Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Confessions from A Coffee Shop by T. B. Markinson

Confessions From A Coffee Shop
by T.B. Markinson

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: July 13, 2014
Publisher: T. B. Markinson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 200 pages
Available from: Amazon


Cori Tisdale was on top of the world. A basketball star at Harvard and a promising author with a lucrative book deal.

A few years later, Cori’s life is falling apart. Her beautiful girlfriend, Kat Finn, has a shopping addiction. To make ends meet, Cori takes a part-time job at a coffee shop.

Just when Cori thinks her life can’t get any worse, an old crush appears out of the blue. Cori’s friendship with Samantha Clarke pushes Cori further into a dangerous abyss when Sam reveals two secrets to Cori and asks her not to tell a soul, including Kat.

Will this be the end of Cori’s and Kat’s relationship?

Confessions From A Coffee ShopMy Review
Confessions from A Coffee Shop by T. B. Markinson
My Rating:  5 Stars

Love is a universal feeling, loving someone who has the ability to spend you into the poorhouse? Well, it is more common than we like to think. Cori, an athletic, well-educated woman from a good family, working in a reasonably well-paying job has had to return to a part-time, entry-level coffeehouse barista’s job to try and make ends meet. She promised to take care of her partner, the drop dead gorgeous and wonderful Kat, who has a rabid shopping addiction and no job. Between the stress of work, family issues from both sides and other outside influences, there is tension in their relationship, which may be insurmountable. What to do? Cori takes the easy way out, do nothing, say nothing, unless Kat brings it up, because she just couldn’t take it if the love of her life walked out on her, but it is taking its toll on Cori. While their friends around them also do the mating dance, or try to, and family members are having dramatic crises, one after the other, The creative side of Cori, as a new author, has just stumbled over a huge boulder, called writer’s block, she has a great story, but has lost the feel for an ending. Is it the stress of the world around her? Her own insecurity? The fact that her mother is a famous and seemingly effortless author? The mounting bills? There is definitely trouble in Paradise and the issue needs to be addressed, quickly.

T. B. Markinson takes the heartbreak of a troubled relationship and turns it on its heels as she fills her tale with a most delightful cast of quirky and often downright strange characters, you know, kind of like friends you know, without them, you world will spin off center, like a flat tire on a bumpy road. Confessions From A Coffee Shop is one part romantic, one part in need of therapy all around and one part hysterical humor that sneaks up on you slowly then tickles your fancy into huge guffaws. speaking through the mind and thoughts of Cori, has guaranteed some priceless moments, good, bad, frenzied, but always in love.

Ms. Markinson writes with a free spirit, zigging when she should zag, but always keeping affairs of the heart close at hand as one couple struggles to identify their relationship and learn to live within its bond in a more open and honest way. Like I said earlier, love is universal, how we treat it is a life lesson that shines through this entertaining read. Gotta love an author that keeps you coming back for more, no matter what she writes, because you know it is going to resonate with you, while still being entertaining.


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