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(Eastside Brewery #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  55 reviews
He burns for her. Lucky for him, she likes to play with fire. . .

My name is Eddie Rosas, but everyone calls me Trouble. Since I got out of prison six months ago, I’ve had one goal: find my father, whatever the cost. My older brother says I need to move on. He also wants me to leave our gang, East Side Hollenbeck, and go straight, but I can’t—not until I uncover the truth a
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Published July 16th 2019 by Little Stone Press
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Talia Hibbert
You know when a book is SO GOOD that you just can't articulate HOW good, because you are a mere mortal and the task requires a god? I am in that position right now.

I fell in love with book one of this series, THIRSTY from the moment I saw the cover. I don't just mean that I loved the cover - I mean I had, like, a moment of DIVINE KNOWING and realised that this series was about to be everything I'd never known I wanted. And I was CORRECT. THIRSTY remains one of my all-time faves, but you know wha
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mia Hopkins has done it again.

Thirsty, the first book in this series, was hands down one of the best romances I read in 2018. I was so thankful to have the opportunity to read Eddie’s story, but I admit I had some trepidation. Would it measure up? The answer is: absolutely. Some of the things that made Thirsty so great are here as well: the setting, the world-building, the complicated relationships between family members and friends. This is also told from the male protagonist’s POV and Hopkins
Ladies, read Trashed with your A/C at freezing point because it's HOT! HOT! HOT! 🔥🔥🔥 It's raw and dirty and, I'll say it again, hot.

Eddie is not your usual romance novel hero (ex-con, gang member, inadequately educated, poor, etc.), but like his brother Sal before him, he is worthy of loving and being loved. Kudos to Mia for writing about men like him. Not many authors do that and I love her for it.
Adele Buck
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was a little surprised at how much I liked the first novel in this series (Thirsty). First-person, single point-of-view only from his side? That’s unusual and I wasn’t sure I’d like it.

I loved it. Sal’s story was intense and scary and heartfelt and tender.

But we’re here to talk about Eddie’s story. If anything, Eddie’s a bigger marshmallow under his prison tattoos, muscles, and history as a car thief and gangster. He falls for Carmen from almost the minute he sees her and his adoration is so
Ivy Deluca
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is my first Mia Hopkins book, but I can guarantee it won’t be my last. I had gotten this ARC without reading the first book in the series, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Quick side note - I love the ONS (one night stand) that becomes more as a trope, so I was hooked from jump.

The story is told from the hero, Eddie’s, POV which is something that I had to get used to (usually I prefer dual POV), but I think Ms. Hopkins did a great job really developing his worldview. First person stories c
E-Reader Addict
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 Stars!

Oh, those Rosas men have stolen my heart.

Oh, how my heart has ached for them.

Like his older brother Sal, Eddie “Trouble” Rosas is struggling to make a life for himself as an ex convict, away from the life of a gangster, which is the only life he knows. He’s a man whose machismo has been knocked down several pegs by a five year stint in prison. He’s still haunted by his past, and struggles to let go of finding out what happened with his father, which occasionally makes him do stupid
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Gritty, gorgeous, and it absolutely gutted me. Ok, enough alliteration and back to gushing (I gotta stop with the "g" words) about this beautiful story about Eddie "Trouble" Rosas' very un-beautiful life. Eddie is fresh out of prison, on the verge of being dragged back in with his old gang, and totally unprepared to fall for the mysterious Carmen. Slapped down by prison, gang violence, a deadbeat dad, and a lack of opportunities, Eddie thinks he is everything his nickname signifies.
“Being with
Beverly Diehl
4.5 stars. I'm not a big fan of books written in present tense, nor romances written entirely from the hero's POV.

The author (who I'm personally acquainted with) breaks other romance novel conventions, as well, like having the hero be a tatted up gangbanger fresh out of jail. And yet, it works. It ALL works. I found myself totally rooting for Eddie and Carmen, and the story took me in directions that surprised me.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this work via Netgalley.

This is part of a se
2.5 stars rounded off to 3
Huh. Everyone loves this one and I don't. *sings* Story of my liiiiiiife.
The writing left me cold, just kind of .... frank and to the point. It all felt so muted, even the explicit sex scenes.
I really wish there had been a flashback to when Carmen and Eddie first met. I would've loved to know why he notices her NOW and why now she's all he sees. He didn't notice her before. When she asks him why her and he gives her an answer I actually made a dismissive wanking gesture
I have been eagerly awaiting Trashed, as Thirsty is a absolute and utter steamy delight. Like whoa, my face is red reading this in the break room and I need to take a moment.

