A Mary's Boys Novella
Darwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he'll find the right man to spark his interest for more than a one-night stand--until he sets eyes on Cody Russell.
Cody has just accomplished his life's goal--get the hell out of Kansas. In one fell swoop, he lands a job at Hamburger Mary's and gets a newfound family and the chance to be with other gay people! All that's missing is someone special. But when Darwin shows his interest, Cody is sure it's too good to be true. After all, what can Darwin possibly see in the high school dropout serving him nachos?
As Darwin falls in love, Cody struggles to realize his worth. When his past threatens the fragile life he is building, Cody spirals into a moment of dark desperation. But Darwin is determined to show Cody that love and family and home are there for him... will Cody accept what is offered?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nachos & Hash is a supremely crafted novella. I understand this is the author’s first novella, but you’d never know that. The plot is well planned out, with just enough conflict to drive the story but time for a sufficient resolution. I was really impressed how much emotion Mr. Witt managed to pack into relatively few pages. There were moments my heart ached for Darwin and Cody, and others where it felt incredibly full. The characters themselves were well-developed. Their histories provided depth, and their personalities came through in the dialogue and action. All the characters, main and secondary, were incredibly vibrant. The story popped, there was a fantastic contrast between the fun and flirty moments with the serious aspects. The romance was fast-paced, as to be expected with a novella, but it never felt disingenuous. Conversely, the emotion and chemistry was written in such a way that the rapid progression and connection between Darwin and Cody made sense. The writing flowed and the pacing was so upbeat, I was surprised how quickly I finished the book. All the elements simply worked cohesively to make it a fast, very pleasurable read. I wasn’t initially sure what to expect with this series, but seeing how well-balanced it is, I can’t wait to read the next one. *Dreamspinner Press provided an eARC to Alpha Book Club. The author and publisher had no influence over this review*