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Barista Boys, Book 4
A E Ryecart
LGBT, Gay, Contemporary, Romance
Independently Published
October 24, 2017
254

“You fix the lives of others. The waifs and strays, the lost and broken, you fix them all, Bernie. But the life that needs fixing most of all is your own.” Bernie Porter is a haunted man. For years, he's carried the guilt that he was responsible for the death of the only one he’s ever loved, a man he vowed to protect and keep safe. Every frightened and damaged kid who washes up at Barista Boys door, Bernie rescues each and every one – all because of the man he failed to save so many years before. Emotionally and physically scarred, Jared Hastings survived a night of violence and madness that almost left him dead. As he emerges from the nightmare that threatened to destroy him, Jared’s determined to plunge head-first into a future that’s free from the horrors of his past. A night-time street robbery, and Bernie and Jared are thrown into each other’s worlds. But as fast as Jared comes into Bernie’s life, he’s gone, leaving Bernie with the gnawing conviction he’s let something precious slip through his fingers. Their paths cross again in a way neither could have foreseen. From their first tentative steps, the slow burn of their relationship gathers pace. But as dark histories are revealed, and souls and hearts bared, each man finally comes to understand they can fix not just themselves, but each other.

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Review by Gloria Lakritz

Senior Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

What I was waiting for Bernie’s Book. This handsome, mysterious young man, the owner of Barista Boys Coffee Shop…. The helper of lost young men…. Who was he? What are his hidden secrets?

Well in the last of her Barista Boys Series Ms Ryecart has opened up the Pandoras box and let Bernie bare his soul. What a wonderful heartwarming story for this man being saved as he has saved countless others.

Every frightened and damaged kid who washes up at Barista Boys door, Bernie rescues each and every one – all because of the man he failed to save so many years before.

So it is a surprise one night coming home late Bernie comes upon Jared Hastings being robbed by his apartment. The always need to help and protect jumps in as always and Bernie and Jared meet…Both now have to come to terms in finding a way to each other and share…….unloading their baggage in trust so love could flow in to their broken hearts….

A great ending to this series.