Review: Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano
Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can’t deny that she’s stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended in disaster, and her classical French training is being wasted on her night job in a mediocre chain bakery. Then the charming and handsome private pilot Justin Keller lands on the doorstep of her workplace in a snowstorm, and Melody feels like it’s a sign that her luck is finally turning around.
Justin is intrigued by the lively bohemian baker, but the last thing he’s looking for is a relationship. His own romantic failures have proven that the demands of his job are incompatible with meaningful connections, and he’s already pledged his life savings to a new business venture across the country?an island air charter in Florida with his sister and brother-in-law.
Against their better judgment, Melody and Justin find themselves drawn together by their unconventional career choices and shared love of adventure. But when an unexpected windfall provides Melody with the chance to open her dream bakery-café in Denver with her best friend, chef Rachel Bishop, she’s faced with an impossible choice: stay and put down roots with the people and place she’s come to call home . . . or give it all up for the man she loves.
I don’t know what it is about books that have a supper club in them but they always never disappoint. Brunch at the Bittersweet Cafe was light, fun and delicious. I’ve never been so hungry reading a book but it was definitely a refreshing read that I’m so glad had a sweet HEA.
So, you never know who you will meet anywhere so you better be prepared. Melody, a big dreamer who hasn’t quite found the stability in her life. A french trained pastry chef, she is currently working a job that is going nowhere but when a unexpected customer walks in one day during a storm, something just sort of made her come alive.
Not that she was looking or anything. She has had her share of losers and then comes in Pilot Mc Steamy. After his car got stuck in the snow, he took a chance to find some help and crossed paths with Melody and little did they know sometimes you meet for a reason. Even though fate step in and they find themselves completely smitten with each other, a twist of events brings these two to face their fears to either fight or flight their potential destiny.
Overall, this was cute one. I love stories that blend great friendships, family, overcoming obstacles and not to mention tasty food. I would’ve love to get recipes on those dishes that were talked about. I don’t know what it is about those books that have a super club theme but they also leave you feeling good. Oh man, the ending was reminded me of when Kevin Costner stopped the plane in the bodyguard. That declaration made this HEA worth it. I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s to come. I’m looking forward to see what’s to come in this sweet treat series. Add this one to your list to read.