Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Life After Coffee

About Life After Coffee

Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 13, 2016)
When globe-trotting coffee buyer, Amy O’Hara, assures her husband—who stays at home to watch the kids—that it is He Who Has it Harder… she doesn’t really believe it. That is, until the day she gets laid off, her husband decides to devote all his waking hours to writing a screenplay, and she discovers she’s actually the world’s most incompetent mother.
Amy’s only possible salvation is to find another high-flying job as quickly as possible, but with the coffee industry imploding around her—and the competing buyers in her field being much hipper prospects—things look pretty dire. Even if Amy does manage to find full-time employment ever again, as her life slowly becomes more and more entwined with her children’s, how will she be able to bear leaving them to travel for weeks on end?
When salvation appears in the form of a movie-mogul ex-boyfriend who wants to employ her husband and rekindle their relationship, Amy starts to find she’s sorely tempted…
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Review: For a person that doesn't see a lot of movies, I've been reading a lot of books that I end up thinking would make great films. Life After Coffee is one of them. Hey, Jennifer Aniston, here's your next comedy or maybe Tina Fey. I think both actresses would make a great Amy.

When a book makes me laugh from the very first page, I know I'm in for a ride. This was one of those books. It was laugh out loud funny in many places and in other places a touch ridiculous, but that is what made this such an awesome read.

There were many times as I read this that I wondered...Amy..why did you bother having children in the first place? Especially as we learn her life with coffee started before she met her husband Peter.

Peter was a kind of Mr. Mom, but not quite in the Michael Keaton kind of way. (Why am I still thinking in movies?) Most of the time I wasn't sure how I really felt about him. He was a bit of  a jerk when it came to understanding the financial situation of the family.

The life decisions most of the characters make may make you shake your head, but then again..most of us make some questionable ones. Amy definitely does, but she finds her way onto the straight and narrow pretty quickly.

This book is a light read and really such fun. The ending makes all of Amy's and Peter's missteps worthwhile.

Again, if you need a little humor in your reading life, you need to give this book a shot. You won't be disappointed!!

Rating: 5 flowers


Wall-to-wall books said...

Just finished this book - LOVED it!
I will be posting my review on the 20th.
Please stop by!

PS&BTW I am now following your blog.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I love a book that can make me laugh - sometimes the ridiculous is exactly what I need.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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