Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle

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    The other great thing about these books is that even though they are mysteries, and extremely good one at that, they are so much more. Not only will you be kept on the edge of your seat trying to figure out whodunit, but you will happily enjoy the ride!

    Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York’s rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionaire….

    When a car bomb nearly kills the charming young tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista’s dream espresso machine, he hires her for an extraordinary project: creating the world’s most expensive coffee blend. The police arrest Eric’s alleged attacker, yet death continues to surround the unlucky mogul, leading Clare to question whether the lethal events are premeditated or merely freak accidents.

    Clare’s boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, has a theory of his own – one Clare refuses to believe. Meanwhile, Eric jets Clare around the world on a head-spinning search for the very best coffee, and Clare gets to know his world – a mesmerizing circle of money with rivalries that could easily have turned deadly.

    But is this mysterious young CEO truly marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?

    Review by Rona:

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    Clare Cosi and all the crew at New York’s legendary Village Coffeehouse are back in the latest adventures in this series. 

A young billionaire Internet genius, Eric, has been making daily visits to Clare’s coffeehouse, drilling all her baristas on differing coffee drinks.

    Clare suspects he’s planning to filch her best ones, but before she can question him about this, a car bomb explodes outside of the shop, killing his driver and injuring people in the coffeehouse. Injured Eric was aided by Clare, and now he seems bent on giving her present upon present.

    Clare gets involved with the bomb squad to investigate who wants to kill Eric.

As always, this coffeehouse mystery if full of coffee facts, and compellingly interesting information on the subjects of this mystery–bomb squad of New York, billionaire’s lifestyles, foodie events, and internet apt development. The best part is that all this information is integral to the mystery and adds so much to the fun of these books.

    Of course, we also delve more into Clare’s love life with her New York cop, and Clare’s daughter and ex husband’s adventures too . Love love love this series. Recommend it to all cozy lovers whether you’re a coffee fan or not!!

    Review by happycaregiver:

    The fabulous Cleo Coyle has done it again, another wonderful addition to the Coffeehouse Mysteries Series. In this book, Clare gets involved with a billionaire techie who may or may not be a murderer. With Mike away working in Washington, DC the status of their relationship is murky and the boy billionaire, Eric, has set his sights on making Clare his next conquest. As with previous books in this series, this was well written, had terrific pacing and brought back many of the characters we have grown to love, including Clare and Matt’s daughter, Joy as well as coffeehouse employees Esther and Tuck.

    Whether you have been a fan for years or start with this book, you will be captivated by the amount of research that must go into making the coffeehouse world so realistic! The information about the business, as well as all the tech info that is involved in Eric’s business is not only fascinating, but it makes you feel like the characters are real, fully formed and that the world they inhabit is really located in the village and you can drop in anytime you want by picking up one of the books in the series.

    The other great thing about these books is that even though they are mysteries, and extremely good one at that, they are so much more. Not only will you be kept on the edge of your seat trying to figure out whodunit, but you will happily enjoy the ride!

    There is so much “meat” and substance to the plot, the characters, etc. , that you never want the story to end. I found myself thinking about what will happen next to Clare and Mike, along with Joy and Franco and many of the other characters days after finishing the book. Luckily for us, there are still books to come where we get to find out!

    Do yourself a favor and get a copy for you and several for those on your Christmas list. I guarantee that if you enjoy great writing, terrific characters and a good mystery you will not be disappointed.