Reviews: Must Love Forever and Must Love Coffee by Leigh Lennon @4leighlennon #Contemporary #romance #Friendstolovers #Secondchance

Title: Must Love Forever 
Author: Leigh Lennon 
Series: 425 Madison Avenue #11
Publisher: Indie
Published: January 27, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: ebook
Source: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.  in exchange for an honest review
Reading Challenges: 2020 New Release, Winter Coyer


Must Love Forever by Leigh Lennon is book 11 in the #425 Madison Avenue series, and can be read as a standalone.  The books in the series are all standalones. They follow a different couple and the stories are told by different authors. In this story we meet Bianca and Mick. They have been a part of each other’s lives for as long as they can remember. Their fathers were best friends, so Bianca was always around. She was the annoying sister he could never seem to get rid of. However, as the years go by Mick’s feelings for Bianca changed. He no longer saw her as his little sister, but as the girl he would love to date. However, he failed to tell her how he felt and as a result he had to stand aside and watch her marry someone else. Then tragedy struck, will Mick get his chance with Bianca?

Must Love Forever is one of those stories that would tug on your heart heartstrings It is a story of healing and second chances.

Throughout the story it was clear that Bianca’s marriage wasn’t at all what it was purported to be. When the things that happened in her marriage were revealed, I wanted to throw something. My heart went out to Bianca. The things he did to her had the potential to break her, but her strength and love for Mick kept her going.

Mick was such a sweet and gentle soul. I loved how patient he was Bianca. He recognized that she was hurting, and even though he finally had the chance to be with the woman, he loved, he chose not to rush her. As she opened up to him regarding her marriage, it made it easy for her to move on. There were a few misunderstandings between them, but they resolved them.

I enjoyed the romance. Although Bianca and Mick had been in love with each for a long time, they immediately jump into a relationship. Mick gave her the space, and the time needed for healing.

I enjoyed the story and would definitely read more from the author. Fans of friends to lovers romance will enjoy Must Love Forever. 

Handsome husband—check.
Beautiful house—check.

Wonderful life...I could never put a check next to this.

Through it all, I longed for a different life. With a man I had called my best friend. A man who is not my husband.

When the unspeakable happens and I’m left alone, its Mick who is there to pick me up.

Not everything is meant to be. Watching the woman who owned my heart start a life with someone else - broke me to the core.

But time goes on and I try too. Until one phone call changes both our lives.

She could have been taken from me forever. Instead, a tragic accident takes away the only man I thought ever made her happy.

When she starts over again, in my city, in my home; sharing slivers of her story with me it's then that I learn not everything is as it appears.  None of this matters though, when I’ve been given a second chance to prove we’re meant to be.

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

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Title: Must Love Coffee
Author: Leigh Lennon 
Series: 425 Madison Avenue #1
Publisher: Indie
Published: January 31, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: ebook
Source: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.  in exchange for an honest review
Reading Challenges: Winter Coyer


Must Love Coffee, which is the first book in the 425 Madison series, is a sweet second chance romance.   It tells the story of two divorcees, Gwen and Leo who met under unfriendly circumstances and who discovered that love the second time around has the power to heal past wounds.

Gwen is finally free after suffering emotional abuse at the hands of her ex-husband. Now she is living her best life, free to be her true self and raising her daughter in a loving environment and working as a teacher at a prestigious private school. However, her life was about to be disrupted when she came in contact with an angry father who accused her of not being a good teacher and wanting her fired. Her response to his accusation and request saw this father making some drastic but much needed changes in his ways when it came to his children.

Leo has never met anyone like Gwen before, and she intrigued him. Everything about her called to him and he was determined to get to know her, but before he can do that, he needed to swallow his pride and apologize for his behaviour towards her.  What follows is a story of love, healing, and forgiveness.

I had a great time getting to know the characters. My least favourite being Gwen’s ex-husband. Manipulative to the core and only cares about himself.

Gwen and Leo were good for each other. They brought out best in each other. The thing I admired most about them is how they put their children first and they easily embraced each other’s kids. I loved how Leo treated Gwen by allowing her to enjoy the things she loved no matter how weird without making her feel ashamed.

The secondary characters. brought their own brand of flavour to the story which helped in making interesting. I loved the judge who handled Gwen’s custody case. He saw right through her ex-husband and he was fair in how he handled their custody battle.

The story started out on a great note and held that momentum throughout.

My one dissatisfaction was the romance. I had a hard time accepting the ease with which Gwen and Leo fell in love with each other. In the space of two weeks they were head over heels although they have yet to completely heal from their broken marriages. There were no obstacles apart from Gwen’s ex-husband trying to make things difficult, which never worked in his favour. Despite my dissatisfaction with the romance, I still found it to be a fun read.

If you enjoy second chance romance and don’t mind insta love, then you enjoy Must Have Coffee by Leigh Lennon. 

I was stripped of all my own desires and wants when I was married to my ex-husband. I now carry a list with me—a list that will help me choose a man that will put me first in life. Then the storm cloud of an entitled millionaire appears in my life and knocks me off my axis. This man sends so many mixed signals, my body either quakes with anger or passion when I’m around him.

I'm his son's teacher and his tenant, but I find myself wanting more.


My life is run with precision with little regard for others until a woman in crazy clothes challenges me to be a better father. She’s one of the few people that puts me in my place and maybe for this very reason—I want her more than I can articulate. With her failed marriage and list of requests she needs from her next partner, I know she’s my future. My life is less than perfect, and with it—baggage that follows me everywhere. Does she want my kind of crazy in her life?

I'm her landlord and an a**hole, but I find myself wanting more.
Where to begin? For starters, you must love coffee...
After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.

Leigh Lennon is a mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.


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