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Mistletoe Latte by Ellen Mint

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#Seasonal, #Contemporary, #Romance,

One week before Christmas, Emma Belmont’s life has fallen apart. With no job and no apartment, the final straw is her car breaking down in the small town of Lake Holly. She’s stuck in a quaint coffee shop packed with people demanding a mysterious mistletoe latte. But every time someone orders it, the grumpy owner tosses them out the door.

Nick Iverson’s struggled for years running his cafe and raising his fourteen-year-old niece single-handedly. When out-of-towners begin demanding the mistletoe latte old wounds rip open. He’s about to lose it in front of the Instagram crowd. Lucky for Nick, an angel is in his cafe that day. After hiring Emma for a day, the sunny girl easily slots into his dour life. The customers are happy, the tip jar is stuffed, no one’s asking for that damn latte. And her smile makes Nick’s dead heart flutter in his desiccated chest. He needs Emma to make it through the holidays, but the closer he gets the deeper he’s falling. How can he risk opening himself up again to a woman who’s only staying for a week?

Emma’s dream of being a world-famous dessert chef cannot take hold in a tiny coffee shop in a cute small town. She knows that as deeply as she knows every glance of Nick’s hand makes her lips ache for his. What can she do when her dreams are pulling her in two different directions?

They say that with one kiss of the mistletoe latte, you’ll fall in love forever. But can that be true with two people whose lives are meant to be miles apart?

Mistletoe Latte is one of the books that will be included in the Wanted: Mistletoe collection.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

What this book is, is a delightful read, full of romance, and Christmas cheer, splashed with a smattering of teenage angst, nosey locals and lotta snow and coffee!

It's cute, sweet and smexy in places. I actually thought it might come out clean, but it just takes a while to warm up! It's not especially explicit, just the right amount for this book.

Nick is a grumpy coffee shop owner, raising his teenage niece, so Skylar causes him some angst, however, when they are bantering, it's wonderful to read.

Emma just wants to bake, but after losing her job and her home, she has to just get to her sister's and get a job. (Although I gotta say, I did NOT like that sister!)

It moves along nicely and is all wrapped up in a week. And I really REALLY enjoyed it.

I've read one other by this author, and that was a MM romance. The switch is well done.

4 under the mistletoe stars

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Ellen Mint adores the adorkable heroes who charm with their shy smiles and heroines that pack a punch. She has a needy black lab named after Granny Weatherwax from Discworld. Sadly, her dog is more of a Magrat.

When she’s not writing imposing incubi or saucy aliens, she does silly things like make a tiny library full of her books. Her background is in genetics and she married a food scientist so the two of them nerd out over things like gut bacteria. She also loves gaming, particularly some of the bigger RPG titles. If you want to get her talking for hours, just bring up Dragon Age.

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