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Must Love Coffee

(425 Madison #1)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  249 ratings  ·  144 reviews

I was stripped of all my own desires and wants when I was married to my ex-husband. I now carry a list with me—a list that will help me choose a man that will put me first in life. Then the storm cloud of an entitled millionaire appears in my life and knocks me off my axis. This man sends so many mixed signals, my body either quakes with anger or passion when I’m arou
ebook, 210 pages
Published January 31st 2019 by Leigh Lennon
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Katie (Leave Me Alone I Am Reading)
First time reading this author and I found that the plot was in need of pacing work in some places. I had a hard time keeping with it from time to time as the plot dragged but it would eventually redeem itself.

This single mom (and single dad) second chance romance was cute. I don’t know if I found it overly romantic for my taste but the notes were a cute touch to the new romance budding between Leo and Gwen.

ARC provided for an honest opinion.
Adriana Meister
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Love, Love, Loved, Must Love Coffee! The playlist Leigh curated was perfect; it set the mood and tempo for the book and I loved it.

I cannot tell you how much I loved Gwen; Leigh did a fabulous job creating the characters for this book. Gwen is a teacher, a great mom, strong, funny, quirky, and doesn't take anyone's crap. She designs her own clothes, loves Harry Potter, and she's a Hufflepuff! I seriously want to be Gwen when I grow up. Leo on the other hand didn't make a great first impression
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a nice read for me. I wasn’t a big fan of Leo in the very beginning. I didn’t really need to know he had f buddies or hooked up with a mom from the school, I thought that info was pointless. It made me keep thinking ow drama was going to pop up any second, thankfully there wasn’t any. After a bit Leo becomes a fantastic man, father and boyfriend. He is literally perfect. I hated having the image of him as a nasty manwhore. Sometimes less is more. Gwen was a wonderful mother and over
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2019
I loved this book so much! It made me sad, angry but mainly happy!

Gwen is a divorced school teacher raising her daughter in a small one bedroom apartment, she loves her little girl more than anything else.

Leo is a divorced father of two, he has withdrawn from his kids and when he comes face to face with his We son’s teacher and head teacher over concerns for his son’s education he demands that the teacher is dismissed from her job!

The teacher is Gwen, and when she tells Leo exactly what she thi
Angie Klug
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Fun, Sweet, Swoon-y Stars!!!

First of all....where can I put my order in for my very own Leo Eastman?? Honestly...he is THE REASON I read and love this romance genre. The jerk with the gooey-marshmallow center. All he needed was to meet the quirky, strong-willed Gwen Ambrose.

This story has it all! Great pace. Sweet & Swoon-worthy chapters. Believable characters you want to meet in real life. Lots of awesome Harry Potter references! Sexy scenes with some delicious dirty talk.

If all of these
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
Oh how my heart swelled reading Gwen & Leo’s story. A perfect romantic tale, that kept me tapping through the pages. The love they had for their children and being able to connect their two broken families into one big very happy one was heart warming. This is the first book that I’ve read by Leigh Lennon and I will be checking out more of her books now.
Allie York
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, swoony, and so sweet!
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is no question in my mind: Must Love Coffee is my favourite Leigh Lennon read.

I’ve read almost all of Leigh Lennon’s books – the only one I have yet to read is The Last Breath, and that is sitting on my Kindle – and have enjoyed them all. As with any author, I’ve enjoyed some books more than others. However, I have not enjoyed any as much as I enjoyed Must Love Coffee. It gripped me good, and from the very first page I was unable to put it down.

I will be honest and say I went in expecting
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story grabbed me from the opening page and continued to build on my emotions as it went along.
The characters are relatable, just like in real life. There are people we love and people we love to despise. This book has them all. Plus we have a story that brings the smiles, laughs, heartache and heat. The author weaved a terrific tale, with a few surprises along the way.

If you read the blurb you get the gist of the story so there’s no need to go further into that because I don’t do spoilers.
Ruby Ap.
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: First time reading author's work and liked it :)
Shelves: 2019
I'm going to admit, this is the first time ever that I've read the author, Leigh Lennon's work but I wasn't disappointed at all! I loved Leo and Gwen's story, plus the kids were truly what made this story such a beautiful, funny and wonderful read :) <3

Leo and Gwen's stories are actually relatable to real life. This does happen in real life so this story made it more enjoyable to read as the pages flew by :)

Here, Gwen is a young, single mother of her adorable daughter, Luna and is a teacher a
Susan Angela Wallace
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Must love coffee by Leigh Lennon.
I was stripped of all my own desires and wants when I was married to my ex-husband. I now carry a list with me—a list that will help me choose a man that will put me first in life. Then the storm cloud of an entitled millionaire appears in my life and knocks me off my axis. This man sends so many mixed signals, my body either quakes with anger or passion when I’m around him.
I'm his son's teacher and his tenant, but I find myself wanting more.
My life is r
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, for-review, kindle
Must Love Coffee is the first book in a new series collaboration taking place in the fictional building, 425 Madison Avenue. Each book is written by a different author and can be read as a stand alone. The nice thing about a series like this is there is something for everyone in the way of romance type and author.

