Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sadie on a Plate by Amanda Elliot


About the Book




Release Date
March 15, 2022

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

My Review

After a brutal break up with her former boss, Sadie Rosen is trying to re-create her career as a chef.  She’s stunned and thrilled to be offered a spot on a successful cooking reality TV show, Chef Supreme.  If she can win the top prize, it could jump start her career and maybe even get her a restaurant of her very own.

Sadie lives in Seattle but she has no problem getting on the next plane to New York for the TV show.  She immediately hits it off with the man sitting next to her, Luke Weston.  Unfortunately, due to the TV show’s rules, she cannot have any outside contact for the six weeks the show will be filming.  Not the best way to start a new relationship, but she hopes he will wait for her.

When she arrives on the set for her first day on the show, she’s more than surprised to learn who Luke really is.  She vows to solely concentrate on the competition but it’s very hard to ignore Luke.

This is women’s fiction at its finest.  Often in these types of books, I want to shake the main character because she does ridiculous things.  That’s not Sadie.  She knows what she wants and knows what she needs to do to get it.  She’s not overpowering.  I found her to be delightful, sweet and a little vulnerable.

The sparks fly whenever Luke and Sadie are alone. The entire cast of characters, are well developed and come to life.  It’s a quirky group, but each one has their own personality.  I wouldn’t mind some sequels involving several other members of the supporting cast.

This story is a fun and delicious ride.  It’s one of those “feel good” type of books that I didn’t want to end.  I enjoyed my time with Sadie and her friends and I hope I get another chance to visit with them again.

Warning:  This book could be dangerous to your diet.  There were so many delicious-sounding foods being prepared by these amazing contestants.  I could practically taste each dish.

For reading challenges:

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2022

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. This sounds fun and just the kind of book I've been in the mood for lately.


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