Author: Mia Hopkins
Series: Eastside Brewery
Release Date: 3/13/2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 254
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A gangster hiding from his past. A single mom fighting for her future. Can she show this bad boy the man he’s meant to be?
“Mia Hopkins is an imaginative author who doesn’t take the easy road to a formulaic book.”—USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog
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 craft beer? No mames.
Still, people in this neighborhood look out for one another. That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant. Chiquita 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 knows 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 quench my thirst for something real.
The Rosas brothers will return in Trashed!
Thirsty was a great 5 star read.
Ghost (Salvador) is out of prison and is trying to get his life back in order again and get his own apartment by the time his brother gets out of prison so they both have a place. He is currently staying at in Vanessa’s garage.
Vanessa has known Ghost for years. She is a single mom due to the death of her child’s father, who was also a gang member like Ghost. She is a strong woman who decides to give Ghost that chance he’s asking for.
These two end up getting closer and agree to have a two month steamy relationship.
Can they only keep it to two months? When the old life comes back to haunt Ghost, will he be able to keep his promise to Vanessa?
Nothing is ever free. Not a single GD thing. You will pay for it. Maybe not today, but you will.
There is so much to this great read. The secondary characters were great and added a good element to the story. I was pulled in right from the beginning and was on the edge of my seat hoping that Ghost can get what he wants in the end. Vanessa was a strong woman who doesn’t like to be lied to and was great for Ghost. The ending was good and we are left with a heck of a shocking surprise that definitely leads into the next book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and see where this goes. Mia Hopkins has done a great job with Ghost’s story and I can’t wait to read more.