Something's Brewing at Joe's



The Promise Of A Dream Job Lures Murphy To Tampa, But He Arrives To The Rude Awakening That The Offer Is On Hold Now He S Got Two Choices Slink Back To Michigan With His Tail Between His Legs Or Stay And Look For Work Things Perk Up When He Goes Into A Coffee Shop And Learns The Owner Is Looking For Someone To Renovate The Apartment Above It He Happily Takes The Job, Only Later Realizing He S Met Joe Sterling, Kaffeinate S Proprietor, Before When They Hooked Up At A Club Murphy S First Night In TampaMurphy And Joe Are Both Proud, Passionate, And Outspoken Neither Is Looking For A Relationship, Though They Can T Deny They Go Together As Well As Coffee And Doughnuts, In Spite Of Their Tempers But That S Before Joe Learns Murphy Will Be Working For The Corporation He Believes Is Harming Local Businesses And The Environment And If Murphy Will Be Supporting It, Joe Will Want Nothing To Do With Him, Dooming Any Possibility Of An Unexpected Happy EndingSomething's Brewing at Joe's

It s been an amazing journey since DSP first contracted Lorcan s Desire in January 2011 I ve published 2 free reads with the M M Romance group, my back list is growing, met some great people and have made some amazing friends.I m still in shock that I m listed among the many talented authors at Dreamspinner Press The little voice in the back of my head is screaming, You are so out of your league Shhhhh I won t tell them if you don t You can call me Jo, everyone does

[Read] ➵ Something's Brewing at Joe's Author S.J.D. Peterson – E17streets4all.co.uk
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  • Something's Brewing at Joe's
  • S.J.D. Peterson
  • 03 September 2019
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10 thoughts on “Something's Brewing at Joe's

  1. says:

    I ve been waiting for Jo Peterson to write something light and fluffy for ages I so loved Something s Brewing at Joe s is indeed an easy read The MCs have an instant sexual connection and spend a lot of time in various states of undress getting each other off And I do love a steamy story I really, really do But, and it pains me to say this, the sex sort of overwhelmed the relationship here I never got a sense of these guys as fully realized human beings Joe owns a coffee shop and I ve been waiting for Jo Peterson to write something light and fluffy for ages I so loved Something s Brewing at Joe s is indeed an easy read The MCs have an instant sexual connection and spend a lot of time in various states of undress getting each other off And I do love a steamy story I really, really do But, and it pains me to say this, the sex sort of overwhelmed the relationship here I never got a sense of these guys as fully realized human beings Joe owns a coffee shop and was close to his parents before they died Murphy don t call him Eugene , newly arrived in Florida, doesn t want a relationship because his last boyfriend nagged him to death He never discusses this with Joe, just continues to run hot and cold, fucking Joe and then pushing him away Murphy ends up working for an unethical company that tried to force Joe and other small business owners out of their retail space Murphy overhears something that makes him realize just how far this company would go for a profit While this sounds somewhat exciting, there is little tension in the story, and the issue is resolved fairly easily I did like Kallie, Joe s assistant at the shop She s sassy and instrumental in bringing Joe and Murphy together The ending is a strong HFN, although I was seriously bugged that while Joe told Murphy that he loved him, Murphy never said it back

  2. says:

