About the book
When Lana Lewis’ best — and most difficult — employee abruptly quits and goes to work for the competition just days before the Sunshine State Barista Championship, her café’s chances of winning the contest are creamed. In front of a gossipy crowd in the small Florida town of Devil’s Beach, Lana’s normally calm demeanor heats to a boil when she runs into the arrogant java slinger. Of course, Fabrizio “Fab” Bellucci has a slick explanation for jumping ship. But when he’s found dead the next morning under a palm tree in the alley behind Lana’s café, she becomes the prime suspect.
Even the island’s handsome police chief isn’t quite certain of her innocence. But Lana isn’t the only one in town who was angry with Fabrizio. Jilted lovers, a shrimp boat captain, and a surfer with ties to the mob are all suspects as trouble brews on the beach.
With her stoned, hippie dad, a Shih Tzu named Stanley, and a new, curious barista sporting a punk rock aesthetic at her side, Lana’s prepared to turn up the heat to catch the real killer.
After all, she is a former award-winning reporter. As scandal hangs over her beachside café, can Lana clear her name and win the championship — or will she come to a bitter end?
And I thought
A welcome read that kept me warm and Cozy while turning the pages!
Although I am not a Coffee Drinker I almost wanted to pick up a cup.
The beach vibe/location was a welcome read right now during the chilly days.
I enjoyed the characters. Not sure who I liked the best! While Stanley won my heart the hunky Police Chief Noah adds some sizzle and is working on winning Lana's since she is the murderer.
For a new series Tara Lush gives us a great start. I can't wait to get back and see what follows.
I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on God Reads and retail sites.
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