I loved the cover. I wanted to like the characters more than I actually did. Joe seems to be a well-loved coffee shop owner with good relationships with employees and customers. Murphy came to Tampa for a job that fell through and he really, really doesn’t want to go back home. He avoids dealing with this by going to a gay bar for an anonymous hookup and finds exactly the type of encounter he is looking for.
When he finds a temporary job renovating the apartment over a coffee shop, SURPRISE! The coffee shop owner, his new boss, is the sexy man from the night before. I love sexy stories but somehow this relationship felt like hookup after hookup. I just didn’t feel passion. The storyline was great but the characters were a bit flat and the suspense portion of the tale a little unbelievable.
My GR rating: 3 of 5 stars