Book Review: Weddings And Wasabi

3 Oct

After finally graduating with a culinary degree, Jennifer Lim is pressured by her family to work at her control-freak aunty’s restaurant. But after a family dispute, Jenn is determined to no longer be a doormat and instead starts her own catering company. Her search for a wine merchant brings John into her life -a tall, dark, handsome biker in form-fitting black leather, who’s Hispanic to boot. It would be wonderfully wild to snag a man like that!

Shy engineer Edward tentatively tries out his birthday present from his winery-owner uncle – a Harley-Davidson complete with the trimmings. Jennifer seems attracted to the rough, aggressive image, but it isn’t his real self. Is she latching onto him just to spite her horrified family? And if this spark between them is real, will showing her the true guy underneath put it out? And what’s with the goat in the backyard?

My Impressions:

Camy Tang has written a fun, witty contemporary romance novel that will keep the reader entertained.  Weddings and Wasabi features the extended Sakai family, a Japanese-Chinese American family with one foot in the modern world and one foot in the traditional world.  Jenn has always been the good girl; the compliant daughter and niece.  But when she sees what her family really thinks and expects from her, she begins a course of independence that causes the Aunties to take the offensive to get her back in line.  Jenn’s foray into independence is supported by her cousins and her mother.  And with that support she steps out in faith — getting a new outlook and a new romance.  I enjoyed Tang’s funny look at traditional Asian family life and the struggle to achieve one’s own identity.

Recommended.

For more information about Weddings and Wasabi, click HERE.

(I received Weddings and Wasabi as part of the First Wild Card Tour.  All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

2 Responses to “Book Review: Weddings And Wasabi”

  1. camytang October 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for the review, Beckie! I’m so glad you liked the book!

    • rbclibrary October 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

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