Restaurant Wars by Shawn Lane

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SKU 978-1-77233-677-1

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Thomas MaCaffrey never expected to see his high school crush, Noah Petrie, again let alone have him start working at the same restaurant as Thomas. Noah is hotter than ever and just as annoying, ingratiating himself with the staff and patrons alike. But when Noah becomes the restaurant’s new darling, the war is on.

Be Warned: m/m sex


Thomas MaCaffrey hated Noah Petrie. He really did.

Yeah, it was true that Noah had the world’s most perfect body. All muscles, six-pack abs, tall, dark, and swoony. That chiseled jaw, those steely gray eyes. God, it was disgusting.

Thomas was pretty sure Noah was straight. And even if he wasn’t, it wouldn’t matter. Thomas did not want Noah to bend him over the nearest table in the restaurant. He did not.

Thomas’s restaurant. His. Noah shouldn’t be there.

Well, technically, Thomas did not own the restaurant. Actually, technicalities aside, not even close. A restaurant corporation owned it. It was a chain. With restaurants in big cities similar to this one. New York, San Francisco, Chicago. Others too. This one happened to be in BH. Beverly Hills.

The point was that Thomas might only be a waiter there, but he’d been there two years already, putting himself through college, so he could eventually go on to bigger and better things. What those bigger and better things were, Thomas didn’t know. Yet. He was currently pursuing a degree of an undetermined nature. Undeclared. He would declare it eventually. He’d narrowed it down to three choices. Four. Or maybe five. He’d figure it out. General stuff had to come first anyway.

Thomas realized he was getting distracted … again. And it certainly wasn’t Noah that was distracting him. Sure those muscles bulged a bit when Noah passed by carrying way too many plates than was safe.

Thomas had been here much longer. He was experienced. Courteous. One might say an expert on the menu. Even the ever changing specials rolled off his tongue as though it was a second language Thomas spoke. He didn’t think it was bragging to say that many returning patrons asked specifically to be seated in his section. He was popular there. Everyone agreed.

And then … Noah Petrie had appeared.

Thomas’s nemesis. Not just at his coveted place of employment, also known as the restaurant, but also prior to the current ruination of Thomas’s life. 

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Written by Karla on 7th Jul 2016

This was a cute short story that left me wanting more… I hope the author expands the story into something more.. Thomas was so cute and Noah was great at getting him out of his shell… Sometimes we have to let go of the past to move forward in life in more ways than one… Grab the book it was great to read, especially while at my little brother’s boring baseball game

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Written by Erin on 19th Mar 2016

Super short, super hot- even sizzling at times. Thomas is the most popular waiter where he works. Until Noah begins working there. Thomas remembers Noah from high school. The ever popular jock who all but ignored him, even though they were neighbors. Even now, Noah doesn’t seem to remember who Thomas is. But he sure is interested. Noah notices Thomas immediately and begins to pursue him. He very vaguely remembers him as his childhood neighbor, obviously not catching his eye then. But he definitely catches his eye now. Noah is super sweet trying to win over Thomas. He never gives up even when Thomas is downright rude to him. But when they finally do get together they burn the sheets. For a short story (fewer than 40 pages) there was decent character development and story. It felt complete even with the lack of pages. Proof that you don’t need a 200 page book to bring readers a good story. Soft, fluffy and hot. If you are looking for a quick read, check this one out.

3.5 Stars
Written by Blackmermaid on 19th Jan 2016

Thomas was bullied by the one guy he had a crush on in high school, Noah. The two end up being waiters at the same restaurant years later. Thomas tries to ignore Noah, but after staring at him for a while, Noah decides to ask him out. Of course, Noah doesn't really remember Thomas as much and once Thomas decides to put it in the past, their relationship takes off and fast. The epilogue gave me my happy ever after, but I didn't know how far into the future it took place.