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Coffee Boy follows the synopsis pretty closely; there aren't any surprises going into it which I loved Sometimes all I need to cheer me up is a cute romance novella with a beautiful coverAfter graduation Kieran expected to go straight into a career of flipping burgers—only to be offered the internship of his dreams at a political campaign But the pressure of being an out trans man in the workplace uickly sucks the joy out of things as does Seth the humorless campaign strategist who watches his every moveSoon the only upside to the job is that Seth has a painful crush on their painfully straight boss and Kieran has a front row seat to the drama But when Seth proves to be as respectful and supportive as he is prickly Kieran develops an awkward crush of his own—one which Seth is far too prim and proper to ever reciprocateI knew going into this that I was going to get a great romance but what I wasn't expecting was the healthy amount of humor thrown in I love the fact that the author took the time to include some banter in here I always appreciate it when a new read manages to make me laugh out loud multiple timesJust to give you a couple of examples “Crazy thing though I’m pretty sure Mister Senior Campaign Strategist has a thing for Marcus”“Nice” Jillian says “See I’m not the only one”Kieran pokes the side of her ramen bowl with his toe—not enough to make it slosh just enough to make her shriek and slap his foot away “Is that not weird to you?”“Why? Are you saying mean bitter people can’t be ueer?” Jillian pats his foot “Look in the mirror”Also Kieran shading his supervisor “Wait so—I was assigned female at birth and that’s okay to talk about but your crush on our boss isn’t appropriate?”But real talk the fact that Seth was pining for his married with children boss kind of made me dislike him a bit Reading about someone thinking about a married person like that is just something that doesn't sit well with me personally And then taking the fact that he's a decade and something older than Kieran I don’t usually enjoy reading about significant age gaps in romances And I still don’t So I had to make myself forget that the romantic interest is significantly older than our main characterThose were the only negative aspects for me but still don't get me wrong Seth is an amazing romantic partner for Kieran He's kind supportive respectful and genuinely takes the time to get to know him It's really only because of my personal issues on the married thing and age gaps that lowered my attachment a bit Other than that this novella is fucking great for its• LGBTIA representation• #Ownvoices• Witty banter scattered throughout• This next one is kind of random but bear with me When Kieran and Seth go out and order fries I ended up googling 34 best french fries recipes and ideas it was midnight so don't judge me And now thanks to Coffee Boy I know what I'm having for lunch• Also kind of unrelated but this book managed to perfectly describe this one minor character in my favorite show “The customer is probably like nineteen or a precocious high school senior but he clearly thinks he’s hot shit To his credit he’s cute in a wannabe frat boy way He’s got long eyelashes and a cocky smile and for a second Kieran genuinely grins back at him”That paragraph literally put down in words what I think of Christoffer Schistad from Skam• Ok Now back to the actual storyline Coffee Boy is one of the most important LGBTIA romances I've read in awhile And I'll appreciate it eternally for taking the time to discuss so many important topics such as the usage of the word ‘ueer’ among many other “I’m afraid I don’t have your ability to be so open I don’t like to discuss certain personal matters at work”Kieran could gracefully accept his apology Or he could open his fucking mouth and guess which one he does “Neither do I” he says and even to his own ears he sounds sullen “For some reason it always seems to come up though”Seth blinks at him for a moment before it dawns on him “Ah”“Yeah sorry I do get it You’d rather not have to be ueer at work”Seth winces “I’m not overly fond of the word ‘ueer’ either”“Oh”“It’s not that I don’t identify with the general idea it’s that I can’t help thinking of it as” Seth’s face closes a little “As the kind of thing boys call each other when they can’t think of anything worse”We need books like this Overall I'm than glad I picked this one up and stayed up late to finish it I definitely recommend Coffee Boy if you're looking for a uick but lasting read Note I'm an Affiliate If you're interested in buying Coffee Boy just click on the image below to go through my link I'll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with 35 starsDespite being short this was a cute story I loved the adorable Kieran and prim and proper Seth There wasn’t much background set up but whatever we got it was enough to give you a good enough story to give you an entertaining while I came to know about a few new things too Good one overall I glommed this in a sitting when I was supposed to be working What a hot bath and fluffy towel of a book Seth is a prickly lonely bi guy Kieran is younger trans a bit adrift and they are just so lovely and good for each other and nnngh this is why I read romance because this is just the way the world ought to work out for people Absolutely charming Content Warnings view spoiler supervisorintern romance including sex on the page which I thought took great pains to establish consent lots of misgendering on the job a power dynamic that includes pity around trans identity not with love interest hide spoiler After graduation Kieran expected to go straight into a career of flipping burgers—only to be offered the internship of his dreams at a political campaign But the pressure of being an out trans man in the workplace uickly sucks the joy out of things as does Seth the humorless campaign strategist who watches his every moveSoon the only upside to the job is that Seth has a painful crush on their painfully straight boss and Kieran has a front row seat to the drama But when Seth proves to be as respectful and supportive as he is prickly Kieran develops an awkward crush of his own—one which Seth is far too prim and proper to ever reciprocate This story is perfect It contained everything I love Great characters and dialogue pining and unashamedly sweet romance without being over the top So good A definite favourite that I will re read Highly recommended Wow this was so so good It was so heartwarming? gorgeous? cute? Maybe all of the above Kieran was such a fantastic protagonist with such a fresh narrative voice I loved his unapologetic anger his sarcasm look I don't like sarcastic characters but Kieran is one done right and how he was confident in some places but vulnerable in others The book touches on trans issues as Kieran is a trans man which balances well with the overarching story and Kieran's character development The romance was such a pleasant surprise I read this book without knowing anything about it and I thought it was fantastic The love interest was complex and I loved his character It was a great short read and I thought it was the perfect length Full review to come Gallic cheesy elf you are awesome Thank you sooo much 45 stars The only negative thing I have to say about this book it was too short I wanted and and I liked both MCs from the beginningKieran comes across as angry frustrated and snarky and he has every right to be Since this story is told from Kieran's POV we get a glimpse into the life of a trans guy and his fight for acceptance his hurt for being misgendered as a girl There's much to learn about the daily struggles trans people face without appearing to bee too educational Obviously I don't have any personal experience here but I could understand and relate to all of Kieran's feeling and reactionsSeth appears to be cold and standoffish but from day one he's the only one who stands up for Keiran corrects people when they use the wrong pronouns and tries to find ways to raise awareness about transgender people Despite all his scowling and sneering he's the one who wants Keiran to be comfortable and happy at work I just thought him to be the sweetest guy everAfter a while they form some sort of connection and while learning about each other on a personal level they realize there is than just friendship between them I really loved how understanding careful and considerate Seth was It's obvious that he cares and this being a bossemployee relationship with an age gap of 12 years he's making sure that Keiran doesn't feel pressured in any way and everything that happens is consensualThis is a sweet cute well written short story that left me with a bunch of happy feelings But dear author please give me I need to know how their story continues Superbly written sweet uick read 425 starsLoved the dynamic between these two Also really enjoyed seeing things from Kieran's perspective Coffee Boy


About the Author: Austin Chant

Austin Chant is a bitter millennial a decent chef and a ueer trans writer of romance and speculative fiction He co hosts the Hopeless Romantic a podcast dedicated to exploring LGBTIA love stories and the art of writing romance He currently lives in a household of creative freelancers who all spend too much time playing video games


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