    2.5 HeartsI don t quite know what to say about this story I think it has some really great things to it, but on the rare occasion that an audio can make or break a read for me, it really affected my thoughts on how these characters and the story were interpreted.Basically, Murphy and Joe meet up in a club, and they hit if off immediately They both want a no strings attached hookup and really believe their one off is just that a fabulous night of hot fucking never to see each other again How 2.5 HeartsI don t quite know what to say about this story I think it has some really great things to it, but on the rare occasion that an audio can make or break a read for me, it really affected my thoughts on how these characters and the story were interpreted.Basically, Murphy and Joe meet up in a club, and they hit if off immediately They both want a no strings attached hookup and really believe their one off is just that a fabulous night of hot fucking never to see each other again However, of course circumstance will not allow such, and they find themselves employee and employer in an unconventional setting What proceeds is the inevitable feelings and wantingdespite both of them protesting too much.Per the blurb, these two are proud, passionate, and outspoken , and boy does narrator Chase Johnson take that description to heart making both Murphy and Joe aggressive, brash, and arrogant I admit I do not have much experience reading Peterson, but this just seemed a tad bit OTT, a tad bit too much in how these guys acted and thought and spoke, running hot and cold and back to hot, as they grapple with their feelings and the volatile conflict arising from Murphy s other job Now granted, that could be solely from the audio, which just did not work for me Murphy and Joe are live hot wires, and Johnson uses those cues to the max, so much so it was jarring every time they growled or snapped or barked at each other Unfortunately, he did this constantly with both characters, making them nearly indistinguishable Even their thoughts were loud and indignant and it seemed like they were in a constant battle to see who could be the most tough and manly.So yes, this time around the audio definitely influenced my rating Usually, I can keep things separate but this was so dramatic and in your face, I was exhausted every time I listened to this Points towards Murphy and Joe being horny with a capital H They re young, single, and looking to have a good time, and boy do they find it with each other over and over again despite all their squabbles If you re a fan of Peterson I d say sample this audio hard, but I recommend sticking with the written word insteadThank you to the author publisher for the audio in exchange for a honest review

  3. says:

    There sthan just coffee brewing at Joe s, that s for sure Murphy and Joe first meet when they hook up at a club shortly after Murphy has arrived in Tampa Neither man is looking forthan a little no strings attached stress relief.Joe s frustrated with his forced vacation and he s decided that a night out for a few drinks, some dancing and with any luck a little somethingwith a hot body is just what the doctor ordered When Murphy moves to Tampa on the promise of his drea There sthan just coffee brewing at Joe s, that s for sure Murphy and Joe first meet when they hook up at a club shortly after Murphy has arrived in Tampa Neither man is looking forthan a little no strings attached stress relief.Joe s frustrated with his forced vacation and he s decided that a night out for a few drinks, some dancing and with any luck a little somethingwith a hot body is just what the doctor ordered When Murphy moves to Tampa on the promise of his dream job being told that said job is on hold is not what he s expecting to hear He doesn t want to go back to Michigan only to hear a chorus of I told you so s from his family and friends and decides that he s going to find something to keep him afloat until things get sorted out, but being a little frustrated and stressed out over the news pushes him to decide he needs a night out to relax, unwind and just forget about everything for a few hours Needless to say there wasn t a lot of personal information exchanged during their one night stand so it s no wonder that Joe sthan a little surprised when he returns to his coffee shop and finds out that his assistant Kallie has hired someone to renovate the upstairs apartment that Joe s been talking about fixing up for as long as Kallie can remember and that someone turns out to be none other than Joe s one night stand Murphy Both men decide this isn t going to be a problemafter all they re mature adults right And just because Joe wants a repeat of what he and Murphy shared and Murphy s determined that things need to stay strictly business spoiler alert willpowerMurphy has noneseriously NONE his determination didn t last a daywait, I m not even sure it lasted an hour forget a day As soon as these two laid eyes on each other again it was game on.Now I realize this kinda leads to the thought of what the hell these two can t keep their hands off of each other and there s roughly 200 pages here, but there sto this story than just a case of boy meets boy, boy jumps boy and they all lived happily ever after because let s face it that s sweet but pretty dull when you ve got 200 pages to fill, so luckily there s that jobyou know the one that Murphy moved to Tampa foryeah, it s a bit complicated and makes things a little tense between Murphy and Joe I really enjoyed this part of the storyor at least the idea of it and to a degree the execution of it worked More often than not when a story has this type of plot line to it I like a bit of tension and conflict so than what was here and while this was ok, for me it would have worked better if things had been not quite so easily resolved So along with that, here s the reason this one only got 3 stars from meit was the sexseriously you know you have too much sex in a story when one of the MCs is complaining that the other MC broke his wanker and then cuts him off for a couple of days because said wanker is soreok, he tried but it was Murphy and as I ve already said Willpowerhe has none I can honestly say I m not sure that I ve encountered a lotif any stories where an MC is complaining about too much sex and trust me there waseven the bunnies of the world were cringingforget jealous I m pretty sure they were with me wondering How the hell does anyone have this much sex and accomplish a damned thing Thankfully some of itjust some mind you, was not actually on page for which I am grateful because I can honestly see how poor Murphy s wanker got brokenjust sayin I loved Plan B and Override book 1 of The Underground Club and I have several books by this author from her backlist that I am dying to read but this one just really didn t go so well for me, it was a case of sometimes less isand in this case a little less sex could have made for a littlestory and that would have been just fine with me An ARC of Something s Brewing at Joe s was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  4. says:

