Single Sashimi

Single Sashimi

by Camy Tang
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Single Sashimi by Camy Tang

Drake Yu. Why would Drake call her after ... what, five years? Six? Venus heard in his voice that resonance that was almost a growl, that titanium-hard determination to get what he wanted. And he usually got what he wanted. The voice said: 'I want you to work for me.' Not this time... If it was a choice between Drake and Mc Donald's—she'd choose french fries. She'd never work for him again. It would take an act of God. Venus Chau is determined to start her own game development company and launch the next Super Mario-sized phenomenon. However, she needs an investor to back her idea. When Drake Yu, an old nemesis, approaches Venus with a contracting opportunity at his sister's startup, the offer to become Chief Technology Officer tempts Venus to think the unthinkable. Venus would rather throw away her PS3 than work for Drake again ... except Grandma bribes Venus to do this favor for Drake's wealthy family with a coveted introduction to the most respected investor in the game industry. It's also a short job—only a few months—so Venus won't have to stand Drake's presence for very long. But one wild youth group, a two-faced assistant, and Grandma's determined match-making threaten to make them both fail—or go insane. With the encouragement of her three cousins, Lex, Trish, and Jennifer, Venus discovers that even a wounded heart can undergo a beautiful transformation ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310274001
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Sushi Series , #3
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Camy Tang grew up in Hawaii and now lives in San Jose, California with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She was a biologist researcher, but these days she is surgically attached to her computer, writing full-time. In her spare time, she is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. She won the Carol Book of the Year award with her novel Sushi for One? Follow Camy online at

