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Drew & Mr. Grumpy

(Pineapple Grove #1.5)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  461 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Drew Hopkins has had his eye on chef, Carson Mills, since he took the job at Wilton Cottage Bed & Breakfast. Hes always finding reasons to visit the kitchen to flirt with the sexy big guy, hoping to catch his interest.

Carson wants nothing to do with the tempting front desk manager even if Drew is cute as hell. He tried romance with a coworker, and it cost him
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Published December 27th 2018 by Drake & Elliott Publishing
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Lorraine Lesar
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
A cutie quickie free on Jocelynn Drakes Homepage. I knew before reading that Mr. Grumpy was a chef, and for some dam reason, the mental image of that Swedish Chef from the Muppets got fixated in my head and I just couldnt shake it off, so much so, when he didnt start singing Vurt de Furk, I was a bit disappointed 😂.
So Im going to give 3 Vurt da Furk stars 😉
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2 Stars***

Well, this isn't the most promising start to my 2019 reading year.

This was a cheesy and underdeveloped short story with a weak plot and two one dimensional and immature MC's.

And in my opinion, Carson wasn't Mr. Grumpy...he was Mr. Asshole. His blowup was cruel, his apology was weak, and his reason was even weaker. Drew forgave him too easily. Carson ran hot and cold most of the time, and even by the end I'm not sure if he genuinely likes Drew or if the attention and constant
Lyndy Ann ♫
🍓🍫I enjoyed Drew and Mr Grumpy aka Carson.🍫🍓

These two work at Wilton Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Pineapple Grove, Drew on the front desk and Carson is the chef.

I enjoyed these two together, I like it when a couple start off fighting and it soon turns to f*cking and these two had the angry part down great.

This was a quick fun read and hopefully Wesley's story will be next and I have a feeling it will involve one Nathan Randall - lots of fighting and f*cking in their future PLEASE.
This was a cute short story about two guys, Drew and Carson, who work at Wes' (Secondary character from the first book) B&B. Drew works the front desk and Carson is the chef for the restaurant the big B&B has.

There isn't a lot of story here and the two are just starting to date by the end of it, but it was fun and sweet. I thought the chemistry wasn't built enough to feel much during the sex scene, but it was still fun and hot.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I normally find that novellas don't quite hit a five-star rating, but this was a cute little romp, and I'm admittedly a sucker for culinary romance.

Drew has a crush on the big bear Chef at his B&B job, and enjoys flirting outrageously until the man loses his temper and says something vicious and biting.

When multiple apologies and a sinful chocolate lava cake don't win Drew's forgiveness, Mr. Grumpy opens up just enough to risk being hurt again. When he tries to retreat back into his shell,
Jun 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
THEE cutest fucking cover :-D!!! Seriously, how friggin' cute is this cover?!!? ADORABLE :-D!!!
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Absolutely adorable! We get a little Pineapple Grove treat, its such an amazing universe, and we get to see some Wes.
Drew and Carson are just a dynamic package ready to blow. Drew is adorable, sweet, energetic and caring, while our Mr. Grumpy is a sexy bear, ready for some loving!
Nile Princess
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: box, m-m-romance, epub, chef
Cute, fun read. Enjoyed. 3.5
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars
This was a bit of a miss, there were time when I got it..I understood what the author was going for and I could feel the characters, then the next sentence would lose it for me. I think if this was a bit longer and more thought out, the characters would come off so harsh, needy and unrealistic.
Im still looking forward to Wess story and I wouldnt mind seeing more of these two.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked getting to see some different side characters and to see more action at the B&B. The title to this one was perfect. It was fun to see Drew and Mr. Grumpy spar and how each of them had to win the other over. But the best was Wesley and his reaction, no worries about a boss disapproving about a workplace romance.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute and fluffy and I'm very glad Drew didn't give in to the apologies right away!
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
keren davidi cohen
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
3.5 stars
sweet and very short
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

4 stars.
Chrystal Hendrix
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Now Im obsessed with pineapple grove, Ive fallen in love with the town and characters. And these sexy men! Grumpy Chef meets Happy Drew 🖤 plus sexy much!? Bear and twink heaven. ...more

Short story that did not do much more me but craving something to eat.
It did laid down the groundwork for the next book, Wesley Blake & Nathan Randall's story.

