A book where you neither love it not hate it is hard to rate. I don't have any strong feelings about this book. It wasn't bad, and I would recommend it for some light reading, but I didn't completely like it.
On the plus side:
Writing is decent. I liked most of the characters. I liked how, even though bad things kept happening to Katrina in the first half of the book, it all ended well, and everyone got a happy ending.
Katrina is very whiny at some parts and it annoyed me. I didn't like how she got so angry at Vincent for being friends with Heidi. Yes, Heidi's father was an asshole, but Heidi is not her parents. Katrina immediately jumped to conclusions, and she didn't even try to find out Vincent's side of the story.
Another thing I didn't like is how the first half, all this bad stuff happens to Katrina. She gets into a fight with her best friend, her grandmother gets sick, her family's coffee shop is shut down. And then one event happens and suddenly everything turns out all right and it's all wrapped up with a neat little bow. I like happy endings, but I feel like the author could have spread the bad and good events more throughout the story, instead of having all these bad things happen, and then suddenly all these good things start to happen. Does that make sense?
So, three stars. Good for light reading. Don't expect anything deep or inspiring.
PS. I know this is not the most eloquent review. Sorry.
PPS. Am I the only one who, when looking at the title, thinks of the song "Coffee shop love" by Ryan Higa ft. Golden?