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The Woman America Loves a Latte

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From the best-selling author of Sweet Hollow Women comes a quirky new thriller for fans of Megan Abbott, Liane Moriarty, and Carl Hiaasen.

Veloura has never stood a chance. Raised by a junkie and orphaned as a teen, she's settled for a life of low expectations. She spends her days sprucing up the shack of a has-been bull rider and washing hair down at the local salon. But w
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Published November 20th 2018 by Amazon Digital Services
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Stephanie Dulac
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord is my first read from this author. The Woman America Loves a Latte is a book about a young lady named Veloura or Vee as her friends call her is involved with a older guy named Thunder. Thunder is not a nice guy at all but Vee is young and I believe even a little naïve or maybe blind with the fact of the way she is being treated but she also didn't have a good up bring. Vee leaves you wondering what she is thinking and is a very interesting ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord is a wonderful, intriguing story that pulled me in and held my attention from beginning to end. I have enjoyed exploring Ms. Tierney’s works, and have read most of them now- this story is definitely among my favourite reads of hers.
Veloura (Vee) hasn’t had things easy in life. She really needs a bit of luck on her side. In a case of mistaken identity, she ends up with her dream job- as the “face” for Caprice Cappuccino chain. It coul
Crystal Gray
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was able to listen to the audiobook of this. The narrator did a wonderful job. That being said, I did have some issues with Veloura. I understand she was young, but my goodness sometimes I wanted to shake her and tell her to open her eyes! The mystery was a good one though!
Laura Furuta
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Woman America Loves a Latte
By: Holly Tierney-Bedord
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord is a book that I enjoyed reading. It is a story in which some parts put a smile on my face and others that had my mouth hanging open. It is a book that hooked me from the beginning, and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished the last page. There are a colorful cast of characters included that are entertaining and interesting. There are s
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
her life has not been easy as she had been neglected by her parents before being an orphan. She has no really high expectations of life she is doing until she gets a chance of becoming a writer about coffee. Can she escaped her past to make a better future? See if she can

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tausha Treadway
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Woman America Loves A Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord. Veloura aka Vee was orphaned as a teen so she's made her way the only way she knows how. She is shacked up with a has been bull rider and has decided her life is not going to be spectacular. When she is presented with the opportunity to be a spokesperson for a coffee chain she thinks she might have a chance. Will her past catch up with her and ruin everything and on top of that someone is wanting to kill her. Holly Tierney-Bedord has becom ...more
Mar 16, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Bobbi Wagner
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I never hesitate to pick up this author’s books, there is always an adventure, humor, and lots of twists and turns, this book is no different. This story is about Vee who has just landed her dream job. Her life has had its ups and downs with her family and her bad choice in men. Now there is someone who is trying to kill her. Will she ever find a HEA that she so deserves? I enjoyed watching Vee grow throughout the story after all she has been through. I highly recommend this book.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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“The Woman America Loves a Latte” earns 5/5 Caps…Clever, Engaging!

It’s September, 2020. Clara is excited that standing behind her in line for a quick cup of coffee at Caprice Cappuccino is one of the candidates for President of the United States: a woman, charismatic, and even with her flaws and the fact Clara’s father doesn't agree, Clara says, ”…I want you to know, you’ve got my vote in November.”

The story begins in the summer twenty years earlier. Veloura “Vee” Merkowerowitz who, with good re
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
SPOILERS!! Talk about a rough life!! Poor Veloura...she just wanted to have a family and friends who loved her. She didn't ask for much. But her dad died before she had a chance to know him, her mom is murdered when she's in high school, and her boyfriend only wants to marry her so he can have her killed and collect on a life insurance policy he hasn't even purchased yet!! At least she has her best friend Suzie who really does care about her and helps her find the perfect job as the face of Capr ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The main character in this book is Veloura, who goes by Vee to her friends. She is pretty much homeless and has shacked up with a much older man who used to be a successful bull rider. She has no family remaining and was basically orphaned as a teen, having been brought up by a pair of useless and neglectful parents. She has no high hopes and just lives to survive. Her old bull rider is not exactly the sort to have long relationships, but he puts up with her as she improves his small abode and l ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about reinvention. Veloura is a young woman from a troubled past and an angry ex fiancé. When her friend gtes her a chance at a job for a coffee shop, she umps at the chance. Claiming to be Vienna Merriweather, she gets the job without any clue to what the role is. Going for it, she finds herself on a wonderful adventure of new opportunities. But when the past rears its head, it threatens this new life. Can you ever escape your past?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Woman America Loves A Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

WOW! I was not sure where this book was heading and boy was I surprised. There is so many twists and drama, I was sucked in and read through the whole book in one sitting. The characters are all wonderful and the story line is fantastic!