    2.5 stars rounded up to 3 because still no 1 2 stars here on GR I probably should have quit while I was ahead I first read this book back in early July of this year and I guess I went into this thinking that this story might work better for me on audioit happens What doesn t happen very often is that things go from wellbad to worse My original feelings about this story haven t changed So here s my original review if you want a refresher There sthan just coffee brewing at J 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 because still no 1 2 stars here on GR I probably should have quit while I was ahead I first read this book back in early July of this year and I guess I went into this thinking that this story might work better for me on audioit happens What doesn t happen very often is that things go from wellbad to worse My original feelings about this story haven t changed So here s my original review if you want a refresher There sthan just coffee brewing at Joe s, that s for sure Murphy and Joe first meet when they hook up at a club shortly after Murphy has arrived in Tampa Neither man is looking forthan a little no strings attached stress relief.Joe s frustrated with his forced vacation and he s decided that a night out for a few drinks, some dancing and with any luck a little somethingwith a hot body is just what the doctor ordered When Murphy moves to Tampa on the promise of his dream job being told that said job is on hold is not what he s expecting to hear He doesn t want to go back to Michigan only to hear a chorus of I told you so s from his family and friends and decides that he s going to find something to keep him afloat until things get sorted out, but being a little frustrated and stressed out over the news pushes him to decide he needs a night out to relax, unwind and just forget about everything for a few hours Needless to say there wasn t a lot of personal information exchanged during their one night stand so it s no wonder that Joe sthan a little surprised when he returns to his coffee shop and finds out that his assistant Kallie has hired someone to renovate the upstairs apartment that Joe s been talking about fixing up for as long as Kallie can remember and that someone turns out to be none other than Joe s one night stand Murphy Both men decide this isn t going to be a problemafter all they re mature adults right And just because Joe wants a repeat of what he and Murphy shared and Murphy s determined that things need to stay strictly business spoiler alert willpowerMurphy has noneseriously NONE his determination didn t last a daywait, I m not even sure it lasted an hour forget a day As soon as these two laid eyes on each other again it was game on.Now I realize this kinda leads to the thought of what the hell these two can t keep their hands off of each other and there s roughly 200 pages here, but there sto this story than just a case of boy meets boy, boy jumps boy and they all lived happily ever after because let s face it that s sweet but pretty dull when you ve got 200 pages to fill, so luckily there s that jobyou know the one that Murphy moved to Tampa foryeah, it s a bit complicated and makes things a little tense between Murphy and Joe I really enjoyed this part of the storyor at least the idea of it and to a degree the execution of it worked More often than not when a story has this type of plot line to it I like a bit of tension and conflict so than what was here and while this was ok, for me it would have worked better if things had been not quite so easily resolved So along with that, here s the reason this one only got 3 stars from meit was the sexseriously you know you have too much sex in a story when one of the MCs is complaining that the other MC broke his wanker and then cuts him off for a couple of days because said wanker is soreok, he tried but it was Murphy and as I ve already said Willpowerhe has none I can honestly say I m not sure that I ve encountered a lotif any stories where an MC is complaining about too much sex and trust me there waseven the bunnies of the world were cringingforget jealous I m pretty sure they were with me wondering How the hell does anyone have this much sex and accomplish a damned thing Thankfully some of itjust some mind you, was not actually on page for which I am grateful because I can honestly see how poor Murphy s wanker got brokenjust sayin I honestly figured at the very least this was going to remain a 3 star read for mewhat I wasn t counting on and please believe me when I say this is a really, really subjective opinion here, but bizarrely enough this one got knocked down a notch because try as I might I just couldn t get past the narrator s voice Now it s not that it s bad or that I couldn t understand him or any of that and honestly I can see where other people will probably be thinking that maybe Karen s a little cray, cray, but the thing is for me there were times when I m sure that Joe and or Murphy were meant to sound all sexy and passionately growly and to me it waslike an angry, ragey growl In other words for some reason the emotion that was being conveyed wasn t the emotion that I was picking up onhopefully this makes sense So anyways, not to belabor the point I m just