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Book Review - Yes, Chef by Alex Cohen

Yes, Chef by Alex Cohen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nothing is more important to Diego than his kitchen. He's dedicated to his job running one of the top restaurants in town and doesn't have time for relationships. Then the boss, building on the restaurant's success, brings in Ben. He's young, hot, and not nearly as unlikeable as Diego wishes.

But between the distance of age and the old wounds both men are still nursing, it may be easier if Diego gives up on making something other than his kitchen the center of his world.

I really liked this novella. It was a romance that focused on the relationship and wasn't all about sex, sex, sex. I also liked that it was in a restaurant kitchen, those are always great because it means a focus on food and some great descriptions. It was nice to see that Ben wasn't a chef in training but a pastry chef who was settled in his own chosen career path. 
There were some stilted sections in this novella. Places that se…

3 Word Wednesday - Madly, Nocturnal, Omen

Madly, adjective: in a manner suggesting or characteristic of insanity, with extreme intensity (informal).
Nocturnal, adjective: done, occurring, or active at night.
Omen, noun: an event regarded as a portent of good or evil, prophetic significance.
This week's words worked perfectly in my writing prompt for Monday night's Writers' Group meeting.

To:                  Boss Lady From:             Bob Date:              January 21, 2016 Subject:        My Raise ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I don’t understand why I was passed over for a raise yet again and I would like the opportunity to speak with you about this situation.

To:                  Bob From:             Boss Lady Date:              January 21, 2016 RE:                 My Raise ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bob we’ve discussed this before last year. Pleas…

3 Word Wednesday - Eager, Frenzy, Guzzle

Excited to be getting back into some calm writing and happy to have found this writing prompt.

Eager, adjective: (of a person) wanting to do or have something very much, (of a person's expression or tone of voice) characterized by keen expectancy or interest.
Frenzy, noun: a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior.
Guzzle, verb: eat or drink (something) greedily.
For this prompt, I felt the words fit in perfectly to help me rewrite a chapter in my fun work "Cows".
Marissa sat with the other overnight guests. She was eager for dinner having missed lunch but not enough to participate in the frenzy of filling plates that was going on around her. She carefully reached a hand towards the food and took a bit of everything while the man next to her guzzled his food.