Review of The Coffee Shop by Lauren Hunter

The Coffee ShopRATING: B-

If Derrick thought experiencing alternate timelines and glimpses into the future was strange, then he had no idea it was about to get a whole lot more strange.

When Derrick Sloane meets Annie Maddock and falls madly in love, he believes he’s met the girl of his dreams. Only he then awakes to discover she is exactly that…nothing more than a dream. Disheartened, he goes to the first coffee shop he can find. There he meets Annie. She is at the same table, reading the same book, and he fast realizes his dream has shown him his own future. But when a misstep alters that perfect future he tries to fix it, every attempt only making it worse.

Dreaming the future can be a nightmare when you see what’s coming…and can’t do anything to change it.

This was a sweet story, but there were a lot of places that needed improvement. For example, there was almost no lead in; a few pages of traffic and boom he’s meeting a woman and making plans for the next day. It was a little unbelievable at times, but it was executed in such a way that that didn’t really matter. Tons of dialogue and little else. 

That being said, I thought this was a nice romantic rendezvous and, with a little work and a good editor, this author could really have a career in this. The one thing that I really loved was the moral of the story… “Change your routine and take chances; you never know what might happen.”



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