Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis audiobook

Off the Menu

By Stacey Ballis
Read by Arielle DeLisle

Tantor Audio 9780425247662
10.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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As the executive culinary assistant to celebrity Chicago chef Patrick Conlon, Alana Ostermann works behind the scenes—and that's just the way she likes it. But with developing recipes for Patrick's cookbooks, training his sous chefs, picking out the perfect birthday gifts for his ex-mother-in-law, and dealing with the fallout from his romantic escapades, she barely has a personal life, much less time to spend with her combo platter of a mutt, Dumpling. Then a fluke online connection brings her RJ, a transplant from Tennessee, who adds some Southern spice to her life. Suddenly Alana's priorities shift, and Patrick—and Dumpling—find themselves facing a rival for her time and affection. With RJ in the mix, and some serious decisions to make about her personal and professional future, Alana must discover the perfect balance of work and play, money and meaning, to bring it all to the table—one delicious dish at a time.

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Summary

Summary

As the executive culinary assistant to celebrity Chicago chef Patrick Conlon, Alana Ostermann works behind the scenes—and that's just the way she likes it. But with developing recipes for Patrick's cookbooks, training his sous chefs, picking out the perfect birthday gifts for his ex-mother-in-law, and dealing with the fallout from his romantic escapades, she barely has a personal life, much less time to spend with her combo platter of a mutt, Dumpling.

Then a fluke online connection brings her RJ, a transplant from Tennessee, who adds some Southern spice to her life. Suddenly Alana's priorities shift, and Patrick—and Dumpling—find themselves facing a rival for her time and affection. With RJ in the mix, and some serious decisions to make about her personal and professional future, Alana must discover the perfect balance of work and play, money and meaning, to bring it all to the table—one delicious dish at a time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] lighthearted look at finding true love. Romantic Times
“Stacey Ballis dishes up another fabulous and soul-satisfying meal in her newest novel. With the perfect blend of humor and heart, Ballis’ writing is powerfully honest and genuinely hilarious, and embodies everything I love about contemporary women’s fiction. Off the Menu is an irresistibly delicious five-course read!” Jen Lancaster, New York Times bestselling author
“Witty and tender, brash and seriously clever, Stacey Ballis’ characters are our friends, our neighbors or, in some cases, that sardonic colleague the next cubicle over…Her storytelling will have you alternately turning pages and calling your friends urging them to come along for the ride. And in Stacey Ballis’ talented hands, oh what a wonderful ride it is.” Elizabeth Flock, New York Times bestselling author
“Readers hungry for cleverly written contemporary romances will definitely want to order Off the Menu.Chicago Tribune
“ENTICING. Ballis writes a bit like Emily Giffin and Isabel Wolff, and the recipes will please gal foodies as well.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Stacey Ballis

Author Bio: Stacey Ballis

Stacey Ballis is the author of nine previous foodie women’s fiction novels—including Out to Lunch, Good Enough to Eat, and Recipe for Disaster—and is a contributing author to three nonfiction anthologies: Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, and Living Jewishly. She was an educator for over fifteen years in Chicago before pursuing a full-time career in writing and consulting.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 10.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English