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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Books (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843960574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843960570
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,079,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Spicer creates not only two very complex characters and a strong supporting cast, she also takes us on a nature tour of Trinidad and Tobago. [Her] ability to take me to the place where I heard the cacophony of tropical birds and insects is amazing..."

"CAFÉ AU LAIT is a steamy, hot romance... the sex is mind blowing..."

"I loved this book and anticipate getting a second serving of CAFÉ AU LAIT because of its brilliant flavor, rich aroma and the way it perked up my spirits. Readers will enjoy this delicious romance and especially the steamy, frothy love scenes." --Susan Barton, Romance Readers at Heart

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"Even if the reader has never set foot in the Caribbean, the sights and sounds, perfectly described in this book, will make you feel like you're there... throw in some unexpected drama, and you've got yourself an entertaining novel."

More About the Author

Liane Spicer has been an English teacher, newspaper editor, freelance editor, reviewer and novelist. Her first contemporary romance novel, Café au Lait (Dorchester Publishing 2008, Montlake Romance 2012) became a bestselling title in the Amazon UK store in 2013. Give Me the Night, a contemporary romance with a touch of suspense, was released in 2014, and will be followed by Driving Karina.

Spicer has been featured in Miami Herald, Between the Covers (Miami Herald book blog), Trinidad Newsday, Trinidad Guardian, South Florida Caribbean News, Shades of Romance Magazine, Chicklit Club and Caribbean Literary Salon, among others. She blogs at Wordtryst [http://lianespicer.blogspot.com/] and Novel Spaces [http://novelspaces.blogspot.com/].

Please like her author pages on Amazon and Facebook! [https://www.facebook.com/lianespicerauthor]

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I look forward to reading her next romance novel.
Malaika Tamu
I love the characters -- their reactions to the situations in the book are both realistic and relatable.
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The last few chapters were unpredictable and added a good sense of mystery and intrigue.
Vick

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on August 31, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Shari Zamore is mentally exhausted and feels a desperate need of some respite. She knows if she remains in London she will receive no mental rest. She decides to go home to Trinidad and Tobago to find her groove and hopefully some uncomplicated loving with a hunk who, like her, want no ties.

Although she is originally an ice queen towards him when they first meet, Michael Chancery is attracted to Shari so he keeps coming around. As she begins to loosen up, he turns up the heat sensing attraction reciprocity. They begin to share a tryst, but she wants no strings while he initially ignored his desire but now demands a lifetime rope as he claims their hearts are hogtied together.

This is an entertaining Caribbean contemporary romance starring two likable individuals with radically diverse lifestyles and seemingly no chance at compromise. Although their story line is typical of the sub-genre, Shari and Michael are an interesting couple; however, it is the setting of Trinidad and Tobago that owns the novel as Liane Spicer interweaves the beautiful locale into a fine tale that will have the audience considering some mellowing (and reading) in the Caribbean.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MsWrite on November 8, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
I've spent the last two weeks slowly savouring Café au Lait on my Kindle for Android during my journeys to and from work. I didn't want it to end! Liane's vivid descriptions of the flora and fauna, the wildlife, the food, the music and the people of Trinidad brought the island to me in glorious Technicolor. I feel like I've been on a wonderful Caribbean holiday without taking a step out of London.

Shari, disillusioned with her life in the UK, travels to Trinidad to regain her 'joie de vie'. Tall, dark, handsome Michael Chancery would be just the person to put the spark back into her life - if he hadn't taken an inexplicable and intense dislike of her. Determined to make the most of her three-month hiatus, Shari tries to ignore his brooding presence. Fate, however, seems equally determined to throw them together.

Michael, badly scarred by the thorns of an English rose, fights the attraction he feels for Shari. Surely he would be an absolute fool to become entangled with another British woman after the humiliation he suffered at the hands of one of her countrywomen. Every instinct tells him to run a mile in the other direction, but the attraction he feels for Shari is too strong to resist.

A well-crafted, beautifully-written romance novel that is head and shoulders above the usual 'girl-meets-boy' story. I eagerly await her next novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 17, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I didn't fancy myself a reader of "romance novels," but I had to pick this one up (local library, though I am considering purchasing)! I am certainly glad I did, because Spicer has written a book that transcends the genre.

The plot is well-thought out -- I never imagined all of the twists and turns, so it kept me intrigued the ENTIRE time. I love the characters -- their reactions to the situations in the book are both realistic and relatable.

Overall, the book is definitely worth a first read. I'd recommend a second read to catch all those details you might have missed the first time around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Malaika Tamu on April 19, 2009
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A surprisingly DELIGHTFUL debut. I felt like I was SMACK DAB in the midst of all the beautiful scenery and exciting activities of Trinidad and Tobago, while turning the pages of this descriptive and ENGAGING island romance. Ms. Spicer pulls you in from the beginning and holds you captive with the INTENSE sparks that ignite between Shari and Michael. The main characters have such depth and intrigue you can't help but become CAUGHT UP in their budding romance, which has quite a ROCKY start at first, due to the personal baggage each of them is carrying around. But once Shari and Michael move pass their initial "hostility" towards each other, they share a SENSUAL and heartwarming island affair. The secondary cast of characters also aids in keeping the story interesting with their LIVELY antics throughout. Ms. Spicer creates a sweet, romantic island treat with just a touch of suspense. I look forward to reading her next romance novel. KUDOS, Ms. Liane Spicer!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cori on September 10, 2014
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I do not know why I purchased this book but I am happy I did because not only was it an unusual take on a romance but also it gave wonderful visuals of the islands. I would love to visit Trinidad and Tobago sometime in the near future.
I believe the book could have ended on a couple of occasions but the author had more to tell. I compare it to when a book you're really into ends and you wonder what happens next. That's what this author filled in. Two times. Now that I know what happened next, I believe being left to wonder makes the story better. It makes you remember the book you just read. I hope I'm making sense.

thank you for this leisure reading.

p.s. the second half of the book is where it gets interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vick on March 29, 2014
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Set in the Caribbean twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago, this romance novel does not disappoint!

The lush tropical environment of both islands are richly captured, and the secondary characters are also well-drawn.

The last few chapters were unpredictable and added a good sense of mystery and intrigue.

And the romance starts from the first chapter and does not stop! Each interaction that the couple shares is tense, witty and will keep readers guessing as to why Micheal is treating her like that (of course we all know that they will get together at the end, but the journey was great!)

Local Trinbagonians will love the sense of familarity from reading about their islands, and those Trinbagonians who are living abroad will wish they were back home after reading this!

A wonderful novel, will recommend this to all and to read more from this author.
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