Can’t Spell Treason without Tea

Rebecca Thorne

Cozy Fantasy

All Reyna and Kianthe want is to open a bookshop that serves tea. Worn wooden floors, plants on every table, firelight drifting between the rafters… all complemented by love and good company. Thing is, Reyna works as one of the Queen’s private guards, and Kianthe is the most powerful mage in existence. Leaving their lives isn’t so easy.

But after an assassin takes Reyna hostage, she decides she’s thoroughly done risking her life for a self-centered queen. Meanwhile, Kianthe has been waiting for a chance to flee responsibility–all the better that her girlfriend is on board. Together, they settle in Tawney, a town that boasts more dragons than people, and open the shop of their dreams.

What follows is a cozy tale of mishaps, mysteries, and a murderous queen throwing the realm’s biggest temper tantrum. In a story brimming with hurt/comfort and quiet fireside conversations, these two women will discover just what they mean to each other… and the world.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) Reyna and Kianthe want to live the sweet life of owning their own tea shop with books to sell. Both have very prominent positions that make this not possible. Until one finds her life in danger and they both make the decision to leave.

A tea house with books is the stuff dreams are made of! This is exactly what this little shop was with all the elements to make a meaningful living; friends, good food and the quiet life. But they knew hiding from their previous lives couldn’t last long. Their adventure was fun and was backed up with a sweet LGBTQ romance. I loved the LGBTQ rep in this book as it had non-binary characters also.

It had a very cozy feel. I felt as if I should grab my tea and curl up by the fireplace. The characters were strong females that were living out their dreams and I admired them for that! There was quick wit, banter and dragons. Why did we not get more dragons?

This is a great one if you love a slow-build adventure with sweet LGBTQ romance!

AUDIO REVIEW: Jessica Threet did a great job with each character voice. She enhanced the story with inflection and tone very well.

General content summary: F words= 13

Little language 

Assassination attempt (assassin killed, few details)

Death (sword, details, blood, sliced throat, stabbed heart, beheading, corpses hung up)

Physical violence (weapons, blood, details, knife threat)

F/F relationship (kisses)

Alcohol (multiple)

Intimacy (referenced, no details)

Dragon attack (fires)

Parental deaths (previous, no details)

Thank you to Macmillan Audio for the copy!

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