Off the Menu review õ 3

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Off the Menu review õ 3 À ❴Read❵ ➵ Off the Menu Author Stacey Ballis – Citybells.co.uk As the executive culinary assistant to celebrity Chicago chef Patrick Conlon Alana Ostermann works behind the scenes—and that’s just the way she likes it But with developing recipes for Patrick’ As the executive culinary assistant to celeRead Off the Menu Author Stacey Ballis Citybells.co.uk As the executive culinary assistant to celebrity Chicago chef Patrick Conlon Alana Ostermann works behind the scenes—and that’s just the way she likes it But with developing recipes for Patrick’ As the executive culinary assistant to celebrity Chicago chef Patrick Conlon Alana Ostermann works behind the scenes—and that?.

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??s just the way she likes it But with developing recipes for Patrick’s cookbooks training his sous chefs picking out the perfect birthday gifts for his ex mother in law and dealing with the fallout from his romantic escapades she barely has a personal life much less time to spend with her combo platter of a mutt Dumpling Then a fluke online connection brings Off the Epub / her RJ a tran.

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Off the MenuSplant from Tennessee who adds some Southern spice to her life Suddenly Alana’s priorities shift and Patrick—and Dumpling—find themselves facing a rival for her time and affection With RJ in the mix and some serious decisions to make about her personal and professional future Alana must discover the perfect balance of work and play money and meaning to bring it all to the table—one delicious dish at a time..

10 Comments on "Off the Menu review õ 3"

  • Jennifer

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuMy first Stacey Ballis book was Out to Lunch which ended up being a 5 star read for me I loved it So when I saw one of Ms Ballis' earlier books at my local library I was super excited and scooped it up immediately Off the Menu is a standalone novel that I personally shelved under the genres of chick lit and foodie fiction I find this combination extremely fun to read since I immensely enjoy my own time in the kitchen Plus foodie fiction books usually come with recipes and that always makes me happy Overall I thought Off the Menu was just OK Although it had several redeeming ualities it wasn't the greatness I was hoping for I shall explainWhy I initially wanted to give it 2 stars considered 1 or 1½ at one pointIt could have been because I just finished a fast paced thriller but Off the Menu seemed so slow I felt like bang


  • Amy Hatvany

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the Menu10 Reasons Why I devoured OFF THE MENU #1 The protagonist Alana is smart sassy and endearingly authentic #2 The cover has chocolate cupcakes on it #3 Stacey Ballis's writing style is self assured and wickedly funny filled with one line zingers that made coffee shoot out of my nose #4 The relationships Alana has with her family and friends are so lovely so intimately drawn you feel


  • Jewel

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuThis 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


  • Hanne

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuOne of the least enjoyable reads of all time for me There is no plot nothing of interest happens and the main character is one of the most annoying characters of all time The plot 40 something woman with perfect family job and life finds in the most undramatic way ever the perfect boyfriend who is so unreal I fully expected


  • Anastasia

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuAlana is a production assistant for Patrick a famous television chef He takes up all her time and doesn't understand boundaries Her job leaves her with little time for herself friends family or to find herself a boyfriend I can't say I didn't l


  • Jeanne

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuLet me begin by saying that I really wanted to like this novel Recommended by Jen Lancaster Off the Menu features a great setting Chicago food foodies an adorable canine named Dumpling and a little romance What’s not to loveWell if I weren’t from Chicago I’d be annoyed by the setting and


  • Vickie

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuI'm glad that I read Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis because I can use it for uite a few reading challenges that I have If it wasn't for that I probably would have ended up skimming the book Here are several reasons why1 The plot was extremely slow and what was up with the 100 reasons why Alana Ostermann and RJ should move in together Think complete sentences not just one word reasons 2 The relationship between Alana and Patrick the chef seemed toxic to me Yes the money for Alana was fantastic but was it worth giving up all her freedom to a self centered professional who really needs to grow up3 RJ was a flat character and t


  • Carmen

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuI really really enjoyed this book It was a fun easy read with vibrant characters you can't help but root for I will now immediately go and find the rest of the Ballis catalog and read them all And there are recipes at the end of the book Bonus My enjoyment of this novel was increased by first reading Jeneration X by Jennifer Lancaster which is totally not necessary I've just been a Lancaster fan since 2008 Lancaster writes mostly memoirs and she and Ballis are friends IRL In Jeneration X Lancaster decides to host a Thanksgiving d


  • Susan

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuFirst let me say that chick lit is not my favorite genre I seem to read plenty but I'm mostly disappointed This book w


  • Regina

    Off the Menu review õ 3 Off the MenuIf you can get past several political jabs this is a decent book Usually I prefer my chick lit to be politics free but a liberal can never resist an opportunity to get in a good jab The food angle always fascinates me and that is Ballis' trademark However this whole book seemed to kind of rush through a series of events and sometimes became tedi