Title: Something’s Brewing at Joe’s
Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 30, 2017)
Length: Novel (200 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: The promise of a dream job lures Murphy to Tampa, but he arrives to the rude awakening that the offer is on hold. Now he’s got two choices: slink back to Michigan with his tail between his legs or stay and look for work. Things perk up when he goes into a coffee shop and learns the owner is looking for someone to renovate the apartment above it. He happily takes the job, only later realizing he’s met Joe Sterling, Kaffeinate’s proprietor, before… when they hooked up at a club Murphy’s first night in Tampa.
Murphy and Joe are both proud, passionate, and outspoken. Neither is looking for a relationship, though they can’t deny they go together as well as coffee and doughnuts, in spite of their tempers. But that’s before Joe learns Murphy will be working for the corporation he believes is harming local businesses and the environment—and if Murphy will be supporting it, Joe will want nothing to do with him, dooming any possibility of an unexpected happy ending.
ISBN: 978-1- 63533-338-1
Review: Murphy left Michigan to follow his dreams; the problem is his dreams were on hold. The company he was going to work for put his dream job on hold. He had no clue what he was going to do, but thank god for the coffee shop. It seems that the owner needs someone to work on the apartment upstairs. He just hadn’t expected the owner to be the man he hooked up with.
Joe owns Kaffeinate and wasn’t too sure what to think when he came into work, to find the one man that turned him on fast to be working on the upstairs apartment. Between the two of them things heat up real fast. Joe learns why Murphy was working on the apartment, and then found out who he was going to go work for in the end. He knew trouble when he saw it, and he was right on. Now it was up to Joe and Murphy to figure out how to make it good.
When I first started reading this story I have to say that it is a very slow paced story and a bit boring to me. Even the trouble was over real fast and no real danger. The characters were a bit like each other, both stubborn asses but they seemed to work. I wasn’t too sure about Murphy but I did like Joe quite a bit. He was the feisty one and went after what he wanted.
I was expecting something different with this story but it was still pretty good. I enjoyed it but can admit that it wasn’t something I would read more than once. It was a bit to normal and boring for me to really get into. Even with my issues with the story, I would honestly say that you might get a kick out of this story.