Watch things start to really heat up in the kitchen in this sweet, queer, new adult graphic novel!
Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something…anything…related to his passion for reading and writing. But interview after interview, hiring committee after hiring committee, Ben soon learns getting the dream job won’t be as easy as he thought. Proofreading? Journalism? Copywriting? Not enough experience. It turns out he doesn’t even have enough experience to be a garbage collector! But when Ben stumbles upon a “Now Hiring—No Experience Necessary” sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job. Plus, he can keep looking for a writing job in the meantime. He’s actually not so bad in the kitchen, but he will have to pass a series of cooking tests to prove he’s got the culinary skills to stay on full-time. But it’s only temporary…right?
When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear.
Wow, what can I say about this? I absolutely loved it! From beginning to end.
This a graphic novel, and I’ll be honest, I haven’t read one in *cough cough* too many years to count. But this was superbly done. The visual artistry was amazing. Beautiful graphics, which told the story, even without the words.
Ben, a recent college graduate majoring in English, moves in with his three friends, and begins the inevitable job hunt. While unsuccessful with his graduate field, he finds a job at a restaurant, where he is given challenges to see if he can work there full time. The “judge” is a pig named Watson (who’s “backstory” when told is laugh out loud hilarious), who seems to have a bit of a crush on Ben. Liam, the dreamy chef that Ben meets is sweet, and supportive, and exactly what Ben would want in a boyfriend.
There were several laugh out loud moments in this graphic novel. There was also the very real challenge that many people Ben’s age have of “what should I do for the rest of my life”. Young people are often challenged to know this, even though they’ve barely finished growing. Ben finds this challenge with his parents, who believe that his becoming anything but a writer is beneath him. As Ben becomes more confident in himself, and his skills, he is able to decide what it is HE wants to do with his life. And he gets to kiss his dream man.
This graphic novel was so much fun, and I can’t recommend it any more. Grab it, sit down with a glass of wine, and a gourmet vegetarian meal, and just enjoy it. Adorable, cute, a little sexy, and all kinds of fun. Worth every second!
5 pieces of eye candy