going to summarize by saying Chase Johnson was the narrator for this one and for whatever reason this narrator s voice doesn t work for me and if I m listening to what s suppose to be an intense, intimate scene between two people it just yanks me out of the story when I feel like one of those people is really angry rather than really passionateit s me and I m totally owning this one folkslike I said very, very subjective opinion here I highly recommend checking out the audio sample if this one is of interest to you After all, you never knowyou may find you really like this narrator s voice and really that s all that matters at the end of the day is what works for any of us as individuals A audio book of Something s Brewing At Joe s was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    Chemistry It s an important factor in romance stories, and yet it s not always prevalent Murphy and Joe have it in spades The first night they cross paths, their chemistry explodes and nearly takes out all the nearby innocent bystanders It s almost as if a warning stickerhighly combustibleshould be smacked onto the cover of this story Their passion is highly charged I loved it Murphy is from Michiganhip bump to my fellow Michiganderand looking for a fresh start He s not looking fo Chemistry It s an important factor in romance stories, and yet it s not always prevalent Murphy and Joe have it in spades The first night they cross paths, their chemistry explodes and nearly takes out all the nearby innocent bystanders It s almost as if a warning stickerhighly combustibleshould be smacked onto the cover of this story Their passion is highly charged I loved it Murphy is from Michiganhip bump to my fellow Michiganderand looking for a fresh start He s not looking for a boyfriend or relationship, just blue skies, some sunshine, and a chance to kick off his career When the job he trekked south for is put on hold, he realizes the holes in his plan Whoops He has no money and no backup plan, just a burning desire to not fail and fall flat on his face Putting his shaky future aside, he goes out for a night of clubbing and runs into the most amazing man It s funny what complete and utter stratification can do to black clouds that were looming overhead Lucky gift number one While sipping a steamy cup at a local coffee shop the next morning his second good fortune is bestowed upon him He quickly accepts a small remodel job for the coffee shop and throws himself into the demo The job should take a couple of weeks whichshould cover him until his real job starts Things are looking up again That is until he meets the mystery owner of the shop But Joe s not a stranger after all Murphy can t work for a man he s sleeping with However, he can t seem to control his physical reactions to Joe either If only keeping his hands and mouth to himself was his only problem Something is about to go down and Murphy might be able to stop it, but it s gonna cost him One way or another he s going to lose and he doesn t know which hit he should takeshiverIt s so exciting What s to like I really enjoyed the writing and smooth paced story It doesn t take long and the mysterious thread is revealed It s fairly straightforward and simple it s about choices Should Murphy allow a brand new face in his life the power to impact his future Why does Joe think he can influence the decisions Murphy makes But what if this thing with Joe could be it They are so good together, could this be his chance at happily ever after When do you put it all on the line and just go for it And what happens if you re too late Oh me, oh my, so many questions I liked the fact that things weren t given easily and they had to work for it Sprinkle in some snark and sass and I was one happy reader.What s to love The speed Joe and Murphy fall is near lightning, but I was on board the entire time I never questioned how quickly things progressed, that was Murphy s job He was thrown off kilter because he wasn t looking for this indisputable electricity he has with Joe It irritates him because he didn t want it but then he got it and now he needs it Joe accepts that what they have is special mainly because the ladies in his life tell him so And even if he doesn t always trust himself, he has complete confidence in them Joe and Murphy burn red hot from the very beginning and it only scorched brighter as things progressed I loved watching them helplessly fall I adored Joe from the get go, as well as his coffee shop and crew Murphy is equally blessed with a great family and co workers Besides the slimy bad guy, all of the characters are pretty lovable All in all, there s a lot to love here.Beware of An abundance of smexy These two are H.O.T for each other It s quite possible Kaffeinate spikes their brew with Viagra because they just can t stop attacking each other Didn t bother me in the slightest but if gropey hands and lots of bones aren t your thing, you may want to move along Both guys also have short tempers and walk the line of anger control issues, I think they need to switch to decaf every once in a while This book is for If you are looking for a sweet, sexy and easy read, you should add this to your list Just remember it s.hot stuff 4 stars Book UNfunk

