Sunday, June 8, 2014

#BookReview : Whole Latte Love by Rachelle Ayala

On the jacket:

Investment banking intern Carina Chen doesn’t need any distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with for the summer. Free spirit Dylan Jewell appreciates the delightful universe of women who vie for his attention. His goal in life is to do good, make happy coffee, and help the homeless.  When Carina moves in, she insists on rules of conduct to quell her instant attraction to Dylan. But when her boss asks her to turn Dylan into a businessman, she can’t think of a reason not to take advantage of his hospitality.  Their chemistry is white hot, but Dylan refuses to play Carina’s game, unable to understand how he can fall in love with a woman who puts profits in front of people. When Carina realizes Dylan isn’t budging, she risks all to gain a single night with him. Will her gambit backfire or will Dylan discover Carina’s true heart before she runs away with his?  Set in Berkeley, California, Whole Latte Love is an opposites-attract romance mixing bluesy rock music, hot, steamy love scenes, and financial shenanigans.


I read this book today, an idyllic Sunday afternoon, the temperature outside soaring above 48 degrees C, and I trying to stay cool in the AC. And let me tell you, I had the perfect read with me. 

I love men like Dylan, you know, the ones who have vowed to never fall in love, only to fall hook, line and sinker! So, with this resolution in mind, he meets Carina, a woman completely different from him in every way. What they both have in common is the decision to never fall in love. Carina is our focused young girl, who is more interested in taking care of her health and her banking job, which she wants to retain once her internship is over.

Sparks fly when they meet, and both try to fight the attraction valiantly. Of course! How else does the tension build, only to explode into the most wonderful thing! They end up being room mates. They are meant to be together, you know it. And you want them to be together!

So, Carina now shares the house with Dylan. And his Tarantula. And his other mates! Interesting twist eh? A hottie, who lives with a Tarantula, makes the most sinful Latte and has drop dead gorgeous looks! But Carina isn't impressed. Oh no, she isn't. The attraction is there, no doubt. But it's fought.

A fantastic read, this book will tug the right strings in your heart. Most probably, all of them! If you love romance, you cannot let it go!

Rating: ****/5

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  1. Thanks Sam, for your awesome review. Yep, Dylan has some strange pets and collects interesting friends.

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