[E–book] Thirsty Eastside Brewery #1

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  • Thirsty Eastside Brewery #1
  • Mia Hopkins
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  • 02 March 2020
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Mia Hopkins ☆ 7 characters

review Thirsty Eastside Brewery #1 summary Ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mia Hopkins Mia Hopkins ☆ 7 characters Ws better than to believe in empty promises There’s fire in her and if I touch her I might get burned I’m trying everything I can to go straight But when East Side Hollenbeck comes calling I might have to risk it all to find out if there’s a future for Vanessa and me Because she’s the only one who can uench my thirst for something realThe Rosas brothers will return in Trashed. Originally posted at SmexyBookshttpsmexybookscom201803review Favorite uote You want a hero Before we start you should know I m not him I m not your hero A hero is Prince charming a firefighter a cowboy He s handsome and perfect He s probably white He has his shite together None of that is me Salvador Sal Rosa has just been released from prison after serving a five year stretch for boasting cars and other chargesWorking two jobs he s trying to make a new life for himself and his younger brother A member of the East Side Hollenbeck s ESHB Sal knows he has to stay clear to make it but once your part of the gang you re in for lifeVanessa Velasco may be from the neighborhood but she is slowly digging her way out with a good job college and a fiery attitude A single mom whose husband died because of the ESHB she has no use for the gangs or gangbangers When Sal finds himself homeless when he s kicked off a friend s couch Vanessa reluctantly offers him a bedAs Sal and Vanessa dance around their attraction to each other ample opportunities arise for Sal and he finds himself suddenly learning how to make craft beer and liking it But when the gang calls him back in Sal has to make a choice and one that will keep him and everyone he loves alive because he now has something and someone to live forThirsty is my first book by Mia Hopkins but not my last Bold and unapologetic Hopkins takes readers deep into a gang infested barrio and introduces us to a young man whose life was predestined but whose need for change has him fighting against the only world he s ever known Well written with honest descriptions vibrant characters and an impacting narrative Hopkins captures her protagonist s thoughts and emotions perfectly while building a thought provoking base on which to showcase them Though touted primarily as a romance there is much at work here The romance is but a solitary element in this story about family obligations second chances and redemption The focus on two people who are trying to move beyond choices they have made and learn to trust as they enter into a new chapter in their livesHopkins characterization is exceptional Each character she has built is a three dimensional experience in their dialogue and and actions Their frank candor holds no secrets as everyone tells you exactly what they think Sal is brutally honest though it is tempered depending on whom he is speaking too The drama and angst of the various relationships Sal has with others are realistic and justified Layered and complicated Hopkins digs deep beneath the stereotypes to slowly re image this man He makes no apologies for his past or present He is a gangbanger His gang affiliation is what sent him to prison He was born into the life and now faces the uphill battle of trying to survive beyond it We watch as Sal is forced to see himself through the eyes of others having to prove he is than just a gangbanger and a convicted felonHopkins addresses many topics throughout the story weaving them within the narrative She talks about the gang culture and it s allure showing us the emotional mental and physical needs it can fill and the ramifications of trying to break free from it It works its way into the romance as they all go hand in hand with helping to explain how Sal views him as individual and as a potential boyfriendlover The romance itself is hot and heavy very sexually explicit with heavy erotic flavor This couple is free in and out of bed with nothing off limits Their age and past experiences played a heavy part in that freedomVanessa is one tough cookie who was on the fast track to college when she was waylaid by a pregnancy marriage and widowhood all by age 18 She worked hard to make a life for herself and her daughter and refuses to let anyone destroy it I appreciated the fact that Vanessa s deceased husband wasn t made a villain to justify being with SalShe was able to love them both with no excusesVarious people are introduced who all effect Sal in some form or fashion Vanessa her daughter and grandmother become a pseudo family for Sal and show him that despite his past actions the neighborhood looks out for its own His bosses who want to profit off his gang affiliation the gang who demand his allegiance and the geeky hipster who sees him than a gangbanger and offers him a whole new world Various subplots intertwine with the main plot adding depth and offering clues for what s to comeThe ending resolves the main conflict and clears the way for Sal and Vanessa s future but leaves us with nothing concrete Revelations are made towards the end that changes everything I for one can t wait to see what Hopkins has in store for Sal s brother EddieGRADE B Tikvah Means Hope in empty promises There’s fire A Season with the Witch The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem Massachusetts in her and The Forever War if I touch her I might get burned I’m trying everything I can to go straight But when East Side Hollenbeck comes calling I might 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review Thirsty Eastside Brewery #1 summary Ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mia Hopkins Mia Hopkins ☆ 7 characters T beer No mames Still people in this neighborhood look out for one another That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant Chiuita pero picosa She’s little but with curves so sweet they’re dangerous I remember Vanessa from the old days the straight A student with big plans Plans that were derailed by another kid stupid enough to think he was bulletproof Now Vanessa kno. 3 StarsAnother book where the blurb sucked me in but the story fell flat I ve been picking up uite a few of these unfortunately If I had the choice to be in the females head or the males I would choose the male Why Because females like to go over everything a gazillion times inside their heads I am no different My mind never shuts off So color me shocked with how much Sal kept us locked up inside his head It s a PP of mine I can t handle having hardly no kind of interaction with other characters I can only handle so much and he crossed the limit of thatThe writing needs a bit tweaking I felt lost at times and it took me out of the story The relationship and romance was just OK I didn t really feel the connection with Sal and Vanessa In the end it just wasn t for meHappy reading dolls xxI received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review Chasing Rainbows in this neighborhood look out for one another That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant Chiuita pero picosa She’s little but with curves so sweet they’re dangerous I remember Vanessa from the old days the straight A student with big plans Plans that were derailed by another kid stupid enough to think he was bulletproof Now Vanessa kno. 3 StarsAnother book where the blurb sucked me سينمانياالولع بالأفلام ورؤية مختلفة لقراءتها in but the story fell flat I ve been picking up uite a few of these unfortunately If I had the choice to be Redemption in the females head or the males I would choose the male Why Because females like to go over everything a gazillion times Addison Blakely inside their heads I am no different My mind never shuts off So color me shocked with how much Sal kept us locked up The Collective inside his head It s a PP of mine I can t handle having hardly no kind of King of Kings Ballantyne #6 interaction with other characters I can only handle so much and he crossed the limit of thatThe writing needs a bit tweaking I felt lost at times and Der kleine Vampir it took me out of the story The relationship and romance was just OK I didn t really feel the connection with Sal and Vanessa In the end Hearthkeeper it just wasn t for meHappy reading dolls xxI received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher 'Tis A Memoir in exchange for an honest review

