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Book Club: Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves

Monday, March 14, 2016

From Amazon: Driving home after being kicked out of college, Tucker meets and picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. Infatuated, and with nothing better to do, he ends up with her in St. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. Even though he’s a gwai lo—a foreign devil—his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant, and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress. But when Chinese gangsters show up demanding diamonds they believe Tucker’s kind-of, sort-of, don’t-call-her-a-girlfriend stole, he and his friends—which luckily include a couple of FBI agents—have to figure out just who is gunning for Corinne and how to stop them. Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin-speaking martial arts master who isn’t afraid to throw the first punch.

What I Didn't Like:
I honestly can't really think of anything I didn't like about this book. Tucker does seem to be really amazing at everything he does, which may seem a little unrealistic. And the author probably just wrote this to show off his knowledge of Chinese culture.  

What I Liked: 
I loved the voice of this book. The dialogue is great. Tucker is hilarious and I laughed out loud a lot. This is such a light and enjoyable read. & The title says it all! There is a lot of Chinese cooking and Diamond thieving. It wasn't deep or profound, just a fun story!

Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5 Stars (1: hated it, 2: didn't like it, 3: liked it, 4:liked it, 5: loved it)
I am so happy to finally have a 5/5 book to share with you! I've been reading a lot of 'just okay' books lately. This was such an enjoyable story. 

Leave me a comment: What's next on your to-read list?

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