Audiobook Review: Mr. Garcia (Mr. Series, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mr. Garcia by T.L. Swan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

He was gorgeous, older and guarded.
I knew he was trouble from the moment we locked eyes.

We met at work, on my first day as a barista.
He smiled, I melted … then he tasted my coffee and threw it away.

Again, the next day, and the next.
He hated the coffee, yet still came back.
I knew his game.

He called my coffee death in a cup.
I called him god’s gift to women.
I wasn’t lying.

Then we ran into each other outside of the coffee house, and that’s when things got interesting.

No longer suave and sweet with impeccable manners.
Mr. Garcia had a darker side, his appetite, thick and heavy.
He set me on fire.

Unable to help it, we fell hopelessly in love.
The highest of highs.

But his demons are dark, as are mine.

I’m not sure if we can make it and I know I have two choices.
Walk away now to save myself.
Or try and hold on and let love be the light.

I choose option two.

Mr. Garcia

April’s Fool!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️😉😀😘🥰

The heroine: April Bennett – a Barista in law school on a full scholarship. She is an American in London and has a ton of compassion to the less fortunate. When she sees a wealthy looking man on the street in a suit approach a homeless man, she is afraid of what he will say or do to the man, but he is gentle with the man and gives him money. She is impressed.

The Hero: Sebastian Garcia – He is the man April saw on the street. He is older than April and first meets her in the coffee shop where she works. He is interested in her, and keeps returning to see her though he hates the coffee she makes. He is a wealthy architect and is divorced from a woman that he found in bed with the gardener.

The Story: April is 25 years old and lives in the dorms with a bunch of freshman who are away from home for the first time and living it up. April hates all the noice, parties and loud sex noises. She has no choice because she is on scholarship and has no money after her divorce unless her ex husband decides to sell the house. She just gets a coveted interview at a very exclusive gentlemen’s club called Club Exotic where she can make enough money to pay rent on an apartment.

This book is dual points of view, told via dual narration. The narration is done by Shane East and Elena Wolfe. Shane has a very nice voice with a terrific sophisticated British accent. Elena Wolfe has a strong clear feminine voice which is very pleasing to listen to. Both narrators are very good and this was a great listen!

I kept wondering how or why April is going to law school in London considering the fact that she seemed to be planning to go back to the states at some point, until part way through the book she mentioned she is studying international law, so that made sense. I liked that each of these characters had their own lives outside their relationship. Sebastian helped raise his sister’s son who even calls him Dad and he designs skyscrapers in the US and Dubai.

I love T.L. Swan books because they have great storylines. The side storylines about other characters are detailed and great, but the main storyline is always about the relationship between the two main characters as it builds, as they go through ups and downs. It isn’t just insta-love, intimate scenes and next comes marriage and a baby carriage. The relationships in her books have depth and chemistry and are always feelings and heat like crazy.


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