I recently received book mail and was happy since I have been waiting for this! I received the anticipated release of Mayra Cuevas’s book Salty, Bitter, Sweet. Thank you @blinkyabooks and Mayra for sending this over to me. In just reading the synopsis, I am ready to dive into this sweet rom-com! Plus, I love cooking and trying new recipes, so I know that I can connect to the character with our love of being in the kitchen.
⭐ What’s it about?
Seventeen-year-old aspiring chef Isabella Fields’ family has fallen apart since the death of her Cuban Abuela and the divorce of her parents. She moves in with her father and her new stepmom, Margo in Lyon, France where Isa feels like an outsider in her father’s new life. She balances her time between avoiding the awkward “why-did-you-cheat-on-Mom?” conversation with figuring out how a perpetually single woman can be at least be a perpetually single chef.
The upside of Isa’s world being turned upside down? She is now located only thirty minutes from the restaurant if world-famous Ched Grattard, who runs a prestigious, competitive international kitchen apprenticeship. the prize job at Chef Grattard’s renowned restaurant represents a transformative opportunity for Isa, who is desperate to get her life back in order — and desperate prove she has what it takes to work in a haute kitchen. But Isa’s stress and repressed grief begin to unravel when the attractive and enigmatic Diego shows up unannounced. How can Isa expect to hold it together when she’s at the bottom of her apprenticeship class, her new stepmom is pregnant, she misses her Abuela dearly, and things with Diego reach a boiling point?
⭐When is the book coming out?
March 3, 2020 – so mark your calendars!