My Busboy by John Inman #mm #review @dreamspinners

My Busboy

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Robert Johnny just turned thirty, and his life is pretty much in the toilet. His writing career is on the skids. His love life is nonexistent. A stalker is driving him crazy. And his cat is a pain in the ass.

Then Robert orders a chimichanga platter at a neighborhood restaurant, and his life changes—just like that.

Dario Martinez isn’t having such a great existence either. He needs money for college. His shoes are falling apart. His boyfriend’s a dick. And he has a crap job as a busboy.

Then a stranger orders a chimichanga platter, and suddenly life isn’t quite as depressing.

But it’s the book in the busboy’s back pocket that really gets the ball rolling. For both our heroes. That and the black eye and the forgotten bowl of guacamole. Who knew true love could be so easily ignited or that the flames would spread so quickly?

But when Robert’s stalker gets dangerous, our two heroes find a lot more to occupy their time than falling in love. Staying alive might become the new game plan. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Double TimeTAGListening to Andrea LeeTAG

It just amazes me how versatile this author is. From incredible funny, to so scary you read with the light on.

This story falls somewhere in the middle, we’ve a writer with a case of writers block, a cat with an attitude befitting, well a cat. The friend of the writer and a college friend who found drugs and was lost along the way.

It all starts with a Birthday. Robert’s birthday, and a dinner he really doesn’t want to go to. Next thing we know Robert meets and falls in insta lust with Dario, and who wouldn’t. problem is Dario has/had a BF. That sorted, Dario and Robert start a friendship that Robert’s stalker doesn’t seem to find amusing.

As we following along this tale, and find our self’s wrapped up in the love affair that is Robert and Dario, we start guessing and second guessing who is this stalker anyway. Is it polka dot lady? Is it the BF, or someone else. Great twists.

And when we get to the end, and the HEA, we find we get a two for!

Nicely played!


Liz Cat

In My Busboy John Inman introduces the readers to Robert Johnny and Dario Martinez, two men at the rock bottom of their lives who bond over Mexican food and literature. That bond quickly blooms into lust, and love soon follows. However, to be together, they must first find ways to overcome the forces holding them down.

Robert has an average, if declining life as an author. The reader can clearly feel the pain of Robert’s writer’s block. Dario, the young busboy at his favorite Mexican restaurant, becomes his muse. But just as affection for Dario is growing, Robert’s stalker, formerly no more than a nuisance begins to cause real world problems for him and the man tugging on his heartstrings.

John Inman weaves a sweet, suspenseful tale of starting over with a new love and rising above your previous circumstances. I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy going on a wild, passionate ride with realistic characters who will steal your heart and your breath.


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