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Southern Fried Sushi, Southern Fried Sushi Series #1Jennifer SpinolaBarbour Publishing / 2011 / Trade Paperback$11.69 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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The third book in the Sushi series reunites four cousinsLex, Trish, Jennifer, and Venusfor romance with the spice of ginger. In the world of video games, innovation is king. And Venus Chau has been reigning queen, one of the high-powered developers in the industry. But Venus also has a reputation for not being the easiest person to work with. After her massive weight loss at age twenty-five that turned her from a geeky blimp into JLo, CEO Drake Yu tried to force her to use her looks to benefit his company, and Venus has never forgiven him. Now Drake needs her expertise for his sisters startup and is asking for a second chance. Grandma bribes Venus to do this favor for Drakes wealthy family with an introduction to an investor for Venuss game development company. They form an uneasy truce for the next few months. But one wild youth group, a two-faced assistant, and Grandmas determined match-making threaten to make them both failor go insane. And Venus discovers that even a wounded heart can undergo a beautiful transformation …
Camy Tang grew up in Hawaii and now lives in San Jose, California with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She was a biologist researcher, but these days she is surgically attached to her computer, writing full-time. In her spare time, she is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. She won the Carol Book of the Year award with her novel Sushi for One? Follow Camy online at www.camytang.com
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Determination, Sass, and a whole lot of funMarch 6, 2015ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow. This book was absolutely amazing. I mean, I was devastated when I left it at home on accident one day and picked it up as soon as I walked through the door! I love Camy Tang's writing style and can't get over how immersed I feel in the Japanese/Chinese American Culture as soon as I start reading. The plot was engaging and had me turning page after page. I was laughing, crying, and gritting my teeth right along with Venus. With updates from our other favorite characters, Lex and Trish, this story had me hooked from beginning to end.
Venus is a very driven character. At the beginning of the book, she is tough, determined, and devoutly Christian. As the story continues, though, we see cracks in her tough exterior and we can feel her pain, anger, anxiety, happiness, and finally contentment right along with her. The development of her character was phenomenally paced throughout the book and I loved the end result. Drake, poor Drake, has a lot to overcome with our prickly heroine. I didn't feel as connected to him as I did Aiden and Spencer, though because we didn't hear a lot from him throughout the book. He is a good match for Venus, and he grows a lot in the space of time the book allows.
The message of the book resonated with me, as Camy's messages tend to do. Venus is a very ambitious individual. She knows what she wants and she's gone after it. There is nothing wrong with that. However, and this is a BIG however, as Christians we are to STOP and ASK GOD what HE wants for our lives. Why is this scary? Because God's idea of what our lives should be doesn't always add up to what WE think our lives should be. But when we submit to God and HIS WILL for our lives, the reward is more than we could ever imagine.
As always, this book was the perfect blend of humor and wit, engaging, and richly filled with a message of love from our Lord. Camy provided a perfect addition to her Sushi series, and I can't wait to get a hold of the fourth book, Weddings and Wasabi.
JudyMom2ArizonaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sushi Series Book 3September 5, 2013JudyMom2ArizonaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Single Sashimi By Camy Tang
Sushi Series Book 3
Venus Chau lives a very controlled life. She works in the gaming world and being a woman is a disadvantage. When she was fat she was one of the guys or invisible. Now that she lost weight they look at her with other ideas. She just wants to get her program bug free and start her own company. Even if it means taking a job with Drake Yu and going to Grandma for help. Two things that go against everything in Venus.
I found this book to the be the most emotional. The characters are written in a way that they come to life and their trials come through the pages. The jealousy, betrayal, aggravation and trying to walk in four inch stilettos all seem to come alive. I say this in a positive way as the author has done a really good job of bringing the book to life.
Four cousins out of a large family have become Christians. The books are their struggles within the family and in their own personal walk with God. The series starts with Sushi for One? and then book 1.1 The Sushi Toss, which is a short, free read on Camy Tang's blog. Book two is Trish's tale in Only Uni and it ends with the fourth book, Jenn's story, Weddings and Wasabi. A unique series worth reading.