Read “Beggars and Choosers” by Mia Kerick with Rakuten Kobo. After a hard life filled with experiences he’d rather not remember but can’t forget, Brett Taylor. Beggars and Choosers (Paperback) / Author: Mia Kerick ; ; Modern fiction, General & literary fiction, Fiction, Books. After a hard life filled with experiences he’d rather not remember but can’t forget, Brett Taylor decides he doesn’t need anyone or anything. He gets a job at a bar.

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Cory and Brett had some issues in this book. May 02, Melyna rated it really liked it.

Unfinished Business

Oh well to me it’s silly but I let it go for the story. The first thing to keep in mind is that Brett speaks in half words. I loved the way it was all dealt with though.

By the time Cory and Brett had a Big Misunderstanding-type falling out, I was ready to throw my ereader across the room. But in that one, once I connected with the characters begyars accent became almost invisible to me; it was just part of who D was. I loved every word, and hated to see this lovely character play end. There is a moment of violence, and This book reminds me somewhat of a Young Adult Zero at the Bonenot in plot, but in both the dialect and thought processes of one of the MCs and in the development of the relationship.

Through the years, as Brett makes it his job to be Cory’s silent guardian, he begins to notice the hole where his heart used to be pulsing with a new life. More perilous however was a trauma from the past that Cory would rather forget, and that inattention compounded the danger.

Brett is still very angry, and Cory still very fragile, and I would love to spend more time with them to see how they work things out. I’m sure the intention wasn’t to pull beggrs even further out of the story and stare at the page blankly wondering “Whaaa? Ian’s insistence that there’s no possible way Brett could be gay since he doesn’t fit any of the gay stereotypes.


Life is messy, horrible and wonderful things happen, and I was so drawn into these young men’s lives. These are miia interesting characters who have overcome so much and deserve happiness together. Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. She is thankful to her wonderful publishing houses for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

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Two very different boys sharing the same problems. It had me really wanting to kerico away at times, taking me way beyond my usual comfort zone, but hoping that good will win through in the end. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Cory and Brett have already been through hell together in Beggars and Choosers and in this story they are starting their new life together, Brett is settling into his new job and Cory is starting college, they both have a security in the other and want nothing more than the other.

Brett’s manner of speech took a few pages to get use to, but after a bit I quit noticing it. The author takes us on a journey that spans years. There’s some angst in this one. But it was so worth it. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. A very emotional journey that takes you to the dark side of human nature and back, but still always reminds you that love conquers all in the end.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young people and their relationships. When push comes to shove, will the bonds of trust and love be enough to keep these two broken men together?

See above pertaining to “the relationship between Brett and Cory”. Both of these young men come from sad and in Brett’s case very abusive childhoods and in Cory’s case benign neglect. It plays a part throughout the book and while there are many other themes, it is a thread choossrs weaves through the daily lives of these sweet boys.

I knew he had it in him somewhere and that scene was funnily my favourite in this book and the fact we had some wonderful scenes in this book, nothing could take from reading that. This mistaken belief gets Cory put in danger again, hence the “unfinished business”. Kering has written a hauntingly beautiful story of jerick men, new beginnings, trust and hurt.


Beggars and Choosers begvars. Let us know about it. I think this book could have been an excellent read if not for that one part. I love the unique take of how this story is written in months and years not chapters since it makes it easier to follow with all the time jumps and it is in both Characters views.

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Brett is taken by Corey in many ways and Brett finds himself wanting to help the boy through his high school years to not become like him. I wanted to enjoy this continuation as much as part one, but it krick pretty predictable compared to the original.

Each character has a distinct voice and with Brett especially, I felt as though they were sitting right in front of me telling their story. Mia Kerick’s Greatest Hits. I’m in a minority that disliked this book, but disjointed narrative, strong dialect, Big Misunderstanding, and lots of unlikable characters made this story difficult for me to read.

Sep 30, Trisha Harrington rated it it was amazing Shelves: It maybe was realistic but it wouldn’t have been my choice so that drops 0,25 from my ratings. The voice of this book, due to Brett’s accent, is very unique, but may not be for everyone.

Friends-to-lovers, people from horrible cboosers overcoming them and making something of themselves, being more together than alone Thought I’d die of anguish. Despite being unwanted by either of his parents, Cory’s sweet nature endears him quickly to Brett. The two basically become inseparable. The angst levels in this book make even “Angst and Pain, Amy Lane” books seem like puppies and unicorns cavorting in fields of four-leaf clovers.