  6. says:

    4.5 HeartsI firmly believe in there s a right book for you at the right moment and this was the perfect book for me I was in a bit of a slump with nothing quite pulling me in like I wanted it and then I met Murphy and Joe and they quite literally fucked the slump away Enjoy the moment There s time later to talk. Murphy has left the cool temps of Michigan to follow his career to Tampa and use the skills he s gone to trade school for but a snafu leaves him jobless and unwilling to ru 4.5 HeartsI firmly believe in there s a right book for you at the right moment and this was the perfect book for me I was in a bit of a slump with nothing quite pulling me in like I wanted it and then I met Murphy and Joe and they quite literally fucked the slump away Enjoy the moment There s time later to talk. Murphy has left the cool temps of Michigan to follow his career to Tampa and use the skills he s gone to trade school for but a snafu leaves him jobless and unwilling to run back home with his tail between his legs With the need to get his frustrations out, Murphy finds a local gay friendly bar and attempts to find something or someone to pound his frustrations out with.Joe is out for the night during his employee imposed vacation dancing the night away at Flamingo s when he sees a man who is just his type at the bar, aka Murphy A bit of small talk and a bit of talk about anatomy not being small, has Joe and Murphy headed to Joe s to find some mutual release through horizontal dancing of their own.But both men see this as a one night stand even though both men have a hard time getting the other out of their head I guess it s a good thing Murphy is in need of a job and the coffee shop he walks into just happens to need a handyman to renovate the upstairs apartment Oh and that coffee shop is owned by Joe, yup Murphy has kinda turned into the one night stand that never left.The sexual tension between these two is insatiable and I loved it There isn t much talking to be had when your mouth is full of cock ass and these men love the taste of one another It would seem tedious how much they are together physically if they weren t perfect and so sexy together Good lord Joe and Murphy have amazing chemistry from the first look at one another that blends into passion that burns your fingertips as you read this Passion like these two have makes for some serious bedroom sessions that leave the men and this reader panting because seriously, they are hotter than hotJesus, Joe Too slutty Not unless you do that for everyone Just you Then the only term I d use to describe it is really hotIt s not all smooth sailing and sex for the couple though Passion, as telenovelas have taught us, leads for hot sex and hot tempers, and Murphy and Joe are guilty of both The men fight and fuck their way to resolutions and honestly, admit that they fuck and fight their way through it all The both know they should talk about issues that come up but end in bed and talk later I loved that about them, how they call themselves out on being hornier than a ten peckered owl but get the sex out and then get down to talking Communication isn t only verbal between these two and their best communicating is when they are connected, intimately.There is a story with all this sex and while it caused tension and a bit of angst between the men, it wasn t that big of a distraction from the romance and that made me happy Sure, both Murphy and Joe make some quick wrong decisions when it comes to how they treat the other but both men have come from bad relationships and carry a bit of that baggage around The good thing though, they fall so damn hard for one another so damn fast they barely recognize when it slaps them in the face and not with the other s penis.Seriously though.This book was fun, sweet, sexy and romantic I don t need to give you a long rambling review to tell you that I enjoyed the hell out of meeting Murphy as he was melting from the Tampa heat and humidity after getting a blow to his career dreams to meeting the man of his dreams on a hot and humid dance floor I just need to tell you this book made my Monday, took me out of a book slump, made me squirm in my seat and made me smiletimes than I can count

  7. says:

    Murphy and Joe Both very emotional passionate men Their heart on their sleeves and their sex life is very dynamic Murphy goes to Tampa to make a new start and having his dream jobnot Disillusioned he tries to make the best of it Joe oh goshhh Joe horny basterd but so sweet and dedicated..Joe has a bar Kaffeinate They meet in a another bar and bam when they see each other they are very open about the fact they want the other.now Almost running to Joe s place and they have Murphy and Joe Both very emotional passionate men Their heart on their sleeves and their sex life is very dynamic Murphy goes to Tampa to make a new start and having his dream jobnot Disillusioned he tries to make the best of it Joe oh goshhh Joe horny basterd but so sweet and dedicated..Joe has a bar Kaffeinate They meet in a another bar and bam when they see each other they are very open about the fact they want the other.now Almost running to Joe s place and they have passionate sex When Joe hears Murphy has no job he offers him a job to rebuild the apartment above the bar He can sleep there also The are cranky with each other They argue and fight but ohhh they always make up and how When Joe finds out where Murphy will soon work he is furious.and the reasonfind out yourself. A hot steamy story Two horny men.wittysteady and sweetlots of arguments and fights The pace was very fast, an entertaining way of writing and sometimes I couldn t see my screen because of the steam Very enjoyable if you don t mind kissing , licking, nipping, biting on every part of the body An ARC received through Divine Magazine from Dreamspinner Press

