It’s Bitch Week here at Chick Lit + Wine, and we’re kicking it off with Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin.

I often find that I  love books in spite of themselves. Based on the title alone I would have thought I’d be annoyed Skinny Bitch in Love, but I’m here to happily admit: I was wrong. Very wrong.

This book is phenomenal.

Clementine Cooper, our skinny bitch heroine, is a gorgeous blonde with an eye for sizzling detail to make vegan food every bit as scrumptious as every day fare. She’s the sous chef at one of LA’s hottest restaurants cooking butternut squash ravioli with garlic sage sauce for the LA Times’ top critic when she’s sabotaged by a jealous co-worker who sneaks butter into the vegan dish. It’s over for Clementine just as she’s about to get started.

The descriptions in this book are enough to keep your mouth watering all night. From delicate chocolate cake made with agave nectar and coconut milk to orgasmic peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and vanilla chai cupcakes, this novel might be better enjoyed tucked in the corner of your local bakery where you can get your hands on sweets pronto.

Skinny Bitch in Love hits all the right notes: romance in the face of adversity, family struggles with inseparable bonds, and sexy carnivores always one step away from ruining everything.

Pair this fun and bitchy novel with Lindisfarne Mede, a unique blend of grapes, honey and herbs from St. Aidan’s Winery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This sweet, aromatic honey wine hits the sugary notes reading this novel makes readers crave. The subtle herbs mirror Clementine’s dedication to creating the perfect, hidden flavors that make her family’s recipes stand out. I don’t know if Mede would be on the skinny bitch diet, but this wine is certainly worth a pour.

Come back soon as Bitch Week continues for our review of Happy Bitch by Keryl Pesce.

xx, Syrah