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review Thirsty Eastside Brewery #1 summary Ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mia Hopkins Mia Hopkins ☆ 7 characters My name is Salvador Rosas Back in the barrio my past is written on the walls ESHB Short for East Side Hollenbeck my father’s gang my gang Hell it’s a family tradition one that sent both my brothers away They used to call me “Ghost” because I haunted people’s dreams Now I’ve got nothing going for me except a hipster gringo mentoring me in a new career An ex con making craf. 2 StarsOh man I wanted to like this book so much That cover That blurb All of it sucked me in Unfortunately what s beyond that just didn t manage to engage me Six months out of jail Salvador Ghost Rosas is trying to get his act together His brother will be out in a couple of months so he s trying to save up some money so they can get a place together and stay out of trouble Working two jobs and staying in Vanessa Velasco s garage is where he spends his timeVanessa Velasco is the neighborhood good girl However in high school she fell in love with one of the members of the local gang Young love also brought with it an unexpected pregnancy Five years later and Vanessa is a single mom and widow But she hasn t let any of that stop her from pursuing her dreams and she won t let another neighborhood gangbanger derail her Told entirely from Sal s first person POV I couldn t uite get into this story Normally I m not one who really has any issues with first person POV but here it just didn t work for me Too much internal monologue to keep me interested I found myself bored way too many times Also the writing is very choppy and stilted I like to find a rhythm to my reading and I just couldn t get that here The transitions from one scene to the next were sloppy and disjointed as well I d check back to see if I missed reading a sentence that moved me from one scene to the next or from one day to the next but alas it would turn out I didn t And while I really wanted to root for Sal and Vanessa I just didn t feel any spark between them Nothing really clicked There was no heat no sizzle and no chemistryI could sympathize with Sal and his battle with trying not to get pulled back into the gang life and becoming the man he wanted to be and that he thought Vanessa deserved but the author just didn t pull much emotion out of me than that I also really couldn t wrap my head around Vanessa She didn t feel like a fully developed character I wanted information about what she wanted out of life What kind of future did she want for her and her daughter She both was and wasn t hesitant with Sal I don t think the inner turmoil the author wanted to portray with her getting involved with another neighborhood gang member came through At least not for me BUT I will give her major props for being a total sex kitten between the sheets She was up for anything And I love a woman who owns her sexual desiresThe whole brewery aspect of the story felt forced and out of place I didn t understand its inclusion here It didn t really add much to the story or to the development of Sal s character I m kind of left scratching my head when it comes to that Finally I will add that this book is not a standalone While the relationship aspect is fully resolved there are still issues with the gang and other things which I won t spoil that will carry over into the next book which will be Sal s brother s book Overall this was a story that I really wanted to like but just couldn t get invested in It bums me out because there was a lot of potential here ARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a review