Must Love Coffee was an OK read for me. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. There were parts I liked. I loved the "Must Love" list that Gwen gave to Leo in the form of notes. Those
Gwen has finally gotten out of her loveless marriage and has decided that the next person that she lets into her and her daughters life will have to meet her list of criteria's. She refuses to go through what her ex husband put her through and now is the time that she finally gets to live her life for her and her daughter only.
Leo decided after his marriage blew up that love was not worth it. Working hard to make sure that his children are taken care of, he forgets the most important thing abou
Penny Leidecker
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic start to this series of standalone books. If the rest of the books are like Must Love Coffee, then we’re all in for some enjoyable reads. I absolutely loved Leo and Gwen’s story. Their bantering is hilarious at times. I loved their first meeting, where she told him like it was after he demanded she be fired, from her teaching position. As you’re reading this book, Gwen gives Leo her Must Loves list. I can’t imagine being in the kind of marriage she had to endure with Dwayne. Ple ...more
Rating: 4.5/5*

This is a delightful, fun romance where divorcee Gwen is a primary teacher who is determined not to let any man undermine and control her like her ex-husband attempted to do. She's feisty and speaks up when the father of one of her pupils questions the progress his son is making, pointing out the lack of support and encouragement the child is receiving from home. I suspect this particularly appealed to me as a primary teacher who has endeavoured to encourage some parents to help su
Kelly Green
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Holy cuteness! Have you ever read a story that made your heart flutter? Did it also make you want to punch someone? What about get you all hot and bothered??? And then make you feel like a teenager in heat when they don't follow through right away??? This book did all those things to me and it wasn't a long, drawn out read! Leo Eastman totally made me smile like a lovesick fool! And Gwen was this awesome, kick ass woman who KNEW what she wanted and, after one crap marriage, was wasting no time t ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Gwen and Leo's story. A sweet story of finding love after divorce. Gwen is a woman who does not take crap from anyone, Leo is no exception. She is trying to find herself after being married to a controlling man. When Leo questions her teaching skills, she fires right back about his parenting skills. After their little spat, Leo decides he wants to get to know this feisty teacher. Together they battle their pasts and find a way to a happy future.
Joy Westerfield
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story of second love. Gwen is a young, divorced Mother who teaches at a private school. One day she meets one of her students parents, Leo, and he turns her world upside down. But she has specific things she wants in her life if he is to be a part of it. Leo, also a divorced Father, will do what it takes to bring her into his life. I loved the interaction of these characters and not to mention the sizzling chemistry between them. This was my second read by this author, and I tru ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Title: Must Love Coffee
Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
This is about a divorced mother who left an emotionally and mentally abusive husband. She really never thought she would find love again because this time she had a list, criteria a man has to meet to woo her. Enter a jaded divorced father who decides he is ready for love again. Plus it helps to court your love interest when you are very, VERY WEALTHY. So what makes this nice is Gwen and her
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a great second chance romance! I couldn't put it down. Leo & Gwen were perfect from the get go, their chemistry was infectious. I enjoyed every minute of their romance. It was nice to be able to read about how well two adults and their children, from previous relationships, got along. Must Love coffee is a great read!.
Vickie Beams
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely floved Gwen and Leo!! I hated the ex husband!! This book was an amazing read! I enjoyed it from the first page to the last! Bravo!!
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet, quick read. A story of second love. I really enjoyed Gwen and Leo.
Megan Damrow
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A must read...a sweet and romantic read as both main characters are in the process of recovering from divorce. It should have been their true love they married, but life happens and they are suddenly left alone to pick up their pieces. Pieces they pick up, one at a time in this heartwarming romantic story.
Nancy George
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a awesome story. The must have that Gwen has will hit home but make you laugh at the same time. And Leo being so determined will just melt your heart. Do not miss.
4.5 Stars

What a wonderful read that was romantic and sweet, with the right amount of heat, that delivered a happy ever after that left my heart happy.

Gwen was such a refreshing heroine. She’s finally living her life on her terms, no longer under the thumb of her ex-husband. She’s determined to stay true to who she is and has made a vow to never allow another man, or person, to change who she is. Her world revolves around her daughter and she’s doing everything she can to ensure that her daughter
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it

In Short
- A sweet romance which follows to heart broken characters.
- A great book to sit and relax with.
- There were some missed opportunities to have made certain scenes more intense than they were.

In Long
Must Love Coffee is a sweet, heart warming story which follows two characters that are both going through their own issues.

The chemistry and quirkiness between the two main characters really added to the story but, personally, I like a few more firew
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gwen has rebuilt her life after finally escaping her controlling unfeeling ex husband. All she wanted from him was her daughter. The judge didn't want her ex off the hook so he ordered a lump payment along with child support so that she could stay in New York. With that money she purchased an apartment in 425 Madison and took a teaching job at a private school. Things were looking up until one of her student's dad lives up to his reputation for being a total jerk. When she puts him in his place, ...more
Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog)
I am so excited for this series and all it will have to offer because I have only read one of the authors that will be releasing this series. Just this title Must Love Coffee is striking enough because of my new found love for coffee!

With so many emotions going through the first couple of chapters with Gwen’s divorce and her move I was in awe of her ability to just dive into her teaching and give her all to her students and daughter. I fell so hardcore in love with Luna and the fact that this b
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gwen is finally free from the hands of her overbearing ex-husband and for the first time in a long time she is really enjoying the place where her life is at. Her and her young daughter have found a great apartment they enjoy, she has a teaching job she loves, and they are living life on their own terms. But her new happy little world takes a hit when she meets a disgruntled parent of one of her students, he is claiming she isn't doing her job right, and he wants her fired. Instead of responding ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

„Must love coffee” is yet another amazing read written by Leigh Lennon. Believe me when I say that you will definitely feel in love in this book as well as this romance genre. Why you ask? Definitely one of main reason is one of main characters Leo Eastman. He is the jerk with sweet marshamallowy center. All he was apparently missing was Gwen Ambrose with all her quirkiness and strong-willingness.
Leigh did really great job with creating the characters for this book. Gwen is a teacher as well as
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Leigh Lennon is mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. One could say she loves pretty nails, big earrings and spiky hair. She can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.

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