Connor & Ash Book Cover Connor & Ash
Barista Boys Contemporary Gay Romance Book 3
A E Ryecart
Contemporary Gay Romance
June 15, 2017
339

Each time Ash Hemsby strips off for a stranger in a hotel room or gets down on his knees in a back alley, a little piece of his soul dies. But debt is a hard task master, and money lenders don’t take IOUs.

From a shadowy corner of a hotel bar, Connor O’Brian watches the rent boy’s clumsy attempts to ply his trade. Beneath the younger man’s brash exterior Connor senses desperation and vulnerability, and his heart goes out to him – because he too bears the scars of living crushed and defeated.

A whispered conversation, a key exchanged, and the deal is struck. Yet the night turns out in a way neither expects.

A chance meeting brings Connor face to face with the man he can’t stop thinking about, and he’s determined not to let him get away a second time. Ash owes Connor for what happened that night in the hotel, but what was meant only to be the fulfilment of a promise begins to feel like something more.

Step by step, they begin to mend what is broken in the other. But life has a habit of tripping up the unwary. A random discovery, a scribbled, desperate note and a race across London bring each man face to face with the secret shame they have only ever wanted to keep hidden.

Secrets and half-truths have kept Connor and Ash in the shadows. Only the raw, heart wrenching truth can lead them out of the darkness and into the light. But is it already too late, and will the shadows reclaim them?

Review By Gloria Lakritz

Sr Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

I had found AE Ryecart totally by accident and I have been mowing through her work seriously for a few months now…As a review chair for a book guild I have many books to read…….But sometimes I veer

This is the third book in the Barista Boys series and again Ms Ryecart touches on the world of young gay men and the havoc that they endure by being young, coming out, and what this still entails.

Each time Ash Hemsby strips off for a stranger in a hotel room or gets down on his knees in a back alley, a little piece of his soul dies. But debt is a hard task master, and money lenders don’t take IOUs.

I found this story to be very difficult to read as Ash has had a really hard road. His family gone, his ‘owing’ his father’s debt was so hard to see. But again fate had other plans when Connor O’Brian saw him in that bar that fateful night.

I love this authors writing. The meeting was fate, the fact that Connor was a friend of Bernie was fate….The fact that Ash got a job at Bernie’s was even better….Ms. Ryecart brings out the best in the reader rooting for these two…..It’s a win-win

Book #4 Finally is Bernie’s Book….Now to find out about this sexy, wonderful mysterious man!!!