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He tastes like coffee - strong, sweet and so very decadent. “I've been carrying this secret my whole life...”Sexy, ripped and successful coffee shop owner Maxwell Lyons is in trouble. Unbeknownst to anyone, Max's coffee shop Beans is in big debt, and if he can't pay off the loan to his bank, everyone's favorite Brooklyn café could go under. As the drama unfolds, Max falls He tastes like coffee - strong, sweet and so very decadent. “I've been carrying this secret my whole life...”Sexy, ripped and successful coffee shop owner Maxwell Lyons is in trouble. Unbeknownst to anyone, Max's coffee shop Beans is in big debt, and if he can't pay off the loan to his bank, everyone's favorite Brooklyn café could go under. As the drama unfolds, Max falls in love with Adam, his newest employee and the man who could change his outlook on everything he's ever known, making him finally tell the truth...“I will show you how beautiful the world is.”Geeky film major Adam Prescott doesn't even know how good looking he is. Working in his favorite hangout place, Beans, might be the way to get over his parents not accepting him after he comes out of the closet. An even better way? A frolic between the sheets with Beans' owner, devilishly handsome Max Lyons. Adam's heart of gold longs to make Max feel whole again, and he might just make it happen, with the help of an adorable Labrador puppy, that is.“Puppy love has never been sweeter.”Adam and Max fall in love slowly, but deeply. But Max's secrets and Adam's family's disapproval might just keep them apart... And there is also the case of Max's old lover, who wants the coffee enthusiast all to himself. But with the help of a sweet, sandy colored pup and a stunning quirky girl with everchanging hair colors, they might just make it work...Salted Caramel is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger.This book is part of a series with interconnected characters, Beans Coffee....

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ISBN : 31453352
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Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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  • Otterpuss
    2019-02-12 12:58

    This is written in the first person which isn't generally a style I enjoy. Unfortunate this book wasn't the exception to that...The writing is choppy and kinda all over the place. Tony. What was that all about?!Max calling Adam 'kid' every time they speak to each other gets really old really fast. Or 'coffee lover' or 'bad boy' (ick) in fact anything other than 'Adam'That and the winking...There's so much winking going on that to the outsider it must look like some sort of weird secret coded language. There are mistakes too. At one point Max puts his hand on Adam's knee and then in the next sentence Adam wishes Max would put his hand on his knee....The sex is boring and badly written with little or no foreplay but there are magical condoms that appear from nowhere when needed, although there is no talk of lube or prep. The writing is juvenile and the character are one dimensional and lack depth. It's all so dramatic, it's like a bad soap opera. I started skipping at 40%, tried to stick it out but just couldn't read anymore so DNF at 65%.ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cee Brown
    2019-02-09 17:55

    .•´¸★*´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.★¨*.¸¸.•`★¤A recipe born out of commitment.¤★¨*.¸¸.*ˑ˞★"Life is short. Life can be bitter. But if you put a teaspoon of sugar in your coffee, it might just change your perspective."The start of a new series, aptly titled Beans Coffee, Salted Caramel places the cafe on the map when long suffering owner Maxwell hires university student Adam as barista and the younger man turned Maxwell's life and his shop on its ears with his creation. The intensity between these two are awesome. "The past doesn't make us. The present shapes us, the future gives us hope." Not just a story about falling in love, it was a story of trust, betrayal, heartbreak and finding oneself. A deeply private guy, Maxwell was hurt by his former lover and found it hard to be open. Denying his true self kept him in control. Adam was open, free as a bird. He refused to live in a closet and was the best person to draw Maxwell out. With nosy friends and co-workers pushing them, a dog who adopted them, a mother who thought it was her way or the highway, Maxwell and Adam had a long road ahead of them. ARC provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lovinghotbooks
    2019-02-17 15:10

    Much dramaI liked the book but I could have loved it if it didn't feel like the author tried to fill it to much drama, the characters had to many issues for my liking.But the book was sweet and the storyline in itself was good and the characters was described okay.The writing style is easy so the story was quick to read.It's a 3,5 stars but I'm marking it at 4 because even though I'm not all over the top for this book maybe others are.

