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Unfinished Business

(Beggars and Choosers #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  28 reviews
After struggling through dishonesty, betrayal, and the kind of pasts they’d like to leave behind them, Brett Taylor and Cory Butana are back together and starting to build a new life. Brett has a good job. Cory has started college. But not everything goes the way they planned.

Still recovering from the emotional and physical repercussions of a brutal assault, Cory finds him
ebook, 224 pages
Published March 15th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
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3.5 stars
I was looking forward to this sequel, It started off nicely and I was hopeful, sadly as the story progressed it soured pretty quickly. I had a lot of trouble with the constant use of "my baby and my boy" it was annoying and said so many times, I hated it. Funnily enough in Beggars and Choosers it wasn't such a big issue. Cory and Brett's relationship hasn't changed a great deal Cory is still being coddled by Brett, his protective crutch. In the beginning I didn't mind his caring over-pr
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I loved the first book but was a little disappointed by this. The ending was perfect but a few of the plot points had me rolling my eyes.
Jul 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Whoa! Victim celebration much?
The first book was okay, nothing special but at least it still managed to stay within the lines of mild credibility even if the author has a horrible habit of repeating herself ad nauseam. This book, however, is a total celebration of victimhood. We have one of the main characters who instead of convincing his partner to report his assault and his attacker, decides to take upon himself the role of bodyguard, supposedly because he loves his partner so much.
We have th
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May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in a series that must be read in order to gain a full understanding of Brett and Cory and what they mean to each other . The story continues immediately after the events of "Beggars and Choosers", and is a wonderfully satisfying continuation of the beautiful and deeply committed relationship between Cory and Brett.

My biggest overall impression of this book was that I loved how it focused so much on the relationship. And it did so without stalling out, getting sap
Trisha Harrington
Unfinished Business was a beautiful sequel to Mia Kerick's Beggars and Choosers. Cory and Brett are back and there was a lot of beautiful moments in this book. I enjoyed reading this and am being bold in saying it was better than the first book. Mia Kerick has done a wonderful job with this story and I was so glad we got the sequel.

Cory and Brett had some issues in this book. I loved the way it was all dealt with though. There was no break up or cheating, when I picked this up in my heart I worr
Mar 18, 2013 added it
Shelves: dnf, series, no-go, db
SO, I didn't finish this book. I really really enjoyed the first one so I was pretty excited about the second. I liked Corey and Brett in the first one but for some reason they both made me NUTS and not in a good way--in a TSTL way. (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, I Really loved this sequel.

This is the second book in a series that must be read in order to gain a full understanding of Brett and Cory and what they mean to each other . The story continues immediately after the events of Beggars and Choosers, and is a wonderfully satisfying continuation of the beautiful and deeply committed relationship between Cory and Brett.

My biggest overall impression of this book was that I loved how it focused so much on the relationship. And it did so witho
Jessica Kurvers
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great follow up to Beggars and Choosers! Mia beautifully tells the next chapter in Corey and Brett ' s story. As the boys mature and grow so does their relationship. You could feel their fear and insucrity coming off the pages, but also the love! A deep intense love that WILL find a way. If you enjoyed Beggars and Choosers you will definitely want to read Unfinished Business
Jan 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Brett's narrative style is so distracting that I don't think I'll make it through this. And at 17%, I think I know where this is going and I'm opting out. DNF. Dang, I'm on a bad roll here... third book in a row that stinks.
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
4 1/2 Hearts

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This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Brett and Cory are starting their new life together, Cory is in college and Brett is the manager of a bar, they have their little apartment and their love for each other. But not everything is perfect, Cory lets his doubts about Brett get the better of him, with his ‘not so’ secret admirer feeding Cory doubts; can Brett really know what he wants when
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mia Kerick's Unfinished Business is a good blending of romantic fairy tale and the realities of being in a relationship. The story gave the reader a good picture of how ideal love would try to stay authentic in the real world. The title is a clue to the reader about past events in a previous book, as this is the sequel to Beggars and Choosers, but Ms. Kerick offered quick background explanations for first-timers meeting Brett Taylor and Cory Butana so the newbies could get into this part of thei ...more
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed these books. I say books because this is the sequel to Beggars and Choosers and you really do have to read that book first. Unfinished Business begins with 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.

