The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

The Saturday Night Supper Club


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 take:~

Carla Laureano’s talent is a force to be reckoned with, and her long awaited novel is super smart, deliciously decadent, and simply divine. I have so much love for this story. The Saturday Night Supper Club is layered and meaningful, peppered with characters that are smart, savvy, and authentic. Then there’s the food. I often recommend tissues while reading certain books, with Carla’s you might need a bib! Drool worthy descriptions of cuisine, and intriguing insights into the high-pressure restaurant world, are enough to tempt any reader. Add in Carla’s ability to create characters of strength, vulnerability, and passion, intermingled with an intelligent and magnetic romance? What else is there to say except, The Saturday Night Supper Club is a clever romance reader’s delight!

With thanks to Tyndale House for my review copy. I will be featuring Rachel and Alex in an upcoming Character Spotlight from Carla, in February – it’s super fun and I’ll be giving away a copy of The Saturday Night Supper Club, thanks to Tyndale.

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14 Responses to The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

  1. It’s on my list to read….very soon! So excited that Carla has finally released another book. Still waiting for Under the Scottish Stars with baited breath….

    • It reminded me just how much I adore Carla’s writing! Her next book can’t come soon enough, and Supper Club hasn’t even released yet – LOL!

  2. I saw this on Tyndale and thought about getting it, but hadn’t heard of the author before. I should have taken the plunge. It sounds really good!

  3. Excellent review, Rel! I recently won a copy and I’m looking forward to reading it soon! :)

  4. I enjoyed this review, especially when you said it is “layered and meaningful”. I’ve been seeing several reviews for this book, and it looks really good!

  5. Though I’m still impatiently waiting for the continuation of the MacDonald Family series, I’m very excited about this book too.

  6. This sounds delightful Rel! I can’t wait to get a copy! I just loved Five Days in Skye and hope to get the rest of the series soon!

    • Emilee Douglas » I’m sure it will be worth the wait, Emilee, but I’m so with you on being excited about Carla’s next foray with the MacDonalds :)

  7. Thanks for the review, Rel. Now I’m even more excited about reading this soon. It’s near the top of my TBR list.

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