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Series: 425 Madison #1
Title: Must Love Coffee
Author: Leigh Lennon
Published: January 31st, 2019
This is a delightful, fun romance where divorcee Gwen is a primary teacher who is determined not to let any man undermine and control her like her ex-husband attempted to do. She’s feisty and speaks up when the father of one of her pupils questions the progress his son is making, pointing out the lack of support and encouragement the child is receiving from home. I suspect this particularly appealed to me as a primary teacher who has endeavoured to encourage some parents to help support their children, though never quite as bluntly as Gwen does and never to a millionaire! This is a wake up call for the millionaire who is more used to people eagerly acceding to his requests, not putting him in his place! The attraction between them is mutual but she’s reticent to allow any man into her life again and cites that she has a list of ten requests she needs a potential partner to request – the first of which is that he must like coffee, hence the title for the book. She reveals the others, usually one per date, as the two get to know each other and love grows . . . . but can he prove himself worthy of her love and can she learn to trust him?
This is a contemporary romance where the children play an integral part and the ex-husband is certainly a trigger for suspense and worry. It is an engaging story, with great characters and a brilliant introductory story in this new series based around her home address of 425 Madison Avenue and I’m really looking forward to reading more about the people living there in future.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and have chosen to read and review it.
I was stripped of all my own desires and wants when I was married to my ex-husband. I now carry a list with me—a list that will help me choose a man that will put me first in life. Then the storm cloud of an entitled millionaire appears in my life and knocks me off my axis. This man sends so many mixed signals, my body either quakes with anger or passion when I’m around him.
I’m his son’s teacher and his tenant, but I find myself wanting more.
My life is run with precision with little regard for others until a woman in crazy clothes challenges me to be a better father. She’s one of the few people that puts me in my place and maybe for this very reason—I want her more than I can articulate. With her failed marriage and list of requests she needs from her next partner, I know she’s my future. My life is less than perfect, and with it—baggage that follows me everywhere. Does she want my kind of crazy in her life?
I’m her landlord and an a**hole, but I find myself wanting more.
Where to begin? For starters, you must love coffee…
After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.
Each story is a complete standalone.