Veloura or Vee as her friends call her, is in my opinion, sweetly naive and very young. She is twenty years old and is shacked up with a much older man who is referred to as, Thund
This was my second listen from Holly Tierney-Bedord and completely different from the first. At it’s base, The Woman America Loves a Latte is a well-crafted Mystery/Supspense/Thriller novel. On top of that, it is hilarious. Poor Vee is desperate to love and find love that she ends up involved with a man who finds her more valuable dead than alive. Fortunately for her, he’s too stupid to succeed. Following her adventures in escaping him as well as the added perspectives from her friends (and enem ...more
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is not a second chance love story. This is a second chance ( or third, fourth, fifth) chance at life story. You will experience all sorts of emotions as you read. You will smile, laugh, be alarmed, shed a tear and be worried for our heroine.

Veloura had a rough start to life, ending up alone at a young age. She does her best to keep a sunny disposition, even after meeting Thunder and moving in with him much too quickly.

Then she finds herself needing to disappear, without any preparation. Now
Chantelle Smith
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holly Tierney-Bedord definitely has a way with words. The Woman America Loves a Latte is my fourth book by this author and she continues to show her writing style that's engaging to read. This book is written in various POV’s but I found I was getting a bit lost sometimes and finding it not flowing as well as some of her other reads but I still really enjoyed reading this book and following Vee’s journey. This book has suspense, danger & mystery that captivates you. I really loved reading Vee’s ...more
The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord was an engaging, hooking read, that had me flipping the pages.

Not my first read from this author, I was excited to read this book, and boy oh boy I was not disappointed. Engaging, pulling, and multi layered this book had me reading into the night.

This book has a bit of everything, second chances, and picking up the pieces and tendrils of darkness from the MC's pass, makes this book a compelling, intriguing read. I love the mistaken identi
Melissa Basnight
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book had lots of twists and turns and underlying stories that were all centered around Veloura even if she didn’t know all of the stories that were going on around her. Veloura was a pretty, but somewhat quirky and not all that bright. She didn’t have the best childhood and her adult life was not going along too great either. Her boyfriend was a jerk, her best friend’s husband was in love with her, her old high school classmate hated her, her Mom’s ex-boyfriend wanted to hurt her and her gr ...more
Natalie Hanley
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Veloura has always fended for herself since her mom died of an overdose. At almost 21 she finds herself in a small town, in a relationship with a washed up rodeo rider, which is not going anywhere but friend Suzie offers her a lifeline in the form of a rep/ modelling job for Caprice Cappuccino, a well-known coffee brand. She sets off for new adventures in her coffee cup car, and the fun begins.
This is the first book I have read by this author but I really enjoyed it. It was entertaining and the
Michelle Austin
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Woman America Loves a Latte was a fun 4 star read.
This is Veloura’s story and I was pulled in right from the beginning.

With a not so great childhood and than a relationship that took a scary turn Veloura (Vee) is trying to move forward. Her best friend Suzie helps her apply for a dream job that would take her on a cross country tour. Going out on the road will also get her away from her angry ex.

But what will happen when her past comes back to haunt her?

There are so many twist and turns.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord

4 Stars

This is my second read by this author and although it's not my pick of the two I still completely enjoyed it. I did find it a bit hard to follow in some places and it felt like it jumped around a bit too fast and wasn't as smooth flowing as the first book I read of hers, which was one of my favorites last year.

