The Saturday Night Supper Club (Supper Club #1) by Carla Laureano (review by Cathy)

The Saturday Night Supper Club

About the book:

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?


My review:

This book is much more delightful than I had anticipated! I worked in Food and Beverage management for many years and knew this would be a good read, but it’s actually a fantastic read.

The author brought her characters to life for me and I thought her research was incredible as she captured the pressure a restaurateur/chef  faces each and every day. I admire the creativity and dedication required for continual success.

The secondary characters are just as entertaining and interesting to me.  I loved how they rallied around Rachel and were so supportive of her and the supper club.  In life, we all need good friends and good food.   Rachel found both in this novel.

This is the first book that I’ve read by Ms.Laureano ,but it definitely wont be the last.  I look forward to the next book in the series.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Netgalley and was not required to give a positive review.  All opinions are my own.

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