Book Review | Much Ado About a Latte | By Kathleen Fuller
Contemporary Romance | NetGalley E-Arc
Narrative and Plot
Much Ado About a Latte is a story that stays true to its title, to say the least. I haven’t read the first book but the narrative easily pulled me into this world of Maple Falls. Clearly, there are returning characters from the previous books, but it doesn’t make you feel amiss.
The overall tone of the story is a sweet and innocent romance which is quite adorable. The narrative quite well takes that series of misunderstandings coming through creating much ado about nothing after all. However in this case it is not nothing but a cafe.
Characters and Conflicts
Anita and Tanner are the main characters in this contemporary romance. Anita is a simple and sweet woman who is kind at heart. She has her own insecurities and has her own goals that she needs to overcome. Tanner is an ambitious chef who wants to fulfil his dreams. However, when it comes to expressing their feelings both of them have been holding back a lot.
The confusion that arises due to them holding is the central conflict of the book. Misunderstandings are common in life, however, when both the protagonists struggle to communicate sometimes the things that come out seem too harsh. The only thing that I felt was there wasn’t a conscious effort from either of them to make up for the hurt they’ve caused each other. Things kind of resolved in the end but it would have been quite satisfying if there had been a gesture of faith, not created by their situation.
Overall, this is a simple and adorable romance in a quaint small town that gives you a pleasant vibe like Stars Hollow ( from Gilmore Girls). It can be a comfort read for you when things get hectic in life.
I received an e-ARC of the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.