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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Amy has been living in Scotland ever since she was hurt by her ex-boyfriend, Jack while at university. When they broke up, Amy ran away to start a new life, leaving behind her closest friends. But her new life hasn’t quite worked out how she had hoped. So when she receives a package from Jack, she decides to return to London to face her past and try to rebuild the friendships she left behind.
I loved the idea of the mixed tape that Jack sends to Amy that reignites her past. Music can evoke so many memories and emotions, which it does in Amy’s case. I was hoping that music and the tape would prove to be a recurring theme within the book, but it turned out to be just a jumping off point. But this didn’t matter as the tape does its job and brings Amy back to life and forces her to take action and the next part of the book begins.
While Amy’s life had been at a bit of a standstill since her student days, Jack has moved on and forged new friendships, as well as keeping those old ones alive. I liked meeting these new people and seeing how they would become part of Amy’s story, which I thought was handled really well. As well as Amy and Jack, we meet Kit, an author of erotic fiction. I liked Kit and found myself engaging with her character immediately. Kit doesn’t have the stereotypical look or lifestyle of an erotic writer and is in fact quite ordinary and not at all glamorous.While I liked the character of Amy, I did find myself more drawn towards Kit and wondered what the history was between her and Jack. Of all the characters, Jack was my least favourite as I found him a bit flaky and selfish at times. He seemed quite immature so I was glad he wasn’t the main romantic hero of the book!
Another Cup of Coffee is a light, easy read full of friendship and love – and coffee!