Should life really be this complicated?
Maya Davis already has many titles—Christian, barista, maid of honor (new), possible girlfriend (newer), aunt (newest)—and her life is about to become even more complicated. Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, her ex-boyfriend proposes to her roommate and best friend, Jen. It’s not long until their apartment becomes Wedding Central. As if that weren’t enough, Jen’s obnoxious mom moves in to help plan the wedding, and Maya’s genius brother and sister-in-law announce that they're expecting. Then to top it off, there's the whole matter of Jack—is it love? Who wouldn't need a coffee break!
Latte Daze was a delightful book filled with wacky, lovable characters and filled with regular life issues. Example: To eat the ice-cream, or to not eat the ice-cream?
Well…that’s my issue in life. Maya’s roommate solved that one by getting the low fat kind.
Okay, back to the book. Characters. We have a barista, a zoo keeper, a health freak, a controlling mother, another mother who just started texting and doesn’t use vowels (I agree with Maya, that is VERY annoying), a new coworker who is not a Christian, a best friend who is engaged, and a pregnant sister-in-law. Nuff said on that last one.
That’s a lot going on in one book. But Mangum handled it all beautifully and wrote a story filled with laughs and surprises around every corner. You’ll either finish the book with a strong desire to 1) pop in the movie Pride and Prejudice and snuggle up on the couch with a cup of coffee or 2) read it all over again. I recommend both.
Erynn Magum is the author of Miss Match, Rematch, Match Point, and Cool Beans (TH1INK/NavPress). She is a graduate of the Christian Writers Guild Apprentice and Journeyman programs. She is also a major chocoholic and loves chick flicks, coffee, and cold winter days. Erynn is married to her best friend, Jon O’Brien, and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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