Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sushi for One?

Sushi for One? by Camy Tang

Lex Sakai’s family is big, nosy and marriage-minded. When her cousin Mariko gets married, Lex will become the oldest single female cousin in the clan.

Lex has used her Bible study class on Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the perfect man. But the one man she keeps running into doesn’t seem to have a single quality on her list. It’s only when the always-in-control Lex starts to let God take over that all the pieces of this hilarious romance finally fall into place.
--Sushi for One? by Camy Tang, Copyright ©2007 by Camy Tang, published by Zondervan Books

My Review

Some books easily land in a genre while others sit nicely on a fence between two. This book, a Chick-Lit Asian Christian Romance, manages to straddle four and does so very nicely.

The story is set in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Lex is smart, athletic and desperate to keep her grandmother from controlling her life. But Grandma knows just what strings to pull and insists Lex have a steady boyfriend by the time of her cousin Mariko’s wedding, or she’ll cut off funding for the junior high girl’s volleyball league that Lex coaches.

With four months to find a boyfriend—or possibly her own independent funding—Lex sets out on her quest. Along the way, she has to deal with her man-stealing cousin Mimi, job troubles, car problems, housing difficulties and always Grandma hovering in the background, her volleyball funding kept in her tight fist. Not to mention this guy Aiden, a friend of a friend, who keeps popping up on her radar.

When Lex tears her ACL, everyone recommends she go to Golden Creek Fitness and Physical Therapy. Great idea, except Aiden is a physical therapist there and he insists on taking over her case. Lex agrees to let Aiden be her therapist, but steels herself against her growing attraction to him. He’s all wrong for her, mainly because he’s not a Christian, and he lacks most of the traits on her Ephesians list.

Lex forgets to put her trust in God while she fights her attraction to Aiden. She tries to keep her distance, all the while God is working on Aiden’s heart, trying to bridge the gap Lex has placed between them. At a crisis moment in her life, Lex finally lets go of her control, giving her all to God, and He seamlessly closes all the gaps in her life.

Camy Tang is a wonderful author with several titles under Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense line as well as the Sushi Series. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the Sushi series, Single Sashimi and Only Uni, but I can take only one Chick-Lit book at a time, so I’ll be reading something else in between each one. I hope to have the series finished by mid-September.

I give this story THREE STARS.

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