The Pumpkin Spice Café

Rating 3.5
7h 3min
Dream Harbor

Description of the book

'This is everything I love! Cozy small town romance, fall vibes, coffee house vibes, and grumpy x sunshine trope that was done perfectly!'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ NetGalley Reviewer

When Jeanie’s aunt gifts her the beloved Pumpkin Spice Café in the small town of Dream Harbor, Jeanie jumps at the chance for a fresh start away from her very dull desk job.

Logan is a local farmer who avoids Dream Harbor’s gossip at all costs. But Jeanie’s arrival disrupts Logan’s routine and he wants nothing to do with the irritatingly upbeat new girl, except that he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her.

Will Jeanie’s happy-go-lucky attitude win over the grumpy-but-gorgeous Logan, or has this city girl found the one person in town who won’t fall for her charm, or her pumpkin spice lattes…

The Pumpkin Spice Cafe is a cozy romantic mystery for fans of Gilmore Girls, with a grumpy x sunshine dynamic, a small-town setting and a HEA guaranteed!


- grumpy x sunshine

- small town

- found family

Readers have fallen for Dream Harbor, will you?‘Wonderful story with tears, laughter, mysteries, uncertainty and happiness’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Compelling, cozy and delightful narrative’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A charming small town romance with sizzling chemistry and plenty of spice’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I LOVED THIS SO BAD. The vibes of the small town were immaculate, the cast of people around Jeanie and Logan amazing, the story soooo heartwarming’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Ooohh I adored this! Fall setting, small town, coffee shop, grumpy sunshine!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'This book makes my heart happy!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'As a lover of fall and small town romance, this book was the perfect kind of romance for me’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'This was a gorgeous cinnamon spiced huge mug of psl and cozy jumpers and autumn leaves sort of a book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐




Length Audiobook:

7h 3min





Publisher Audiobook:

HarperCollins UK

ISBN Audiobook:


What others think

Reviews of The Pumpkin Spice Café –

He he... okay... So this has been a book that I absolutely wanted to read. Because in theory it had checked all the boxes: cozy romance, grumpy- sunshine, autumn vibes and the most important.... book club and come on.. Have been a little dissapointed, something didn't quite clicked for me. Yes, the couple is cute, yes, it was exciting they had a book club, there was a bit of mystery trying to figure out what's going on with all the misshaps at the cafe.... but all in all wasn't that exciting. Not saying I didn't like it, I just... wanted something else? More? Maybe all the fuss about it built my hopes up to much and the book didn't quite deliver to that level?


I did really like this book and it give off some gilmore girl vibes with luke/loreali however the narrator sounded very robotic which I found really hard to listen to!


cosy listen, perfect for a rainy autumnal day :)


Don't have any qualms with the narrator and suspect those complaining are just being ageist. It's repetitive which does get very annoying and it's not got the witty dialogue of Gilmore Girls I was hoping for. Nothing really happened but I liked that. Definitely not my usual book (as a bed bound queer person) but it was a cosy way to make the hours go by for sure.