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Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit by Jessica Tom with Giveaway

Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit by Jessica Tom with Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit, the debut offering from author Jessica Tom. I’m addicted to ‘foodie’ stories, cooking shows, new recipes, ideas and flavors, and above all, the wonderful bliss that is that perfect bite. Read on for my review, check out the tour stops to see what other reader’s thought of the title and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win one of Three (3) Print Copies of FOOD WHORE

Book Review

A debut offering from author Jessica Tom will have your mouth watering, even as you push on through the story.  Luscious food descriptions, tastes and textures are easy to envision as Tia regroups after not getting an internship, THE internship with a renowned food critic turned cookbook author.

But, all is not lost as she is approached with an offer, the current star critic for the Times has lost his taste buds, and she enters into the food elite, undercover and in secret.  She’s unable to share this latest coup with anyone: not her roommates, her boyfriend or even her parents, even as the decisions she’s made, and the secrecy she agreed to are taking a toll.

Tia’s decisions aren’t always good ones, being so focused on one goal led her into trouble more than once, and it took some time for her to realize that her deal just may have been more than she bargained for. Truly, she is growing up, adjusting her life goals and finding herself, deciding what is important and necessary to her life throughout the story, and I can honestly say that her ability to recognize and adjust to make those changes showed her in a far more positive light.

New York City becomes a character, as much as the food or the moments of romance for Tia are, wholly engaging, deliciously decadent and as filling as the most perfect chocolat chaud, you’ll be satisfied and sated, finding an appropriate ending that will have you surfing the web looking for new recipes to fit the inspired and imaginative pairings and tastes experienced in the book.

Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit by Jessica Tom with Giveaway

Title: Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit
Author: Jessica Tom
Published by: William Morrow
ISBN: 0062387006
Published on: 27 October, 2015
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Pages: 352
Rated: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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About the Book:

Food whore (n.) A person who will do anything for food.

Fresh out of college, Tia Monroe has every intention of taking the New York City restaurant scene by storm. But after a coveted internship goes up in smoke, Tia’s suddenly just another food lover in the big city.

Yet everything changes when Michael Saltz, a legendary New York Times restaurant critic, lets Tia in on a career-ending secret: he’s lost his sense of taste. Now he wants Tia to serve as his palate, ghostwriting his reviews. In return he promises her lavish meals, a boundless cache of designer clothing, and the opportunity of a lifetime. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, Tia agrees.

Within weeks, Tia’s world transforms into one of glamour and luxury: four-star dinners, sexy celebrity chefs, and an unlimited expense account at Bergdorf Goodman. Tia loves every minute of it…until she sees her words in print and Michael Saltz taking all the credit. As the veneer of extravagance wears thin and her secret identity begins to crumble, Tia is faced with what it means to truly succeed. In a city where “making it” is the ultimate goal, Tia will have to decide: how far is she willing to go for the life she craves?

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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About Jessica Tom

Jessica Tom is a writer and food blogger living in Brooklyn. She has worked on initiatives with restaurants, hospitality startups, food trucks, and citywide culinary programs. Jessica attended Yale University and graduated with a concentration in fiction writing, studying three years under Amy Bloom. She brings a wide variety of food experience to her writing. You can connect with her at jessicatom.com; and @jessica_tom

 

 

 

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Crystal, Tasty Book Tours
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Great review!

Crystal

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