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Virtually Perfect by Paige Roberts []



Following her fifteen minutes of fame as a celebrity chef (complete with TV show, cookbook deal, magazine column, and adoring fans), Lizzie Glass is reduced to working as a food truck shill and still can’t make her rent. She gives up her apartment and moves home to New Jersey where she takes a job as private chef to a wealthy family, literally catering to their comically extreme individual dietary restrictions and those of their frequent guests. Among the guests are the daughter of the house Zoe, who runs a popular website and app dedicated to clean living, and their black sheep son Nate, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. When Lizzie discovers Zoe has been posting her recipes and photographs of her work without permission, she has to decide between compromising her values and unemployment.

Roberts’ debut is a sound entry in the young-women-finding-themselves genre, and is a good pick for fans of Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella, cooking shows, and reality television.

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