Title: Beignets (Coffee Cake #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Michaela Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 9, 2015 – 200 pgs
Malachi Warren barely survived a series of assaults on his life. But survive he did, though not without baggage. Now, Malachi must pick up the pieces of his shattered life—the most important piece being his boyfriend, Bran Kendrick, who is dealing with problems of his own.
Stagnating at his job at a small-town café, Bran’s pride keeps him from asking Malachi—or anyone—for help. Desperate to do something, Malachi secretly pays a celebrity chef with a bakery in New Orleans to take on Bran as his apprentice.
As Malachi and Bran begin to make a new life in New Orleans, the specter of Malachi’s PTSD and the growing stress over the secret he hides from Bran threaten their relationship. Before it’s too late, Malachi must confront his past and face his fears about the future, all without losing himself—and Bran—in the process.
I loved the first book and this one was no different. There was angst, PTSD and even love for these two lovable characters. I was almost thinking the author was not going to keep these two together but she did. The author drew me in from the beginning and I was kept interested all the way till the end. The author took two men and was able to make me believe that they were really going through everything life was throwing at them. I fell in love with these two men in “Coffee Cake” and that didn’t change when reading “Beignets.”
Michaela Grey told stories to put herself to sleep since she was old enough to hold a conversation in her head. When she learned to write, she began putting those stories down on paper. She and her family reside in the Texas hill country with their cats, and she is perpetually on the hunt for peaceful writing time, which her four children make difficult to find.
When she’s not writing, she’s knitting while watching TV or avoiding responsibilities on Tumblr, where she shamelessly ogles pretty people and tries to keep her cat off the keyboard.