So I accidentally got this via Kindle Unlimited when I was trying to buy another book. I decided to give it a go and instantly wished I passed. I finished it though because I was hoping the author wasn’t going to go where she was signaling from the beginning, too bad, she did. I hated the entire ending of this book and thought it was more of a HFN, then a HEA, due to not being dropped on the head.
I am always on the lookout for good romance authors so I thought that this book sounded up my alley. I am on a Great British Bake Off kick right now so loved the idea of reading about anything that dealt with cooking or baking and romance. “The Saturday Supper Club” has Eve agreeing to be part of a amateur cooking contest to help out her freelance boyfriend Joe. After a contestant drops off, Joe thinks that it would be a great way for Eve to get some press. When Eve opens the door though, she’s shocked to see her ex-boyfriend Ethan. Ethan dumped her via note three years ago and she has not seen him since.
So, I loathed Ethan from the beginning. A freaking note, what is this, Sex in the damn City? And then when we find out why he left. I saw red. No spoilers readers, but there are several things I don’t want to see in my romance novels. And this one had a big red flag on the play.
I didn’t like Eve. She was too starry-eyed about Ethan and seemed to want to gloss over everything cause feelings. And I have to say that I at one point started texting my sister while reading this and asking what she would have done and she was all, kill you and bury your ass in the backyard (still no spoilers…..trying very hard right now). I liked Joe fine until Bratley or Miller, I have no idea what name I should be going by in this review decides to rewrite the character we know. I didn’t like Eve’s sister Daisy at freaking all. And there’s just a lot of crap going on that made my eyes cross via these characters.
The writing wasn’t that good I thought. I wanted to read more about the cooking and it became so not about that after a while. Don’t tell me about an amateur cooking contest that seems to not matter after about the first couple of chapters. We have Eve trying to open a cafe and I just didn’t care after a while either. I don’t know what it was, but the writing started to push me away. The dialogue didn’t seem real, Ethan and his BS seemed beyond ridiculous. I was hoping for something more, but the author I think had scenes in her mind and wrote to that instead of checking with herself if it felt authentic. The flow was not good.
The ending of the book had me laughing at one point because it’s so surreal you think you are watching a reality show. It does not hold up at all and it’s a huge freaking mess.