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la vie en rosie 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 dishesHenry 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 uickly 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 awayDesperate 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 chefsPerfect 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


About the Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm

Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of The Taming of the Drew Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink Confederates Don't Wear Couture and the upcoming It's Not Me It's You and Prince in Disguise She grew up in Connecticut and attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she was voted Winter Carnival ueen Currently she lives in Chicago with her fiance and a little white dog named Lorelei Lee



10 thoughts on “la vie en rosie

  1. says:

    FOODIES REJOICE part of the magic of food It didn't last It couldn't Each bite was only a moment transformed into a memoryThis book stole my heart right out the gate A departure gate at O'Hare International Airport to be specific There we meet our teen protagonists Rosie Radeke and Henry Yi aboard their flight to Paris Both have been selected to attend the very prestigious Ecole of Chef Laurent The program is part competition part culinary school open to only 20 students per year Being selected is an honor and both Rosie and Henry are full of excitement and trepidation upon their flightAbsolutely adorable from the very first pages featuring one of the best 'Meet Cutes' I have ever read Love a la Mode reminded me that sometimes it is okay to just read something that makes your heart happy There was nothing complicated no horrible hidden secrets or murders or deceptions just love reflection and growthOh and a heck of a lot of fun food and friendsIn addition to Henry and Rosie the story incorporates uite a few of the other students who are from different areas around the world They each brought such uniue personalities to the story If you are someone who enjoys stories with strong friendship groups you should definitely check this one out I loved the support and camaraderie amongst the teens Yumi in particular I loved her so much The banter between the characters is so great I was laughing out loud only 3% into the bookAs romance heavy YA Contemporaries go this book is replete with the angsty romance tropes that you would typically find but they were really well done here It never felt cheesy to me or overplayed just nice steady and sweet I loved watching the evolution of the relationship between Rosie and Henry even through the miscommunications that made me want to scream I just truly felt filled to the brim with warmth from this storyThank you so much to the publisher Disney Hyperion for providing me with a copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity to provide my feedback and I look forward to hearing what other readers think of this one Well done Ms Strohm Very well doneOriginal ARC received Teens chefs in Paris? YES please I would love some of that


  2. says:

    45 starsI totally did not realize just how much I needed an adorable romance until I picked this up But yes I did need this book And you probably do tooBecause not only was it absolutely adorable and swoon worthy and filled with delicious baked goods foods I couldn’t get enough of it also was just a whole lot of fun and a perfect get out of your head readSometimes you just need that light enjoyable read to take away from some of the darkness moodiness of life and this book put me into such a good moodI am admittedly one of those people who do like watching cooking baking shows even though my culinary talent only extends as far as following very basic recipes but it was so atmospherically Parisian that I couldn’t help but enjoy But seriously If you are looking for a low stress read which is very important from time to time feat delicious foods and a happy fluffy romance you need to pick this up Not only was I drooling the whole way through I found both of the protagonists likeable and sweet and very well suited for each other It was pleasantly romantic with a perfect dash of teenage angst that I sped through this book rather uicklyAnd I mean I love the sound of Paris I’ve never been but Paris books are so fun and magical to read–Paris anything is fun and magical Europe anything sounds wonderful aka anything that isn’t the trashfire of my country right now So if you’re someone bothered by that tourist y romanticism that I love so much you might not want to pick this up But if you’re someone like me who would be happy with even Canada you need this book in your life I thought it was very well paced and filled with an endearing cast of characters outside of the protagonists Their friend group was endearing and even the antagonists who weren’t really antagonists were enjoyable too And the meet cutes were adorable and even the side characters’ smaller plots were enjoyable and well woven into the novel Which is admittedly something you don’t see very oftenHonestly I don’t have a lot of criticism for this book or justification for the 4 stars I guess I just felt like something was missing–although this was a really enjoyable couple of hours I wanted a little bit Maybe a tangible plotline because I admit that a lot of the struggle was internal and I kind of wanted than that But overall I very thoroughly enjoyed reading this and although it might not be one of my Most Moving Books of 2018 it was definitely worth the read and I wouldn’t want to unread it I definitely hope to pick up Strohm’s earlier novel Prince in Disguise as it’s been on my TBR for a while now and this has cemented my enjoyment of her writing I’d recommend Love á la Mode to anyone looking for a light fluffy contemporary read full of atmospheric Parisian ness an enjoyable romance and some sweet and savory treats that will get your stomach rumbling Thank you so much to Disney Hyperion and Netgalley for providing me with a digital review copy in exchange for an honest reviewBlog | Instagram | Twitter


