|3.75/ 5 stars!
It’s one in the night, I was up reading the book what do you think about it? well, if you can’t figure it out for yourself let me elaborate.
So I am back. I thoroughly enjoyed this read – took one star away because I felt the story could have been shorter, a little less description/ facts and a lot more drama but then again I got to know about food, fashion and magazine culture and not forget the mix of French and Indians were a plus! <3
Love apples is a story about Kate Richmond, an ambitious food writer and commitment- phobic a lifestyle editor at Be Magazine, some Ambitious food writer and commitment-phobe. It’s 2008 and the world of magazines is changing. Pressures from the recession and digital outlets mean that Kate must deliver or Be faces closure. Choosing the island of Mauritius for the shoot, Kate finds herself beset by cyclones, tricky colleagues and matters of the heart and a lot of food!
I can never get over the fact that there was food in this book which was so comforting at times. 😀
She loves her wine-expert boyfriend, Daniel (swoon worthy – love him- want him, he is need) but doesn’t want to get married as I have mentioned her commitment-phobic nature which may or may not come from seeing her mother struggle.
Divided between London’s glamorous publishing world and the laid-back island of Mauritius, this book is offering the summer read I was craving for, drama, love, FOOD and Mauritius.
*Spoilers ahead I guess
I detest Roberta, I mean common – aren’t you a human being? huh? It was annoying to hear her whine about almost everything (Just like I am doing right now) but really? What? her demands were ridiculous at times.
I didn’t love love the book as at times there was a lot of information/ facts there shared which I sometimes felt pointless, at times Kate and Travis were bitching way too much.
Sorry for being biased but the best part of the book was actually where we get recipes of the food talked about in the book – I am so excited to actually go ahead and cook one of those!
I would only want to change the length and the scenes in the book bringing more drama and action, a lot more of romance and know more of how they felt and the back stories of those characters – Like a little more depth for me to empathise with them.
I would recommend this book to anyone who Loved Devil wears Prada or Lauren Weisberger books!
Yours and yours faithfully