Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Darwin “Dare” Mancuso owns a string of food trucks across the city. His friends often tell him he works too hard and has too little fun. Dare knows it’s true, but he has high standards for both his business and his love life, and isn’t about to fall into bed with just any man he meets, no matter how hot he is.
Then Abel Messler comes into his life, and Dare takes notice. Unlike the entitled business types to whom he serves every day, Abel has an innocence that’s hard to ignore and draws Dare in. When Abel loses his job, it’s all Dare can do not to hug him and kiss all his troubles away.
Instead he invites Abel out for a good time with friends, and the end result gives both men more than they ever expected.
JD Walker did a nice job with this story. It’s nice and sweet with a HFN ending. Dare is trying not to be jealous of his friend’s love life when he meets Abel. He can’t help but want to help the kid when he comes by his food truck.
I understood Dare wanting to protect Abel and it’s nice to see Abel give as good as he gets when he is finally in his own environment. This is meant as a short story, so there isn’t a lot of build up and action, but it didn’t leave you wondering what was going on either.
The cover art is nice and consistent with the series.
ebook, 17 pages
Published: May 14, 2016 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English
Series: Men at Work