Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm is perfect for a fan of any book with cooking, boarding schools, and Paris. The story is about a French cooking school and contains characters from all over the world. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of food. Fans of books like Anna and the French Kiss and Taste Test will love this one.Title: Love à la Mode
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Also by this author: Prince in Disguise
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Love à La MOde by Stephanie Kate Strohm
This book tells the story of two teens who attend a prestigious cooking school in Paris. Rosie is determined to prove herself as one of the only bakers there, and at the same time finds herself falling for another chef. I loved the friendship dynamics and the fluffy moments scattered throughout the book. The story is also about so much more than academics, which I appreciated. Delving into the characters’ personal lives and not just focusing on them trying to prove themselves makes for a more engaging story. If you are looking for a feel-good novel, I would definitely recommend this one.
❀ Many Great Characters
There are some great characters developed in Love à la Mode. Rosie is a baker who is so realistic with her feelings of homesickness. I enjoyed how she is so determined to try and improve her skills and impress the professional chefs. Henry is also enjoyable, and he is one of the most talented chefs in the program. I really felt for him as his mother insists on assigning him so much extra work. However, the supporting characters were actually my favourite. The students at the school come from a variety of backgrounds, and I loved the humour they bring to the book.
❀ Vivid Descriptions
One of my favourite aspects of the book was the descriptions of food and culture. As the book is set in Paris, it sets the scene for romance. Reading about Rosie and Henry’s first time in the city is so heartwarming. There are also such vivid descriptions of food that made my mouth water. Just reading the book made me wish the culinary creations could come to life.
❀ Fantastic Setting
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm is a story about a cooking school that contains a diverse cast of characters. I loved the setting and the tasty descriptions of food. I wish there was more to the story so I could see what new challenges arise in their second semester!
25 thoughts on “Review: Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm”
This has all the ingredients for a sweet and fun romance. I just came across it yesterday. Glad you enjoyed it. And it’s always a good thing when you finish a book wanting more:)
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So true! These kinds of books are always so much fun. 🙂
This book has been on my TBR for so long, can’t wait to read! Great review!
I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂
Great review! I love books about cooking and romance 😉
The best kind! 🙂
This one sounds cute! I love a good boarding school novel. Great review!
I can’t get enough of boarding school books! 🙂
Great review! This sounds fun and the cover looks kinda cute! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you’re enjoying your current read! Happy reading! 🙂
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It really is a super cute read! 🙂
This book sounds so cute! And I loved Prince in Disguise, so I have high expectations!
I have a good feeling that you will enjoy this one as well. 🙂
Aww food and boarding schools, now that sounds like something I could really love!! I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this so much, it sounds like such a sweet read and with great characters, too, definitely need to keep that one in mind 😀
This one sounds pretty good! I’m glad to see that you liked it. This is the first I’ve heard of it, but I’m definitely going to add it to my Goodreads.
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I hope that you love it! 🙂
Well, I love cooking and I love love, so there you go!
I love that cover! And Paris! Plus food. Haha glad this was a good one, it looks fun!
It is such a fun read! 🙂
I love books with an international setting. Sounds like a fun read.
Same! They are like magnets to my TBR. 🙂
I love Strohm and this was another hit for me. Like you, the food and setting were such standouts, but the friendship was really heartwarming and the romance was sweet and adorable.
It really was! I am glad that you enjoyed it as well. 🙂
I heard about this book a few days ago and thought it looked cute. After reading your review, I definitely want to read it. Sounds so fun!
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I hope that you love it, too! 🙂
I always wanted to travel to Paris and try the food so that being in the books sounds really great. I will have to put this on my TBR as it sounds like it is a good read.