An Alisa Review: My Busboy by John Inman

Rating:  4 stars out of 5


My BusboyRobert Johnny just turned thirty, and his life is pretty much in the toilet. His writing career is on the skids. His love life is nonexistent. A stalker is driving him crazy. And his cat is a pain in the ass.


Then Robert orders a chimichanga platter at a neighborhood restaurant, and his life changes—just like that.


Dario Martinez isn’t having such a great existence either. He needs money for college. His shoes are falling apart. His boyfriend’s a dick. And he has a crap job as a busboy.


Then a stranger orders a chimichanga platter, and suddenly life isn’t quite as depressing.


But it’s the book in the busboy’s back pocket that really gets the ball rolling. For both our heroes. That and the black eye and the forgotten bowl of guacamole. Who knew true love could be so easily ignited or that the flames would spread so quickly?


But when Robert’s stalker gets dangerous, our two heroes find a lot more to occupy their time than falling in love. Staying alive might become the new game plan.


John Inman is a new author for me; I own a few books but haven’t gotten to reading them yet.  I was not disappointed with this story, it was wonderful.


Robert is pretty depressed as he turns thirty, with nothing positive happening for him and he doesn’t see it changing anytime soon.  He is taken with Dario when he meets him at his favorite Mexican restaurant and when they see each other again he has a great need to protect him.  Dario realizes pretty fast that he will need to show Robert how he feels for anything to grow between them.


Robert took a little bit to connect to, he was so depressed with himself and his life he couldn’t see anything really happy and he keeps everyone at an arm’s length.  When he meets Dario something clicks and he can start to see the positive side of life.  Dario was so adorable, not much could keep him down but I just wanted to keep him safe throughout the story.  Both of these characters are so loveable and seeing them fall in love for the first time was wonderful.


Cover art by AngstyG is a beautiful picture and I love it.


Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | ARe


Book Details:

ebook, 210 pages

Published: July 4, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 9781634770842

Edition Language: English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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