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I am not a coffee drinker. I only get expressos in October when the pumpkin flavor is out and December with the egg nog. Even then I get a half a shot of expressos. So all the coffee tidbit information about the beans, machines and how to mix a good cup of coffee detracted from the story.
I understand "specialty mysteries", the mystery sub-genre where activities such as crafts g or cooking propel the plot, will be steep in the activity. What I did not expect is to have an extensive knowledge of the activity. It was just too much coffee. It was like be tied down to watch endless scenes of Friends when they are all sitting on the couch with the large mugs of coffee. Yuck! And in this story the cast has their pinky finger sticking out because the beans are so highfalutin.
I just finished the mystery, Jed Had to Die Written by: Tara Sivec which has a coffee theme but not as extensive and this one.
I am not a coffee drinker, I don't know a Grande from a hole in the wall. Thus, I was iffy about this series. But, I truly enjoyed this book. Maybe BECAUSE I know absolutely nothing about Coffee or Coffee shops, I was intrigued by the facts and recipes. The characters are very believable and it is refreshing to have a heroine who isn't 25. isn't driven by her hormones and men who respect women. I could see all the details in my head, the writing was so on point. I loved the narrator. So, if you are iffy about a series in Coffee World, try it, you will like it.
I bought this book on a daily deal, with low expectations, it seamed cheesy and not my regular read. I was so wrong. This book had the perfect balance of comedy, intrigue, and human interest. It has the compulsion to continue reading/listening, as one finds in a favourite series
The coffee info is fascinating, I like coffee, not obsessed but I love trivia and the information is given in good relevancy to the topic. Though surprising real world application.
Fantastic!!! I didn't see that ending coming! Kept me in suspense the whole book! Great read! Will definitely download more books from this author.
I don't feel like the audio version is better than the printed version. I find it to be another option in enjoying a story.
I don't compare books. A story has to stand on its own.
She did a good job. A storyteller.