Saturday, 2 September 2017
Review: Latte Girl by Katia Rose
Hot coffee is a regular fixture in Hailey Warren’s life. Hot guys? Not so much.
Her grueling shifts at a cafe in the heart of the city’s business sector are rarely punctuated by anything special, so when the gorgeous heir to the security company next door strides into Hailey’s life, it feels like punctuation with a capital P (or D, depending on your preferred terminology).
Jordan Knox is enough to send her heart racing faster than a triple shot of espresso, and when the attraction proves to be mutual, no hidden corners or empty offices are safe from their game of cat and mouse.
But when she’s ready to drop the pretenses, Jordan continues to hold back, and Hailey realizes he’s been hiding secrets that could make whatever’s brewing between them boil over and burn.
Full length novel.
First person, alternating between the two main characters.
What I Liked:
Jordan and Hailey were easy to relate to and I liked them. They are young and in that wonderful stage of life where they're trying to figure out what they want from life, and the type of person they want to be, while juggling responsibilities and familial expectations.
What I Didn't Like:
While the chemistry between Jordan and Hailey was good, their relationship lacked depth. I felt their attraction but not their connection and that was a problem for me seeing as their relationship was the catalyst for change in their lives. It should have been more. I should have felt more. I should have been routing for them to get their cake and eat it, and by that I mean pursue their passions and live happily ever after, and I wasn't. I routed for them as individuals but I wasn't overly bothered about whether they ended up a happy couple and that hurt my romantic little heart.
I detested the workplace chauvinism and predatory pig like behaviour in Jordan's workplace and, despite understanding the position Jordan was in, I didn't like how he played along with it.
It was a good debut novel and I'd be interested in reading more from the author in the future.