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Turning Tables (2014)

by Heather Macdowell(Favorite Author)
3.16 of 5 Votes: 3
1299064221 (ISBN13: 9781299064225)
Dial Press
review 1: I saw a review that one of my friends on Goodreads wrote about this book and it caught my interest as something I might enjoy reading. As soon as I started reading it, it sounded vaguely familiar to me, and it turns out I read it before, about 5+ years ago. I didn't remember much of the storyline, but character names seemed familiar, especially Erin's dog Rocket, and gradually I pieced it together as more than just a coincidence. I ended up reading the whole book again, as I didn't remember much of it, and it was a pretty good read. Just something fun, funny and lighthearted. A feel good romantic comedy in book form. I'd recommend it if you like chick lit.
review 2: I'm of two minds when it comes to Turning Tables. As a book about restaurants, it's very g
... moreood. As a chick-lit book, it's all right.I used to work at a place that had a restaurant as a part of it. I had to deal with my co-workers and people over there many times and go in the kitchen so I know how it is. While I never worked in the restaurant, I knew some of the things that took place there. That's all captured perfectly. If you want to know what's it like to work in a restaurant, read this book. However, that's not why I bought this book.I bought Turning Tables because I wanted some good chick-lit. While the premise of chick-lit books are relatively the same, this one isn't as tight as some of the others I've read. It focuses far too much on the restaurant part. Because of that, there's a huge cast, which sometimes makes it confusing at times. But there are two major problems I have other than that.There's a love interest, but it takes far too long for him to show up. When he does show up, he's sparingly in the book. While it's probably more accurate than more chick-lit books, he still should have been in the book more.My second problem is that Erin's a very weak person. She's a push over the entire book except for the last few pages. I like chick-lit books because of their coming of age story but I wish her character growth was more gradual or subtle. It felt very jarring at the end.Turning Tables was all right, but I really wish the portion of restaurant to life ratio was flipped. less
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Gave great insight into what the service industry has to manage and was pretty funny, too.
Anyone who has ever waitressed needs to read this book! Tres amusant
Very funny book about the restaurant business! Loved it!! ♥♥
Highly satisfying chick-lit
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