Friday, May 29, 2020

Nachos & Hash (Mary's Boys #1) by Brandon Witt

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Darwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he'll find love-until he sets eyes on Cody Russell.

Cody has just accomplished his life's goal-get the hell out of Kansas. In one fell swoop, he lands a job at Hamburger Mary's and gets a newfound family. All that's missing is someone special. But when Darwin shows his interest, Cody is sure it's too good to be true. After all, what can Darwin possibly see in the high school dropout serving him nachos?

As Darwin falls in love, Cody struggles to realize his worth. When his past threatens the fragile life he is building, Cody spirals into a moment of dark desperation. But Darwin is determined to show Cody that love and family and home are there for him... if Cody can accept what is offered.

My Rating - 4 Stars!

Nachos & Hash is a tender tale by Brandon Witt. The first book in the Mary's Boys series, it is a nice read. 

It took me a long time to get invested in these characters, but once I did, I found it to be a beautiful story. With a cute start, it definitely turned deep and emotional.

A hurt/comfort tale, Darwin and Cody are two men who find solace in the life at St Mary's, as well as each other. These are two small town boys who find people like them in the city. Their backstories are definitely interesting and easily leave them with a strong connection.

Things happen quickly for these boys, in a sweet manner. And then...

This is a story that includes homophobia, and it's long lasting effects on self-worth. Cody's family is vile, and the effects are heart-breaking. 

I love the people at St Mary's and the support they show for one another. I look forward to reading more about these characters.

Nachos & Hash is an impressive short read. With just 104 pages, Brandon Witt packs a lot of sweetness, as well as realness, into this romance.  

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