Happy Friday, Happy February! Know why I’m excited for this month? Because there are so many great books coming out (many of them next Tuesday). Well, that and my birthday happens to fall on the last day of this month! Stop by often because I’m celebrating all month long.
My first line this week comes from a book by an author I’ve been waiting for a new read from for a while. And Carla Laureano does not disappoint with The Saturday Night Supper Club. You can read my full review here.
After you check out the first line from this delectable book, grab the book nearest you and share the first line in the comments. Then hop on over to the Hoarding Books Blog to see what every else is sharing this week.
Three hours into Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.
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?