Tour Stop: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins- Review & Giveaway
Stir Me Up
Author: Sabrina Elkins
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….
About the Author
I am a former journalist who worked for the Los Angeles Daily Newsand other newspapers in the greater Los Angeles area. Prior to this I worked in advertising, writing ad copy for corporate travel accounts and major motion pictures. My first job out of college was as an administrative assistant to an executive chef and a food & beverage director at a Four Seasons hotel. I also spent some time working as a prep cook for Spago in Beverly Hills.
I received my Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. While in graduate school, I had the privilege of studying fiction writing under renowned author Hubert Selby, Jr., and comedy writing under famed comedian Shelley Berman. I am a past participant of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Summer Writing Workshop.
Raised in the woods of Vermont, I now live in the greater Los Angeles area with my husband and three children. STIR ME UP is my first novel.
First off, I loved the fact that there was food in it! Sophisticated food, in fact!
Okay, now off of that....
I sort of hated Julian at first, because I mean, he kind of took over everything that was supposed to be hers. I did like that he wasn't perfect though. You know the type: erfect teeth, smile, body, etc. Since Juliian only had one leg, he wasn't necessarily perfect.
Their romance/relationship: It definitely wasn't insta-romance. I mean, they started out hating each other. Cami throws a mufin at the guy. Hilarious.
Cami treats Julian like a normal person, rather than letting him having a missing body part affect how she reacted to him. And I thought that was great because it added another layer to Cami's character and it made me like her even more.
Finally, this book is very funny. I have been actually look for funny romance books, and out came this one from seemingly no where. It was exactly what I needed.
Also, to people who are going to read this: There are receipes in the back!
Okay, so this books gets five hearts from me!