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A gangster hiding from his past. A single mom fighting for her future. Can she show this bad boy the man’s he’s meant to be? Mia Hopkins is back with the first in an all-new contemporary series, THIRSTY (Eastside Brewery #1)!
Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
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.
On Sale in Digital: March 13, 2018
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“Thirsty is sexy and soul-wrenching, with Sal’s irresistible voice luring you through a living, breathing Los Angeles. Vanessa and Sal’s chemistry is sizzling right off the page, and their journey will keep you on the edge of your seat. Five smoldering, tattooed stars!” – USA Today Bestselling Author Sierra Simone
What a cute and fun read. I’m new to Mia Hopkins as this is the first book of hers I’ve read, and what a way to be introduced. I wanted to read this book because the synopsis caught me right away, and that cover. It did help me want to see who this mysterious man was.
This is the story of Vanessa and Salvador. One a good girl and one a gangster trying to make a new life. They knew each other in high school, where Sal though Vanessa was the good girl, and Sal was definitely the bad boy. The story starts with Sal looking for a new place to live while trying to lay low from his gang after getting out of prison. He ends up in Vanessa’s garage offering to fix it up for her grandmother. Without giving too much away Vanessa does not want him there but they strike a deal to allow him to stay, especially since he will be gone most of the time at his two night jobs.
Sal is really trying to turn his life around, he’s saving up to get a place to stay and makes some interesting friends along the way. Eventually him and Vanessa strike a deal of their own, two months together, no strings then it’s over. Until something happens to mess that up and ends sooner then either would like.
What I liked about this story was that it felt real to me. You could see where they both were coming from and how they tried to make the most out of their lives while dealing with personal issues. Vanessa with the road her life had taken and Sal with his constant trying to be good. Not just for Vanessa but for himself as well.
All and all a cute love story with an ending I did not see coming. I’m going to assume that with the ending another book is coming.
Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends. She lives in Los Angeles with her roguish husband and waggish dog.
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