Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom's warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they're involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid's constant presence in her brain is about more than rivalry. And if maybe her desire to smack his mouth doesn't necessarily cancel out her desire to kiss it....
|Title||:||The Art of French Kissing|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
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The Art of French Kissing Reviews
I didn't know going into this book that I would adore it as much as I did! This story is about following your dreams no matter what comes up to make you feel less-than, even romance. I need this beauty in hardcover please! The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to re-read this as soon as it comes out!
Carter Lane is seventeen and has been anxious ever since she sent in her application for a cooking competition where the prize is a full ride scholarship to Savannah's Culinary Institute. As soon as ...more
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You know what I love more than anything else in the world? Books! Among other things like writing, dancing, listening to music, eating....Okay eating is at the very top of the list. I love food more than people. And that is the reason I was drawned to this book.
We follow Carter Lane, a young girl who wants to become a chef. She gets the opportunity to compete for a prestigious scholarship in Savannah, in hopes ...more
Loved the setting and the cooking school competitors. I especially loved Riya and Reid of course! I wish I liked Carter (the MC) more- her inner monologue was really repetitive and I didn't always understand how her emotions jumped around so quickly (and i say this as an extremely moody, anxious, emotional person). The way she reacted to stuff surprised me and threw me off a bit. But l did like the talks about consent and there was a lot of racial and LGBQ representation amongst the characters. ...more
The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum is a fantastic contemporary. I cannot even begin to tell you how long I have been waiting for a book about a cooking competition. Honestly, this one is exactly what I wanted with a high-stakes competition, a rivalry, and some mouth-watering descriptions of food. I wasn’t so sure about the main character at first, but she really turned around. This story is original and cute, and I definitely enjoyed it.
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This was wonderful.
My face hurt from all the smiling.
A teen mashup of Chopped and Top Chef with all the teen angst we love. Tough competitors in a diverse group. They can be mean but it's oh so awesome.
I can't even fully describe the glorious hate to love relationship between Carter and Reid. If that's your thing(which who doesn't love a good hate to love romance?) then this is a not miss.
They are soooo attracted to each other, but you know, competitors. So they turn to assholes ...more
3.5ish stars! Was not a fan of the drama at the end but overall, AHHH, this was so refreshing! Really adored this one and I'm so glad bc it was one of my anticipated reads of the year. Review to come closer to release date!
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I’ll be fair to this one it’s shit, but not shit in the sort of way where I’m raging. It’s just bland shit, where I can really say I hate the love to hate trope. Especially when it involves misogynist assholes like Reid who I still can’t understand how the blurb thought it was reasonable to describe him as cute.
Reid is pretty much the defining reason why this trope can fail so hard. Let me be frank, the enemies to lovers trope is one of those tropes I h ...more
First thing's first.
I thought this was based in France? Or at least some sort of French culinary school? Where was the French cooking?!
But I suppose I shouldn't complain as cooking has already been slashed through.
Oh, man. So let's see. I actually liked this book. It was like watching Masterchef but with all the behind the scenes and high school kids. I loved all the stuff related to cooking. And I loved all the references. I mean, Carter and Reid meet by introducing their Hogwarts ...more