Author: Anna Zabo
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/21/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Bisexual, Gay Romance
A man discovers that love can show up when you least expect it—and in a much different form—in this piping-hot romance from the author of Due Diligence and Just Business.
Brian Keppler, owner of Ground N’At, the coffee shop beneath SR Anderson Consulting, doesn’t have time for a relationship. His most recent girlfriend broke up with him because he’d become married to his shop, which is falling apart without his favorite barista, Justin.
As he struggles to stay afloat, the arrival of handsome British high-tech whiz Robert Ancroft becomes another complication. Rob quickly becomes a fixture at the shop with his sharp wit and easy charm, and Brian soon finds himself looking forward more and more to Rob’s visits—to the point where his heart skips a beat when he walks in.
But will Brian be able to come to terms with his previously unexplored sexual identity and find happiness now that he has a chance?
I’m almost certain that Daily Grind is the first book in the Takeover series which can be read as a standalone – this book had a different vibe to the first three but was no less addictive.
Brian Keppler has popped up in this series many times as the owner of Ground N’at which was of course where Justin worked and he just happens to be one half of my favourite couple from the Takeover series. Losing Justin to his new job and of course Eli, the obvious other half of my favourite couple, has had a slow but long lasting effect on both Brian and Ground N’at and finding good and reliable staff is becoming a huge issue.
Robert Ancroft breezes into Ground N’at in all his red headed glory one day and turns Brian’s life upside down. A recent transplant to Pittsburgh from the UK Rob is fun with a dash of naughty and soon has Brian in a dither. Their flirting is explosive, their foreplay is damn right dirty and it’s not long before both of them are jumping in with both feet but real life can be a bitch sometimes and as Brian’s staffing and budgets worsen it feels almost like Ground N’at is holding him hostage.
The only big issue in this book is time. There isn’t a whole lot of angst, nobody’s life is threatened, and when Brian owns his bisexuality nobody raises an eyebrow. They are good together – there is a lot of gentle intimacy as well as hot as hell shenanigans. The only problem they face is a work to life balance and how best to solve it and the first step is getting Brian to realise that two heads are better than one!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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