Trashed does not disappoint.

After being released from his five year prison sentence, Eddie Rosas hooks up with a beautiful stranger in a public garden a few days after finally being released from prison. While Eddie wants to blame his forced celibacy for the fire between him and the woman he cannot forget, he knows there is
Kate ☀️ Olson
I absolutely ADORED Thirsty and I really really liked this one as well. I think I just connected with the characters better in book one, and in Trashed I couldn’t understand some of the decisions that Trouble and Carmen made. However, the writing was stellar and it is a highly enjoyable and STEAMY romance - not to be missed. I loved continuing this series and am SO excited about book 3! The excerpt included in my ARC got me all 😍😍
Jacqueline Francis
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhh man! This book was SO HOT! I am officially TRASH (haha) for everything that Mia Hopkins writes. The characters have so much chemistry. Usually I am all about the good boy heroes who like to think they are bad boys, but Mia's books do something to me and I am ALL ABOUT the actual bad boys.

This book is believable, breathtaking, and on fire!!!

You don't NEED to read the first book before reading this one, but why deny yourself even more steam?!

I received a copy in exchange for an honest revi
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Mia Hopkins and I really enjoyed it. I love meeting new authors!
It's the 2nd in a series but I didn't feel like I should have read the first book first.
A fabulous quick read with strong characters who I loved. It was well written with a believable storyline. I will have to go back and read the first one now!!
Jessica Alcazar
5 stars is an inadequate amount of stars for not only what is happening on these pages but what is happening with this series. It deserves so much more ......

Sometimes, I read a book and I am so stunned stupid that I don’t know even where to begin my review or what to even say. This book, no slash that, these brothers have stunned me stupid. Both of them. I honestly did not think the power behind Salvador’s journey (book 1 for those of you starting here) could be rivaled, but it was. I’m not g
Tina ( As Told By Tina )
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on As Told By TinaI received this book for free from Author, Mia Hopkins, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Trashed is the second book in the Eastside Brewery series. You could possibly read Trashed before Thirsty however, I’d recommend Thirsty first because Sal and because you see a bit of Trashed featured.

The Story
Eddie Rosas is a character we met in Thirsty. He is Sal’s younge
Ellen Kainoa
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
TRASHED by Mia Hopkins
TROPES: 1-morning stand, forbidden love, secret dating
1st person, present tense, single perspective
*This review contains SPOILERS
If you read and loved book 1, THIRSTY, then you know that even if you prefer dual perspective Mia Hopkins is a skilled writer that manages to craft two compelling MC’s even without both perspectives. Hopkins heroes tend to be so incredibly smitten that the reader still gets a strong sense of the motivations of the heroine/love interest.
Ellen Kainoa
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TRASHED by Mia Hopkins

TROPES: 1-morning stand, forbidden love, secret dating

1st person, present tense, single perspective

*This review contains SPOILERS
If you read and loved book 1, THIRSTY, then you know that even if you prefer dual perspective Mia Hopkins is a skilled writer that manages to craft two compelling MC’s even without both perspectives. Hopkins heroes tend to be so incredibly smitten that the reader still gets a strong sense of the motivations of the heroine/love interest.

Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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ARC courtesy of Netgalley

The second book in Mia Hopkins' EASTSIDE BREWERY series features the younger brother of Sal Rosas, the first book's male romantic lead. Eddie, like his older brother, has recently gotten out of jail after serving time for carjacking. Eddie's trying to figure out what to do with his life (and how to steer clear of the gang in which he was entangled at the time of his arrest), but his nickname ("Trouble") hints that the course of the most impulsive Rosas brother will be
I really liked the first book in this series, but I loved this one even more. The book is written entirely from Eddie's (the hero's) POV just as the first book was written from his older brother Sal's POV. Eddie is Sal's younger brother, nicknamed "Trouble" and it's a pretty appropriate nickname. He was always rather feckless and thoughtless, a typical teen guy, not serious about anything and was sent to jail for 5 yrs for a carjacking gone wrong. Now he's finally out and never wants to go back. ...more
P.e. lolo
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Beginning this second book in the series I knew I would not be disappointed when it opened with I have been home for 6 months from Delano. The rest of the book keeps the pace of Eddie Rosas who wants to be out of the gang but does not know-how. He is still trying to figure out what happened to their father. He would like what his brother has but he can’t even find a job. He does see a woman and for one night it is magic for him. Six months later he gets a job at an Italian restaurant and lo and ...more
LianaReads blog
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I choose this book because I've heard a lot of great things about the first in the series and let's be honest, i was so intrigued by the cover and to see if the male character resemble the cover and i wasn't disappointed at all. Also, i haven't read the first book in the series but this one can very easily read as a stand-alone although the couple has a few big appearances in this book.

