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Sadie on a Plate by Amanda Elliot
Published by Berkley on March 15, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
I thought I was going to have trouble after only reading the first page two nights in a row, but the third night I started a little earlier and voila, finished at 4am! Sadie on a Plate was easy and fun to read. The main character has a confidence break after getting dumped and fired by her chef boss. She applies to Chef Supreme, not believing she would really get accepted but she does. On the plane, she meets a great guy named Luke and they go eat before she turns up at the contest.
I loved this cooking show plot. It had the crazy, weird people that the shows always do. Sadie hopes to get to the final four to have great restaurants or investors interested in her. She isn’t sure she has a shot but she hangs in there. Of course she has some issues. Various contestants, including Sadie, run out of time to finish a dish, make a bad choice when creating a recipe, and burn or drop their food.
I couldn’t stop reading. The people, the relationships, and the food all appealed to me. Sadie goes through some real personal growth and learns to believe in herself and also not to view others negatively. There are both good and bad people in the world and it’s surprisingly what happens when you get to really know someone.
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I hadn’t made my mind up about this one and cannot ignore your 5-star rating. And, a book that can keep you up until 4:00 am is worth giving a shot. Great review, Anne💜
I really loved it but I am also a fan of cooking shows which only added to my enjoyment. If you don’t like cooking shows, maybe it would be a 4.
I have not read this author before but it sounds like I should!
It’s her adult romance debut. I love cooking shows so it was an easy decision for me.
I love that it’s set against a cooking show contest background and she seems a real type of heroine.
I totally love the cooking show aspects. Sadie is a woman made insecure by an asshole guy. It’s great to see her grow out of it.
Love that cover!
It’s a clever representation for the story.
The cooking show setting does sound like a lot of fun. 🙂
I thought it was incredibly fun.
I have never read this author before, but this book sounds awesome! I actually entered to win – something I never do. haha. Thanks!
Yay I want everyone to enter to win. It’s a really fun book. This is the author’s debut in adult romance.
No, I have not.
It’s not surprising since this is newly released and the author’s debut in adult romance.
I am intrigued by the setting and it sounds like it would be a great story. Glad to see you enjoyed it.
I loved the setting as much as the romance. It was very fun for me.
glad it hit all your buttons. i cracked up when i read the title
yes they are supposed to show themselves hence Sadie on a Plate. Her dishes include things from her cultural heritage.
As someone who loves to watch cooking shows, I could see loving this one. And I love books that keep you from wanting to put them down. I’ve had some recently that I’m sloggin through–it’s rough. 🙂
I loved it. There was a lot of cooking details. It can be rough. Sometimes I want to read a book but the genre or style or something just aren’t working for me and it is rough. I tend to read a bunch of genres which seems to really help me with it.
I have not read this author but this book sounds fabulous! I love the cooking show angle. This sounds like a must read!
It’s fun. I love some of the cooking shows. It’s her adult romance debut so you easily could not have read her yet.
I haven’t tried this author, but this sounds like one I would devour.
I see what you did there, so clever. I thought it was really fun since I love cooking shows. It’s her adult romance debut.
I’m such a fan of the Food Network, I just love food shows. I think I would enjoy this book!
Wendy you really might. I thought it was so much fun.
This would be my first from this author and I’m so excited!
It’s her adult romance debut but I’m hoping she does a series on this theme.
I hope you get to try it as it’s very fun.
Now you made me curious too!
I really liked it.
I passed on this one because I didn’t have time, but now I sort of regret that seeing you enjoy it so much. I’ll have to request a library copy.
Well it wasn’t originally on my list but they sent me the surprise books so I’m fitting some of them in my schedule. I loved it though.
Gotta love when you finally connect and get hooked 😀
Yes the first two nights I fell asleep on page one I was just too tired to read anything.
I have not read this author yet, but this book is on my TBR and I’m so glad to hear how much you liked it! Thanks for sharing!
yes obviously I thought it was awesome. I really enjoyed the type of detail for the cooking part of the story.
Yay, so glad you loved this one too. I was the same way when I read it, just flew through the pages wanting to see how the competition would turn out.
Definitely a subject I loved reading about and it looks like there will be more books from her with cooking themes.
This author is new to me!
This is her first adult book. Cooking show stuff is so fun for me.
Sadie on a Plate sounds like an fun read! <3
It is really fun and I like all the cooking show details.