A Taste for Love
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Availability: 10 copies available, 2542 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Jan 02 - Feb 01, 2021
Countries available: U.S.
rep: ownvoices Taiwanese-American protagonist, love interest, and side characters; bisexual Taiwanese-American side character
**I received an ARC from a giveaway from the publisher (thank you, Penguin Teen!). These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**
After first hearing about this book when it was announced, I grew even more excited to read this book after reading a sample, especially for the setting! And it did not disappoint. A Taste for ...more
** I received this as an E-ARC from Edelweiss plus and the publisher in exchange for my honest review, Thank you!**
Let me start by saying I thought this book was super adorable. I enjoyed it and read it all in one sitting. It was entertaining and kept me engaged, and honestly made me a little hungry. I will say I wasn't a major fan of the mother/daughter relationship. This is of course completely a personal preference I understand the reason for it being part of the story. I just di ...more
Liza is a senior in high school, and would really like to go to culinary school to pursue her love of baking, but her traditional parents (who run a Taiwanese restaurant and bakery) want her to go to a local Texas university and get a degree in accounting. Her older sister, Jeannie, is a model in New York City. Both girls are being encouraged to find a good Asian boy and get married as well. Liza prefers to date boys at her school, many of whom are white, and does ...more
Some general thoughts for now after finishing:
I loved reading this book!! It gave a lot of good laughs, and the romance was so sweet. There were fun parallels with Pride and Prejudice—I also loooove enemies-to-lovers—and the GBBO element is predominant and truly is for the fans. The food descriptions are mouth watering!! I wish I could actually visit the bakery.
I also re ...more
I wanted to love this story. I enjoy books that prides themself with immersing the reader in Asian cultures. Between the simple additions like food or traditions specific to their culture to using phrases or words from the native tongue, it opens up the reader to that part of the world. The premise sounds fun and entertaining, but the o ...more
Overall I genuinely enjoyed this book! I enjoyed the concept of the book and felt like it was executed perfectly. I love a good rom-com especially when baking is involved. I would recommend this to the age group of 14-16 year olds as it is light and fun. Without spoilers, all of the couples were absolutely adorable and I enjoyed their storylines.
I also liked that it was not a perfect family situation and there wasn’t the “I’m t ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for providing an e-ARC in exchange for a ...more
Liza's mom was highly c ...more
this book was super fun and cute to read and i loved how food/bubble tea/baking/pastries etc was a HUGE part of this book but whatever you do...don’t read it while hungry lol!!!
i really appreciated reading all the double dating and friendship dynamics in this which were really sweet i can’t wait to include it in my valentine’s day book recommendations!!
((my only probl ...more
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Her debut novel, A Taste For Love, will be published by Razorbill (PGH) in Spring 2021, with a second book to follow.
Jennifer lives in Houston, Texas with her adorable rescue dog. She spends her days healing the hearts of others, and her nights wri ...more