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Steamed Up
Amy Rae Durreson, Eli Easton, Bell Ellis, Kim Fielding, Anka Grace, R.D. Hero, Mark Lesney, Augusta Li, Mary Pletsch, Angelia Sparrow, Layla M. Wier


St-st-stuffed - Anyta Sunday I really liked this story. It’s a sort of spin-off from Ms Sunday’s previous book [b:Shane and Trey|13417448|Shane and Trey (Enemies to Lovers, #1)|Anyta Sunday|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327714977s/13417448.jpg|18745918] but it can easily be read as a stand-alone. At a glance the plot seems pretty simple: when they were children, Karl bullied Paul cruelly. They meet again many years later when Karl (would-be chef), in desperate need of a job, applies to be a “Girl Friday” for Paul, now a successful (widowed) businessman, and his little kid Charlie.
At a deeper level, there are many aspects which I found really interesting: the relationship between the bully and the bullied, the theme of self-acceptance, the everyday issues. I particularly enjoyed how the Author has dealt the gfy/ofy topic: Paul’s guilt trip for having hidden his true sexual orientation from his wife is refreshing and deeply depicted (no “Hello I’m 27 I'm out I’m gay let’s fuck” here).
Solid writing and amazing characters make this book a keeper.