"Love. Food. Chaos ensues." Emma at WhyWordsWork
Bridget Jones meets Burnt in this delightful comedy novel about a talented YouTuber and the guy who keeps trying to bring her down. Although part of a series this book is completely standalone, as are all other novels in the Pot Love Series.
In Belsize Park, London, Ashley works hard on her daily YouTube channel “The Sinking Chef”. It’s filmed right in her kitchen, so she doesn’t go out much.
James is a gruff British TV director, turned publisher, who Ashley had a crush on ages ago. She has moved on but when he calls with an offer to take her out to lunch she doesn’t say no. It’s only lunch – what can go wrong?
The day Ashley meets James for lunch and he promises her a book deal, she makes the worst decision in her life – to hide the book deal from her boyfriend, Giacomo. As things progress Ashley’s secrets mount up and other things in her life unravel. Is there a connection? And how is she going to get out of this without losing Giacomo and the life she loves?
Set in the heart of fast-paced London, The Sinking Chef is a charming story of love, recipes, secrets, and the determination to do things right by those you love most in your life.
“It was the ridiculousness of it that made me keep reading, I wanted to know what outrageous thing happened next.” Zoe at BookAddictRambles.
“Ashley reminded me a little of Rachel Khoo, who filmed her Little Paris Kitchen series directly from her own kitchen!” author Lynsey James
“It is the humour which defines this book and which runs throughout.” Marianne at Books, Dreams and Everything
“The Sinking Chef is a laugh out loud fast-paced read…” Em at AfternoonBookery
“The author has a slightly sardonic writing style that was right up my alley.” Nikola from Short Book and Scribes
“As regular readers of ChocolatePages would know, I do enjoy a good foodie book, and more recently I have taken a liking to books involving social media. When I read the description of this book a cookery channel on youtube and humorous, I was pretty sure I would enjoy the book. I did enjoy reading The Sinking Chef, very much.” Amanda at ChocolatePages
"I really loved this book!" Laura at Laura’s Carousel
“Every girl has also met a James and Giacomo. The literal personification of the patriarchy, with his guilt tripping, suit wearing, patronising smugness – or the well-meaning boy with a heart of gold, but too insecure to open up about his problems. They couldn’t be more different, but they are a boat load of fun to read.” Emma at WhyWordsWork.
“Captivating read!! I found myself charmed by Ashley - all her flaws and insecurities kept me reading page after page.”
Celeste Rogers @Goodreads