The Devil Drinks Coffee
Author: Destiny Ford
Published By: Midnight Sands Publishing
Source: Purchased by myself for the pleasure of reading
Book Description (From Goodreads)
A cow suicide, a revolving door rescue, and the birth of a bright purple pig are starting to make Kate Saxee wonder if taking a job in her small hometown of Branson Falls, Utah, was such a great idea. As The Branson Tribune editor, Kate covers local news, which, more often than not, involves her accident-prone mom. Nothing truly newsworthy has ever happened in the quiet town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake.
The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy.
As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond’s greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list. (Book description Goodreads)
characters: Kate Saxee, Dylan Drake, Ryker Hakins (Hawke), Spence Jacobs, Ella James, Sophie Saxee, Damon Saxee, The “Ladies”, Jule Bradford, Office Bob (Bobby), piper, Shawn
This book is a fantastic start to what I feel is going to be a wonderful series. It pulled me in and held my attention from page one and I could not put it down. This book has purple pigs, revolving doors, coffee I mean hot chocolate,and a mother who can’t seem to keep out of trouble. Kate moves back to her home town to take a job as editor of her local paper The Branson Tribune. The paper is small and it seems like she is never able to fill the pages. The unexpected happens local teen Chelsea Bradford is found dead in Branson Falls Lake. Her death is quickly ruled accidental and the funeral happens right away. This whole incident does not sit right with Kate and she feels that there is more to the story that meets the eye. She becomes determined to find out what happened to Chelsea and why its being covered up. As she is solving the case she spends time with three of her towns most eligible bachelors her high school crush Drake, meets the new mystery man in town Hawke, and her boss Spence. Not only are all three men eligible bachelors but all three are incredibly hot. The way Drake and Hawke are pursuing Kate creates a lot of sexual Tension throughout the book.
I laughed so hard when Sophie had one of her “accidents” she just can’t seem to keep out of trouble. You never seem to know what she is going to get into next but you know it is going to be slightly bizarre. There is never a dull moment where Sophie is concerned. I enjoyed the conflict the “Ladies” stirred up throughout the whole book. The Ladies are the towns “Real Housewives” and the birth place of just about every town rumor. Every time anyone sees her with Drake or Hawke a new series of rumors are stirred up, and it seems everyone knows about it.
Destiny Ford’s writing and story telling are on par. She is able to capture what small town life is and bring it to life in a story. The Devil Drinks Coffee is a wonderful read with, murder, mystery, intrigue, hot and steamy, sexual tension, and huge twist at the end. This book did not disappoint. I cannot wait for the second book to come out and see what Kate is involved with next. Rate: 4/5