The second book in the Coffee Shop Series
When love and logic collide.
There’s one thing I’m absolutely convinced of: romance is real, and true love is a force for good in the world.
I have 957 paperback romance novels in my attic bedroom that prove it.
When my world crashes down around me and JJ Bailey shows up, he lays down the ultimate challenge: prove romance is real. The fact that JJ thinks romance is a farce only makes me more determined to prove him wrong.
Romance is real and love saves the day.
Hold my spreadsheets.
Life has gotten kind of stagnant. Then Lizbeth literally crashes into my world with her ideas of storybook romance and love. Her silky red hair drives me to distraction.
What the hell is a meet-cute anyway?
Romance does not save the world. I’ve been there. Failed at that. My parents divorce has convinced me that not even love can survive real life. Perpetual bachelorhood looks pretty safe to me.
Except Lizbeth is determined to help me see the light of love. I’m not about to let her win our little challenge, because I know the truth.
Forget her books. I’ll show her that romance is a construct, and love hurts.
LOVESICK is the second novel in the Coffee Shop series. This is a clean, standalone (second in series) contemporary romance with sizzle and spice—but no sex scenes. Guaranteed bantering and happily ever after.
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Katie Cross has hit one out of the park with Lovesick. I have loved all of her books; this one did not disappoint. I couldn't put it down. The characters are genuine; I've met them before, and getting to know them better is like catching up with, and learning more about, old friends. Bravo! I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Wow, Katie has done it again! Chic lit isn't my go to genre but when Katie is the author, I'm so there, in the story, eating it up, it's always an adventure film of heart and strong rich characters, and Lovesick is another such book...
“I won’t slide off the canyon road. I won’t plunge into the icy river below. I won’t die tonight.”
This is Lizbeth’s mantra as she navigates the snowy canyon road in the middle of a blizzard. “This is fine. Everything is fine. I’m not panicked.” This is what Lizbeth tells herself just before her car slides off the canyon road and through a break in the trees. How would anyone ever see her on the deserted canyon road? She has to find a way out of the car before it plunges to the icy river below. Any movement could cause the car to move forward. Lizbeth has no choice. She must get herself out of the car before she falls hundreds of feet into the icy river with her car, which she is certain will fall any minute.
This is the first tragedy Lizbeth faces in Lovesick. Fortunately for her, JJ Bailey is close by when tragedy strikes. Lizbeth’s story is one that is unlike any other. This is a girl who has been through so much in her life. She has seen so much heartache, and she has seen story-book romance, not only in books but also with her sister Bethany and her husband Maverick. This is the kind of romance Lizbeth has dreamed of her whole life. Almost 1,000 romance novels line the walls of her tiny apartment above the Frolicking Moose. Romance has seen her through so many difficult times. It is the one thing her mother gave her – hope for a life better than the one she chased until the day she died. But is romance real, or is it just made up in books? She is in the perfect setting for a romance novel. Why aren’t all the moments that should be romantic lacking romance?
JJ Bailey has been hurt. He no longer believes in romance. He is determined to stay a bachelor after he had his heart broken. Lizbeth is not part of his plan. When she moves to Adventura to help straighten the mess that is Mark Bailey, JJ becomes more and more intrigued by her. He is determined to make her understand that romance is not real. She is determined to provide scientific evidence that romance is real. They are so far apart on the issue that there seems no way to meet in the middle. The respect they have for each other grows exponentially as they each try to make their points known and understood while, at the same time, trying to understand the other’s point of view. Who is right? Is romance real? Is romance just found in books? Are love and romance the same thing? These are just a few of the questions Lizbeth and JJ try to work out.
Katie Cross has gifted us with yet another story that should not be missed. This is the second installment of the Coffee Shop Girl series. It picks up five years after Coffee Shop Girl ends. Katie tells Lizbeth’s story in such a way that the reader can experience the evolution in not only Lizbeth but also JJ. (Full disclosure: I was crying within the first fifty pages.) I am absolutely in love with these characters. Lovesick is a book that can be enjoyed by anyone. Whether you are in love now, have been in love, or are still looking for love, you will be able to relate to what these characters experience. If you have siblings, twin or not, you will appreciate the dynamic between JJ and Mark, JJ’s twin brother, as well as the relationships between Lizbeth and her sisters Bethany and Ellie. I cannot say enough about how much I loved Lovesick. In fact, I have read it multiple times already. It is that good.
Another great book by Katie Cross and a great sequel to Coffee Shop Girl— though this book is also written so you could read it as a stand alone book. This book will start you off on the edge of your seat and take you through many emotions as Lizbeth unravels what love means to her! You’ll fall in love with all of the characters in this book and leave you wanting more— I can’t wait for the next book about Mark to come out in April! You can’t go wrong with any book written by Katie Cross— they’re all amazing!
Lizbeth has a world all her own, romance on the brain. Life turns interesting when a series of twists and turns bring Lizbeths world a little perspective. Will she figure out love? Will she figure things out in time?
Read this lovely, quirky look into a world uniquely hers. Lizbeth is a powerful character with an amazing world wrapping around her.