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#BlogTour #BookReview But First, Coffee (Love & Coffee #1) by Sarah Darlington (@SADarlington)



Title: But First, Coffee

Series: Love & Coffee #1, Standalone

Author: Sarah Darlington

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 10 September 2018



She’s the boss.

I’m only a barista in her company.I really don’t give a f**k about her one way or the other.

And then there’s Doug Maddox, a man with a lot of power over me. He’s blackmailing me. Making me spy on her. I’m supposed to find her weaknesses and destroy her. But the closer I get, the more the lines between us start to blur.

She’s sweet. She’s kind. She’s sexy as hell.
Why am I the only man who see’s this?

So now I’m stuck—between keeping my sister safe against Doug, because that’s what’s really at stake here, and these feelings I can’t deny for a woman who shouldn’t mean anything to me.

I know what I have to do. I’ll destroy her.
It doesn’t matter if I have to destroy my own heart in the process.


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4 Stars

ARC Source: Author

First I have to tell you that I wanted to read this book from the title alone! I’m a huge coffee lover 😀

This is a book where the female lead has the “upper hand”; I haven’t read many books where the female is the boss, is usually the other way around! The fact that the male lead’s name is Joe Coffee is a little funny. It actually reminded me of cartoon names 😛

The story is equally romantic and suspenseful and a little hilarious as well. The chemistry between Joe and Lana is off the charts and their attraction is instant. However, there is another person behind the scenes with less than good intentions. They both had difficult pasts and their souls are damaged. It was really interesting to see how these two damaged souls will come together and if their relationship would work.

Yes the cover is gorgeous but the story is really good too! This is one of those times that a gorgeous cover compliments a really good written story and an interesting plot! If you are new to the author’s work, this book will make sure that you won’t stay in just this one book!!


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Sarah Darlington, a New Adult and contemporary romance author, lives in Virginia with her husband and two children. Best known for her Kill Devil Hills Series, she’s also a former flight attendant, with a degree in school counseling, who harbors a huge passion for traveling. She’s especially set on visiting all 50 states.

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Have you read the book? Are you familiar with the author’s work?

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Until next time..Demetra xx





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