  3. says:

    this was basically anna and the french kiss except it doesn't suck I don't want to start this review by talking about another book but I have to say it Because I have strong feelings about Anna and the French Kiss being one of the literal all time worst books I've ever read yet for some reason that book is insanely popular and this book is pretty unheard of but it's a really similar premise except 10000x better This book is about two teenagers Rosie and Henry heading over to Paris for an elite culinary boarding school They venture into the amazing city can you tell I really want to visit?? hang out with their friend groups and this one is unlike Anna really grow as people And also they aren't completely insufferable so there's another difference Now I must dedicate a paragraph to food because food is honestly life tbh This book is an absolute foodie dream There are pages and pages of descriptions of food from detailing the difference between and French and regular omelette talking about intricately cutting vegetables into perfect shapes delicately arranging fruit tarts to look like rosesbasically make sure you have some food on hand as you read this book Cooking is truly an art for these students and it's so clear through the writing how much they just adore cooking and how it means the absolute world to them There are descriptions of personal memories and associations that food have as well as cultural foods uniue to different regions of the world and honestly this is the best possible way to show foodFor the most part I really enjoyed the characters My favorite was Rosie of course and I really related to her love of baking I love how it was so clear how passionate she was about cooking and how even though she struggled with it a lot she refused to give up or stop loving it because it was just that important to her Her interactions with her roommate and other friends were so fun with their banter about a exclusive club of people who failed at making omelettes trying to decipher what exactly a French menu says and just overall lots of fun thingsThe romancewas unfortunately probably my only complaint with this book in that I didn't really like the romance It wasn't one that I really hated but I definitely didn't love it either There is a sort of love triangle that forms but it's pretty obvious given the fact that the book has split POV between a guy and a girl and they're mentioned to be falling in love with each other literally in the synopsis that it's going to be Henry The thing is I didn't really like Henry He gets jealous and irritable to Rosie because she's literally talking to another guy Like is Rosie not allowed to have any male friends? Meanwhile the other guy Bodie is according to the book description a bad boy baker This was pretty stupid because he's literally never shown to be a bad boy he's the literal definition of a sweetheart cinnamon bun and I think he's just marketed as a bad boy because apparently that's a YA trope that sells well? But he loves baking and makes the best cookies and I just love his interactions with Rosie so I cherished them however small and limited they were There was so much effortless diversity in this book too Taking place in a boarding school in Paris it enrolls students from all around the world There were students from America but also other places like Sweden and Japan as well They all at one point made dishes from their hometowns foods from all sorts of cultures from all around the world and I just loved itOverall this is a really light fluffy feel good fast read I read the entire book in one sitting in like two hours and definitely enjoyed my time with it It's not like changing makes you reevaluate your existence or anything but it's really enjoyable and I definitely recommend Also now I'm off to go eat 4 stars


  4. says:

    Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review35 stars for the baking school romance So what's this book about? 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 dishesHenry 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 uickly 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 awayDesperate 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 chefsReading this book was like watching a mashup of Chopped and The Great British Baking Show that was dipped in a bucket of Romance Extract and it was such a light hearted and pleasant read My only complaint was that it made me hungry during a time when I had no snacks on me which made me sad Shame on you bookOverall this book was sweet and fluffy I recommend it for fans of any one of the many food shows on TVHappy reading| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram


  5. says:

    This book is so adorable It's not very similar to Anna and the French Kiss at all other than Paris boarding school a great friend group but those Paris vibes took me back I think the characters were all very realistically and authentically written as teens and their individual personalities and i loved the slow burnuick burn romance It kept me on my toes Definitely another winner from SKSKeep in mind just as with your fave Food NetworkGordon Ramsey shows the freuent and lengthy descriptions of food will make you RAVENOUS I've already looked up all of the creperies in Dallas


  6. says:

    Likes the food and the cooking scenes They were mouth wateringly good The friendships The setting I want to go to Paris right now Dislikes The romance I just didn't understand why exactly they liked each other besides that initial attraction Henry was so so whiny and got mad at and ignored Rosie over the smallest things and I just didn't understand why she still liked him after that? There was no actual substance to the romance and that was a big problem for me because the romance was the main focus of the book I honestly just didn't really like Henry overall


  7. says:

    This review originally appeared on Novel InkI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewAs soon as I saw Love a la Mode I was here for it Two teens falling in love at cooking school in Paris? YES PLEASE I’m happy to say this one didn’t disappointI’ve been describing this as a diverse less problematic version of Anna and the French Kiss but with endless delicious food descriptions Basically the perfect YA contemporary tbh In Love a la Mode we follow two perspectives there’s Rosie an American from a small Ohio town who juggles her love of baking with taking care of her mom and siblings; then there’s Henry a Chicago native who grew up in the kitchen of his father’s Korean restaurant Both of them have been accepted to famous Chef Denis Laurent’s elite cooking school in ParisOf course the setting was wonderful and different and the perfect backdrop for a romance but what really cemented my enjoyment of this book was the cast of characters The school is home to students from all around the world from all different backgrounds I loved how diverse Rosie and Henry’s friend group was– it felt very realistic We see all of these characters bring their own personal and cultural backgrounds into the kitchen with them and it was so heartwarming Yumi and Maruis in particular were favorites but the entire friend group’s dynamic was so much fun to read Despite being at an elite cooking school and spending a year of high school in Paris these are just teenagers being teenagers I loved itThe romance was definitely a slow burn and if you don’t like the miscommunication trope I would steer clear of this one Henry and Rosie first meet on the flight to Paris and their attraction is instant but it takes virtually the entire book for the two to finally get together There are endless misunderstandings that could’ve been easily cleared up with some good old fashioned communication but honestly I didn’t even mind These two characters had so much chemistry and I was rooting for their romance the whole time There is a bit of a love triangle as well which was just shrug While the romance definitely employs a lot of common YA tropes these characters are teenagers who make teenage mistakes and I can’t fault them or the author for thatIf you’re an avid watcher of baking and cooking shows like myself you’re going to love this All of the descriptions of food and baked goods made me ravenous and I went to get crepes pretty much immediately after finishing this haha I also loved reading about the chefs’ different processes in the kitchen There was a healthy dose of competition between all the students which added some high stakes to every day in the kitchenOverall if you’re looking for a cute YA contemporary that is exactly what it claims to be– fluffy romance between two teenage chefs studying in Paris– I can’t recommend Love a la Mode highly enough


