Billionaire Blend (Coffeehouse Mystery #13) by Cleo Coyle – review

Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York’s rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionaire…

When a car bomb nearly kills tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista’s dream espresso machine, he hires her for an extraordinary project: creating the world’s most expensive coffee blend.

The police quickly arrest Eric’s alleged attacker, yet death continues to surround the unlucky mogul, leading Clare to question whether a fatal fall and another lethal mishap are premeditated murders or merely freak accidents. Clare’s boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, has a theory of his own—one Clare refuses to believe.

Meanwhile, Eric jets Clare around the world on a head-spinning search for the very best coffee, and Clare gets to know his world—a mesmerizing circle of money with rivalries that could easily have turned deadly. But is this charming young CEO truly marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?

Includes a wealth of delicious recipes!


  • File Size: 1728 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425252914
  • Publisher: Berkley (December 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

My thoughts:

A lot of my readers know Cleo Coyle is one of my favorite authors.  I love the Coffeehouse Series.  With the 13 installment Clare and her baristas are at it again.  Eric ( the techie billionaire ) questions the Blends crew with coffee questions as he is trying to make is own blend and needs Clare and Matt’s help.  Eric who may or may not be a killer has targeted Clare as his next conquest.  He tries his best to impress his coffee knowledge against Clare which is pretty funny.

Eric’s car is blown up outside the blend and thanks Clare for saving his life.  Now Clare wants to know who set the bomb and needs to fix the blend from the damage.

Mike is away in DC most of the time and the tension with the long distance relationship can take its toll.  Joy is back in the picture which is nice and her relationship with a NYPD sergeant might be in jeopardy as she is still in Paris.

Tuck, Dante, Esther and others are along for the ride as usual and bring a lot to the story.

I look forward to each installment with Once Upon A Grind is next on my reading list.