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.