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Single Sashimi (Sushi #3)

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The third book in the Sushi series reunites four cousinsLex, Trish, Jennifer, and Venusfor romance with the spice of ginger.

In the world of video games, innovation is king. And Venus Chau has been reigning queen, one of the high-powered developers in the industry. But Venus also has a reputation for not being the easiest person to work with. After her massive weight loss

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Published December 26th 2008 by Zondervan (first published 2008)
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Cathy Daniel
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I loved this book!!! I loved Venus' feisty personality ! This was awesome! So sad to see it end :( glad I have more books to read in the series though
Ruth
Feb 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Venus, the business-minded, career-driven "sushi" cousin, has a life most people would envy - she's drop-dead gorgeous, makes good money, and is brilliant to boot. As her close-as-sisters cousins begin to find love and settle down, her life on the career fast-track begins to feel as though it's lacking something. It doesn't help that her devotions time has become rote, just one more item to squeeze into a packed day. Venus has struggled for years to be taken seriously in the male-dominated gamin ...more
Michelle
Of the three books in the Sushi Series I think this was my least favorite. I identified most with Trish in Only Uni, then Lex in Sushi for One? I think maybe because Venus was so stand-offish and SO not cuddly or feminine. She always got angry and sort of revengeful like a man would instead of sad...when things went wrong, anyway, and that would be the female emotion. I suppose that speaks for the author's well-done characterization because she made sure that Venus was tough and man-like all the ...more
Judy
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Single Sashimi By Camy Tang
Sushi Series Book 3
Venus Chau lives a very controlled life. She works in the gaming world and being a woman is a disadvantage. When she was fat she was one of the guys or invisible. Now that she lost weight they look at her with other ideas. She just wants to get her program bug free and start her own company. Even if it means taking a job with Drake Yu and going to Grandma for help. Two things that go against everything in Venus.

I found this book to the be the most em
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Pygmy
Perhaps closer to a 2.5 stars.

It was better than the 2nd in the series, but still less enjoyable than the first. I like how the author tries to tackle so many different occupations, and does a not-too-shabby job at convincing us that the characters know their stuff. Like the previous books in the series, the plotline is packed with events, challenges, and distractions, but thankfully, this time it manages to be less a laundry list of Things to Make the Main Character Suffer and instead consiste
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Rachel
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third novel about the Sakai cousins, about the 3rd cousin, Venus. She is one of four Asian American Christians in a family of Buddhists. They are about faith and persistence despite various difficulties in their lives and the interference of an overwhelming grandma determined to see them married. The book is well written and entertaining, and the characters are well developed.
Dara
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, unfinished
Perhaps I wasn't as focused on this book as the previous two, but I had a harder time getting into this one. I tried to identify with Venus but just couldn't. I loved the previous books, but I couldn't seem to finish this one. I may try it again later.
Nadine Keels
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was who she wished to be...
The sight took her breath away, while at the same time a part inside her scolded for how much she enjoyed being beautiful.


Venus Chau. A driven businesswoman in a constant fight for professional respect, particularly respect from men. She's not exactly the softest or most charming of personalities. Some find her intimidating. And, hey, she even intimidates herself--that is, when she glimpses the glory of her femininity, she does.

Single Sashimi is the second book I'
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Wisteriouswoman
I had trouble putting this book down. It was great to have a romance where the characters weren't stereotypical white people but had a San Francisco multicultural flavor instead. The main female character has a strong personality and despite all her foibles I identified with her. It kept me interested. The book really focuses on how bitter girls can be when they are denigrated or ignored or treated disrespectfully because of the way they look despite their other qualities. What I especially enjo ...more
Tamara Tilley
SINGLE SASHIMI is the third book in the Sushi Series by Camy Tang. Camy’s main character, Venus Chau is a strong, independent businesswoman. But much of her strong exterior is a mask for the years of insecurities she carries around with her as an overweight and underappreciated teen. With her expertise in the world of computer gaming, she aspires to have her own company one day where she can showcase the cutting edge computer program she is designing. Unfortunately, Venus has several bumps and t ...more
Jennifer
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Maybe it's just me, but the entire book seemed rushed. Perhaps it was intentional, to serve as a reflection of the main character's personality, but the way that the peripheral characters' stories were written-- Lex and Aiden, specifically-- seemed hurried along. Even the ending lacked a sense of resolution.

That being said, what bumped this up to three stars was, as in the first two installments in this series, the gritty reality of life portrayed. I love love love that Camy Tang doesn't write
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⚜Trea⚜
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges-2013
This book is the third in Camy Tang's Sushi Series and it continued the tradition of the series by improving upon it's predecessor, Only Uni. I enjoyed Venus' character a lot, as I was able to identify with her geekishness and her overweight issues. Granted, she had lost a lot of her weight prior to the start of the series, but she still had the lingering issues from it, and it made her very aloof character much more approachable for me as the reader. There were no "hot button" issues to deal wi ...more
Linnette
May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Camy has a unique voice. This is definitely a different read from most Christian Fiction. Her Asain angle adds a needed freshness to the Christian market. I haven't read the first two in this series, but I'm sure I'd enjoy them as well.

