Sophie Valroux's Paris Stars
Everybody wants a piece of grand chef Sophie Valroux. With her once-destroyed reputation fully recovered and then some, Sophie is making her mark in the culinary world. She’s running the restaurants of Château de Champvert, the beautiful estate that she inherited from her grandmother. She and her fiancé, Rémi, are closer than ever, and she’s even bonding with his daughter Lola. Everything should be perfect.
Yet, Sophie still feels something in her heart is missing.
When she’s invited to cook at an exclusive event her culinary idol is attending, she thinks this could be the thing to catapult her to greater heights, maybe even bring her one step closer to her one and only dream of achieving the stars—Michelin stars.
But fate has other plans for Sophie. After she accepts to cook for the Parisian elite, her world crumbles. She suffers a fall and loses her senses of smell and taste. Certain that her career will vanish if people find out, she keeps this secret to herself, not even telling Rémi. She fakes it all: the menus for every meal, the taste of fresh figs, the juicy cherries in the orchard. All she has to do is get through life—and the event—tasteless without missing a single step. Fake it ‘til you make it…right?
This is such a lovely book. I loved everything about it. You could say it was a wonderous surprise. As soon as I started reading, I was draw into the pages of this book with all of the characters. In fact, I read this book in a matter of several hours or half a day. Yes, not a full day but half a day. It is that good.
Sophie may be the star but everyone that she interacted with were just as much an important part of this story as well. Remi is the guy that everyone wants have in their life. The patience, love, and support he gave to Sophie was great.
The food that Sophie and everyone prepared had my mouth watering. Bonus as there are a handful of recipes at the back of the book. Sophie's Valroux's Paris Stars is not to be missed with a wonderful cast of characters that will warm your heart.