I’m asking you to stop what you’re doing & read Thirsty by Mia Hopkins.
It’s been a while since I’ve fallen in love with an author’s writing as I did with Mia’s. Thirsty is raw & real. I loved every bit of it.
Synopsis for Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
My name is Salvador Rosas. Back in the barrio, my past is written on the walls: ESHB. Short for East Side Hollenbeck, my father’s gang—my gang. Hell, it’s a family tradition, one that sent both my brothers away. They used to call me “Ghost” because I haunted people’s dreams. Now I’ve got nothing going for me except a hipster gringo mentoring me in a new career. An ex-con making craft beer? No mames.
Still, people in this neighborhood look out for one another. That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant. Chiquita pero picosa. She’s little, but with curves so sweet they’re dangerous. I remember Vanessa from the old days, the straight-A student with big plans. Plans that were derailed by another kid stupid enough to think he was bulletproof. Now Vanessa knows better than to believe in empty promises. There’s fire in her . . . and if I touch her, I might get burned.
Book Review: Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
I’m trying everything I can to go straight. But when East Side Hollenbeck comes calling, I might have to risk it all to find out if there’s a future for Vanessa and me. Because she’s the only one who can quench my thirst for something real.
Lets talks about Sal. Oh, Sal. He needs a break, a chance and he definitely needs someone to love and someone to ride for him no matter what. Sal goes by ‘Ghost’ because he haunts people’s dreams. If that doesn’t give you sneak peek into his history, here’s a bit more. He’s an ex-con trying to start a new. This is easier said than done because he still haunts his old neighborhood. He’s working hard, trying to get his life together, but when guys from his father’s gang, East Side Hollenbeck, come calling, he’s pulled back in.
Now, we’ve got Vanessa. Sal knows Vanessa from back in the day. She walked a straight and narrow path and had bug dreams until she fell in love with a guy from the neighborhood. Years later, she’s single, living with her mother and young daughter. With no place to go, Sal winds up staying in her garage. They get closer than they ever bargained for.
Some highlights of this story for me are the story is told from Sal’s POV. I haven’t read many, or any romances from the MMC POV, but it works so well here. While Thirsty is part of the Eastside Brewery series, we don’t get a lot of info about the brewery just yet. I’m hoping for more of that scene in the rest of the series. This romance features many open-door scenes and they are beautifully written, descriptive, and very hot.
I am Really Into This book! If you’re in the mood for a luscious & engrossing love story, this is for you. Also, it’s told from the male main character’s POV. So so good! Huge shoutout to my dear friend, Tiffany who recommended Mia’s writing to me. If this book is your vibe, you may also enjoy Katie Golding’s Falling for the Enemy.
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Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. Her award-winning books have been featured by many publications including The Washington Post, USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.