"Delightfully raunchy, yet tender and loving. Hopkins does a great job of capturing both the vulnerability and the passion of sex in her writing."—Bustle
A fighter without a purpose. A crusader with nothing to lose. Can she trust him with her heart, or is he just another lost cause?
By day, I do all the grunt work at my family's struggling L.A. brewery. By night, I blow off steam at an underground fight club. I never thought the pandemic would bring Deanna Delgado back into my life—the woman who ghosted me three years ago after one unforgettable night. But the brewery needs a miracle to survive. And that miracle could cost me the only person who's ever had faith in me.
My family calls me an idealistic do-gooder, but I see a better, brighter future for my community. My biggest problem? I've just lost the job I love. To ease my pain, I've hooked up with Angel Rosas, the filthy-sweet one-night stand who's somehow dropped back into my life. There's so much more to Angel than he lets on. Is he the man I can trust with my body and my heart? Or is he just another lost cause?
Praise for the Eastside Brewery series
ONE OF THE BEST ROMANCE NOVELS OF THE YEAR "A powerful, honest look at love as both a motivation and a risk."—The Washington Post
ONE OF THE BEST ROMANCE NOVELS OF THE YEAR. "A beautiful portrait of a vibrant community replete with compelling messages of forgiveness and redemption, a heart-shattering reminder of how love in all its forms can be the ultimate salvation."—Entertainment Weekly
"Heartrending, raw and beautiful."—USA Today
"A brilliant read. There are good writers, and then there are writers that just leave you in awe. And Hopkins has definitely left me in awe."—Hypable
"Bold and unapologetic."—Smexy Books
"A sizzling, emotionally intense story that is both gritty and heartwarming, an addictive page-turner that will stay with me for a long time to come."—New York Times bestselling author Cathryn Fox
"Sexy and soul-wrenching, with Sal's irresistible voice luring you through a living, breathing Los Angeles."—USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone
"An amazing read! I stayed up way too late to finish and haven't stopped thinking about the characters. Highly recommended!"—USA Today bestselling author Molly O'Keefe
"At times such as these, reading a book like this, it feels important to choose words with care. The word I most want to use about this absolute masterpiece of a contemporary romance is: visionary."—Seattle Review of Books
"Whip-smart progressive romance with a whole lot of sizzle."—The Alliterates
"Everything you want in a bad boy meets good girl romance—it's filthy, sweet and complex."—Dakota Gray, author of Perv
"Mia Hopkins keeps it sexy in Trashed, wrapping Eddie and Carmen's romance in a story that's ultimately about culture, community, and the happily ever after we all deserve."—The Daily Waffle
Oh my goodness what amazingness did I just read? I’m in love and this really isn’t a joke. And look, it’s book 3 in the series but you don’t technically have to read the others first. I’m sure it would be 1,000 times better if you do but I didn’t get a chance. I was about to start the series so I could get ready for release when I received notification the book was on my kindle and I got WAY too excited to start it. So that’s where I’m at.
I need to know where I can find my very own Angel because he was perfectly imperfect and I honestly wouldn’t want him any other way. He basically wore his heart on his sleeve without it being too overwhelming or creepy. He was honest with Deanna from the start that he wanted to get to know her and wanted more with her. And the admission that he would send her awkward texts then followed through on that promise made my awkward heart squee. He spent time to show her that she was important to him and that he was worth the chance despite being so young. And he did it all without being demanding or possessive.
If you can’t tell, I have so many feels for Angel and this book.
The relationship between Angel and Deanna and how they had to maneuver around the pandemic was so real and raw. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about reading a book that included covid but it was so well written and only added to the characters and their story. And let’s not forget that it was extra spicy so if that’s your thing, you won’t be disappointed!
Seriously, this book gives me chills and just everything that I can’t even describe it fully. Now it’s time for me to go back and read the others and maybe swoon just as much.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Bad boys, bad boys…
Loved this very L.A. based story of the youngest son from an East L.A. former gang family — now owners of a struggling brewery — and a social worker trying to figure out how to navigate the world and their love (and lust) for each other. Age gap romance (she is 9 years older) with plenty of steam.