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Mugs of Love (Stories of Love #1)

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Serving promise, one cup at a time.

When his world came crashing down around him, Garrett Sharp didn’t run. He stood like the man he is and took his punishment. Eight years later, he finds himself in a new life. It’s not the life he grew up believing he would live, but it’s a life all the same, albeit numb and empty. Well, not entirely.

Every day across the street from his
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Published December 22nd 2014 by It's Publishing
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Possibly
Rating - 2.5


★Review★

I am a bit conflicted on the review and rating for this book.

On the one hand, I liked the beginning, liked the characters, especially the cast of secondary characters.

It had potential, but fell short in
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
★★★★ 3.75 Time-is-an-illusion Stars..★★★★

When Mugs of Love are exchanged between an ex-convict & a young cafe owner....Love happens ♥



My Thoughts on the book : Mugs for love has every-thing a reader could ask for in a book..

1)A Good Plot
2)Emotional Back-stories
3)Entertaining Dialogue
4)An Apha male for the hero..(Though he was more of a Cavemen in this one than an Alpha..)
5)An Strong but sweet heroine
6)Lovable Secondary Characters

And So On...And So on...



BUT in-spite of ALL this,I still foun
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DemetraP
Jan 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
I guess I'm in the minority but I didn't like Mugs of Love. It felt so...ridiculous. The heroine's business next door neighbor is a mean woman who's after the same guy that she is. She walks into her business to insult her and tell her to get a makeover. Who does this in real life?

The hero knows that the heroine is being stalked. Notes, excessive phone calls, etc. All he does about it is tell her to get a restraining order. He finds out she hasn't, and does nothing. NOTHING. Wow. If you're such
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Naksed
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Ivy Deluca
Garrett and Emily, a love story. With a (dark) kick.

The Good, The Bad and Everything In Between
-Kindle Unlimited book: one of the ways I love checking out new (to me) authors.

-A classic babbling heroine: Emily says she’s not naive, but she kinda is. She rambles when nervous and she dives in with both feet, but alot of that makes her human and a very likeable heroine. She doesn’t spend alot of time running from her feelings and even when she makes questionable moves (not many), you get why she d
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JudyB
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Stacey is Sassy
Half fluffy and half dark and disturbing.

I honestly started this book thinking I would be reading something light and fluffy. The first half of the book I got exactly what I expected, the second half was like the author decided to scrap her original storyline and go for something completely different.

I know that Garrett wasn't going to be clean cut and sweet, he was going to be damaged and hiding, but this guy was Dark with a capital D. We get his thoughts and they are not good. He admits he is
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Kate's Corner
So, I’m really behind on my reviews but late than never. This is a KU book and it has everything a story needs and yet I found it really hard to rate. 4 Mugs of Loving Stars.

Garrett was in prison and has been out after 8 years of his 15 year sentence. He has watched Emily from across the street for 6 months (creepy? Only slightly) and steals her warmth. It fills the hole inside of him that has been empty and cold for a long time.

Emily a coffee shop owner (why do all women have bakeries or coff
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boogenhagen
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Nicla
Mugs of Love started a bit of slow for me but I ended up really enjoying it. The highlight of this story for me is the characters. Loved them.
Pamela
Five Huge Stars!

I’m three-for-three. A terrific start to a new year.

Hells bells I’m so turned on. I want my very own BAMF (now that I know what it means, and yes, I had to look it up). A BAMF exactly like Garrett. What an amazing story. I was totally mesmerized. I didn’t want it to end. I wanted Garrett and Emily’s story to continue as I fell in love with them. I even fell in love with the supporting characters. I’m in love with the words the author weaved to tell this story of love that grew
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Victoria
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it

You don’t know me. You’re a good woman and if you’re gonna go down this road with me, you owe yourself all the facts. I’m not rejecting you. I’m keepin’ your best interest as my priority. I want you. I want you so fuckin’ bad I can barely function around you. You decide this is what you want with me and I’ll spend fuckin’ days showin’ you what you do to me...

3.25-3.50 RATING- I liked the overall feel of the book but felt like it needed major editing. The book was too long and at times, especiall
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SB*needs low angst books*
Just did a re-read and I still enjoyed it as much as the first time.



This book was about love, betrayal, trust, loyalty, revenge, the past, the present, mistakes, and family. It is the story of how love that is unselfish can change lives. How we are sometimes betrayed by people you think you know. How revenge against you can hurt the family you create. How the past can bleed into the present. How mistakes in our past can hold us back from going forward in the present. How trust is earned and lost
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Assenette
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
I fell in love with Garrett Sharp... He's a man of very few words, but he's so sweet with Emily. I love him. I loved the love brewing. It was sweet, the relationships, friendships and all of them becoming a family.

Than 54% mark happened.... and things start to happen. And things become a little dark... and then they're darker...
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And I did not see this coming... Umm.... what's happening?
Paganalexandria
Emily Sharp is a beyond sweet owner of what may be the cutest coffee shop in Small Town, USA. She loves her job, and watching the relationships of her patrons’ blossom before her eyes. Garrett Sharp is beautiful, yet enigmatic shop neighbor that is pseudo stalking her in the least creepy way possible. He has a dangerous past, she is an almost Disney princess come to life, so basically moth meet flame.

