Sadie on a plate

Amanda Elliot

Book - 2022

"A chef's journey to success leads to discovering the perfect recipe for love in this delicious romantic comedy. Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. Her dream is to create unique, modern, and mouthwatering takes on traditional Jewish recipes. But after a public breakup with her boss, a famous chef, she is sure her career is over-until she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme. On the plane to New York, Sadie has sizzlin...g chemistry with her seatmate, Luke, but tells him that she won't be able to contact him for the next six weeks. They prolong their night with a spontaneous, magical dinner before parting ways. Or so she thinks. When she turns up to set the next day, she makes a shocking discovery about who Luke is.... If Sadie wants to save her career by winning Chef Supreme, she's going to have to ignore the simmering heat between her and Luke. But how long can she do that before the pot boils over?"--

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Genres
Romance fiction
Published
New York : Jove 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes an excerpt from the author's Best served hot (pages 333-343).
Physical Description
343 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780593335710
0593335716
Main Author
Amanda Elliot (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

In Elliot's first adult romance (after several YA novels under the name Amanda Panitch) Seattle chef Sadie has just been dumped/fired by her boyfriend/boss in spectacularly degrading public fashion. Dreams shattered, Sadie's at her lowest point, until she's invited to join Chef Supreme, a TV cooking competition. She's got an NDA until the show airs, so when she sits next to a handsome man on the plane to New York, they talk of everything except the reasons for their travel. They even share a blisteringly hot kiss before parting ways. Things are looking up for Sadie, but then she learns Luke is the new judge on Chef Supreme. Can they keep their attraction secret and on hold, or will Sadie get kicked off the show for fraternizing with a judge? Luke and Sadie are likable characters with magnetic, slow-building chemistry and sympathetic, realistic backstories. The fast-paced, delicious plot is as much about food as romance; the protagonists dream of cooking the cuisines of their heritage in mainstream restaurants (Ashkenazi Jewish for Sadie; Korean for Luke); secondary characters discuss culinary influences and food fusions; and meals are described in mouth-watering detail. Subplots about sexual harassment and women in the restaurant industry add relevance and depth. VERDICT Readers, especially those who enjoy shows like Top Chef, won't be able to put down this fast-paced romantic comedy. Fans of Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall will also clamor for this title.—Heather Miller Cover, Homewood P.L., AL Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Elliot's humorous debut takes readers behind the scenes of a TV culinary competition, but the focus on the show leaves little room for romance to blossom. Sadie Rosen, a recently fired Seattle chef, is thrilled at the chance to prove herself on Chef Supreme, a Master Chef-style reality cooking show. On her flight to New York City for filming, she develops an instant attraction to her seatmate, fellow chef Luke Weston, and by the time they've landed they've formed a genuine connection. One delicious meal and a blisteringly hot kiss later, Sadie reluctantly leaves him, unable to explain that she won't be able to contact him for the next six weeks due to the show's nondisclosure agreement. Imagine her surprise when she walks on set the next day and discovers that Luke is a guest judge. Will she be able to concentrate on her cooking, or will she get burned? While the pacing is a little slow at times—especially in the development of the forbidden romance itself, which consists largely of wistful glances—the leads are endearing, and Sadie's wonderfully diverse competitors add charm. Cooking show fans will especially adore this. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Mar.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Elliot's humorous debut takes readers behind the scenes of a TV culinary competition, but the focus on the show leaves little room for romance to blossom. Sadie Rosen, a recently fired Seattle chef, is thrilled at the chance to prove herself on Chef Supreme, a Master Chef-style reality cooking show. On her flight to New York City for filming, she develops an instant attraction to her seatmate, fellow chef Luke Weston, and by the time they've landed they've formed a genuine connection. One delicious meal and a blisteringly hot kiss later, Sadie reluctantly leaves him, unable to explain that she won't be able to contact him for the next six weeks due to the show's nondisclosure agreement. Imagine her surprise when she walks on set the next day and discovers that Luke is a guest judge. Will she be able to concentrate on her cooking, or will she get burned? While the pacing is a little slow at times—especially in the development of the forbidden romance itself, which consists largely of wistful glances—the leads are endearing, and Sadie's wonderfully diverse competitors add charm. Cooking show fans will especially adore this. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Mar.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Landing a coveted spot on her favorite TV show, chef Sadie, a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene, arrives in NYC and has a spontaneous one-night fling, or she thought was a one night, until she arrives on set and gets the surprise of her life. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A chef's journey to success leads to discovering the perfect recipe for love in this delicious romantic comedy. Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. Her dream is to create unique, modern, and mouthwatering takes on traditional Jewish recipes. But after a public breakup with her boss, a famous chef, she is sure her career is over-until she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme. On the plane to New York, Sadie has sizzling chemistry with her seatmate, Luke, but tells him that she won't be able to contact him for the next six weeks. They prolong their night with a spontaneous, magical dinner before parting ways. Or so she thinks. When she turns up to set the next day, she makes a shocking discovery about who Luke is.... If Sadie wants to save her career by winning Chef Supreme, she's going to have to ignore the simmering heat between her and Luke. But how long can she do that before the pot boils over?"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

One of Parade's Favorite Books of Spring!A chef’s journey to success leads to discovering the perfect recipe for love in this delicious romantic comedy. Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. Her dream is to create unique, modern, and mouthwatering takes on traditional Jewish recipes. But after a public breakup with her boss, a famous chef, she is sure her career is over—until she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme.  On the plane to New York, Sadie has sizzling chemistry with her seatmate, Luke, but tells him that she won't be able to contact him for the next six weeks. They prolong their time together with a spontaneous, magical dinner before parting ways. Or so she thinks. When she turns up to set the next day, she makes a shocking discovery about who Luke is.... If Sadie wants to save her career by winning Chef Supreme, she’s going to have to ignore the simmering heat between Luke and her. But how long can she do that before the pot boils over?