Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Whole Latte Love (Contemporary Romance EBook) Review


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Whole Latte Love by Rachelle Ayala - book review by Substance of Living
You might remember the name Rachelle Ayala from a previous book review Taming Romeo where we met the Sanchez family and heart throb Romeo Garcia.  This time we meet Carina Chen, fresh out of an ivy league school and interning through the summer for an investment bank in Berkley, California.  At the same time we are introduced to Carina, we have the pleasure of meeting the free-spirit Dylan Jewell who is the oh-so-yummy barista.  Did I mention that Dylan is also the lead singer and guitar player in a band?

Don't worry, I won't spoil the story for you, but want to tease you a little so you rush over to Amazon and purchase yourself a copy of Whole Latte Love (New Adult Romance).

Ms. Ayala has a way with words that truly pulls the reader into the story.  At first, I liked Carina Chen but as the story progressed, I found myself wishing she would grow up.  Guess I was frustrated with Carina because I didn't want to see her lose out on happiness.  See, Carina is all business.  When she moves in with Dylan (oops, there I go giving some of the story away) for the summer she comes up with a list of rules for their living arrangement.  Like I said, Carina is all business and doesn't need any distractions while she's competing for her career making position in banking.

Dylan, on the other hand, will melt your heart with his sultry voice, heart-laden lattes, warmth and caring, and let's not forget his smoking chiseled looks.  Can you imagine coffee in bed delivered by this guy?!  Hold on, there's a lot more to Dylan than meets the eye.  I'm not going to ruin it for you but he's got some major brains that make him a true catch.  He's also "damaged goods".

Okay, let's get to the meat of the story (I mean, a good story line and come-to-life characters is nice but we want good -make that- demand fricking fantastic love scenes).  The sex scenes do not disappoint.  They are explicit and continue in Ms. Ayala's tradition of satisfying our daydreams. 


Carina and Dylan, despite all their smarts, other people and obstacles, find happiness through inner strength.  This book is certainly about opposites attracting and learning to open our hearts and minds to how others live.  There's a Whole Latte Love with frothy hearts and steamy scenes to make your summer reading a little bit hotter!

"Steamy love scenes and language. Suitable for readers 18+."

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Book Club Reading Selection for June 2014

Welcome to summer or in some areas of the world, winter!  A lot happens this month; Father's Day, school's out (in most places for the summer), vacations, backyard parties, family reunions, and so much more.

Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, wants answers when a box is mysteriously left on the front porch for her recently deceased aunt.  Vinnie can't let this mystery drop even after the cops find nothing amiss with the "gift".  Vinnie is a criminal justice instructor.
For Love of Livvy - J.M. Griffin
For Love of Livvy - J.M. Griffin
Jazmine Crawford wants only one thing from life; that is to be invisible.  Events unfold that disturbs Jazmine's world and she is forced to be in a school play, make friends, and learn the truth about her dad.
Invisible - Cecily Anne Patterson
Invisible - Cecily Anne Patterson

What would you do if you had a dilemma, dialed the wrong number and the man on the other end of the phone gave you sage advice in a sexy voice - only to be disconnected?

A lot is packed into this 30-page short story.

The Right Wrong Number - Barbara Delinsky
The Right Wrong Number - Barbara Delinsky


This next book in our reading selection is actually a new genre for our book club.  To learn a little more about this book and its genre, visit my book review.

I think you're going to enjoy this book as much as I did, especially if you're a gamer.
Misfits Trek - John Blackport
Misfits Trek - John Blackport


What did you think of this month's varied selection of reading?







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