Part of the Pineapple Grove Series, while each can be read as a standalone it is best enjoyed when read in order:
Something About Jace (Pineapple Grove #1) by Jocelynn Drake Drew & Mr. Grumpy (Pineapple Grove #1.5) by Rinda Elliott All for Wesley (Pineapple Grove #2) by Jocelynn Drake
Ankita Singh
Short and fun

The story was super short but fun to read. Drew was a quirky character, and balanced out Carson's grumpy character pretty well.
Courtney Gehman
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book actually really annoyed me. I've seen a lot of people commenting on how Carson's blow up at Drew was cruel and uncalled for, but I think it was actually pretty justified. If it was a man making those comments to a woman on a daily basis no one would be mad at her for blowing up at him. We'd be applauding her for standing up for herself. It doesn't matter that Drew's motives were innocent, a lot of men think their motives are innocent but to the receiver it doesn't feel that way. This ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked it. It was simple, it was sweet and romantic, it was short but long enough to cover all the important bases, the plot was simple but not dumb, the characters were fun, and the dialogue was entertaining. Definitely reading the next one in the series
This review and other great stuff is at Love Bytes Review

Note: This is a super cute short set in the same locale as Something about Jace, the first book in this series. There are definite spoilers for Book 1.

Drew Hopkins loves his front desk job at Wilton Cottage B&B. Wesley Blake, the owner, is proud of the niche his beautiful location and establishment fulfills in Pineapple Grove. His LGBTQ friendly B&B is nearly always full and the restaurant attached is busier than he could have
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
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Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A cute short story about two men who work at the B&B in Pineapple Grove. Drew works the front desk and does the promotions for the B&B. Carson is the chef. Drew is attracted to Carson and teases him. One day Carson unloads on him saying horrible things to him. Drew is hurt and decides he will ignore him. Carson tries to apologize but Drew isn't listening. They finally have a discussion and Carson explains why he reacted the way he did to Drew. They agreed to talk to their boss to make ...more
Tracy Perry
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great short story about Drew who we met in Something About Jace towards the end of the book that he was working at Wes's booth at the Finlay Fair & works at Wes's B&B. Drew was funny & sweet & he could hold a grudge, couldn't blame him. Mr. Grumpy, aka Carson was a exactly that & a bit mean as well, but that changed & I'm glad. I'm glad they got their HFN ... Hopefully Drew & Carson have their HEA that they both deserve together.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall, very adorable and sweet, although I wasnt so sure at first. Yes, Carsons blow up was a bit cruel but I thought Drew was more of a jerk for refusing to accept Carsons repeated attempts at a genuine apology. Once their boss Wesley forced them to work together on a project, it became predictable as to what would happen. Still, mostly well written (a few oddities but nothing too bad) and enjoyable. ...more
Adele Steiner
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jacey Jeffrey
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it!!!!
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent short..Loved it...
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute short story in this new universe. Its a short story yet there is good character development and the storyarc is well paced. Makes me even more impatient for book two in this series. ...more
Brandy Jones
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Loved Drew and Carson and seeing more of Wes. Cant wait for the rest of the series. :) ...more
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I write urban fantasy, paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Okay, and some space opera and post-apocalyptic menage as Dani Worth. I'm a lover of all kinds of romances! Some of mine (so far) are M/F, M/M/F and M/M.

Currently, I'm focusing on M/M romance because that's been my favorite for many years. I finally took the plunge in 2015 along with my good friend and co-writer, Jocelynn Drake. We

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