London Fog (BrewBiz Book 2) by E.M. Lindsey

London Fog is more than your favorite drink order, but a true blend of culture mixed with beautiful romance. Experience the heartbreakingly beautiful love story behind the cover of the newest BrewBiz series book.

From the blurb:

Part owner of the BrewBiz Deaf CafĂ©, Wren might not be the most self-aware man, but he does know a few important things he won’t compromise on.

No relationships.
No commitments.
No complications.

Then Percy shows up fresh from the UK and stumbles right into Wren’s path. Literally.

Percy is obscenely good looking, and since Wren never denies himself, he pursues Percy, and that one night rocks his world.

Now Wren doesn’t want to let Percy go, and that feeling threatens to upend the very core of his identity. So, Wren does what he does best.

He panics.
He ruins things.
And leaves Percy in shambles.

But he’s immediately filled with regret. Chasing Percy away is the last thing he wants, so he turns to his found family who show him that he doesn’t have to fit inside a box to be who he is. He can have what he wants and not lose everything he’s come to accept about himself.

If only he didn’t realize that after hurting Percy. His only hope now is a big apology, and praying that it wasn’t too little too late.

London Fog is the second book in the BrewBiz series. It contains a one-night-stand to lovers romance with disasters in babysitting, greyromantic awakening and acceptance, planetarium nights, fireflies, praise, panic kissing, and a steamy, swoony happily ever after.

Molly Otto's review:

Have you ever read a book where you want to smack and simultaneously hug both characters equally? Yeah, me neither. Yet here we are, Wren and Percy. 

Despite this, the author is so good with words that they can make me cry with them and understand and relate to both sides to find their version of happy. Both make so many similar mistakes in opposite manners. it's actually slightly comical if not infuriating. Percy is new to the States and the Deaf community to support his sister and her newly adopted daughter and is having trouble acclimating to it all. Mix in an ex who made him feel less than worthy. It's no surprise that he takes a bit to accept. Wren has always been half in half out of the hearing and Deaf communities because he likes both, and yet, from his past, he has trouble accepting that that is okay. 

When these two crash into the others' lives, neither will leave unscathed. As with all EM Lindsey books, they understand how to show us all walks of life and just how it is to live in their shoes. You just fell everything, and that's a gift of a truly talented author. Cannot wait to see who comes next in the BrewBiz world cause have a feeling again it will be something special that sticks with me.

Angel's review:

I'm a huge fan of EM's writing, their writing is always so poignant and full of beautiful characters. I adore the fact that EM writes characters that have flaws and who the reader can relate to, In one way or another. That's part of what makes their writing so captivating!

The way these two characters met was in an... Unconventional way. Percy might even say embarrassing. While he shouldn't have lashed out, once Wren spoke to the man, he realized what prompted Percy to do it.

I absolutely loved the fact that Percy's character was so determined to learn ASL for his niece, it was so cute and meaningful that he was so passionate about learning her language. I wish there was more people out there with his point of view. I liked Percy's character, the depths and layers he had were unexpected, the backstory he had was really well written, and made me understand why he is the way he is.

Same could be said for Wren as well, Wren's gone through a lot of trauma at the hands of his parents, and those he called friends. While it's not the same trauma Percy went through, it's still trauma. Trauma that shaped him, and his perspective of the world. The bond that Wren has with Ravi is so special, so beautiful. Those scenes where they leaned on each other,where they talked things through and were there for each other no matter what, was so special to read!

Besides Ravi's character, I was also curious about Khai's, and Javier's characters as well! I hope that eventually those characters will get their own stories at some point, as I would be very excited to read them! Wren's character was a difficult one for me to like, mainly because he used his own conflict with his sexuality as a way to hurt Percy, along with others as well. While reading about Wren's character I learned about a new sexuality that I had not known of prior, which I found to be really interesting!

While I wasn't a big fan of Wren's character, he did eventually win me over when he actually fully communicated with Percy. He redeemed himself in my eyes, just like how Percy redeemed himself when he apologized for his behavior and was determined to do better, to be better.

Overall this story was a great read! Well written, has a great pacing to it, there is angst woven in too, along with plenty of feel good found family moments.

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