I still completely enjoyed this story line and think I actually finally understand the title, which drew me in immediately. I
Heidi Eich Woodring
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Woman who America loves Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord is a FUN read to get lost in. Veloura hasn’t always had an easy live and has followed her into adulthood. She was settling so much less then she deserves. Almost accidently, Veloura lands a job that allows her to be a spokesperson for a coffee chain and allowing her to travel around the country. Her future could be so lively but her dark past seems to follow her no matter where she goes.
Holly has given us an amazing story with amazing ch
Krystal Gregory
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Woman America Loves a Latte By Holly Tierney-Bedford
5 out of 5 Stars
I rarely give 5 star reviews and this one was worthy of all five stars. This suspenseful, comedy, romance novel checks all the boxes that you want in a book. Veloura, or Vee, has had a rough go at life. It seems that life is just determined to smack her around and when she is black and blue, it smacks her around some more.
When her fiancés terrible decision making has her looking for greener pastures, she lands (kind of hapha
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Take a ride with the spokesperson for Caprice Cappuccino, Veloura Merkowerowitz, aka Vienna Merriweather, aka The Woman America Loves a Latte as she travels cross country. In this novel by author Holly Tierney Bedord our leading lady Veloura is on the run from a fiancé who wants her gone, a stalker who wants her hurt and a man who wants her, period.
When I first started this story, I thought to myself, what the heck is going on? But the more I read the more I was drawn in. I felt sorry for Velour
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Disappointing. The prequel focuses on how smart and focused the protagonist is, despite her dysfunctional family. However, this book does the absolute opposite; she’s naive, clingy and just plain dumb.

~ Veloura was a shoe-in for the Woman America Loves a Latte job. Although most of her resume belonged to someone else, some of it was actually hers. Besides, her charm was what clenched it. She was finally off to bigger and better things, away from her crazy ex-fiancé, Thunder. Will her claim to fa
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had me laughing like a loon! The narrator did a phenomenal job with the various characters...I could certainly picture the douchebag, Thunder! Velora didn’t have the most memorable of childhood, her drug-addicted mother was accidentally killed by a bf when she was in hs. She’s been sort of coasting through life. When she runs off from her bf, who’s been plotting to kill her, she wings it and gets a job as a spokesperson for a coffee shop chain. Velora goes from anonymity to ‘famous’. W ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Woman America Loves a Latte
By Holly Tierney-Bedord
4 stars

I really like this author and have read many books by her so I was really looking forward to reading this new one from her and again it was a really enjoyable read. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first read the title and blurb which was great, I love going into a book not knowing what is going to happen. There were some good twists in the story and my attention was definitely captured from the beginning. I really liked the main ch
Madison  Degraffenreid
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The Woman America Loves A Latte By Holly Tierney-Bedord


The Woman America Loves A Latte caught my eye first because of its title. I am a little bit of an addict when it comes to coffee. After starting this novel I realized that it was more than about coffee. Vee works for a company where she is the face of their brand. She is also hiding from her ex fiance. Her character changed and matured as the story progressed and I loved watching it happen. She was a beautiful soul to begin with but h
Erica Fish
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is something about lattes that I can not figure out, but I do love a good tea time from time. The Woman America Loves a Latte is a book that gives a chance of a new life. Ms. Holly Tierney-Bedord does an amazing job storytelling. Her characters are my book friends. I can see hanging out with Vee. This story has it all mystery, suspense, drama, and a little bit of romance. Vee has not been on the easy side of life’s lessons. She has landed a job promoting (you’ll never guess what) across th ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story. I laughed “a Latte” and am looking forward to reading more in this series, because that ending!?! Really Tierney-Bedord!? And that Prologue really didn’t help me with the yeah, I need more!

Vee seems like an airhead but then I remember she is only 20 years old through most of this story. She is supposed to be a little ditzy and naïve. I felt bad for Vee that she didn’t have family that she could turn to or even many friends. Thank goodness for Suzie thou
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Holly Tierney-Bedord is the author of over a dozen novels and novellas, including Sweet Hollow Women, Surviving Valencia, Right Under Your Nose, Bellamy's Redemption, and Murder at Mistletoe Manor. She is also the creator of mid-century dollhouse flipping blog and the author of several dollhouse and miniature how-to

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