Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard Award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back . . . even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion.
Essayist Alex Kanin never imagined his pointed editorial would go viral. Ironically, his attempt to highlight the pitfalls of online criticism has the opposite effect: it revives his own flagging career by destroying that of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt-fueled writer’s block, Alex vows to do whatever he can to repair the damage. He just doesn’t expect his interest in the beautiful chef to turn personal.
Alex agrees to help rebuild Rachel’s tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to Denver’s most influential citizens: the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, Rachel begins to realize Alex is not the unfeeling opportunist she once thought he was, and that perhaps there’s life—and love—outside the pressure-cooker of her chosen career. But can she give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?
Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.
Connect with Carla online at her website (www.carlalaureano.com).
This one of the sweetest books I have ever read! I have never read anything by this author before but I was very pleased with her writing and storytelling. This is one of those stories that you can’t help but fall head over heels for and want to immediately find more books by the author. I love food and the cover of this book was definitely an eye-catcher with the yummy looking food on it!
It is a great story of adversity, overcoming hurdles in life to become the best person you can be. Rachel, our leading lady, has suffered greatly in her young teenage years. But with determination and hard work she became the best person she could be. Co-owning her own restaurant was everything she had ever wanted and worked so hard for, but is that really her destiny?
She finds that sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned. Finding herself out of work and no clue what to do next she starts to realize that there is so much more to being a chef! She finds friends in the most unexpected places and realizes that Adam, our main man of the story, could possibly be much more than just a friend. But does he feel the same way??? I guess you’ll find out if you go read the book! I highly suggest checking out this book and more on this author!
I loved this book and the whirlwind story that took me on a wild emotional ride!! I will definitely be checking out more books by this author! Please do yourself a favor and go read this book!
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