Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Caffeine Kisses & Winter Wishes by Audrey Carnes: Book Review

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

Mix together:
One billionaire with an agenda
One quirky, single mom, coffee shop owner
A healthy splash of enemies-to-lovers and You've Got Mail vibes
Shake well
And you've made a delicious cup of Caffeine Kisses & Winter Wishes!

Kayla's a single mom coffee shop owner struggling to keep her business afloat and a roof over her daughter's head. Enemy Number One? A greedy billionaire who's about to buy her building and raise everyone's rents. Her luck seems about to change when she meets Drew, a handsome newcomer, and offers to show him the town. What starts as a friendship with sparks quickly turns to romance as Drew gains Kayla's trust by helping her stand up to her ex and improve her business. Only Drew's not who he seems. Was everything a lie? Find out in Caffeine Kisses and Winter Wishes!


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 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 sweet, guaranteed to warm your heart.

Happily-ever-after's coming right up!

Audrey Carnes is a Midwestern girl transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. She loves small towns, food-based festivals, and happily-ever-afters. She writes each book to give you a big helping of both love and laughter.

Caffeine Kisses and Winter Wishes is part of the Coffee Loft series. This is a multi-author series, with each book being able to be enjoyed in any order or as standalones. 

I've got to be honest... I wasn't sure how I felt about Drew at first! I don't want to give too much away... but well, it just seemed like he might turn out to be the bad guy in this story and I really wasn't sure how he'd manage to redeem himself! But as the story goes on, we see that there is definitely more going on and as we get to know him better... well, he managed to win me over in the end! Despite that initial hesitation, I found that I really enjoyed the chemistry between these two and I rooted for them to be able to work things out. It felt very much like a Hallmark story on the pages--- in absolutely the best way possible. 

Though it was overall a fairly lighthearted story, there were some brief mentions of tougher topics like verbal abuse, but I felt like it was handled very gracefully. 

Caffeine Kisses and Winter Wishes is a closed-door romance with kisses only. 

Grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/3uYr5MD


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