Reviewed by Ami
Title: A Whole Latte Sass
Author: Marguerite Labbe
Series: Geek Life #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 290 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: It’s no secret cosplayer Felipe Suero is looking for his happily ever after—in his love life as well as his career. He’s getting his degree so he can quit his miserable job and start his own costume business. Now he just needs to land the sexiest silver fox to ever attend a con.
Trask Briscoe’s life revolves around staying clean and sober, running the Magick Den, and attending local cons. His rules haven’t left much room for romance. But he can’t deny Felipe has caught his complete attention. He’s just not sure what he can offer a man so full of joy and sass.
When Trask finally accepts Felipe’s offer for a cup of coffee, he soon finds himself on a second date and a third. Between cosplay projects and roleplaying games, they discover a deeper connection than either of them expected. And Trask realizes that sometimes rules are made to be broken.
Now Felipe just has to convince his family—and Trask—that Trask has more love to offer than he ever dreamed.
Review: While I don’t think I will ever be a geek in terms of games and cosplaying, I got lost when these characters talked about the games – but I was so taken with how Marguerite Labbe wrote the characters in the first book, I was begging the blog team for this ARC because of the glimpse of Felipe and Trask in A Little Side of Geek.
The younger cosplayer, Felipe Suero, is the SUNSHINE of the team. He’s a little mercurial, when he talks he cannot stop, and once Felipe is determined to do something, watch out! He sets his eyes on Trask Briscoe, game and comic book store owner and he knows that he will wear Trask down. Oh yes, Trask is Felipe’s. Nothing is going to stop Felipe from getting his silver fox.
Meanwhile, Trask Briscoe is more reserved – he has his rules because those rules have kept him sober for the past sixteen years. He has reservations about getting involved with Felipe; aside from the twenty year age difference, they also have very different characteristics. But Felipe has been chasing him for quite a while, and well, Trask starts to think twice. Maybe it will be good a casual relationship while it lasts.
GAH, I LOVE this book so much!! I thought the opposites attract and age-gap trope was done really, really, well. I love it when a book shows how main characters are evolving through their interactions and relationships with other people, that they will become a better version of themselves in the end.
That’s what happens with Felipe and Trask. Felipe teaches Trask to get out of his comfort zone and to take chances. While Trask teaches Felipe patience, to slow down a bit, and to learn the beauty of taking a step back. They are AMAZING together. The secondary characters are great too – Felipe’s family, his nemesis Abby, then Trask’s second-right hand man, Ryan. Then there’s A WONDERFUL DOG too!!
And MY GOD, that epilogue was SO romantic!! I wanted to re-read the book all over again when I finished *smile happily*
I seriously cannot wait for book #3! DAKOTA AND BRENDEN!!! It’s going to be explosive!
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*