Book Review: Once Upon a Coffee by Kait Nolan

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Book Review: Once Upon a Coffee by Kait Nolan

by Eve Culley


Such a cute story. I had the privilege of listening to this story. I must admit that the author offered it free and I said, “Why Not!” and I am ever so glad she did. Amy Fadden who narrated the story hit the nail on the head for emotions of the characters.


I can’t quite call it a “clean book” as there is some foul language but no sex. The characters are filled out and very believable. It is a quick read – just right for a lunch break. Below is more information about these types of books from the author’s website.


I think you should check this book out! A short story of approximately 7,500 words.


About the Book


A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...

After a long series of stinkers, when a respectful match from an online dating site asks to meet Avery Cahill in real life, she agrees. Invoking her favorite romantic comedy, they arrange to meet in a local coffee shop with a flower and a book.

Under a serious deadline to finish a group project for his MBA—solo—the only thing Dillon Lange wants is peace and quiet. When a beautiful stranger sits down in his booth at the coffee shop, he knows he ought to say something about not being who she thinks he is, but he can't resist her smile or her engaging conversation.

How long can he keep up the charade? And what will happen when her real date shows up?


About the Author


Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin', and can wield a 'Bless your heart' like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world's most perfect food. When she's not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off!


Short Interview with the Author

Q: What makes the Meet Cute Romance series special?

"Meet cute" is a term used to describe a situation in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time. Meet Cute Romance is a series of contemporary romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of that first meeting.

Q: Who would dig these books?

Meet Cute Romances are designed to be a fast (but not too fast--these are full novelettes, not short stories of only a scene or two), lunchtime or coffee break read to give you a bright spot of romance in your day. If you're looking for a quick romantic pick me up, these short contemporary romances are sure to be right up your alley.

Q: What order should I read the books in?

These novelettes are each stand-alone and can be read in any order. Though there are a few recurring characters in some, so if you want to read in chronological order, they go like this:

  • Once Upon a Snow Day

  • Once Upon a New Year's Eve

  • Once Upon an Heirloom

  • Once Upon A Coffee

  • Once Upon A Setup

Q: Are there crossovers with other series?

YES! Two of my Meet Cutes tie in with my longer, southern romance series set in Wishful, Mississippi. Wishful is a collection of southern romance novels honoring my Mississippi roots and exploring love in a small town. You can try the first book in the series, To Get Me To You, for FREE! It comes just after Once Upon A Coffee. Once Upon A Setup is a companion novelette to Be Careful, It's My Heart (Book 2 in Wishful) and a prequel to Just For This Moment (Book 4 in Wishful, coming in Spring 2016)

About the Reviewer


Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon.


I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible.


Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.


Connect with Eve on her website, blog, or on Twitter.


You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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