Book: Taste for Coffee (Taste for Love Book 1) by Francine Beatoncategories: Book, Coffee Shop, Modern Scotland, Culinary Fiction, Lighter Romance, Feel Good, Forgiveness, Second Chances, Contemporary Romance
Francine Beatonabout this book: Taste for Coffee is the first in a series of standalone novels in a series called Taste for Love. In all these books it is either a specific food or drink that brings the characters together. In Taste for Coffee, it is, of course, coffee.
Iain Young inherited a building in Edinburgh's Leith district. Kirsty Brown inherited a coffee shop from her grandfather in the same building. Where Iain want to get rid of the building or demolish it, Kirsty clung to Joe's Coffee House. She had promised her grandfather to keep his legacy, and Joe made sure she had a valid contract.
There was nothing Iain could do to get rid of her if she was not willing to move voluntarily.
Iain couldn't understand it. The contract did not make legal sense. The best advice he got was from Kirsty's lawyer: your answer of why your father made that stipulation lies in Joe's. Iain decided to follow the lawyer's advice - and got more than he bargained for. He got his answer, and so much more.
I did a lot of research for this book - by drinking a lot of coffee. And I spoke to barista's and wrote to coffee shop owners, who were very willing to help me.
I, like Iain, learned what kind of coffee I like and don't like.
I guess the hardest part of the book was - apart from the sex scene - to write about the coffee processes and to remember all the seasons in Edinburgh. It's been a while that I've spent a whole year in Edinburgh, so I had to rely on research and my husband's good memory.
I had played with the idea of the series for a while. I first wrote Taste for Wine, but it involves more research, so I wrote Taste for Coffee. It didn't take long to write the basic story. I only then had to fill in the technical bit. I wrote it in December and finished the first draft in January.
I hope the readers will like this shorter novel - it is completely different from my first book, Eye on the Ball and hopefully an indication of the direction I would like my writing to go in future - lighter romances.
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