at work gave me this and it was easy to read, despite its formulaic approach and lack of any real depth. It would have gotten 2 stars but a date takes place in Collingswood (what, what!) and there are several SJ mentions.
Sep 25, 2007 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: fiction
Another great one from Jacobs. This one's about one woman's decision to change her life, and how to pick between two very different guys who would like to call her their own. Great read.

I interviewed the author for New Jersey Monthly.
This book was actually pretty good.... entertaining and an easy, fun read. Perfect "beach" book. And a total "chick book"!
A really sweet, and fast, fantastic chick-lit book! Not outrightly romancy which is nice and with a lovely ending!
A little draggy. Ending was very unclear though, so did the guys go to Europe with her??
Short and sweet. A nice enjoyable read.
Christine Powers
A cute book with a fun story
Annie West
Fantastic story!
I loved this one.
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