Tuesday, March 12, 2024

That Thing You Brew by Kerry Evelyn: Book Review

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

𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙙, 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙮 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙮 𝙋𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚…


Every Denver Edge fan thinks they know the secret behind my goal-scoring streak. The truth is, it’s not the pre-game toffee coffee from the Bevvie Bar that brings me luck—it’s Penny, the shy harp-playing barista who makes it for me.

But my winning streak is threatened when I learn that the coffee shop may be closing and I could lose her forever. On top of that, I’m hit with the news that if I don’t get married, I’ll lose my inheritance.

Can my favorite barista whip up an inheritance-saving recipe before time runs out?

Time isn’t on my side. With the deadline looming, I’ll have to skate fast to earn her affection, and if I mess up, I could lose everything—my inheritance, my career, and most of all, my heart.

Hold on to your hockey sticks! That Thing You Brew is a he-falls-first, secret crush, friends-to-marriage inheritance clause romcom with no third-act breakup, laugh-out-loud antics, hockey team shenanigans, and meddling townies. A sweet romcom you won't want to miss!


Author’s Note: This book features characters from my Palmer City world. It’s a stand-alone, but if you love the town and characters, be sure to check out my Palmer City Voltage and Brewer Brides books.


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-afters coming right up!

Kerry's sweet romance novels feature small towns, a touch of the supernatural, and unforgettable charming characters pursuing happily-ever-afters. This international award-winning *NSYNC fanatic is fueled on faith, Dunkin’ iced coffee, and a love for people, including her amazing family, Kerry loves (in ever-changing order) books, boybands, cats, hockey, sweet drinks, taking selfies, traveling, and the madness of getting the stories in her head onto the page. Find out more and sign up for her newsletter at KerryEvelyn.com/links.

 That Thing You Brew is part of the Coffee Loft series. This is a multi-author series with each book featuring a Coffee Loft shop but being able to be enjoyed as standalones or in any order. 

This was such a sweetly unique read! It's no secret by now that I love a good hockey romance, so naturally I was excited for this one and it didn't disappoint. But it did surprise me! Oftentimes with sports star MMC (particularly with hockey), you have these characters that are... well, just what you might think of a star athlete being. Tough. Protective. Charismatic. And yes, Xavier is certainly all of those things too... but he and Penny both just felt like these really unique characters with so many layers to them that I couldn't help but enjoy the two of them. I loved that he's this star hockey player, but he started out ice skating and is a big softie with his sisters. Penny is timid, but loyal... and I love how her love of renfaire plays into their story. There was just something about these two that felt very much unique to them and made reading their story all that more special. There was a lot going on, but it all worked together for a story that had my smiling throughout. This is the first book I had read by this author, but it will not be the last. 

That Thing You Brew is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 

Grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/3Tlp721


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