  • Adiehardbearfan Da bears
    2019-02-19 19:50

    This is the second book I have read from this author. I'm enjoying her writing style and how much her book pulls you into the story.Adam Prescott was looking for a job that will help him pay for school so he didn't have to beg his family for help. He applies for a job at Beans which he seems to spend most of his time in anyway so why not get paid to be there. He is interviewed by Maxwell Lyons, who obviously is sexy as sin and he immediately crushes on the store's owner.Maxwell Lyons doesn't seem to believe love is in the plan for him. He has secrets that he believes will push anyone he falls for away because it happened with Tony. But the moment he lays eyes on Adam he is immediately smitten. Hey if he can grow a boner from hugging Adam then it's obviously true.These two go through a roller coaster of drama because neither wants to open up and share their secrets. One's scared of being rejected the other's scared of being pitied. Both are truly made for each other they just have to figure out how to meet in the middle.A sweet love story worth your time to read.I received an ARC for an honest review.

  • Elaine
    2019-02-16 18:10

    I received for an honest review.Maxwell owned the coffee shop that Adam spent most of his time and needed a job and when he applied there was an instant attraction.Both had secrets and both tried to keep it to themselves, until things got in the way.Can they make it work?A great book. Love a good cup of joe.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-01-21 17:48

    Adjectives and adverbs ahoy!"...glare at him incredulously.""Max laughs jokingly...""...he asks in a deliciously deep voice that reminds me of dark, molten chocolate.""...his lips molding into a hearty smile as he absorbs my reaction to the wafting scent.""I inhale another whiff of the comforting scent before I drink with gusto, nearly burning my tongue on the scalding hot liquid."A lot of sentences in that vein. Then we've got just the plain nonsensical stuff. "He really is a dick - no pun intended."I really don't understand that. What pun? Where is the pun?"We've breached the subject of my friends.""I start feeling kind of dizzy and light-hearted.""'I don't like people getting too close to me. I'm worried they'll find out too much about me.' 'I wasn't trying to break down your walls,' I tell him quietly. 'I was just trying to get to know you.'"Max tells a group of people, including Adam's friends that he's just recently met, that they're the closest thing he has to family. Like...not weird. At all. Adam is a student filmmaker, and his big project ends up being a film on Max's dad, who's suffering from Alzheimer's. Well, he films this whole documentary-style film and submits it to a review board for something or other, then shows it to Max and their friends and there are tears and yadda yadda, and I'm sitting here going, "Ummm...pretty sure that's not legal."See, there's such a thing as a media release form. And since Max's dad would be considered incompetent, that release form would need to be signed by Max. Even if Max would never in a million years consider suing Adam for the film, there's no way Adam's school would have accepted the entry without one, and it's also fairly unlikely that the home Max's dad resided in would have allowed Adam in to film without such a consent form. I hate it when authors write about shit they don't know.

  • Pam Kay
    2019-01-26 16:53

    I was given this novel in exchange for a honest review so here it it....This was a great story of life and love between two amazing men. The story line was strong and the characters were well developed and amazing. Two men who were strong in their own way, struggling with a past that kept them closed up, not opening to one another. Max had finally broken up his relationship of 2 years with his ex. Someone he loved that couldn't admit that he was gay for Max. Max owned the coffee cafe called Beans. He was struggling with the fact that he might lose the cafe due to the loan he made initially. He hired a new barista, Adam, who was a customer everyday and was a student at NYU. Adam needed the money for tuition so he decided to apply. When Max met Adam it was an attraction he couldn't deny. Sparks flew, the sex was Hot, but neither could really open up to each other and see it for what it was. As Max continued to push Adam away, their relationship was definitely strained, but the love that was building between the two seemed to knock down those walls of doubt. This was a beautiful love story that overcame all the obstacles of life and family. The two men complimented each other in every way, even helping each other mend the fences of family. Adam was given a chance to work on a film in London and Max urged him to go...Only 6 months which became more. When Adam is contacted by his mother about his father's death, he started to understand what really happened with his mother.....who she really was.... Max and Adam, soulmates, forever love. Enjoyed this story immensely. Life is never easy, but love can show you the way....Great Story.

