Category: Sarah Darlington

4 Star Review ☆ But First, Coffee (Love & Coffee Book 1) by Sarah Darlington




Reviewed by Jacqui

Already a fan of Sarah Darlington, I was excited to read the book. Once I started I had mixed feelings about it. At first I was expecting more of a rom-com based on the main characters names, Lana Bitterman and Joe Coffee. But it ended up being a little more serious than I expected.

Lana Bitterman, CEO of a coffee company and wearer of white pant suits. Wanting to expand her business, she seeks help from one of her stores best baristas, Joe Coffee. When she first meets him, the drop dead gorgeous barista is telling a story of spilling coffee on the white pant suit customer aka the boss. An awkward meeting later and Joe is helping her plan out her new store.

Joe Coffee is not who he seems. Yes, he makes a mean cup of coffee but his past is not what you would expect. Joe has been to law school, has ADHD, fell into drugs and alcohol addiction, lives a meager life and has trouble with intimacy and relationships, something that started after a blackout time in his life. A brother who will do anything to protect his younger sister Kitty, Joe is blackmailed into helping out a competitor and ex friend of Lana, who wants something from Lana. When the sparks fly between Joe and Lana, Joe knows what he needs to do. Help the woman he is falling in love with.

The plot and ending were not what I expected. It seemed too simple and easy and not much of a fight between Lana and her ex-friend Doug who has been blackmailing Joe. Although Joe and Lana get through their respective relationship problems and ended with a HEA, Doug is the big mystery as is Kitty. What will Sarah Darlington bring us with these two? I for one can’t wait. Thank you Sarah Darlington for bringing us Coffee.


Ready to expand her coffee empire, Lana Bitterman does what any smart and fierce CEO would do— she decides to promote the highest selling barista in her company. Joe Coffee. But Joe Coffee isn’t just a handsome barista with a great name. He also inexplicably has an engineering degree from MIT and an almost-degree from Harvard Law.
The more Lana researches Joe, the deeper into his past she falls. And from the moment he walks into her office, she knows she wants him.

Not just as an employee.

As more.

But little does she know, Joe has more secrets than a few unexplained degrees. He’s there because he was sent there.


5 Star Review ❣️ Crazy Sexy Notion: A Second Chance Romance by Sarah Darlington

Crazy Sexy Notion by Sarah Darlington

Reviewed by Jacqui

I loved this book! Already a fan of Sarah Darlington, she showed me why with this book. A story of promises made and seeing them through.

Mickey and Raven have a history together living in a trailer park as kids. When Mickey was taken out of the park by his dad, he promised Raven he would come back for her. Now 15 years later, he returns to the place that holds a lot of bad memories for him. He’s back to fulfill his promise to Raven to get her out of there. A crazy idea to say the least. Especially when he finds out his childhood friend thinks he is her next client. When she realizes who he is, the anger resurfaces and she doesn’t trust him. But as they take a ride across the country back to where Mickey, or Mick as he is now known, is a minor league ball player. It’s not a world Raven is used to. But to find a life that is better for her and her daughter, she will have to place that trust back in Mickey.

Sarah Darlington writes stories that are easy to follow and suck you in. I liked the story of Raven and Mickey. I liked the personal battles they had to overcome to learn to trust again. This was a no brainer  read for me. Thank you Sarah Darlington for once again writing a story I couldn’t put down.


Mick hasn’t seen or spoken to his childhood friend Raven in fifteen years. He has no idea what to expect. He bangs on her trailer door only to find—well, there’s no easy way to say this— she is a prostitute! A prostitute who immediately mistakes Mick for one of her clients!

Even crazier still—Mick decides that despite her profession he should bring her home with him. He should do whatever he can to help her. He should work to correct all the mistakes of his past. It would help if she didn’t hate him. But Mick’s never been one to turn down a challenge.

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