Tea (A Cup of John, Book One) by Matthew J. Metzger
John only went into the cafe to have a brew and wait out the storm. He didn’t expect to find love at the same time.
And it really is love at first sight. Chris is like nobody John’s ever known, and John is caught from the start. All he wants, from that very first touch, is to never let go. But John is badly burned from his last relationship and in no fit state to try again. When Chris asks him out, he ought to say no.
But what if he says yes instead?
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
Wow, just wow!! An amazing and compelling story of chance, trust, love, and hope! I couldn’t put it down!
Honestly, the cover of this book appealed to me (I love tea!) but once I read the blurb I was intrigued, little did I know I’d be drawn into a story that was not what it seems and would break my heart, only to put it back together in the best way!
This is my first book from this author and my first book featuring a transgender main character and it was amazing! The story follows a wonderful meet-cute of two polar opposite characters and explores their lives, pasts, hopes, and personal demons as they navigate their way to a new relationship together. I loved John! He is a wonderfully real character that stole my heart. His personal demons were confronting at times and all I wanted to do was give him a giant hug and tell him it’ll be okay! I felt for John as he faced his demons and loved Chris’s sense of humor and his spark as he encourages John and discovers more about himself as they progress in their relationship. Chris was not what I expected after the meet-cute but was so much better! He had so much vitality in spite of all his challenges, a wonderful sarcastic streak and such sass and humor I was laughing out loud!
Matthew writing felt so raw and real to me. I think its a testament to his talent that he has created two characters that have so much depth and desire that they have the ability to help heal each other. John and Chris are such exemplary characters that will honestly hold a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to see where they go next!
A highly recommended read that has the ability to surprise you, make you cry, laugh and hope along with the characters and feel their connection continue beyond the last words on the page!
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