I'll be honest with you, when it comes to Fantasy Fiction I usually know what I like - epic quests, blood and guts with down and dirty characters and, most especially I like my FF books BIG!!
So, by all accounts Travis Baldree's Legends and Lattes wouldn't really be one I would expect to be one of the best books on my TBR pile. But hey,if you don't step out of your comfort zone every now and again you never know what you might just be missing out on . . .
This is the story of Viv the Orc Barbarian. After years of fighting, questing, more fighting she's now reached the creaky bones, aching body stage of life. One last payoff and she's ready to settle down and live her dream - opening her own coffee shop. She's found the perfect site, got the artefact that will 'help things along' but the people of Thune have never even heard of coffee never mind tasted it.
Viv has a big job ahead of her but with new friends things just might work out for her - if they can avoid the faces from her past and the criminal underbelly of her present.
Legends and Lattes is all about friendship and togetherness. A 'cosy' read with a sapphic romance element that feels perfect. There's an element of jeopardy but, more than anything, it's just a lovely, enjoyable read with a good mixed cast, and I loved it. I think you will too.
Highly Recommended 7/5* (My blog so I can award it how I want ;-)
The theme of the blogtour is (for obvious reasons) coffees and coffeeshops so here is a photo of Legends and Lattes taken in my favourite coffee shop, Cafe W at Waterstones, Orchard Square, Sheffield. The coffee here is always good, the staff always friendly, the goodies always yummy. If you ever want to find me there's a good chance this is where I'll be.
Thank you to Black Crow PR for inviting me onto the tour and providing the review copy (all views are my own). Please have a look at the other reviews by the bloggers on the tour. Thank you.
Now for THE BIG NEWS . . .
Yup, I'm calling it early. There is still the best part of two months left in the year but Legends and Lattes is taking the crown for BlogCave Book Of The Year 2022 - seriously, that's how much I loved this book.