Warm Cups, Warm Hearts: Coffee Shop Romance

Sometimes, the best blend is the one you drink with someone special. The following books are frothy, highly caffeinated tales of romance that just happen to be set in and around coffee shops. I don’t bean to be rude, but if you’re ready to espresso a little affection and need a little inspiration. . . then these are the books for you. (I promise, no more coffee puns.)



The Art of Lainey, by Paula Stokes

When Lainey’s long-term boyfriend dumps her, the solution is obvious: get him back by pretending to be madly in love with her polar opposite, fellow barista Micah. Obviously, they brew up more than just a little deception.







Coffeehouse Angel, by Suzanne Selfors

Katrina, who lives above her grandmother’s coffeehouse, runs into a homeless guy down on his luck. Turns out he’s an incredibly hot angel on a mission: to reward Katrina for her selfless deeds by granting her fondest wish.


Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, by Jody Gehrman

Geena’s summer boils over when her best friend and cousin don’t hit it off as coworkers or as friends—and one of the hot guys on their radar turns out to be a deceptive jerk. Inspired by Much Ado About Nothing.








The Espressologist, by Kristina Springer

Jane doesn’t just serve up coffee, she’s also got a knack for serving up love among the customers at her coffee shop. However, Jane is less talented at realizing her own match might be right across the counter.


Getting Over Garrett Delaney, by Abby McDonald

Sadie is ready to steam sadness right out of her life with a new job slinging coffee and a plan to forget all about her one-sided crush on Garrett. But it’s not so easy to leave the pain behind, especially when clueless Garrett keeps reappearing when he’s least wanted.







Triple Shot Bettys in Love, by Jody Gehrman

This time, the Bettys star in a plot inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac, as Geena tries to reconcile her new boyfriend’s demands with an unexpected romance she facilitates between her BFF and an older guy.


Perfect Blend, by Sue Margolis

Amy’s working through a rough patch as an aspiring writer at her friend’s coffee shop. Instead of Columbian blends, she discovers that the attractive architect designing a large chain coffee shop down the street is working for a corporation hiding an important secret.








 Through the Heart, by Kate Morgenroth

Nora’s small town coffee shop is worlds away from Timothy’s high-powered lifestyle, but opposites attract as a murder threatens their happily-ever-after.

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Erin Downey Howerton is a public librarian in Kansas. Follow her on Twitter at @hybridlib.

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