I wasn't totally endeared to the heroine. I think we're just too different. I do understand her and sympathize with her and was rooting for her, though. The hero I loved for understanding the heroine the way he did. I would have preferred a little more dramatic e
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Gail
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The third book in the Sushi series. Venus who worked hard for the promotion gets passed over by someone lower than her in the company. She has been working on a new video game and wants to start her own company. Drake her old boss from another company wants her to come and help his sister's company. Venus wants nothing to do with Drake but in steps grandma and makes her an offer she can't refuse. So she goes to work for his sister. This book has lots of twists and turns. It is an amazing story b ...more
Loraine
I have loved Camy Tang's Sushi Series, but Single Sashimi is my favorite so far!! I definitely identified with Venus as she fought her trials and tribulations of being a woman in the gaming industry. Venus was great at putting up a big front for other people since she had always had a difficult time being accepted by both family and co-workers for who she was. First they were put off by her brains and drive and then they were put off later by her beauty. It was only when she found where God's pl ...more
Catherine Richmond
I've had a few rough days in my job... but nothing like Venus Chau who works as a Game Lead. You might think the video game industry was all fun and... games. Instead it's cutthroat, male-dominated, and crisis-driven. Venus has been an enigma since Sushi for One, the first book in this series. Single Sashimi takes the reader past Venus's hard shell and into the mysterious world of game development, international finance, and, eek- Grandma Sakai. The author has a deft touch, explaining just enoug ...more
Shannah Mauney
Wow. This book was absolutely amazing. I mean, I was devastated when I left it at home on accident one day and picked it up as soon as I walked through the door! I love Camy Tang's writing style and can't get over how immersed I feel in the Japanese/Chinese American Culture as soon as I start reading. With updates from our other favorite characters, Lex and Trish, this story had me hooked from beginning to end. Read my full review: http://faithlovebooks.blogspot.com/20...
Sara
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, chick-lit
I read these books a little out of order, so this was the last one I read. Really this is kind of a review of the whole series. Crazy family aside, I don't think I've had this much in common with fictional characters ever. I love Christian chick lit, but sometimes the characters are just "too good" to completely relate to. Not so in this case. These books were a joy to read, I only wish there were more cousins to read about!
Library Diva
I love this book! Best read all year! I learned so much from this exciting contemporary story. I feel like i could just go out and design video games after reading this (hint). Lively, entertaining, educational, shows how God's love can heal and how he can bless you beyond what you imagined. Thank You Camy Tang! Can't wait to read more of your books. Thanks to our library for carrying these great reads! Good for Adult and YA audiences.
Rhonda
Sep 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an absolutely fantastic read.Camy Tang does a wonderful job of placing the reader inside the Asian-American culture. Her characters are delightful and realistic, and her approach to complex situations is simplistic and understandable. This book is a very fun, relaxing and entertaining read.
Sally
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it, sweet-reads
I thought that the book was very good. I enjoyed it all. It left me wanting to see more of our main couple though. But, in the end, I think that my favorite part was just how realistically it was written. The main character was not living solely for the purpose of romance, it came second to living life and working.
Magma
Jan 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my big fat greek wedding fans
ohmygosh! this book was the best! okay....I guess I like Lex's story a bit more...but this one was really good. my mom and I really enjoyed it.
I can't believe how big a jerk Drake was when Venus quit....if it was me I would have kicked him....or keyed his car....*jking...well...about the keying at least*
Jane
Aug 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Another really great book from Camy Tang! I read the majority of the book in one sitting... I must confess I stayed up a little later than normal just so I could finish it. I am having a hard time deciding which of the three books in this series is my favorite.
Jennifer
Apr 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: jenniferegrant73@gmail.com
With every book in this series, Tang gets better - the plot is tighter, the characters more believable and there are unexpected twists and turns. Setting the book in the world of video game development was unusual and added to its appeal.

I hope this isn't the end of the series.
Evangeline
Aug 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blogreads
As usual Camy Tang had me laughing and craving some Asian cuisine as I read her latest. I've loved all the books in her Sushi Series, and I can't wait to see what she does to poor Jenn in the last book. Keep the tasty fiction coming, Camy.
Laura
Mar 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2008
I am really liking this series. It's going to be four books (I haven't read the final one yet.) The series is about a group of 4 cousins that are Christian's living in San Fransisco. Each book is about a different one of the girls.
Aurora
I would have liked a bit more romance but I think Camy Tang accurately reflected the life of any working Christian woman with a large family. My life rarely has time for anything OTHER than school/work & family, so I easily idenitified. =)
Angelina
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This is my favorite of the Camy Tang love stories, in large part because I laughed so hard at the way the heroine stepped in to deal with the first crisis at her new job.
Karen Phillips
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hooked on this series, I had to learn what romance and life changes might unfold for Venus! I wasn't disappointed.
Salinka
Oct 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
C'était correct. Surtout, elle était moins folle de Jésus que ses cousines, d'où la deuxième étoile. Même si cela mérite seulement une demie étoile.
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Camy writes Christian romantic suspense and contemporary romance as Camy Tang and Regency romance under her pen name, Camille Elliot. She grew up in Hawaii but now lives in northern California with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She graduated from Stanford University in psychology with a focus on biology, but for nine years she worked as a biologist researcher. Then God guided her path ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Sushi (4 books)
  • Sushi for One? (Sushi, #1)
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