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Breakfast at Tiffany's

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  127 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Scott came to New Orleans the summer he fled the bigotry of a rural Louisiana town. Tony was born and raised in the City that Care Forgot and lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. Now, Scott lives in a homeless shelter and has a job at Tiffany’s Waffles ’n’ Wings, a 24-hour restaurant on the edge of the French Quarter, while Tony is squatting in an abandoned house.

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ebook, 101 pages
Published February 14th 2010 by Amber Quill Press (first published 2010)
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
New Orleans after Katrina.

Scott lives in a shelter and works at Tiffany's. Tony lives in an abandon house and has no job but a lot a lot of guilt.
These are two young men, doing the best they can, surviving day to day but always hoping for more, for better.
Fate brings them together and although their relationship progresses quickly, it didn't feel rushed. These two deserve all the good fortune and love they can get. I was so happy they found each other and if I had a complaint at all about this
Jun 18, 2010 Kassa rated it really liked it
I resisted this story for a long time due to the previous connotations with the name. I’m not a fan of re-used titles (no matter how clever or fitting they remain to the new story) so the re-use of a popular title here worked against the story for me. However, once I started reading, I was immediately swept away to a post-Katrina New Orleans and a fascinating story. I actually was so engaged, I finished the entire book without looking up at the page count even once (incredibly rare for me). The ...more
Serena Yates
Nov 12, 2013 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
This is a very sweet, very touching story about two men who have nothing in terms of material goods, but find they have everything when they open up to each other emotionally. Post-Katrina New Orleans is a fascinating, sometimes sad, and definitely essential backdrop to their unfolding romance. Add to this a cast of great secondary characters and some very real threats to their physical security, and I ended up sinking into their world and not emerging until I had read the final sentence.

A.J. Llewellyn
Sep 24, 2010 A.J. Llewellyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
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Christy Duke
Nov 11, 2013 Christy Duke rated it really liked it
Hurricane Katrina destroyed a lot of lives and I'm not just talking about the people who died. All the people left behind with no homes, no jobs anymore, no way to take care of themselves, and no light at the end of the tunnel. It left people on the streets selling themselves or dealing drugs just to keep a little bit of food in their bellies. It's in this environment that Scott and Tony meet, and miraculously, fall in love.

Scott has been on his own for a long time even though he's only nineteen
Mar 19, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it
Scott is living in a shelter and works at Tiffany’s Waffles ’n’ Wings, a 24-hour restaurant on the edge of the French Quarter. Tony has lost his family and being an adrift who is desperate for money; despite having his own house to stay (but it is without electricity or hot water).

This story is about two survivors; in the city of New Orleans post Katrina. It portrays a harsh reality of the city, but at the same time giving a glimpse of hope among the people who decide to stay there. Scott, desp
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Great concept - but just too short to really deliver. Men who have nothing after Katrina - this is a story that should really pull at the heartstrings. And it does - but it needed more to the characters. The environment is well described - but the rushed relationship really sells it short. I enjoyed both characters and would love to have had about 80 more pages to explore the relationship and see where it was going. Not a ton of angst in spite of the blurb. Love the author in general - this one ...more
Mar 24, 2010 Betryal rated it really liked it
In a way this story was aimed towards a harsh reality to the casualties of Mother Nature and Katrina. Two young men finding love and each other after that devastation rocks their worlds and has major impact on their lives. My heart went out to them both because even though Scott took up residence with Tony in an abandoned house this home was still not securely theirs. I do hope in writers and readers world of fiction we're left to the assumption all turned to rights for them. At least I like to ...more
Book Utopia
Mar 22, 2010 Book Utopia rated it really liked it
Lorenz ignores traditional romance stereotypes to put two homeless men at the center of her moving story. She bypasses the maudlin and writes straight to the unrepentant core of these men’s situations, but it's never heavy-handed. They are very sympathetic heroes, but the story's brevity meant the romance felt a little rushed to me. There is a lot of genuine emotion here, though, and between that and the out of the ordinary heroes, it's worth picking up.
Jess Candela
Jun 09, 2012 Jess Candela rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2010
I apparently never rated this, even in Calibre. But I remember reading and loving it, so I'm going to go with 4 stars for now. If I reread it (something I can easily imagine doing) I'll revise my rating as necessary then.
Sep 22, 2012 kasjo_peja rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
Unbelievably cheesy and simplified.
Feb 28, 2010 Tam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
I'd say a high 4.5 but worth rounding up to 5.

