Review: Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle

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Review: Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
Espresso Shot

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: October 6 2009
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery #7
 

“I find their partnership to be so fascinating because although it’s clear they have their differences, I liked knowing they have a complex past. I think it adds so much depth to their characters. And while Matt is far from perfect, knowing about his flaws actually makes me like him more.”
~ Under the Covers

When Clare’s ex-husband Matteo Allergro is set to be married to a prissy woman named Breanne Summour, Clare is very pleased for him despite the fact that she is sure that Breanne hates her. When it is clear that someone out there intends to kill Breanne before her wedding, Clare is forced into action, and this particular book takes her into some dangerous situations.

Matt is obviously has a big presence in this book and we actually get more of the story behind who they were before the books took place and how their marriage was before their divorce. The romance addict in me LOVES this because we get a deeper understanding of their relationship. I find their partnership to be so fascinating because although it’s clear they have their differences, I liked knowing they have a complex past. I think it adds so much depth to their characters. And while Matt is far from perfect, knowing about his flaws actually makes me like him more.

I was annoyed several times in this book but I think that’s intentional from the author. Breanne lives in world completely different than Clare. She’s high-end designer while Clare is a little more simple in her style so obviously when Clare is forced into her whole to investigate, she encounters more obnoxious, attention-seeking characters who often think only of themselves. So yeah, be prepared for some Mean Girls action as this one is a little bit different to the other books in the series. Nevertheless, it’s still killer good. I can’t get enough.

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About Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Under the name Cleo Coyle, they've written 15 Coffeehouse Mystery titles, including the latest, DEAD TO THE LAST DROP, which was chosen as a Baker & Taylor Fall "Trends" Pick, a "Most Wanted" selection of the Mystery Guild, and honored with four Best of Year list picks, including the Examiner.com's Best Mystery Books for Book Clubs.

With well over 1 million books in print, Cleo Coyle has gained an enthusiastic following. The first in their bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery series is now in its 20th printing; two entries have earned starred reviews, including BILLIONAIRE BLEND, which was honored with a Kirkus Star and called "a highly satisfying mystery" by Publishers Weekly. Every book in the series has hit national bestseller lists, including HOLIDAY BUZZ, which was a Top-10 New York Times bestseller.

Cleo also writes a mystery series set in a New England book shop. THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES are published under the name Alice Kimberly. There are five books published thus far with more under contract. The first book in the series, THE GHOST AND MRS. McCLURE, is now in its 12th printing and all of the titles were national bestsellers.

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Kathleen Bylsma

thanks so much for the review. I’ve read every one of these books and love them!

Under the Covers Book Blog

which one is your fave???

Amy R

Thanks for the review, this series sounds good.

Elizabeth

I’ve seen this series but haven’t tried it yet… thanks

Timitra

Thanks Annie for the review