Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blog Tour: Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano

Author: Carla Laureano
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Date of publication:  February 5, 2019

From the RITA Award–winning author of Five Days in Skye comes a sweet, romantic treat that will leave you hungry for more.

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-cafĂ© 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.

Brunch at the Bittersweet Cafe is the second book in the Supper Club series.  This one is Melody and Justin's story.  It holds up well as a stand alone.  I haven't read the first one, The Saturday Night Supper Club, but I didn't feel lost.  For the most part, I thought this was a sweet clean romance.  Their initial meeting was cute .  However, Justin drove me crazy with the the way he treated Melody.  He was so hot and cold that I began to not love the relationship.  I know that Justin had a lot of baggage, but I felt like Melody deserved better.   I was happy that he redeemed himself in the end.  If you are looking for a clean christian romance, do check this one out. 

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About Carla Laureano

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

Carla Laureano’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, January 7th: Books & Bindings
Tuesday, January 8th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, January 10th: Book Fidelity
Friday, January 11th: View from the Birdhouse
Friday, January 11th: @createexploreread
Monday, January 14th: Broken Teepee
Tuesday, January 15th: Amy’s Book-et List
Wednesday, January 16th: Faery Tales Are Real
Thursday, January 17th: Girl Who Reads
Friday, January 18th: @hollyslittlebookreviews
Tuesday, January 22nd: Read Eat Repeat
Tuesday, January 22nd: @_ebl_inc_
Wednesday, January 23rd: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, January 24th: Midwest Ladies Who Lit and @mwladieswholit
Friday, January 25th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, January 28th: Write Read Life
Tuesday, January 29th: Running Through the Storms
Wednesday, January 30th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Thursday, January 31st: The Sketchy Reader
Friday, February 1st: @thecaffeinated_bibliophile
Friday, February 1st: Blooming with Books
Monday, February 4th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Wednesday, February 6th: What is That Book About