A new coffee shop and a closed gas station bring closeted cowboy and an out of the closet barista together in this novella.
Asher wanders into the coffee shop owned by Thomas the day it opens. His regular place was closed and fate led him there. Thomas is immediately drawn to the shy cowboy and sparks fly when they run into each other at a party. Asher asks Thomas out and he thinks everything is going well, until he finds out that Asher is in the closet. DEEP in the closet.
This book had a little bit of everything for me. Flirting, angst, drama. Even supporting characters- Thomas’ best friend and Asher’s “girlfriend”.
I loved that Thomas is so true to who he is. He refuses to go back in the closet or even wait outside the closet door for Asher. They have such a chemistry together they sizzle, but Thomas won’t back down. Asher has to decide if he can come out. Change his life. And not for Thomas, but for himself.
Thomas is willing to sacrifice his heart to not sacrifice his principles. Being a small business owner in a small town is tough, tougher if they know you are gay. But Thomas is who he is and makes no apologies for it.
I found myself cheering them both on- it was hard not too! My biggest issue was the quick ending. All of a sudden- BAM! – it was over.
Four stars for this novella that didn’t disappoint
Thomas Lexington decides that what his small town in Colorado needs is a high end coffeehouse whether they know it or not. Opening day is a hit as all the penny pinchers come out of the woodwork for their free coffee.
He also gets a visit from a gorgeous cowboy named Asher Jones. Asher is intrigued by the name of the shop The Coffee Corral. Since his usual gas station coffee haunt is closed for renovations he decides to give The Coffee Corral a try. There is an immediate attraction between the two of them but Thomas is already out, and Asher isn’t even willing to consider that. It seems as if it will never work out between them, but when fate has something brewing the possibilities are endless.