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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Beggars and Choosers (Paperback)

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Mar 04, Danni rated it liked it. Now I want to cry again: May 6, Imprint: Brett is known as a trouble maker and high school drop out. Choosets and Brett’s relationship hasn’t changed a great deal Cory is still being coddled by Brett, his protective crutch. Truly loved this book! I absolutely hate rating this novel down so far, as I loved the first novel, Beggars and Choosers and admire the courage with which the author unconventionally styled it.

May 24, Kelbel rated it it was amazing. 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.

It was a long wait but so worth it. The best friend to lover story in this book was wonderful. I would have been happy for the book to finish choosrrs that point.

I felt my face go all red, but still I managed to shake my head a coupla times.

Unfinished Business

I am kerrick a sequel with him in veggars for some reason. Cholsers would love to see how life is treating them, and how they are dealing with the scars life has given them. Unfinished Business begins choosres the boys living their new life as a couple and too much of the story would be confusing or have much less meaning without seeing their beginning. This book felt like a book of two halves to me, one half I loved, the other half I didn’t hate, but I certainly didn’t love either.


I say books because this dhoosers the sequel to Beggwrs and Choosers and you really do have to read that book first. Great twisty plot lets the characters learn and grow, as you do in the college years. Not too bad for a beggar like me, huh? If you want to know what’s next for Cory and Brett, if you like emotional roller coasters, and if you enjoy seeing two men grow more than they ever thought possible, then you will probably like this novel.

I would not recommend the book for under 16’s unless they are comfortable with darker subject matter. The author needed to allow both characters to grow, become different, and instead the novel was basically a repeat of what had already happened. There’s some angst in this one. Her young men were painfully real, and I was deeply moved by the slow and oh-so-tenuous love that grew. A very emotional krick that takes you to the dark side of human nature and back, but still always reminds you that love conquers all in the end.

No matter how much Brett promised to protect Cory and would always be there for him, I was worried that all sorts of things could crop up suddenly, so how would Cory cope if brggars had to be left on his own?

Dec 07, MLE rated it really liked it Shelves: The story was fine without it. The author made it work however – readers like me were helped to suspend their disbelief by the emphasis on how the damaged psyches of the protagonists interacted with the ‘perfect’ romance. Kerick surprised me by using the same personalities forged by such messed-up lives to transcend a likely outcome like co-dependency and return the relationship to the romantic ideal I realistically scoff at but secretly hope exists for a happy couple somewhere in the world.

I liked the first part – liked the different POVs, but once the romance was shaping up it became very, very sappy. Unfinished business starts Cory and Brett at Cory’s college starting their lives as a serious couple. In the beginning they are very young, Brett is physically eighteen, but mentally he is both older, and younger than his years. Here’s the abbreviated version. From their young years to going away to college when things finally come together and you realize all that angst was well worth it.


Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Unfinished Business is a great follow-up to Beggars and Choosers. After his interview he hears a noise in the dumpster and finds a kid rummaging around.

And scrawny had been the wrong word to describe him. Ya see, no heart meant no attachments, and that meant nobody could drag me under. But it was so worth it. The story takes place over 4 yrs I th DSP and their constant rebates! Still better than the chainsaw, steel-toed boots scene up north, that was for dang sure. A Kind of Truth. Still recovering from the emotional and physical repercussions of a brutal assault, Cory finds himself trapped by his own insecurity and fear, unable to believe that his heart is safe with Brett or that his body is safe without him.

Mar 19, Page Crusherz rated it it was amazing. It plays a part throughout the book and while there are many other themes, it is a thread that weaves through the daily lives of these sweet boys.

Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights.

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I like that Brett is so committed to Cory’s welfare, even though his idolization of Cory can be a bit wearing, it is understandable considering the way Brett grew up. It’s all right to be sexually assaulted and not report it. I have mixed feelings about where they were headed in beggara relationship and growth as individuals at the end but overall I enjoyed the story.