I haven't read many books told only in male pov and was so pleasantly surprised because i really enjoyed this
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
ARC provided by the author for review

Are my eyebrows on fire? Trashed is a scorcher! Damn, Mia!

Hopkins keeps it sexy in the second book in her Eastside Brewery series, wrapping Eddie and Carmen’s romance in a story that’s ultimately about culture, community and the happily ever after we all deserve.

Eddie’s six months out of prison and trying to get his life on track. The two meet at a restaurant where Carmen is a chef and Eddie attempts to be a dishwasher. Then, they both get fired.

I love that H
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really, really enjoyed this book.

Off the bat, I haven't read the other book in the series, so I wasn't entirely sure what this was going to be going in. I'd heard good things, but no specifics.

Eddie Rosas is fresh out of prison, when he hooks up with a woman who refuses to tell him her name. It's just a one and done thing. But it's mind-blowing. He spend the next six months thinking about the encounter, and once he starts a new job as a dishwasher is surprised to find that the woman in charg
A Lucky Grace
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I will admit that this book started out in a way I didn't expect. We get Eddie having anonymous sex with a woman he found crying in a garden on his first day out of prison. It was super hot sex too! I guess, first day out of prison why not? Let me tell you the sex just gets hotter throughout the book! The woman disappears and Eddie can't find her, doesn't know h
Ga Books LoverX
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok first of all, do you see how freaking hot this cover is and then the blurb just draws you in. Please and thank you that that the book was just as good (or better) than what the blurb made it out to be! I did not read the first book in the series and I did not feel as if I was missing out on any vital information which is always nice!

This book is about Eddie (Trouble) who has been out of prison for a short 6 months and about him trying to get back on his feet after having a big complication f
Cathy Geha
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trashed by Mia Hopkins
Eastside Brewery #2

What a treat to spend the day with Eddie and Carmen today! Everything flowed and was perfect and absolutely made my day!

Eddie is just out of prison and sees a woman in the garden...a woman he has hot passionate anonymous s*x with and then she disappears. He runs into her months later at his new job washing dishes in the restaurant she chefs in and the chemistry is still there and they soon act upon that chemistry in delightful and wonderful and steamy wa
Leigh Kramer
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Thirsty was one of my favorite romances of 2018 and I’ve been quite eager to read Sal’s brother’s story. Trashed exceeded my expectations! I know male POV can be hit or miss for people but Mia Hopkins absolutely nails it.

Eddie is newly out of prison after serving 5 years when he encounters Carmen crying in the garden. They have a hot encounter before she takes off and while he can’t stop thinking about her, he doesn’t expect to see her again until they have a disastrous encounter at Eddie’s new
As other reviewers have stated, this one is a bit of a scorcher, and I loved it! Eddie is a sweetheart, but he can also get down and dirty with Carmen. Eddie recently got out of jail and he's looking for a job while trying to track down his father and find out the truth. Watching Eddie come into his own was wonderful, and Carmen was BOSS. Super talented, she knows what she wants and she goes for it. Even when she's dealt a setback there's no putting this woman down.

Her and Eddie compliment each
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Trashed by Mia Hopkins is book Two in the Eastside Brewery Series. This is the story of Carmen Centeno and Eddie Rosas. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book.
Eddie has been in prison for about 5 years when he is finally released. Now he wants to find information about his father while still trying to stay in the club for answers. Just a short time since leaving prison he happens to hook up with a women who he didn't know but wants to learn to know but she do
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great read. I read till it was complete. I wish I read the first book, but when I requested it I had no idea it was a second book. You can read it without the first one but I would have liked to have read Sal’s story.

Eddie is a complex interesting character. He has little faith in himself and makes instant choices without thinking. Carmen well I wish there was more info on her. We didn’t get much about her motives and why she searched our for Eddie except she had a crush on him. She is d
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Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends. Her favorite form of procrastination is baking. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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Eastside Brewery (2 books)
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