Scott lives in a homeless shelter in New Orleans and has since before and after hurricane Katrina. He works at Tiffany's Waffle and Wing place where they are like his family, Miss Tiffany keeps an eye on him and some of the regulars from the drag bar are his friends. One morning he is mugged by a junkie and as he's about to get beaten a large black man saves him but takes him money. Tony lives in an abandoned house and has no job but refuses to sell
ARe Cafe
Apr 23, 2013 ARe Cafe rated it really liked it
Shelves: vals-picks
Breakfast at Tiffanys by Lynn Lorenz is a stand-alone novella written for the “Blockbusters” series at Amber Quill Press (stories with movie titles) and has nothing to do with the Truman Capote book or the Audrey Hepburn movie. Its strengths include a vivid setting in New Orleans two years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and two appealing young characters, an interracial couple, who are trying to survive the dangers of life on the streets. It’s a simple story about the start of a rom ...more
I am deeply in love with story. From what I have read of Lynn Lorenz, her characters are always so realistic. Its situations that any person could be going through. The struggle, the desperation, and the guilt that comes with feeling like you didn’t do enough. All that and more was apart of this story, and the romance just pushed it to a completely awesome kinda level.

Scott lives on the streets, and he’s had his fair share of tough times, experiences that no young person should have. Scott is st
Aug 20, 2010 Feliz rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, m-m
Tony has lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, and almost given up on himself since he couldn't save his siblings when the storm hit. Scott never had anything to lose in the first place, but he has found work and a new home in New Orleans. Tony has sunk so low as to robbery; but when he sees Scott mugged, Tony can't just watch. He saves Scott, but takes his money anyway. It burns a hole into his conscience and his pocket, so he needs to see Scott again and give it back.

This sweet story about fi
Jul 05, 2014 srggv rated it really liked it
I read it years ago but we are doing the book for December 2014's book discussion. I'm always reminded of the Seinfeld episode where George is too lazy to read the book so he just watches the movie. NO NO NO, George!
Violetta Vane
An engaging story that shows two people finding each other in a hard, cruel time. It's rare to find interracial m/m at all, much less interracial m/m with convincing voices, and I was really impressed with this story in that regard (both white and black people spoke like real human beings that actually lived in New Orleans). The setting was vivid and used to brilliant effect. In the beginning, I was worried that the story would be a bit too sentimental for my tastes, but by the end I was genuine ...more
Feb 20, 2011 Tara rated it liked it
3.5 stars-

Sweet story set in post Katrina Louisiana. The two men both lost and alone find each other and form a delicate relationship. I think it was a story with great potential. I think the characters were interesting. I just felt it fell a little shy of greatness. It need a little more building to feel like the guys earned the ending the story had, or it could have ended a little sooner with the implied hope of wonderfulness to come. I think it just didn't quite earn it's ending. But it was a
Sympathetic characters set in a poignant post-Katrina New Orleans. The two main characters balanced each other in the very best way, allowing me to believe in a future for them. And there's the rub...I wanted more background on each of them; I wanted a slightly slower pace in them trusting each other; I wanted a glimpse into their promised future. I guess what I really wanted was a longer book. :)
Brenda (b)
I thought this little story was different, but I felt it was too short for me to form an attachment to either main character. It took place 2 years after Hurricane Katrina. It seemed like the characters were together more due to circumstances than romance. They hardly knew each other. Two nights together and they declared their love and got a HFN ending.
Jan 20, 2011 Arzu rated it really liked it
For me, not only the romance is important in this book, but also the whole backgróund story and characters, the desperate setting, the remainings of Katrina play a huge part in this book. These two lonely young men found each other and by finding love and have hope for the future deserve nothing a 4 star rating.
Danny Tyran
Jan 10, 2013 Danny Tyran rated it really liked it
Not a bad book. It is well written. Nearly poetic sometines. But I do not give it 5 stars, because it seems to me that this book misses something so that it really pleases me. I can't find what, but it did not sparkle.

I'd like to see other photos of the black guy on the cover. He is beautiful.
Nov 04, 2011 Snowtulip rated it liked it
Recommended to Snowtulip by: Katie
Shelves: m-m, own
It was refreshing to read about some characters that usually aren't highlighted in stories (socioeconomic, race). This was a quick, sweet read that really made me happy to see two struggling souls find someone to help ease the burden and share in hope.
Jul 10, 2014 Wende rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
This book did not feel finished to me. It was sad and nothing major was resolved. They were still homeless at the end.
Jan 01, 2011 Penny rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars A tale of finding love in the toughest of time.
Jul 12, 2011 Lauraadriana rated it liked it
Felt a bit unfinished...I like the MC though.
Nov 21, 2010 JenMcJ rated it liked it
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I’m from New Orleans, that’s N’awlins for those of you who speak the language. I grew up in the Riverbend, or Carrollton, for the old timers, but was a Quarter rat from the age of 11, taking 3 buses to go to art class on Burgundy Street at the Cabrini Doll Museum and NORD center. I attended Univers
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