Inspired by real-life adventures, this deliciously funny and romantic story reveals a tantalising glimpse of the high-end restaurant scene: a world where chefs are treated like rock stars, and cooking isn't all that goes on in the kitchen.
Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London’s most successful restaurant empires. So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime.
Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmal love life takes a turn for the better. But as Becca is slowly consumed by the chaos of life in the spotlight, she begins to lose touch with her friends, her heart and even with reality. Working with Damien has its challenges and she is soon struggling with his increasingly outrageous demands and sleazy advances, all while managing the ridiculous requests of his self-centered wife. It takes a disastrous trip to Italy for Becca to realise that she may have thrown away exactly what she's been looking for all along.
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Praise for Yes, Chef!
Lisa Joy 'spills the beans on the world of rock-star celebrity chefs and high end restaurants.' The Age
'Lisa Joy has ticked all the boxes in her debut novel, so settle in for some effortless escapism, it's the real deal . . . Delicious.' Townsville Bulletin
'A sassy, delicious romance, Lisa Joy's Yes, Chef! is fast becoming one of our favourite reads of 2015.' Dymocks Bookseller - Charlestown
'A culinary thrill ride... A must read for any foodie or romance junkie... I devoured this book in one sitting because I could not get enough of it.' Elder Park Book Reviews
'This book totally lived up to all of my expectations... a very well constructed story, a good balance of a fun and glitzy London lifestyle and strong friendships and relationships and the ups and downs of them.' 1 Girl 2 Many Books