  8. says:

    35 starsWow so I had a lot of mixed feelings about this book I'll start with the characters I found Henry and Rosie annoying and uerulous I think they were supposed to be around age sixteen but I honestly felt like their relationship was one I would have found in sixth grade However I really liked the side characters especially Yumi and Priya Now for what I really enjoyed I really loved the setting Boarding school Paris Cooking school all pretty fun to read about even if the Paris romance was a bit basic Another thing I really liked about this book was food It made me hungry for crepes omelets and croissants Also my favorite part about this was the humor Although the characters were annoying Henry was really funny From stupid puns to food jokes etc etc I laughed a lotWhat did I think about the romance? I will say that even if I didn't care for the characters myself Rosie and Henry were cute together However the love triangle was unnecessary and not written very well Also this comes off of the characters but they were always jealous of each other and whining about random things By the ending everything was resolved but I still had some complaintsLastly the plot It was a bit of a rollercoaster I liked it then hated it then liked it Although food itself was mentioned I wish we got scenes during the cooking competition because really it was only described at the very end However this book was very detailed It was fun and easy imaging the setting food kitchen and honestly every sceneIn conclusion I disliked a few major things about this book but some events were fun Overall a light read perfect for fans of cheesy Paris romances


  9. says:

    While I didn't love Prince in Disguise I knew I had to try Love a la Mode since I am a want to be foodie who adores all books set in Paris Let me tell you all the things I found to be delightfulFood I like to cook and pretty much have on the Food Network in my house most hours of the day I know all the chefs and love every food competition from Top Chef to Master chef I know the names of techniues and foods that I have never used or tried So with all this book's references to all things food and such I loved it I felt like I could relate to their excitement over itSchool in Paris Setting I am a sucker for a boarding type school and then put that school in Paris and I am done I LOVED Paris in this book It made me feel like I was there and made me want to go so badFriend Group I LOVED all the friends in this one They were different and fun and great HAMPUS He was the best Now with all that great stuff there was still something lacking for me I didn't love Rosie and Henry together He kind of got on my nerves I also took issue with how they treated Bodie at the end but I think is just me It is like her books just miss the mark for me This review was originally posted on Rebel Mommy Book Blog


  10. says:

    Rating 45 StarsParis is a city associated with lights love and culinary delights Henry and Rosie were both making their way there to join an elite high school culinary program which was an important stepping stone for them both For Rosie it was a way for her to discover the world outside of her small town For Henry it was a way for him to prove to his mother that he had the talent and the ability to succeed in the culinary world But would there also be room them to find love?As always Strohm provided me with an adorable story The banter was on point and I laughed uite often but this was also a little different from her previous three books Those leaned heavily on the comedy part of rom com and this book while uite funny featured tender and heartfelt momentsMany of those moments starred Rosie She really tugged at my heartstrings Her backstory and the interactions with her family were all uite touching The texts from her brothers always made me laugh and her mother's endless support and love never failed to deliver some feelsThis book incorporated many elements I love and together resulted in a great reading experience• The setting I love Paris and Strohm did a great job taking us into the city Not only did she bring us to some popular places but she gave us a pretty immersive eating experience too • Boarding school I have an affinity for stories set in boarding schools and we get that dynamic combined with the fervor of a reality cooking show and high school antics • The food This was a culinary school and there was a LOT of cooking baking and eating going on Strohm must be a foodie because the descriptions were uite vivid and mouth watering • The characters What a fun group of characters Each one had their own little uirk and combined to form one fantastic friend group• The friendships were strong in this one They may have been competing against one another but they were still always there to lend a hand or a shoulder to cry on They supported and encouraged each other and there were a lot of awww worthy moments shared • The romance was adorable Yes there was some miscommunication or rather a lack thereof and also some misinterpreted signals but there were also a bunch of tender and sweet moments and I thought Henry and Rosie were precious together Overall This book was a tasty treat stuffed with an adorable romance fantastic friendships lots of heartwarming moments and tons of foodARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS


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