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Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis
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Aug 04, 2012

did not like it
Read in July, 2012

This was a book that caught my eye standing in line at the library. It sounded the perfect combination for me. Foodie meets chick-lit? Sounded like the perfect vacation read for me. Sadly no. Her writing is redundant. I found myself groaning, "You already said that!" The perfect example is in the first few pages where I'm sure she wrote two different descriptions of her dog, couldn't decide on one, so used after the other. When writing for characters with accents, it was a tad overdone, though I could appreciate that a bit.
Also, her writing is not formulaic, but not in the interesting great captivating way. It was boring. There was no excitement, tension, edge. Nothing that really made you want to turn the next page.
Disappointing read in general.
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