This book is for readers 18 and older
Series: Brewing Passion novella The Tap Room
Genre: Short Story Erotica Novella
Reviewed For: BLB Ebook Tours
Book Blurb: Successful business owner, Erin Brady is holding her own and then some in the male-dominated beer brewing industry. But her twenty-year marriage is crumbling as a result. She makes a last ditch attempt over one summer weekend to reconcile with her husband, only to finally accept the truth: It was over. When duty calls in the form of a last minute beer festival she must attend, Erin recognizes the futility of her efforts and leaves, knowing when she returns, her husband will be gone for good.
Vulnerable and emotionally raw, she arrives at the event with more issues than she can handle and finds herself distracted by the hot young brewer she wants to hire. Dedicated and loyal to her business, she tries to ignore the inevitable, but Jeff’s many skills serve as a balm to Erin’s battered psyche, as he helps with the beer booth and somehow works his way into her fantasies.
My Thoughts: When I first started this book and learned Erin was having marriage problems, I thought maybe this book was going to deal with her and her husband finding their way back to one another. However, we quickly learn, her husband has left her and she is left to pick up her emotions on her failed marriage. While working at her current beer festival, a new guy comes to help, a much younger guy that she finds herself attracted to and he to her. I was some what thrown off by how forward the guy was towards her with just meeting her. I couldn't imagine just meeting a guy and he is suddenly kissing my cheek or forehead quite regularly. Erin seems to fight these feelings toward the younger man. She then heads to a hotel to get some rest while Jeff (the younger guy) and other colleagues host the festival. This is when the "fun" begins.
Sometimes short stories are harder to review because they are short and they do not go into the depth a 300 page would. There are often very few characters. I enjoyed reading about Erin dealing with her emotions and her fantasy of the much younger man. I think the story line was good and I would definitely want to read the other short stories in the Brewing Passion Series: The Rookie and XXXMas Ale. I think the writer has talent and is someone to keep your eye out for.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as I am having a giveaway for this book!