Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz
Senior Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
Barista Boys was my introduction to author A E Ryecart. Recently finding her, I am picking through any of her different works and am certainly enjoying her stories. Danny and Jude was number one for this series where I was introduced to Bernie and his coffee shop / haven for young men who need to come in out of the rain.
Stevie leaving home at 15, came from an affluent family….but is on the streets because he is gay. Filthy and beyond hungry he is sitting in the warm shop with a cup of coffee waiting. He is staking out the back room where yesterday he saw sandwiches and bread cooling….desperation is his middle name. Sneaking into the room and trying to stuff some of the warm goodies into his bag, he is caught red handed by Mack.
Mack is Bernie’s nephew, who by the way had not long ago arrived himself, down on his luck. He scares Stevie to death by his temper and his strength. Bernie gives Stevie an offer he cannot believe. A couch in the back room, and a job. Mack is furious and cannot understand why Bernie would do this for a thief.
Now the wheels are in motion, we actually learn not only Stevie and Mack’s story but ore about Bernie as well. Another satisfying story, sexy times and the hard facts on how the young are exploited when their parents turn away. Now I will begin Connor and Ash and also Book 2 of Deviant Hearts….