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  • Wonderful and fascinating novel!

    This is the third and,(sadly!) final book in Saturday Night Supper Club series. It has been delightful to follow along with Rachel, Melody, and Ana! They are 3 young professionals living in Denver - best friends for many years. This story features Ana, who is the only one of the 3 not involved in the restaurant world. She is a highly paid PR agent, and does damage control for people who are famous in some arena. Bryan is a mutual friend, who returns to Denver after being away, and mostly incommunicado for about 8 months. Bryan and Ana have always been attracted to each other, but both realize that any kind of romance between them could be disastrous within their tight knit group of friends. Bryan had a career as a professional rock climber, and a reputation as a player. A series of negative circumstances left him in Columbia with out a sponsor, and a chance to question a lot of his life choices. He buys a coffee farm in Columbia and learns how to grow coffee, does an internship in Portland to learn how to roast the beans, and shows up in Denver ready to start a coffee roasting business. Enter Ana, a savvy business woman. She offers to help him get his business off the ground. Both try to ignore the obvious spark between them, because they fear that a relationship would cause more problems than it would be worth. I don’t want to reveal any more of the story line, but will share a couple of quotes from the many that I highlighted while reading just to entice you to get this book! “Roasting a Columbian past full-city is tantamount to sacrilege.” “Noted. I don’t want to be struck by lightning over coffee beans.” And, “what was so wrong with her that good men flew from her like mosquitoes from a citronella torch at a barbecue?” I really enjoyed reading Ana and Bryan’s story! As a bonus, I learned so much about the art of roasting coffee, and also about the high pressure world of a PR agent. I suggest that you grab a cappuccino and find a quiet corner to enjoy this excellent story.

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  • Satisifying End to a Fantastic Series

    What an enjoyable experience reading this final instalment is, but a depressing feeling once completed that another fantastic series is ended. Now I have to search for another funny, compelling, and page-turning series that compares to the impressive Supper Club series by Carla Laureano. I don’t think I’ve read a trilogy quite like this one before. Each book is so well written and not one book is better than the other, at least in my humble opinion. There are funny scenes and predicaments in each novel and other scenes that pull at your heart and may be the cause for a few leaky eyes. I didn’t really find any “cheese-factor” (except perhaps during the scenes where cheese played a role in meal preparation *wink). There’s an organic feel to everything about this series and I can’t say enough good things about Ms. Laureano’s latest series. My one negative comment is this, it’s really upsetting this series is finished! Ha! This third, and sniff – final book follows Ana Sanchez, the last of the female trio of friends to find love. Her story is really compelling and the ethical, if not moral dilemma Ana faces early on in the story would have many people on edge, and quite unsure of what to do. Bryan Shaw’s character has always been likeable and I was so happy to see how his story meshed with Ana’s. The challenges he faces and the major life overhaul is something to be commended, even if he is a fictional character. Just a warning to any of you unfamiliar with this series: Must Have Goodies To Munch On and Coffee To Drink While Reading. It’s true. You can quote me on that. I enjoyed this book immensely and highly recommend it to any of my reader friends who enjoy a well-rounded story, sprinkled with (a healthy dose) of romance. Thanks to Carla Laureano for inviting me to be a part of her Reader Room and launch team.

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  • A Bittersweet Goodbye

    One thing that I appreciate in this series is how Carla really intertwines the characters friendships together. In most second or third books taking place in the same town, you only get little appearances of past book characters. In both Bittersweet Café and The Solid Grounds Coffee Company the past characters are a part of the storyline and you get to revisit them regularly. It's like visiting with old friends. I really enjoyed this book and breathed a big sigh of contentment when I reached the end. I know this is the last book in the series, but I'd really enjoy reading Talia's story. All in all, I'm sad to say goodbye to the Saturday Night Supper club family. All three of the books are going down as my favorite reads. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC.

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  • The Solid Grounds Coffee Company

    !I loved this book so very much! Ana finally gets to tell her story and I wasn't disappointed. Ana was kind of hard to connect with but as I've said before, you don't have to connect with the characters to enjoy a fabulous read! But, I will say this about her. She's one amazing woman that's for sure and certain! I'd love to have her talent! I loved that Carla showed that she was flawed just like the rest of us and has self doubts too. We all do! Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing but I felt that Mason had that one coming to him It's sad about politician's families how their children and wives get caught up in it. I didn't really even like Mason because he was too dirty and underhanded to care about anyone else but himself! I'm glad to see Rachel and Melody were back. These are the most amazing women! I admire them very much! Carla has a way of making her characters coming to life for us and I've made friends with them and I felt myself drooling over their food. (Too bad there isn't any recepies) I'd like to try cooking some of Rachel's delicatessens myself except for the lamb. Ick! Sometimes our lives don't pan out the way we want them to. Take Bryan's for example? I liked his get go. He didn't let life get him down. He just got right back up and tried something new. I rooted for him the whole entire time. I don't drink coffee but I did learn a lot from this awesome story. Diet Dew is my to go drink. I never knew so much went into making coffee! My goodness! There is a Bible reference in this story but I will let ya'll figure it out. I don't want to spoil it for ya. I highly recommend this book. Ya'll just have read this awesome book! You'll be glad you did! My thanks to Netgalley and Tyndale publishers for a complimentary copy. I was NOT required to write a positive review. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my

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  • Great Series Conclusion

    The Solid Grounds Coffee Company is the lovely conclusion of Carla Laureano’s Supper Club series. I’ve enjoyed all of the books in the series, but this one is perhaps my favorite. This story focuses on Analyn Sanchez and Bryan Shaw. Ana's been in all the books, and Bryan was introduced in Brunch at Bittersweet Café. He’s known as a player and the prologue doesn’t paint a favorable picture of him. But, his redemption and transformation was beautiful. I could feel his struggle to become a better person. Ana had her own transformation, which this workaholic character definitely needed. Ana's character shows how we can so focus on career and status that we miss out on what's truly important. Maybe what made this so enjoyable for me was how much I could identify with her need to achieve. The romance between Ana and Bryan had a sweet, slow build, and their banter was delightful. Of course, it was great to see Rachel, Alex, Melody, and Justin again, even though we must say goodbye to them all. I think you’ll be satisfied with how Laureano wraps up the series, and you'll definitely fall in love with Bryan Shaw.

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