As I stated, I’m going to be posting reviews of books I’ve read. All will be indie authors. As one myself I know how hard it is to get your book noticed and garner reviews. So, here’s the first one. I need to be upfront and say I’m not entirely impartial with this review. The author, Lynn Donovan is a friend of mine, though we have never personally met. We chat daily online and critique each other’s work. I’m also writing two of the books in the Java Cupid series which has debuted with Java Break.
Also, as I stated in my previous blog, I will tell you that this books does have pre-marital sex. It is not explicit but if you object to reading such scenes then this might not be the book for you. My first book in the series will be the fourth one and released in July. It’s Java Priority and will not have pre-marital sex.
Okay, that disclaimer out of the way, on to the review.
The Java Cupid series centers around the mysterious messages that appear on some of the cups from the Java Cupid Coffee Shop. The messages speak of love coming to the person who receives the cup. And the Java Cupid is never wrong. The person finds the love of their life. It’s not always an easy journey for the couple to get together but there will always be a HEA.
Here’s the description for Java Break:
Contemporary Romance, Steam level 4.
Wendy Ashton and Dillon Cayne were both inspired by broken bones of their own. She to become an orthopedic nurse, he an engineer, designing more efficient and effective equipment for those recovering from orthopedic incidents. Their two paths so closely aligned, yet never intersecting.
Until a mysterious message appears in heat sensitive ink on Wendy’s coffee cup. A message of love that makes her take notice of the handsome barista who must have written it. Brought together by the message, their lives begin to merge. Could this be true love?
Then together they learn that his dad is dating her mom and Dillon worries about the stigma of dating his possible step sister. Add a crazy ex-girlfriend who won’t take no for an answer and a misunderstood phone call, the trust issues become almost too much to bear.
What will it take to bring these two together? Can the Java Cupid show them their Happy Ever After? Or was it all a mistake? Will broken bones turn into broken hearts? Answers can only be found with a Java Break.
As you can see there’s a complication for the couple. Can you imagine having your parent dating the parent of your boy/girlfriend? How weird is that? It’s a good premise and the story does a good job of dealing with Wendy and Dillon’s angst about the situation. The other complications just add to the storyline. It’s a fun quick read. And the mystery of who is the Java Cupid isn’t revealed. That’s part of the fun of the series. Just who is writing on the coffee cups?
At the time of this blog post the price is $0.99 and the book is available on Kindle Unlimited.
Here’s the link to its Amazon page JAVA BREAK.
I think you’ll enjoy it.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.