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Latte Trouble Audiobook

Latte Trouble

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Publisher's Summary

To Clare Cosi's surprise, this fall's hottest fashion trend is anything caffeinated - because designer Lottie Harmon, a loyal coffeehouse customer, has just created an ingenious collection of coffee-inspired fashion accessories. So naturally Lottie chooses the Village Blend as the perfect backdrop for fall Fashion Week insiders to view her new line of "Java Jewelry." When barista Tucker unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare suspects that the real target may have been Lottie. Now she must protect her thriving business from negative publicity, Lottie from further danger, and Tucker from murder charges - even if it means jolting the fashion world with some shocking secrets.…

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    Byron 12-19-13
    Byron 12-19-13
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    "Fun mystery centered around coffee & Fashion Week!"

    I really enjoy these coffee shop mysteries because they have the fun of cozies with a greater depth of characterization then most cozies, and they are filled with so many interesting facts about coffee, New York, and whatever subject matter that each book is centered around. In this third in the series, the glamor and competitiveness of the fashion world becomes the center focus.

    The Village Blend coffee shop is hosting a party for Fashion Week near Bryant Park. All the rich, famous and beautiful people have come to mingle and drink expertly blended coffee. But when a cup of Clare Cosi's coffee is shared by two men and one drops dead and the other one is rushed to the hospital barely breathing, Clare's friend and favorite barista is arraigned for the murder. Once again Clare and her ex-husband and business partner go to work to prove his innocence. In this book, her rich , French mother-in-law is also enlisted by Clare because of her influence in this fashion world business set.

    The fashion world and entrepreneurs of other businesses all become potential suspects making the mystery interesting right up until the final solution. Clare and her family also become more familiar and interesting in every book. This is definitely one of my favorite cozy mystery series!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 12-12-11
    Maggie SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2007
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    "good clean mystery"

    entertaining and clean. I could listen to this with my teenage kids in the car. I know a lot of people were complaining about the amount of time she spends describing coffee, but I enjoyed that and I am not really a coffee drinker.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 01-19-13
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 01-19-13 Listener Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Great 'lil mystery!"

    Nice little story, cute characters. It's a great listen to pass the time with. Great narrator too. I liked it very much!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Beth 11-10-12
    Beth 11-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Latte Trouble to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, but I prefer audio books in general.


    What does Rebecca Gibel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Personality of each character is made more real through the narrators voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It would be great to have the opportunity to listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Cleo Coyles Coffee House series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Wolfe 04-21-16 Member Since 2015

    I am retired & when not sleeping am reading or listening to a book. I multi task so when I am on the computer I always listen to a book.

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    "What a Delightful Romp"
    What made the experience of listening to Latte Trouble the most enjoyable?

    I loved the main character of Claire trying to solve a murder mystery, being as she is only a coffee shop owner. Reminds me a lot of Goldie in the Diane Mott Davidson's series. The writing of Cleo Coyle was smooth, fast paced and totally kept my interest. This book had it all, mystery, romance and comedy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Latte Trouble?

    My favorite moments were the times Claire spent with her ex mother-in-law. I love old characters that are crafty and out smart all the youngsters.


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca Gibel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't remember if I have but will definitely find more of her narrations. Her voice really made the story come to life, making it seemed that I could see it like a movie in my mind.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did. Loved the audio and will look forward to listening to more of Cleo's books in this series.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    suzanne 10-20-14
    suzanne 10-20-14
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    "Grammar police"
    If you could sum up Latte Trouble in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Informative, Engrossing


    What other book might you compare Latte Trouble to and why?

    Susan Conant, "Bite of Death" series
    Serious subject, serious crimes, but with humor, likable characters, and personal relationships entwined


    What does Rebecca Gibel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    her accents and voices are great!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Enjoying this series so far, and I am NOT a coffee lover!


    Any additional comments?

    ( Ms. Coyle needs to review use of I/me - the misuse occurred 3 - 4 times in this book alone.......)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kerri 10-19-16
    Kerri 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"

    Loved the hook up with Mateo, though temporary. The writing style is great. On to the next one.

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    Crabby Alice newark,delaware 07-01-16
    Crabby Alice newark,delaware 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good and entertaining."

    I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to follow and had a variety of characters. The reader was pleasant to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 04-20-13
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 04-20-13

    Queen Squared

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    "The Continuation of an Exciting Series!"

    "Latte Trouble" is the third installment in the Clare Cosi Coffeehouse Mystery books. Like the others, this book fuses the mystery and romance genres together seamlessly. The main characters continue to be multifaceted. NYC provides the perfect setting for this, often crazy & eccentric, cast of characters. I've really enjoyed seeing the relationships between Clare and the other characters change over time. The exchanges between Clare, Quinn, & Matteo are electric.

    I definitely recommend starting this series from the beginning, not because it's necessary to understanding the plot line, but because they're really good books and the narration is perfect. Also, as a coffee lover I actually found this book informative. The author(s) manage to give adequate descriptions of the various coffees, how they're made, and best consumed without making you feel like you're being hit over the head with information. And, I definitely recommend trying out some of the recipes given at the end of the book :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sophia Richmond 03-30-13

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    "Mocha interesting"
    Would you listen to Latte Trouble again? Why?

    Probably not for a while, however I would like to read the coffee house series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, however her name escapes me. I enjoyed the part of her going undercover.


    What does Rebecca Gibel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I never knew that much about coffee & all the flavors.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but it was an enjoyable book for a ride home from work.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the narrator's voice. That's a HUGE determining factor of when I choose books- plus reading the ratings to see if the story interests me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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