  8. says:

    Something s Brewing at Joe slanded in my lap at the right time The real world has been stressful these past couple months what else is new and I have been dying for something light and fun to read to escape from the everyday pressures for awhile I read the blurb, noticed that SJD Peterson one of my favorite all time authors wrote this and immediately requested a copy to readSomething s Brewing at Joe s,was not quite what I expected There were elements I loved in this story buSomething s Brewing at Joe slanded in my lap at the right time The real world has been stressful these past couple months what else is new and I have been dying for something light and fun to read to escape from the everyday pressures for awhile I read the blurb, noticed that SJD Peterson one of my favorite all time authors wrote this and immediately requested a copy to readSomething s Brewing at Joe s,was not quite what I expected There were elements I loved in this story but a couple elements dampened the story a bit First off I must say that Peterson has written some of my favorite unforgettable book characters Peterson, delivers everytime I pick up her books I buy her paperbacks whenever I stumble upon them I adore off the top of my head , Connor and Lorcan, characters from her Conner s CourageWhispering Pines Ranch series Danny from and Matty from her sweet short to name a few Jo s characters have a way of pulling at that rebellious courageous part of ourselves that tend to emerge when we have to make decisions that permanently change our lives The minute I read the blurb I instinctively knew that Murphy and Joe were going to be such characters and I could not wait to read Peterson s latest adventure.The blurb pretty much sums up the story so I won t re hash those details What I will say is that this is a fun, lively story chock full of characters that I wanted to knowabout Murphy and Joe are very likable characters I love their banter and how they interact as a couple I just wish thattime was spent developing their romance outside the bedroom Now, don t get me wrong, I love a great sex scene and the ones in this story are scorching hot , however I also like balance I felt like I knew Murphy and Joe better than they knew each other outside the bedroom Outside of sexual compatibility and loveable personalities, what s the glue holding these two together Don t get it twisted The sex and plot may have overwhelmed the story but this was still a great fun read and I would love it if these guys were to have a follow up story of some sort because there s still so much left for us to learn about them Until then, enjoy the banter, the colorful supporting characters and of course the sex Happy reading ARC provided for review at my discretion

  9. says:

    2.5 starsForgettable shrugs Too many of bland and tedious sex scenes not enough bone of the main story to keep me interested Plus the two main characters feel immature I only liked Kallie, the female employee That s about it.

  10. says:

    I was interested to the cover and blurb I read this author s book before and liked it.Started really good and I enjoyed fifty percent mark of this book, until there was too much sex, and sex, and sex I m finally exhausted Maybe I m too old for this kind of story, you can blame me then.Started with a fling, and the fling become a cling and they re finally cannot be separated in seconds.Both having short temper and non stop sex drive, Joe and Murphy were made for each other.This was actually ca I was interested to the cover and blurb I read this author s book before and liked it.Started really good and I enjoyed fifty percent mark of this book, until there was too much sex, and sex, and sex I m finally exhausted Maybe I m too old for this kind of story, you can blame me then.Started with a fling, and the fling become a cling and they re finally cannot be separated in seconds.Both having short temper and non stop sex drive, Joe and Murphy were made for each other.This was actually can beenjoyable if only they didn t have sex every time they met Less talk,sex.That s the only reason they re arguing, a miscommunication can be the cause of couple problem added the short temper, boom Good thing is, you know, the sex is epic, so I don t think they can be away from each other for long Like, one day Overall, if you like a light read, a very low angst, loads of sex, this your book.Read it on weekend getaway with your partner, this one is a good booster Just sayingARC provided by Dreamspinner Press for an honest and unbiased review

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