Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Love a la Mode - Stephanie Kate Strohm

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Love a la Mode !

Love a la Mode
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Series: n/a
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: November 27, 2018
Goodreads
Take two American teen chefs, add one heaping cup of Paris, toss in a pinch of romance, and stir. . . .

Rosie Radeke firmly believes that happiness can be found at the bottom of a mixing bowl. But she never expected that she, a random nobody from East Liberty, Ohio, would be accepted to celebrity chef Denis Laurent's school in Paris, the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.

Henry Yi grew up in his dad's restaurant in Chicago, and his lifelong love affair with food landed him a coveted spot in Chef Laurent's school. He quickly connects with Rosie, but academic pressure from home and his jealousy over Rosie's growing friendship with gorgeous bad-boy baker Bodie Tal makes Henry lash out and push his dream girl away.

Desperate to prove themselves, Rosie and Henry cook like never before while sparks fly between them. But as they reach their breaking points, they wonder whether they have what it takes to become real chefs.

Perfect for lovers of Chopped Teen Tournament and Kids Baking Championship, as well as anyone who dreams of a romantic trip to France, Love la Mode follows Rosie and Henry as they fall in love with food, with Paris, and ultimately, with each other.
Why do I want to read this, let me list the ways...

  1. It's written by Stephanie Kate Strohm, and she is my go-to when I want YA funny. 
  2. I think Paris is a wonderful and beautiful city. I will never pass up an opportunity to visit, even if it's only via a book. 
  3. Food? I love food! And though I don't really like to cook, for some reason, I like watching/reading about other people doing it. 
  4. I may be listing this last, but we all know it's one of my favorite things - romance. The answer is always romance. 


What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

30 comments:

  1. Ooooo, this is new to me! I feel like I have not read a book published by Disney-Hyperion in a long time. I've got Umbertouched in my queue though. ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you enjoy Love a la Mode when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous day, Sam. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I don't care who she pubs with, I just love Strohm

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  2. I thought this would be a MG book from that cover! The synopsis is so cute!

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    1. They changed the cover, but I like this one better

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  3. THIS DEFINITELY LOOKS SUPER ADORABLEEE! Yes to romance and cooking (shows). I haven't read from this author before, but I'm definitely a fan of fun romances. ;)

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    1. Her books are always so funny. She is an auto read for me

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  4. I'm so excitedddddddd for this one! It's on my tbr for ARC August, but we'll see if I actually manage to get to it. This will be my first book by Strohm, so I'm really happy to see that you love her books!

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    1. I hope you love it. I won't be reading it until closer to publication. I am on September books right now

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  5. hummm maybe some YA funny is what I need right I'll need to check out Stephanie Strohm's books!

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    1. Her last book, Prince in Disguise was great, and I loved her two oral history format books too.

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  6. Ahh.. This sounds fun. I love the setting, the food, the Romance. What’s not to like? I will watch for this one.

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  7. Well, this does sound delicious...and now I'm going to eat some lunch. lol

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. Cute pick!! Hope you love it once you read it...and can get through it without drooling, because YUM!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. I have this one coming up in a couple weeks - great choice! I loved Prince in Disguise and when I saw this one was set in Paris, I knew I had to read it!

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    1. Yes, I am definitely hoping for more of the fun I had with Prince, but to be honest, I have been really happy with every Strohm books I have read.

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  10. I haven't read this author before, but now I feel like I should. I also need to pick up more books about food. I love food too and find baking to be really relaxing.

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    1. If you want something light and fun, cute and adorable, Strohm can deliver.

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  11. I don't know if I love reading about cooking or not. As I have never really read a cookbook. I usually just look up what I want to make and that's it. But, I do LOVE food! =)

    Mary

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    1. It's interesting to look into the mind of a chef, and try to understand their approach. But I much prefer eating the food ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. This sounds like a fun read. You can’t go wrong with cooking, Paris, and funny! ❤️ What a great romance to share!

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  13. Yes yes yes! Can't wait for this one. I'm counting down the days until we can read it. Wonderful pick, Sam! <3

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    1. I want to get ahead with my review books, so I can just read it already. Strohm always hits the spot for me.

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  14. This sounds so cute. In my head I'm picturing some kind of GBBO/Masterchef type antics but in a school environment, if that makes sense? Definitely a book you need to have snacks on hand for, though. Books with food always make me hungry.

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    1. I hear raves about GBBO, but have never seen it. I agree. I get hungry when they describe delicious food in such great detail.

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