Book Review: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

“Things don’t have to stay as what they started out as.”

Travis Baldree, Legends & Lattes

Title: Legends & Lattes
Series: Legends & Lattes (Book 1)
Author: Travis Baldree
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, LGBT+
Pages: 294 (Paperback)
Published: February 22, 2022

My Rating: ★★★
Read: 5/1/2023 – 5/10/2023


Though I’m not much of a fantasy reader, I was drawn to this one, especially after hearing what a cozy book this is. I probably would have enjoyed this more as a fantasy reader, but I did find it cute.

Ready to settle down into a quieter life, Viv opens a coffee shop. Being Thune’s first coffee shop (what’s coffee?), she’s met with some opposition. 

As described, the book is low stakes. This was the perfect pace for someone not used to this genre’s heavy action and world-building. I can’t say that I got lost in the story as I just don’t have much interest in fantasy worlds or characters. Very much a matter of my personal taste. I had the opportunity to read this along with The Global Book Nook on Discord, which ultimately made me pick it up. 

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • The tameness of the plot.
  • The coffee shop setting.

What I didn’t like:

  • In general, I’m just not big into fantasy.


I wish there were more cozy books likes this throughout different genres. Sometimes it’s nice to read something completely lighthearted.

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