Saturday, February 6, 2016

Brewing up Romance

by T.R. McClure from the February 1, 2016 issue

Tagline: Kara thought she'd have to close her coffee shop...until a handsome customer kept coming back for more!

Observations: As a coffee lover and barista, I liked this story a lot. I liked the spunky heroine. While I thought the name of her cafe could have used some imagination, I admired her on-the-spot promotional idea of sending the muffins with Tom.

There were two things I wanted to point out. I felt the dialogue and interaction between Kara and Tom felt real, especially the part where Tom asks about why her business has slowed down. That scene was described so perfectly, I could really picture it--him pausing and turning after having obviously wrestled with whether or not to ask that personal question. Loved it.

I also liked that bit of humor where Tom is asking her out and flubs it up by asking her to coffee. That made me smile.


Sandy Smith said...

I loved this story. Very cute. I also liked the humor when he asked her to coffee.

bettye griffin said...

I saw that as a subtle dig at all those cheap coffee dates in so many of these stories.

Pat said...

Loved the story, loved the humor.

Kate Willoughby said...

I saw it as him realizing a little too late that he was asking the coffee shop owner out for coffee.

bettye griffin said...

Yes, you're probably right. But so many of the men in these stories are cheapskates...can't they at least ask the women to lunch? LOL.