Tuesday, January 30, 2024

By Any Beans Necessary by Jenna Brandt: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

What do a barista and a bartender have in common? Nothing if you ask these two mortal enemies...

Michelle Kenney loves her cozy corner of nirvana…or as everyone else calls it, The Coffee Loft on Main Street. She's great at greeting every customer with a warm smile and friendly hello, listening and offering advice when asked, and making the strongest cup of java you can find. But if there is one thing that she isn’t so great at, it's dating. Her broken picker always manages to go for the very worst kind of guy. At the top of that list is Jeff Parker; a gruff bartender who seems more likely to start a scuffle than break one up, which causes Michelle to do a double take when she overhears he’s joining the local search and rescue academy.

All Jeff Parker wants is a beer in his hand, a football game on the TV, and enough tips to tide him over until his next payday. But lately, he’s wondering if there’s more to life than just serving liquor and picking up on local barflies. After seeing his two best friends turn their lives around for the better, it finally dawns on Jeff that maybe it's time for him to make some changes, too. Of course, he knows everyone in town will think he’s crazy when he tells them he wants to become a K9 handler, not least Michelle Kenney, the local coffee shop owner he dated and dumped after only a couple of weeks.

Will Michelle take a risk and give Jeff a second shot? Will Jeff be able to replace old habits with new ones and not go back to his old ways? And will these two foes find a way to laugh off their differences to make room for love?

By Any Beans Necessary is a feel-good, standalone romance by Award-Winning and Bestselling Author Jenna Brandt, that takes place in The Coffee Loft shared world and is a spin-off of the bestselling series Hero Search and Rescue. You're going to love this heartwarming enemies-to-lovers, second chance, small-town romcom with a K9 handler search and rescue twist.

About The Coffee Loft, an exciting new multi-author series.

Welcome to The Coffee Loft, a place where romance is always brewing.

Grab your favorite table over in the corner and be prepared to be swept off your feet. This multi-author collection features some of your favorite sweet romance authors-ones that you already know and love, as well as a few new names you'll be rushing to check out.

From cold brews to cappuccinos and frothy frappes, there's something on the menu for every romantic comedy reader. Fake dates, meddling matchmakers, friends-to-lovers and so much more, each stand-alone story is the right blend of sweetness, guaranteed to warm your heart.

Happily-ever-afters...coming right up!

Jenna Brandt is an international bestselling and award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. Her page-turning books have elements of humor, suspense and faith. She has several best-selling series including Disaster City Search and Rescue, First Responders of Faith Valley, and The Lawkeepers all based off the life of her husband in law enforcement. She also loves writing about billionaires and has several best selling series including Billionaires of Manhattan and the Billionaire Birthday Club.

She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. When she isn't working at her dream job, Jenna enjoys date nights with her hubby, cooking from scratch, and watching romcoms on Netflix. Jenna's three young daughters keep her busy with Girl Scout activities, going to the mall, and playing at the park where they live in the Central Valley of California. Jenna summers on the Golden Central Coast where she finds endless inspiration for her romance books. She is also active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team and holds the position of story curator.

Check out all of her social media and sign-up for her newsletter and receive free books at https://linktr.ee/JennaBrandtAuthor

She also writes historical romance as Jennifer Branson.

By Any Beans Necessary is part of the Coffee Loft multi-author series. It is also a spin-off of the author's Hero Search and Rescue series. I had not previously read books from either series and found that I was able to enjoy this one just fine as a standalone. 

First of all, I love a cute and punny title, so naturally this one drew me in with that... and the story itself was just as cute. It had all the great smalltown vibes I love and a good second chance romance. Being a shorter read, we didn't get a whole lot of details of their past relationship, but I found myself enjoying their second chance nonetheless. I enjoyed seeing Jeff seeking something different for his life and working towards that. Michelle was a sweet character, and I couldn't help but root for these two. If you're looking for a sweet and cozy romance, this one absolutely fits the bill. 

By Any Beans Necessary is a sweet, closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. There are hints of faith elements as well (characters attending church, talk of faith, etc.) which felt very natural to these characters. 

Get your copy: 


Post a Comment

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24