Sunday 24 September 2023

The Pumpkin Spice Café (Dream Harbor, Book 1) by Laurie Gilmore (2023)


The perfect grumpy x sunshine small-town cozy romance to curl up with a pumpkin spice latte this fall!

When Jeanie’s aunt gifts her the beloved Pumpkin Spice Café in the small town of Dream Harbour, Jeanie jumps at the chance for a fresh start away from her very dull desk job.

Logan is a local farmer who avoids Dream Harbour’s gossip at all costs. But Jeanie’s arrival disrupts Logan’s routine and he wants nothing to do with the irritatingly upbeat new girl, except that he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her.

Will Jeanie’s happy-go-lucky attitude win over the grumpy-but-gorgeous Logan, or has this city girl found the one person in town who won’t fall for her charm, or her pumpkin spice lattes…

The Pumpkin Spice Cafe is a cozy romantic mystery, with a grumpy x sunshine dynamic, a small-town setting and a HEA guaranteed!


This really is the perfect book to curl up with this autumn with its heartwarming blend of romance and humour. I laughed a lot reading this book and it really lifted my mood. I gave myself a full quiet Saturday to myself to enjoy it and it was the best thing ever.

There was a little bit of mystery for added drama but nothing too serious and it provided a legitimate reason for Jeanie and Logan to spend time together. Both of these characters were likable and their interactions were adorably cute and funny. They complemented each other well. 

The small-town community was very relatable with everyone knowing each other's business but generally friendly and looking out for one another. I'm looking forward to Hazel's story next.

I loved this book so much that I'm going to buy the print version for my bookshelf.

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