Book Review,  Contemporary Romance

Brunch At Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano


When you can’t put down a book and forgo sleep and stall on work you are meant to be doing, then you know it’s a brilliant book. Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe is one of those and you will need to read this book with snacks on hand. Eclairs to be exact.
Melody and Justin have quite a journey in this book and I was cheering for Melody and Justin all the way to the last page. At times they were obstinate and stubborn, but thoroughly adorable to say the least.

The dynamics of the friendships between Melody, Rachel, and Ana once again play an important role, as they did in Saturday Night Supper Club.

I feel like I am going to miss these characters like dear friends who have moved away. Thankfully there is a BOOK #3 to look forward to.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I suggest you make space in your schedule to savor every word.

I received a copy from the publisher, my opinion is my own.


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.


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.

Catch the Q & A with Carla HERE

Author interview Carla Laureano

Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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