  • Sara Long
    2019-01-29 18:10

    Beans is a warm, comforting blanket to the primary and secondary characters in this sweet M/M romance. The two main characters, Adam and Max, both have their own in-depth storylines, and each of their characters are fully explored by author Morgan Shaw. Shaw also gets kudos for creating a solid cast of supporting characters – wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of them show up in a future story of their own.A jaw-dropping story twist related to Adam’s family dynamics towards the end fuses both surprise and inexplicable acceptable and understanding on more than one count to the storyline. Max keeps his father’s health condition a secret from Adam and all of his friends and colleagues, even though he really shouldn’t have (or wouldn’t have needed to), all things considered. Regardless, this secret – and his actions surrounding it – almost leads to him losing Beans. Max and Adam endure their fair share of self-imposed angst, yet they figure out how to resolve underlying issues – Max’s impending loan payoff and Adam’s attempts to pay for college – while working through their personal and relationship insecurities to arrive at their HEA. These two are good guys deep down who belong together, and together through help from their friends grow into a strong couple. This book promises an entertaining story with new plot twists (not the same old story), enjoyable main characters, strong secondary characters, delicious coffee, and a dog.

  • Read
    2019-02-07 20:03

    A sweet romance with interesting main and supporting characters. Max owns Beans, the coffee shop at the center of the story. Adam needs money to pay for film school so he applies for a job at Beans. There is an instant attraction between Max and Adam, which becomes the main story. There is a lot of bouncing back and forth between Max & Adam pushing each other away for what I consider artificially inflated crises. For example, Max worries if Adam will still want him when he finds out about his Father who is in an institution due to his dementia. That is just not a reason you leave someone you love. Adam worries about Max not accepting him because his family rejected him when he admitted he was gay. Again, Max is also gay, so why would that be a reason to drop someone you love?However, behind all this is a sweet romance, friendship, friends that become family and good coffee. There is an interesting twist near the end. And a wonderful HEA with no cliffhanger. I think there are supposed to be other books set in the Beans world, and I look forward to reading them.I received this book free for an honest review.

  • Valeen Robertson
    2019-01-23 14:55

    Salted Caramel is a wonderful story of passion and love. Max and Adam meet at Beans, the coffee shop Adam has been a regular at for awhile, but is now applying for a job at, and Max is the owner and interviewer. Their attraction is immediate, but their relationship doesn't happen immediately. They become friends first, and flirt the whole time. The sexual tension is pretty thick. When they finally give in, it's pretty sexy! But Max runs away from his feelings and Adam is hurt, of course. They work their way back to each other, with help from an adorable abandoned puppy named Aslan. I think Aslan is actually my favorite character in Salted Caramel :)There are many obstacles to Max and Adam being happy together, Max's tendency to shut down and run away, Adam's obnoxious mother, and Adam ending up leaving the country for a job. But in the end, they get their HEA, and it's pretty sweet. The whole book is sweet, and sexy, and well written. The supporting characters too, are great, and I hope there are more books coming for them.I received an ARC for an honest review.

  • Allison
    2019-01-21 19:50

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a great love story, really entertaining. I am looking forward to more from this author. I would definitely recommend this book. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-28 17:56

    I received this book free for an honest review.I enjoyed this book but it was 3.5* rounded up to 4. There was so much backwards and forwards between the MCs that you had to make sure they were actually adults not high school kids at some points. Adam being the younger had more leeway off of me and he sure did need it. Locking himself away without letting Max explain himself was childish. But there was a lot going for the book too. I loved the moments when Max goes back to his dad. Aslan seemed so cute I'm a sucker for a cute puppy.Adams mum where do I start with her!! Not a nice woman but then she helped out in the end.There was some editing mistakes getting names mixed up but it was bearable. The chemistry was good between the MCs. I loved the little family and their interactions with the MCs.An enjoyable sweet non angst book. Will be looking out for more books by this author.

