If you enjoyed the stories found in Warren's other books, "Art in Chocolate" or "Not Now, Katrin", you will love seeing how the characters continue their adventures! If you liked the recipes, you will love the recipe in the novel!
This novel follows a visiting chef as they run the obstacle courses that make up today's university. Cooking, Crime, Romance, Travel, Business Intrigue, Comedy, Gender Diversity - there is something for everyone to enjoy in this saucy new novel. A humorous and steamy look behind the scenes of food services and campus life, which will leave you glued to the pages and reaching for a second bottle of wine!
Available online with all major book sellers (linked below) as well as on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca, amazon.de. If you would like bulk copies, or reduced price copies for your organisation, school or library, please contact me. Paperback, Kindle, or eBook | April 2020 | 402 pages
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"The book can be viewed as a profound study into the depths of human psyche and abuse trauma against the backdrop of gender identity crisis through intersectional postcolonial feminist angle, but it rather shouldn’t. The University Club Affair is a light-hearted, sex spiked adventure of one misfortunate protagonist, Jesse, driven primarily by his lust and good but fickle nature through the largely dialogue-based narrative in his strive to balance personal and professional lives, which in themselves are tightly intertwined. There is a good amount of insight into professional life of managing restaurant/catering business as well as that of campus life from the managing staff side, but they are in no way central, I would argue. The focus instead is on the characters and Jesse’s constant struggle with himself and the world around him. You would get the feeling he is always on the run. You would also get the feeling everyone is hypersexualized, but not in a bad way. The book is dynamic, development is somewhat predictable and I can’t help but feel the author’s autobiographical notes in it. A good read for an evening with a glass of wine or a morning on a sunny veranda as you struggle to wake up together with Jesse."
"L.O.V.E'd it! Can only recommend it! Absolutely amazing book, I haven't read such a good book in a long time. Very deep character descriptions and a super captivating story line. I loved how real the story gets and I found it fascinating to read the thought of the main character. I am not going to reveal more, you just have to read the book. ;)"
"I really like ur book! Its suuper thick tho haha"
"When I began to read this book, I looked forward to some behind the scenes food 'gossip'. And I wasn't disappointed. There were delicious references to food, to running a restaurant from the back-of-house, to small-business intrigues. Warren successfully wrapped it all in a clever series of personal vignettes, some emotional, some sexy. But all the way through is the adventure of hearing the internal monologue from this complex human as he? she? evolves."
"Es hat viel Wortwitz, ist sehr unterhaltsam, und man bekommt Lust aufgutes pures Essen!"
"I looked at the cover and thought - Is it porn? lol."
"I liked it very much - I think it's very good!! I found it a little difficult to get into at first because I did not get a good sense of the differences between the main characters (at first!), but then you pulled me in. Plot development is *really* good, some passages are *really* well written. I very much liked the structure: the beginning-end linkage, the idea of the notes. It's so good!"
"Don't buy Warren's novel unless you want to mess up your sleep cycle. It's a page turner."
"I love the book!! Am reading at the speed of light!"
"I really liked it! An excellent first novel."
"This novel is compelling. I haven’t enjoyed fiction since I read “Flowers in the Attic” 30 years ago. It is fast-paced and the writing style makes you feel the stress of the Jessie’s world. You will want to carve out a big chunk of time to read this. The storytelling draws you in. You want to know more about Marta and Judith. You feel the intensity of Jessie’s passion — for food and women — as well as his disdain for pedestrian dishes like kiwi tarts."
"Just like a "beach-read" novella."
"Great ending! keeps the reader guessing... Don't expect a deep, classical philosophy. This a 'jaunt': with the main character, Jessie, as divergent as they come!
"It's like 'Lucky Jim' and 'Kitchen Confidential' were sliced up and baked together in a pie. A delicious and unexpected combination."