Thursday, January 20, 2022

Blog Tour: Review of Much Ado About a Latte by Kathleen Fuller

Author:  Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date:  January 2022
Paperback: 336 pages

Anita Bedford needs to face reality. It’s time to decaffeinate the dream that she and Tanner will ever be more than friends. Growing up in small-town Maple Falls, she’s had a crush on Tanner for years. But he’ll only ever see her as good, old, dependable Anita. Now she’s finally ready to make her own goals a reality. In fact, that deserted building next door to Sunshine Diner looks like a promising location to open her own cafĂ©.

Tanner Castillo may know how to operate a diner, but he doesn’t know beans about love. After pouring his life savings into buying the Sunshine Diner, he needs to keep his mind on making a success of it and supporting his widowed mother, not on kissing Anita Bedford. First order of business: improve his customers’ coffee experience. Next, he should probably find out who bought the building next door.
It’s a bitter cup to swallow when ambition turns longtime friends and coworkers Anita and Tanner into rivals. Now that they own competing businesses, how could they ever compete for each other’s hearts? Or will the two of them come to see what’s obvious to the whole, quirky town of Maple Falls: potential for a full-roast romance, with an extra splash of dream?

Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and has thoughts on your love l

My thoughts:

Much Ado About a Latte  is the second book in the Maple Falls series.  I definitely can be read as a stand alone book.  Characters from the first book show up here, but I never felt like I was missing anything.  This one is Anita and Tanner's story.  

I did ultimately enjoy this one.  It's an adorable friends to lovers romance.  Frustrating at times, but really sweet and adorable.  I say frustrating because Tanner and Anita clearly are into each other and it seemed to take forever for them to get together.  When they finally did, it was really sweet.  The opening scene in the closet was very cute.

 My only issue with the story was the portrayal of Anita's learning disability.  She was in remedial math and English in High school.  She kept harping on that as if it was a valid excuse for certain mistakes.  Like not really being remotely prepared to open a business.  That was really lack of planning and research.  Despite that, I loved watching Anita and Tanner work through their feelings for each other.  This is a clean and sweet romance and one I do recommend.

About the Author

With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at; Instagram: @kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: @WriterKathleenFuller; Twitter: @TheKatJam.

Review tour:

Monday, January 3rd: @bookscoffeephotography
Tuesday, January 4th: @shobizreads
Wednesday, January 5th: @workreadsleeprepeat
Thursday, January 6th: Alyson’s Bookish Thoughts and @alysonbookishthoughts
Friday, January 7th: @travelerswife4life
Monday, January 10th: @msanniecathryn
Tuesday, January 11th: Read Eat Repeat
Wednesday, January 12th: @jenniaahava
Thursday, January 13th: @nurse_bookie
Friday, January 14th: @mrsboomreads
Friday, January 14th: View from the Birdhouse
Saturday, January 15th: Beth Fish Reads – weekend cooking
Monday, January 17th: @andrea.c.lowry.reads
Wednesday, January 19th: @webreakforbooks
Wednesday, January 19th: @iheartbooksalatte
Thursday, January 20th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, January 21st: @what.ems.reading
Monday, January 24th: @the.caffeinated.reader
Wednesday, January 26th: @chill_jilland_read
Saturday, January 29th: @booksandcoffeemx

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