Sunday, June 22, 2014

Whole Latte Love by Rachelle Ayala

Book Blurb:

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.

Whole Latte Love is full of everything I love; a hot guy how is willing to wake up early and make his someone breakfast and really “really” good coffee. The said hot guy is also a musician and is really smart with a big heart. (LOVE) 

Carina Chen worked hard to get this investment banking intern spot, so the last thing she needs is a distraction, but she gets one when she needs a place to live. Her friend sets her up with Dylan, a hot barista with a guitar playing night job.    
Carina wants this internship, no she needs this job. So when her boss asks her to turn free spirit Dylan into a businessman, she can’t think of anything but to try. Things are not always black and white, so when attraction and other things get in the way, can Carina really look the other way or will she follow her heart. 

This is the second book by Rachelle Ayala I have read and it was just as good as the first one. I love the idea of this book, meeting someone, being attracted to them and having other people play in the background without the other main characters really knowing what’s happening. Carina is hardworking and needs to be the good girl, but she was east fooled into doing things she wouldn’t have done in the first place. I like the Carina felt real because sometime you want something so much you do things that you wouldn’t do otherwise.  I liked the she make mistakes and then felled the aftermath of her mistakes for a least a few chapters. I love Dylan, he is strong willed and breathtakingly nice with the need to help people. He was broken hearted by his ex-girlfriend who keeps coming around. He protects himself from everything by being the helpful guy who doesn’t gets to close. I like that he was written to be not the overly strong guy that didn’t have any feelings, he felt and in that made him so much more as a character. He wins your heart without really trying. Plus he knows how to make coffee and that’s kind of my weakness. 

A Whole Latte Love is full of humor that is entertaining, a strong well written cast of characters that are just plan great, romance the will keep you wanting more and plot twist that you don’t see coming and keep you wanted more and yelling at each character like the could hear you. Rachelle Ayala is an incredibly talented and anyone who love romance should be reading anything by her. 5 out of 5 stars one of my favorite reads this year!!! 

About the Author:
Rachelle Ayala was a software engineer until she discovered storytelling works better in fiction than real code. She enjoys writing love stories and has always lived in a multi-cultural environment. The tapestry of characters in her books reflect that diversity. She is an active member of online critique group, Critique Circle, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe.

Check out her four romantic novels. Michal’s Window is a powerful, emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s first wife. Broken Build is a story of healing where a man learns to love and trust the woman who destroyed his life. Hidden Under Her Heart is a heartfelt love story combined with controversy over difficult decisions, and Knowing Vera is a suspenseful, cross-cultural romance mixing an unsolved murder, adventure, and hot, steamy love scenes.

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