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The Burnt Toast B&B by Heidi Belleau

The Burnt Toast B&B

by Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz (Author)

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Former lumberjack Derrick runs his late parents' B&B out of a sense of obligation and love for them. But he kind of hates it. Just as he's deciding to shutter it for good, temporarily out-of-work stuntman Ginsberg Sloan arrives hoping for long-term, cheap housing. Derrick decides he can't just toss the guy out into street, so he lets him stay, all the while determined to "convince" him through terrible service to leave on his own. Meanwhile, Ginsberg takes pity on the poor dude who obviously doesn't know the first thing about running a B&B and tries to help him out. They start to have feelings for one another, a development complicated by Derrick's (partly unconscious) hangups about gender, sexuality, and the fact that Ginsberg is trans.

I loved this book. It is sweet, and funny, and sexy, and deals with the issues it raises in compelling, interesting, and tender ways. I am also one hundred percent here for books featuring trans* characters in which the story is not about transitioning and/or the trans* character coming to terms with their identity. ( )
  lycomayflower | Jan 29, 2016 |
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After breaking his arm on set, Wolf’s Landing stuntman Ginsberg Sloan finds himself temporarily out of work. Luckily, Bluewater Bay’s worst B&B has cheap long-term rates, and Ginsberg’s not too proud to take advantage of them.

Derrick Richards, a grizzled laid-off logger, inherited the B&B after his parents’ untimely deaths. Making beds and cooking sunny-side-up eggs is hardly Derrick’s idea of a man’s way to make a living, but just as he’s decided to shut the place down, Ginsberg shows up on his doorstep, pitiful and soaking wet, and Derrick can hardly send him packing.

Not outright, at least.

The plan? Carry on the B&B’s tradition of terrible customer service and even worse food until the pampered city boy leaves voluntarily. What Derrick doesn’t count on, though, is that the lousier he gets at hosting, the more he convinces bored, busybody Ginsberg to try to get the B&B back on track. And he definitely doesn’t count on the growing attraction between them, or how much more he learns from Ginsberg than how to put out kitchen fires.
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