One Way or Another by Colleen Coleman
Twenty-nine-year-old Katie Kelly is at an all-time low. The love of her life, gorgeous Ben Cole, took a job abroad and broke her heart, the restaurant she’d put her all into went bust, and now she works in a retirement home, cooking beige mush for the residents. Not exactly the life Katie had dreamed of… So when the opportunity comes up to work for one of the best chefs in the country – Katie’s idol – she is determined to get the job, no matter what. But then she discovers who she’s competing against: Ben. As the competition heats up, Katie and Ben spend more and more time together, and it’s clear the old spark is still there… But only one person can win their perfect job, and Katie is going to make sure it’s her. She knows she can’t let Ben back in – or can she find a way to have it all?
Dear lord, I love good food and eating out, but after reading what it takes to be chef, no way would I want to be one! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about all the behind the scenes stuff, and the competition was fun too. I don't think I'll be able to view Masterchef in the same light again.
Whatever your opinion on fine dining, the novel wasn't only about food. It was about heartache, and happiness, and making our lives work for us. Katie really grew as a person over the course of the story, especially once she began taking charge of her own destiny and becoming more accepting that bad things do happen. She learned that it's how she reacts and how she deals with it heartache and controversy is sometimes more important than the issues themselves.
About the Author
'Colleen Coleman is definitely one to watch..' Chick Lit Uncovered. Colleen was born in Canada and raised in Ireland. She is the winner of the much-coveted Novelicious Undiscovered People’s Choice Award launched to find the next ‘chick-lit star’. She spent years teaching English and Philosophy before finally taking a deep breath, scrunching both eyes shut, putting her pen to paper and vowing not to lift it again until she wrote the words 'the end'. As a result, her first novel, Don't Stop Me Now was born. Colleen lives between London, Ireland and Cyprus with her very patient husband and very,very chatty twin daughters. For chat, pics and updates visit www.colleencolemanbooks.com