- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 860 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (26 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BGCPDMQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #171,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Yes Chef, No Chef Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Very unrealistic progression of time and life (quitting a job and starting a successful food business within a few weeks, finding a gorgeous flat with private garden in London, etc...), and I don't know how we are meant to connect with either of the main characters - all Katie does is whither at the first sign of trouble in her relationship, and all Tim does, when pondering upon the end of his relationship, is think about how Katie looked (if I read 'her full breasts' one more time I think I might scream!) rather than things they did together and what they talked about.
Also, there is terrible punctuation throughout the whole novel - missing commas, inappropriate use of apostrophes, and endless, ENDLESS question marks tagged onto the end of sentences that aren't questions.
A very frustrating read - I simply cannot leave a book once I've started reading it - but this was painful and irritating.
There are a couple of "sexy" scenes in the book, but these are very uncomfortable reads, one of them happens as the female is kneading bread while a man stands behind kneading her breasts, and another happens after the male strokes a courgette! I dread to think how many times the phrase "Katie's full breasts" or "'Katie's tiny waist" were repeated through the book, every time she gets dressed or puts an apron on. There was the odd chapter written from Tim's point of view, but these didn't chronologically fit in with the rest of the book, and every single one ended up with Tim having a "straining in his trousers" either because he was thinking about Katie, or thinking about a young blonde piece he'd seen in a cupcake shop.Read more ›
The story watches their relationship crumble and both trying to lead a life apart. Katie with the help of her two best friends Sarah and Lisa. Tim with his colleagues Jessie, Simon and best friend Luke. With both focusing on their careers to help them along, Tim in his new role as head chef and Katie's case a new culinary adventure cooking for Discernible men. Or to you and me men who can't cook.
I connected with both Katie and Tim in different ways. You really do feel for both of them and wish them both not to be so stubborn. Katie ends up in some sticky situations which will have you giggling along to and Tim well you either want to punch him in the mouth or hug him.
The book has been written from both sides of Katie and Tim's relationship. Now, I like books wrote this way, I find it easier to read and gives better depth and understanding of the characters and their personalities. With this book though, it seems to side more with Katie. Even though Tim does have his say, to me it does tend to lean more towards her. Now this may be deliberate, I'm unsure but, it throws you slightly. It also doesn't run very clearly between both either. You end up back tracking a few days with the next person and it loses a bit of depth and anticipation. I also found that sometimes the food references where a bit over powering. It seemed like it was constantly being thrown in my face.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the story until it looked like Katie was going to go back with Tim. Did not like Tim at all. Average love,story.Published on 11 May 2014 by Gwen
I have found Susan Willis' books hit and miss. "Love on a plate" and "The bake off" were hits, but "yes chef, no chef" (along with "A taste of love") has been a miss. Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by Heather B
This chick-lit has all the right ingredients but, for me, it didn't blend well. Very appropriate analogy since the novel is very food-orientated. Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2013 by Lanky Lady
I really liked this book I liked how it mixed cooking with girly romance! I would totally recommend it! :)Published on 5 Dec. 2013 by elaine waigh
Really enjoyed this book couldn't put it down.Light hearted romance with ups and downs. People who enjoy cooking will enjoy it too.Published on 6 Sept. 2013 by Laurie
I enjoyed this book it was a great story with some culinary moments that I could relate to being a chef myselfPublished on 12 Aug. 2013 by irenewoods42
a good read on the beach, with a good storyline and quite humourously written and true to life. Some parts were predictable.Published on 7 Aug. 2013 by Claire
It is a nice easy read. I will read the others that are written by the same author. It is nice twist to have a food theme running through the storyPublished on 22 July 2013 by Barbara Rendell