"Stacey Ballis dishes up another fabulous and soul-satisfying meal in her newest novel. With the perfect blend of humor and heart, Ballis' writing is powerfully honest and genuinely hilarious, and embodies everything I love about contemporary women's fiction. Off the Menu
is an irresistibly delicious five-course read!"--Jen Lancaster, New York Times
"Alana Ostermann has a great job working as an executive culinary assistant to Patrick Conlon (one of Chicago's top chefs), great friends (including one with whom she has been trading some "special" benefits), a great family and an adorable dog -- all of whom love her dearly. So what if she still hasn't met her Mr. Right? But when an online dating service accidentally matches her up with a sweet, sexy transplanted Tennessean named RJ, Alana begins to think she may have found the missing ingredient in the recipe for a perfect life. Readers hungry for cleverly written contemporary romances will definitely want to order Off the Menu.
"Witty and tender, brash and seriously clever, Stacey Ballis' characters are our friends, our neighbors or, in some cases, that sardonic colleague the next cubicle over...Her storytelling will have you alternately turning pages and calling your friends urging them to come along for the ride. And in Stacey Ballis' talented hands, oh what a wonderful ride it is."--Elizabeth Flock, New York Times
"ENTICING. Ballis writes a bit like Emily Giffin and Isabel Wolff, and the recipes will please gal foodies as well."--Booklist
"A wonderfully joyful ode to good food, best friends, tough choices and great love. Off the Menu
= one delicious read...that comes complete with recipes! So much fun."--Alison Pace, author of You Tell Your Dog First
"Stacey Ballis knows her readers like books smart and funny--and she always delivers."--Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Author of Brand X: The Boyfriend Account