The Good:
1. There are story elements that fans of Kristen Ashley will respond positively too. B
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Em__Jay
Dec 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
I finished Mugs of Love yesterday only because I dislike not finishing books. The book blurb is promising but what you get between the pages gets more ridiculous as you read on. The book is suffering from an identity crisis. Is it meant to be a sweet tale or a violent one? I think you can have both elements in one book but the author swings too far between extremes making this story unbelievable.

The violence increases to appalling levels yet everyone in the inner sanctum loves each other, thinks
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Lučka
Jul 19, 2017 marked it as dnf
DNF @ 33%.

I preferred supporting to main characters as in I loved them and didn't like the MCs. The h has more chemistry with her best friend than the H. I wish the h's bff was the hero. LOL

The H is stalkerish, an asshole, OTT possessive, protective, an alpha...He's everything I usually love, but I found him very unintelligent. His communication skills are worse than Neanderthal's. I'm not usually having a problem with the silent types. I loved them, but the H comes off stupid with his grunted h
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Jennifer
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
re read...still a great read
Three Chicks
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Wonderful Stars!

Review by Jen Hagen

I am starting my new year off with a great start. I just finished a fantastic book, one that I think is going to be a hidden gem. I hope that all of you will give Mugs Of Love a read.

Emily is 28 years old and living the dream of owning a coffee shop that she had with her mother, who passed away several years ago. Emily lives a simple life, but is very content. She loves watching people have their first date at her coffee shop. She loves watching the romanc
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Deserie williams
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. so I'm not feeling the best so this will be short. In the beginning this was a bit slow for me. Some things I didn't like about this. OW drama,Om drama and Emily and Jordan's friendship at times was way too much for me! The hero was great but at times a tiny bit scary. h was just a sweetheart but at times to sweet.lol all the other side characters I liked:)(the good ones that is). This had it's hot moments,dark moments, sad ,happy and funny! This was definitely an interesting one for ...more
Barbara➰
Aug 26, 2015 marked it as dnf
I really wanted to like this book. Sadly, I DNF @45% and here’s why:
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Vee Paige
*3.25* This was a great story. I just had a problem with the uneven pacing and characterization. It was slow to get moving and Emily is not the typical heroine I root for—sweet, naive, big-hearted to everyone and everyone loves her except the skanky villainess. However, the hero, Garrett, although he grunted and growled more than I’d liked, kept my interest going. I also liked the secondary characters. I like it when heroines have hot male best friends because it usually provides fodder for jeal ...more
Tara♥
Mar 14, 2016 marked it as dnf

"Then there's the eyes. Holy cow, his eyes are unreal. I'm not certain what color they are. Today is the first time I've seen him up close enough to get a good look at them. When he was mad, they were dark brown. When he was listening to me rant and rave like a lunatic, they were blue oceans. When he was laughing - maybe the most amazing sound I've ever heard - they were deep mossy green. And when he pulled my chin toward his beautiful face, they were all three in a hazel kaleidoscope of desire.
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Wonderful, fantastic, amazing..these are the adjectives that are floating around in my head. I loved every single solitary thing about this book. From the intense and captivating suspense, to the amazing and wonderfully refreshing love story. I was in a white knuckle grip of my kindle. I didn't want to stop reading and I was really sad when i
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~Steph K~
On a serious Re-Read roll!!
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Wow!!! I totally loved this book so much. This story turned into so much more than I thought it would, and the secondary characters were just as awesome as Em and Garrett. I loved every bit of Emily and when she started her rambling - I adored her even more. Garrett, well lets just say, he can grunt at me and use one word sentences anytime with me! They were so good for each other.

Don't let the "fluffy" title of the book fool you - ther
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Brooklyn JoJo
Nov 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars. This book turned out to be nothing that I expected, and not in a good way. It started out with five star potential but kept getting more and more OTT as things progressed. Then around the 70% mark it took a very dark turn. The H, while always sweet to the heroine, had a very disturbing side that I could not reconcile, especially with the lame justification and explanation provided. The same can be said for his buddies. I did not enjoy the book after it turned dark. The 2 stars are a g ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
First book by this author and a must read for fans of Kristen Ashley!

Warm, radiant, optimistic heroine and a grunting protective alpha male. Mix with incredible sidekicks (President of MC also protective alpha; hot best friend/would be brother; crazy super model best friend, etc.) to add colors to that story and you read it like you would drink hot chocolate on a snowy day all comfy in your old PJ.

I'm a fan from now on!
Julia (ten_thousand_books)
Synopsis-

Serving promise, one cup at a time.

When his world came crashing down around him, Garrett Sharp didn’t run. He stood like the man he is and took his punishment. Eight years later, he finds himself in a new life. It’s not the life he grew up believing he would live, but it’s a life all the same, albeit numb and empty. Well, not entirely.
Every day across the street from his furniture store, Garrett steals moments full of warmth from Emily Garner. As she floats happily though her coffee s
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Chi-Chi
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
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