  • Tiffanee
    2019-02-05 19:52

    This book is about Adam, an NYU film school student, and Maxwell, owner of Beans coffee shop, and the love they find together. Adam gets a job at Beans in order to pay his own way at school and develops a crush on Max. Max has some problems with Beans and needs to make his loan payment quickly before he loses everything. Adam and Max fall in love fairly quickly with the help of a very cute Labrador puppy named Aslan. They both have lots of trust issues and no real family. I liked that they made their friends family instead. This book still had some grammar mistakes and issues with connections jumbled up but not as many as her first book. I would be happy to read another book by this author. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

  • Barbara Ingram
    2019-02-14 20:06

    ****4 Salty Sex Stars****After reading and enjoying Southern Whiskey, I was really looking forward to Salted Caramel. As with Southern Whiskey, it is well written with great characters and an interesting story, but I felt disconnected with the MC, Max and Adam. After Max hires Adam to work in his coffee shop, it didn't take long before they were crawling all over each other. Not to be picky, but the writer needs to research the intricacies of gay sex. The intimacy of gay sex is beautiful and should be written with knowledge and insight to make it more real. That being said, Salted Caramel is a good short read that will leave you satisfied and ends with very romantic HEA. ****ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review****

  • Coral Mitchell
    2019-02-15 16:01

    Adam is trying to finish college on his own terms and without the support of his family. He wants a job at Beans, his friends' favorite coffee shop, to earn money to pay for his bills. The owner, Maxwell, is older and too attractive. Adam and Max have the start of a relationship, but both have secrets they are keeping from everyone. Max is set at keeping everyone at arms length because of problems with his father, with Beans, and with an ex. Adam has issues with his family and hiding problems with school. I enjoyed the story, but would have liked to see Max be more active in the relationship after his declarations to Adam.I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lieve
    2019-02-03 15:03

    recieved a copy for an honest review As soon as I started reading Salted Caramel an M/M Romance , I knew it would be another good book , slightly different than the previous Southern Whiskey ,but also well written with a good story line and well developed characters . Max and Adam connected so beautiful- and naturally . If you're into M/M Romance this book is full of passion and emotion and you will find yourself rooting for this couple , hoping in the end ,they finally will have their happy ever after . Great read Ms Shaw , you're having me already hooked .

  • Margo
    2019-02-14 13:47

    I liked the setting for this book, and the universe of characters the author has created. The two main characters put each other through a lot (although, to be fair, Max was the worst about this), and at more than one point I thought Adam should cut and run. I think the ups and downs could have been streamlined a little and that character development should have been increased, but I'll definitely be reading the next book in this series.

  • E.A.
    2019-02-05 13:12

    I've only read a few MM books, but this one ranks near the top of the list. It is a sweet romance about a very unpredictable couple. They each have a lot of issues and ups and downs, but together they work through them. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it if you want to read a sweet MM with a happy ending. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-09 20:54

    This was a good story. Both Max and Adam have their own issues, they are guarded with. Yet they pull together in their little community to improve their lives. It was obvious that someone was meddling towards the end, but they were obviously strong enough to overcome this adversity. The disclosures from the mother, were a little bit OTT, but other than that a good light hearted read.

  • Kimkbries
    2019-01-22 19:48

    I enjoyed this book about Max, the owner of the coffee shop, and Adam the film student. Two people with a painful past trying to find happiness. Their connection was steamy and their story one I enjoyed. Sit back, crap a cup of Salted Caramel Coffee, and enjoy.

  • Angel Ratcliffe
    2019-02-07 17:43

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I really enjoyed reading this book. I don't know how many times my heart would stop beating while reading. There is a lot of emotion between the 2 sexy guys. Thank you for allowing me to read your work.

  • Caterena
    2019-02-15 14:46

    DeliciousI laughed and I cried. I believed and felt all of it except the part with Adams mother. Nothing could make me like or believe her. The rest was sweet and heartfelt. I even liked the parts with Antony's interference, he got what he deserved.

  • Yuikki
    2019-02-14 15:45

    Like the book ... but didn't have much impact on me. Quick to finish but also quick to forget. Just took me less then a week to forget most of it. It took me a while to remember what it was all about except it has something to do with coffee!

  • Christine
    2019-02-06 13:00

    Arc review For honest review. Wow what a heart felt story. These two men show that even through heartache and sometimes loneliness that friends and a good man can get you through the ruff patches. Great job.

  • Denise Mcnamara
    2019-01-20 13:06

    This is the first book I have read from Morgan Shaw and I absolutely loved it. Two men from different backgrounds finding love in the most unlikely place. This book was fun and I couldn't put it down until I was finished. I reccomend this book as a must read

  • Nate
    2019-01-26 20:58

    Got this in exchange for an honest review. I've only read a cpl books like this but rather enjoyed it. Max & Adam have great chemistry together. Was an enjoyable book.