My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Coffee, tattoos, addiction… what could go wrong with this? Sarah Darlington presents us a story with unusual situations, what in my book is always refreshing to read!
Joe Coffee. Barista, sexy tattooed with a lot of good looks and problems.
Lana Bitterman. Successful business woman with an empire of coffee shops, Joe’s boss.
What starts with a promotion turns into a suspenseful and emotional ride.
I loved Joe’s personality. It makes him real! All his problems and past come barreling into the present and when he thinks nothing good can come out of it, Lana shows him that with the right person by his side everything is possible!
There were some situations and characters I didn’t enjoy as well as their motives… I think it was not very well explained in the book and that bothered me. That’s the only reason I don’t give this book 5 stars.
Title: But First, Coffee
Series: Love & Coffee Series #1
Author: Sarah Darlington
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 9, 2018
Every time I hear the name Joe Coffee, I nearly burst out laughing. However, he happens to be the best barista in the company; single handedly changing the store he works in from our lowest earner to our highest earner. So, naturally, as CEO I want to meet him and give him a well-earned promotion. But when he walks into my office looking like sin incarnate, covered in tattoos with electric blue eyes that send shockwaves through my body, the only thing I really want is… him… in my bed.
Lana Bitterman has a stick up her ass. Everyone knows that. And I don’t care about her one way or the other. I’m just trying to live my life my way, which was exactly why I dropped out of law school and became a barista in the first place. Only, my sister landed herself in a bad situation and Doug Maddox, someone with a serious grudge against Lana, know that. Doug’s blackmailing me. He’s using me as his spy. So when I walk into Lana’s office, I’m not actually there on my own agenda. Ms. Uptight won’t know what hit her. Little did I know, neither would I.
Sarah Darlington grew up traveling the United States—although, she’s called Virginia home for most of her adult life. She’s the proud mom of an intelligent 5-year-old boy with autism, who makes every day an adventure, and a 1-year-old red-headed little girl who is as fiery as her hair color. She believes in true love, soul mates, unicorns, rainbows, and that Hogwarts really does exist. Before having kids she worked as a flight attendant. And when she’s not writing, she’s busy plotting her next grand adventure.