Book Review: Green Tea Latte To Go by Aven Ellis

November 10, 2016 Book review 3 ★★★★

Who doesn’t need some sweet, uplifting books in their literary diet!  I know I do.  I crave them, in between my gritty thrillers.  And Aven Ellis delivers some of the sweetest, and some of the most uplifting books out there.

Book Review: Green Tea Latte To Go by Aven EllisGreen Tea Latte To Go by Aven Ellis
Published by RJM Publishing on 13 Sept 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romantic Comedy
Format: eBook
Source: Received from Author
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Perfect Drink: Green tea latte with coconut milk and raw honey.

Perfect Fashion Icon: The Duchess of Cambridge. Always on point with her fashion, dressing appropriately for every occasion and not afraid to recycle things from her wardrobe, I truly admire her class and style.

Perfect Place: Seattle.

Perfect Activity for Relaxation: Yoga. I’m terrible at it, but I’m determined to perfect downward dog. Someday.

For Seattle blogger Payton James, life is all about trying to achieve perfection. Payton is determined to be her best self in all areas, and she refuses to rest until she achieves it.

However, an imperfect moment in a coffee shop completely changes Payton’s life. When her drink order gets switched by mistake, Payton finds herself face-to-face with a gorgeous British man named Brooks. Payton is instantly attracted to the witty stranger who is quick with his words—and has a beautiful smile.

Brooks is an exotic veterinarian with a huge passion for animals. Heartache in his past has led him to focusing on his career out of fear of getting hurt again. But there’s something about Payton that makes this vet want to know more about the bubbly blogger he has met via fate—and has him reconsidering his stance on love.

But will Brooks ever be free of his fears to truly open his heart? And will Payton’s drive for perfection cost her the one thing she loves most? Or will she learn to embrace imperfections?

And maybe perfect is the one thing Payton doesn’t want after all . . .

BOOKLOVE Refreshing Romance smart & funny swoon!

First Line of Green Tea Latte To Go by Aven Ellis

“Today’s plan to improve myself item: To achieve perfect physical health, I will attend the early morning yoga class.”

My Thoughts on Green Tea Latte To Go by Aven Ellis

I always love books by Aven and when this book came flying into my cluttered inbox, my heart soared.  All her books are adorable, but in particular I loved premise of this one.

The main character, Payton, is a blogger, a blogger who loves her planner, a blogger who loves her planner and falls in love with  a vet.  I think Aven wrote this one just for me!

There was a lot of humour, a couple I connected with instantly, and a relationship that moved at just the right pace.  Payton and Brooks are adorable together.  Of course they had challenges.  But they knew their relationship sparkled and so worked on through the obstacles.  As I’m allergic to over the top drama in romance books, I can safely diagnosis this book as getting the balance just right.

It’s about family and career as much as it is about the swoons though.  And I loved how passionate and ambitious Payton was about her blog despite the frowns from her family about its suitability as a sustainable long-term career.  As a blogger who ‘gets’ what creative joy feels like, I emotionally connected to this storyline.  So much.

Overall a very satisfying book with a fun blogging theme and no shortage of heart-melting moments.  And clean, very clean.  Which is refreshing, as despite current trends, I don’t think romance books need to have overly detailed sex scenes.  I find the emotional intensity and character growth so much more satisfying.


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Overall: four-stars


Who should read Green Tea Latte To Go by Aven Ellis?

I’d recommend this to you if you like your romance books sweet and dreamy, with characters that make you swoon and smile.  Fans of previous books such as Waiting for Prince Harry and The Definition of Icing should also fall in love with this one.  Or if you like authors such as Rachel Harris, Rachel Hollis or Lindsey Kelk then you might enjoy one.

Thanks to Aven Ellis for sending me a copy of this book.  A review was not requested, but as always I was happy to provide an honest, unbiased one.


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3 Responses to “Book Review: Green Tea Latte To Go by Aven Ellis”

  1. Rita

    You pushed all my buttons, in a very good way (!), with this book.

    Seattle– yay, a place on my bucket list to visit; green tea latte– I actually like this but haven’t tried coconut milk, I’ve used soy; yoga– I only took classes for about 4 visits but loved it; veterinarian means pets in the story and I love animals… need I go on?

    Also, I prefer clean(er) romances or PG-13 ones. I’m getting tired, as I get older, of having “the act” described in detailed techniques for paragraphs.

    So thanks for sharing this author, whom I’ve never heard of before, Trish!
    Rita recently posted…Weekly List #3

  2. Lola

    A blogger and an animal lover, these sound like characters I would like! I think I have read one of this author her books, it might be time to pick up another once. And yes a sweet and uplifting book is just what you need sometimes. Good to know it gets the drama balance right as well. Great review!
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