Title: Beignets (Coffee Cake #2)
Author: Michaela Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 9th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Malachi Warren barely survived a series of assaults on his life. But survive he did, though not without baggage. Now, Malachi must pick up the pieces of his shattered life—the most important piece being his boyfriend, Bran Kendrick, who is dealing with problems of his own.
Stagnating at his job at a small-town café, Bran’s pride keeps him from asking Malachi—or anyone—for help. Desperate to do something, Malachi secretly pays a celebrity chef with a bakery in New Orleans to take on Bran as his apprentice.
As Malachi and Bran begin to make a new life in New Orleans, the specter of Malachi’s PTSD and the growing stress over the secret he hides from Bran threaten their relationship. Before it’s too late, Malachi must confront his past and face his fears about the future, all without losing himself—and Bran—in the process.
Far more relationship centered than Coffee Cake, and told entirely from Malachi’s perspective, it struck me on a deeper level.
There’s no mystery in this one, it’s all about Bran and Mal and them growing together. The tension in the story comes completely from the fact that Mal’s done something for Bran without his knowledge that could ultimately tear them apart.
I found this was really well done and I was tearing through the pages devouring this like I would a plate of beignets.
I certainly hope there will be more in the series to come.