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Single Sashimi 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
Wow. This book was absolutely amazing. I mean, I was devastated when I left it at home on accident one day and picked it up as soon as I walked through the door! I love Camy Tang's writing style and can't get over how immersed I feel in the Japanese/Chinese American Culture as soon as I start reading. The plot was engaging and had me turning page after page. I was laughing, crying, and gritting my teeth right along with Venus. With updates from our other favorite characters, Lex and Trish, this story had me hooked from beginning to end. Venus is a very driven character. At the beginning of the book, she is tough, determined, and devoutly Christian. As the story continues, though, we see cracks in her tough exterior and we can feel her pain, anger, anxiety, happiness, and finally contentment right along with her. The development of her character was phenomenally paced throughout the book and I loved the end result. Drake, poor Drake, has a lot to overcome with our prickly heroine. I didn't feel as connected to him as I did Aiden and Spencer, though because we didn't hear a lot from him throughout the book. He is a good match for Venus, and he grows a lot in the space of time the book allows. The message of the book resonated with me, as Camy's messages tend to do. Venus is a very ambitious individual. She knows what she wants and she's gone after it. There is nothing wrong with that. However, and this is a BIG however, as Christians we are to STOP and ASK GOD what HE wants for our lives. Why is this scary? Because God's idea of what our lives should be doesn't always add up to what WE think our lives should be. But when we submit to God and HIS WILL for our lives, the reward is more than we could ever imagine. As always, this book was the perfect blend of humor and wit, engaging, and richly filled with a message of love from our Lord. Camy provided a perfect addition to her Sushi series, and I can't wait to get a hold of the fourth book, Weddings and Wasabi.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Single Sashimi By Camy Tang Sushi Series Book 3 Venus Chau lives a very controlled life. She works in the gaming world and being a woman is a disadvantage. When she was fat she was one of the guys or invisible. Now that she lost weight they look at her with other ideas. She just wants to get her program bug free and start her own company. Even if it means taking a job with Drake Yu and going to Grandma for help. Two things that go against everything in Venus. I found this book to the be the most emotional. The characters are written in a way that they come to life and their trials come through the pages. The jealousy, betrayal, aggravation and trying to walk in four inch stilettos all seem to come alive. I say this in a positive way as the author has done a really good job of bringing the book to life. Four cousins out of a large family have become Christians. The books are their struggles within the family and in their own personal walk with God. The series starts with Sushi for One? and then book 1.1 The Sushi Toss, which is a short, free read on Camy Tang's blog. Book two is Trish's tale in Only Uni and it ends with the fourth book, Jenn's story, Weddings and Wasabi. A unique series worth reading. l
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MTippens More than 1 year ago
I'm a little late reviewing this book. It was my "leave in the car and read in carpool line" book. But I eventually, near the end, just had to bring it inside so I could finish it. :) I've loved each of the three books of the series! And I really loved Venus. I loved the way Camy brought her to life on the page--faults and all. I was rooting for her to get her happy ending. So once again, a fun read. Lots of laugh out loud moments. I think you'll really enjoy another installment of the Sushi Series!
TrishPerry More than 1 year ago
Camy Tang's Sushi Series books always make me hungry! Single Sashimi was no exception. Half the time I didn't even know what food Venus and the book's other fun characters were digging into--but somehow Camy Tang made me want it. There were plenty of other things I wanted while reading this entertaining novel: professional justice for our bright young heroine when she was wronged by sleazy competitors; confidence for her when she wavered about her worth; and, of course, love, love, love for the stiletto-heeled gaming whiz. There were a few chapters that ended with hero Drake arriving on the scene at just the right moment. Loved them--always made me smile. One thing you can count on with Camy Tang--she always gives the reader what she wants. Okay, maybe she doesn't deliver the food, but everything else? You bet.
Carole62 More than 1 year ago
Single Sashimi is a delightful book. Even though it's the third in a series, anyone can read it and get pulled right into the family dynamics of this colorful Asian family. The plot centers around the computer gaming industry. One I knew nothing about, but became more interesting as I read the book. The characters are real and lively. Venus is a career oriented woman who finds herself caught in trying to start her own business, helping another's fledgling business, and answering her inner struggles. Venus finds herself relating to co-workers and family better, through volunteering at a church teen group that started as a mandate from her new boss. This book is a great gift for anyone needing a push in career or faith or self concept.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camy Tang has once again delighted us with a fast-paced and fun read. In this book, the third of a series, we have Venus' story. She's my favorite cousin so far. You'll love the laughs and emotions of these characters, including Grandma. I love how Camy brings to life the dynamics of family and of course the romance is exciting too. Be sure and read about Venus' cousins in SUSHI FOR ONE and ONLY UNI
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this was the best book of the series. I have never read any fiction book, secular or non fiction, that has a woman in charge at a video game industry. Most people do not think that girls like to play video games so it was wonderful to see that stereotype broken in this book. Also for once it was so nice to see a female lead in a chick lit book be bossy and taking charge but not being snooty about it. Venus is a professional and it shows in her work ethic. I applauded the way she treated the people at the new company. One cannot start up a new company where everything is a free for all and Venus showed them the correct way to succeed. I loved reading about her relationship with Drake. Right from the get go you could feel the zing in the air between them. This book had some of the sleaziest bad guys I've read in a while. I think what makes it worse is that people like Yardley and Edgar really do exist, with their abhorrent unethical ways. I wanted bad things to happen to them from the beginning. Thank goodness, Grandmother has toned down in this book. If you've read my previous reviews of the series, you know that she was one of my major complaints. Whether Venus is her favorite out of the four, or whatever other reason, she has mellowed out a lot and her demands are almost reasonable. On the other hand, Venus' mom must take after her own mother with the pushy and annoying way she treated Venus. Luckily there's redemption in the future for her. I would say out of the three books, this is the least Asian-y in the series. There is splashes of Asian American culture thrown in but the focus is mainly on Venus and the video game companies. Personally I much preferred this. It was nice seeing in the first book, Asian culture in full force. However it's also nice just to have an Asian American character just be, without drawing too much attention or making a big deal that she is a minority. I'm sad to see this series ending. Unfortunately we won't see Jenn getting her own full book but she should be showing up as a short story soon. This has been a breakthrough series in the Christian fiction industry and I am so glad that it was written. I shall miss these cousins, it's pretty much like reading about my own family! HIGHLY recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun visiting Camy Tang's strong-willed Asian cousins again. I am so hopeful this series isn't over. Single Sashimi is my favorite so far, and I loved the other books. Funny, fast paced, great characters, great plot, great romance. I loved this book. I love Venus. I'm even starting to like Grandma...a little. A must read.