Title: Coffee Cake (Coffee Cake #1)
Author: Michaela Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 11th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance / Mystery
Page Count: 220 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Bran Kendrick never expected to fall in love. He’s asexual, after all. What chance does he have of finding someone who’ll see past that? So when Malachi Warren catches his eye, Bran tells himself his crush will pass. Malachi disagrees. He has been attracted to Bran for some time, something he is delighted to find Bran reciprocating. They begin to date and feel their way through an intimate relationship that meets both their needs.
Suddenly Bran finds himself juggling a new boyfriend, a demanding job, and a college degree he’s not sure he wants, but he couldn’t be happier—until a series of seemingly random accidents befall Malachi. When they escalate, Bran realizes someone is trying to take away the best thing that ever happened to him, and he must scramble to keep Malachi safe while they search for the would-be killer.
I enjoyed this, from the positive portrayal of an ace romantic relationship that still had hot, sexy times to the mystery (even if I figured out pretty early on who the culprit was – though I never guessed why).
The story flowed well, I liked all the characters, but most of all? I loved that the characters all talked things out. There was no miscommunication or dumbass misunderstandings, just beautiful communication.
I will definitely be checking out the next book in the series!