Brett and Cory are very sweet and loving together. They appreciate what they have and genuinely enjoy each other. They have their misunderstandings and angsty moments, but they highly value
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~

This picks up where Beggars and Choosers left off, with Cory & Brett moving to University. Brett is managing the bar near campus while Cory attends classes & makes sure to be available to escort Cory home when classes are finished. Cory starts to make new friends & become more comfortable around other people until he begins getting threatening emails which he keeps from Brett because he believes it will keep Brett safe. This mistaken belief gets Cory put in danger again, hence the "unfinishe
Serena Yates
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
This is a great sequel to 'Beggars and Choosers', and just as much of an emotional roller coaster as the first part of Cory and Brett's story. Although both men have already grown a lot, overcoming their abusive pasts just to be able to be together, now that they are in a committed relationship, there is a lot more to come. Some of it are new issues - like dealing with jealousy and aggressive would-be girlfriends for Brett and hopeful boyfriends for Cory. Some of it is dealing with what happened ...more
Shauna Yanke
A waste of time and money

I was more than disappointed in this book...I was angry at the message that was continued from the first book. The message? It's all right to be sexually assaulted and not report it. In this day and age, when so much has been done to try and educate people about ways to protect themselves and the avenues of recourse that can be used to stop predators, we have an author who seems to think doing nothing is the best course of action to take when a sexual assault occurs. Kud
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this sequel book to Beggars and Choosers. This book is a must if you have read Mia's previous book. I'm so happy this book gives you the ending to Brett and Cory's crazy, complicated story. Unfinished business starts Cory and Brett at Cory's college starting their lives as a serious couple. Brett's love and compassion for Cory and Cory's true need for Brett are apparent, we find out what the "unfinished business" is, and BAM! the book picks up, and I almost wanted to skim some part ...more
I know I'm the odd man out here, but I just couldn't get past Brett's voice not showing much growth and really the same went for Cory. It moves like snail and there was no place to go with this. Maybe wherever it was going wasn't worth the energy it took to get there for me. Although I love to hear alpha males throw out endearments, this has gotten ridiculous. Sorry. I just can't do it anymore.
Elizabeth H.
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. However, Unfinished Business seemed forced to me from beginning to end. The author needed to allow both characters to grow, become different, and instead the novel was basically a repeat of what had already happened. I think the author has a lot of talent, she just needs to focus on expansion and a new vision.
May 16, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought this book was pretty good. Cory and Brett are still so very much in love and now living in their own little apartment. Brett walks Cory to and from school each and everyday and Cory still looks at Brett like he hung the moon. It did annoy me the way Ian felt like he could talk shit on Brett to Cory and Cory didn't really defend him like he should have. I'm glad the story ended up happy.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Unfinished Business is a great follow-up to Beggars and Choosers. Brett is still as heart-pounding and heroic as ever, with that killer sensitive side. This sequel sees Cory grow up and come into his own. The book ties up loose ends from Beggars and Choosers, and ultimately makes you feel positive about this young couple coming into adulthood. Great characters, plenty of action, heartwarming.
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read Beggars and Choosers and just couldn't wait for the sequel! These are such interesting characters who have overcome so much and deserve happiness together. Great twisty plot lets the characters learn and grow, as you do in the college years. A heartwarming read.
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful sequel...I really love these guys. It was a great read.
Absolutely LOVED this one as much as the first. If only there story was continued in another book *hint, hint* ;)
Lacy Lupin
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I Read Beggars and Choosers and thought that was the best book until i read Unfinished Business. Again another fantastic book by Mia Kerick.
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an AMAZING book. I'm soo in love with Brett! Mia, is there going to be a third???!!
☆ Todd
Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I wanted to enjoy this continuation as much as part one, but it felt pretty predictable compared to the original. I liked both MC's much more in the first one.
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Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another at a dance conservatory, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school. She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and rev

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