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Nachos e ciliegie

(Mary's Boys #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  135 reviews
Darwin Michaels sta vivendo la vita dei suoi sogni a Denver. Tuttavia, nonostante la grande città gli offra il lavoro perfetto, pasti deliziosi e innumerevoli appuntamenti, lui sta perdendo la speranza di trovare l’uomo che possa tenere vivo il suo interesse per più di una notte. Finché non mette gli occhi su Cody Russell.
Cody ha appena raggiunto l’obiettivo della sua vita
ebook, 96 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press (first published January 25th 2017)
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4 Stars.

This is the first book I've read by this Author and I really enjoyed it.

Cody is 21,has recently moved to Denver and is now working at Hamburger Mary's,a gay friendly restaurant/bar.He's left behind his life living in a trailer park in Kansas with parents he didn't have much of a life with.He's in a pretty good place in his life,a job he loves and working with some great people.....he finally feels part of a family.

Darwin is 24,has nearly everything he wants in life,a good job,a nice home
Jenni Lea
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bmbr

“You sure you don’t want something besides nachos? I know it’s good to be a cheap date and all, but you’re cute enough to earn a real dinner.”

Darwin’s on the latest of a long string of dates from hell and it’s taking all that is in him not to run screaming from the table. He’s got his life in order, college, grad school, a successful career and he’s ready to take that next step. He’s been searching for the man who will help him achieve his dream of the house with a picket fence, the

I finally popped my Brandon Witt cherry!! Woo hoo!! LOL, He's been on my TBR for a while but still hadn't read any of his books. Then I read the blurb for Nachos & Hash, and I knew this would be my first BW book.

Nachos & Hash is the story of two Midwestern boys who meet by chance at the Hamburger Mary’s in Denver, Colorado.. Darwin was on a bad date he was getting ready to ditch, and Cody was his cute server that he had a fun time chatting with after he "lost" his date. They ended up hangin
Review originally posted at Sinfully.

I’m used to the Brandon Witt books I read being mostly drama and angst with a side of humor and lightness. Nachos & Hash was a delightful reversal. Yes, the MCs still have tough issues to face, but this is more a straightforward romance with a whole cast of loving and supportive characters to help push these two seemingly opposite men into holding onto what they want and deserve.

Having recently escaped the small town Kansas hell he grew up in Cody never dream
Darwin is stuck at Hamburger Mary's with his date from hell. Sure, Mark's got a smokin' eight-pack but he's shallow and gasp, he hates drag queens. However the night isn't a total bust because Darwin meets waiter Cody, a sweet sincere 21-yr-old. Hamburger Mary's, a real "open-air bar and grille for open-minded people” is lovingly described with fabulous cheeseburgers, Drag Queen Bingo, a wonderfully raunchy Family Feud, karaoke, and an overwhelming sense of family fostered and encourag ...more
Lost in a Book
3 Stars

Goodness Gracious.

I started out listening to the audio on this book and had to call time of death at 40%. I literally listened to the first 10% and then had to stop, go back and read it because the voices were driving me crazy which ruined my focus. *smh* Along with the errors of repetition and lack of connection with the overall narration, I couldn't go on. I didn’t feel it would be fair to judge the book based on the audio version so I bought the ebook and sallied forth to give it a fai
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aar-priority

4.5 High heel Stars!

I think Brandon Witt may have found his niche!
Nachos and Hash is book one in Witt's new series Mary's Boys. Mary's Boys is a series of romances that blossom after people meet their love while visiting Hamburger Marys. Hamburger Marys is one of my all time favorite places to grab bar food and drinks while hanging out with dear friends. The fact that the chain is a gay bar with themed nights and drag shows is simply icing on the cake! The setting alone lured me in and I cou
Darwin has achieved nearly everything he's wanted - a great job, a fabulous career, money, a nice place to live - he's missing out on the romance part. He's been dating, but none of those dates have led to anything more permanent than a one-night-stand, and this latest date is simply another disaster.

However, things might be looking up - his waiter Cody is cute, and Darwin thinks there might be something there.

Cody dropped out of high school and hightailed it out of his hometown to escape the h
Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮
Darwin is on a cheap date with (the awful) Mark and after two seconds with the boring and nonsense man found on, he starts planning his escape until ManDonna helps him getting rid of his date. While swearing off online dates, Cody happens in his life. Cody, the waiter who can’t shut up for a moment. Cody who has just moved to Denver where he is living his dream, go away from Kansas and finally be himself in a safe place like Hamburger Mary’s with people who actually care for him. Darwi ...more
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥

Nachos & Hash is a really good start to a series. Feel like this is one of Witt's more lighter reads, but the tears were still there. He didn't go to far. It was light-hearted I guess because of the MC's being so young. 21 & 24 and trying to navigate what they both want out of one another. Nachos & Hash brings both guys from small Midwestern cities together at place in their life when they need someone.

Darwin & Cody were really adorable together. I really liked them a lot. Cody!!! I just want to
Morgan  Skye
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2017

Both Darwin and Cody come from small towns in the mid-west and have come to Denver looking for a life “bigger” than what they’ve known. Darwin feels his life is nearly complete, he just needs someone to share it with. Cody is far from comfortable, he’s happy but expecting danger and disappointment around every corner.

When Cody and Darwin meet, Cody can’t believe Darwin would be interested in someone like him (this theme dominates most of their relationship in the story) and i
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, bgirls

Review by The Blogger Girls.

What a fun and sweet story this was! Cody and Darwin both come from small towns, but with very different upbringings. They find each other by chance at a bar/restaurant, Hamburger Mary’s, in Denver, where they hit it off and their sweet romance begins.

Cody is such a sweetheart! He works at Hamburger Mary’s, a place that has given him a family and place of belonging that he yearned for after his parents basically disowned him for being gay. He’s a simply shy guy who is
Riina Y.T.
I found Nachos & Hash to be a very sweet love story.

The setting is somewhat unique and FUN. The story has a fresh and cheery vibe to it. Or should I say cheeky?

For me it was an easy, laid-back read. I really appreciated the lighthearted and humorous moments, and dug the emotional and touching ones. Most of all though, I adored the main characters!

Darwin and Cody were lovely together. There was a certain chemistry, a connection. They grew fond of each other rather quickly, connected by their s
Joyfully Jay
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars

It’s not often one finds a novella rich and complete enough to set the scene for further stories. Often one finds that a shorter story either spends so much time developing the setting and introducing characters that the romance angle is weak and more of an unbelievable insta-love trope than anything else. So imagine my delight in reading author Brandon Witt’s latest offering Nachos & Hash and experiencing not only a cleverly written introduction to a myriad of shar
Jan 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, dsp, mm, 2017, audible
When you don't have goals and big dreams except being who you are and accepted in the community as you are, it's kinda hard to see other people expected about you.
Darwin wanted Cody. But Cody can't see any future with Darwin, in assumption that Darwin is out of his league.
For a one night stand, that'll be okay, but the future? A boyfriend? Cody's not going there.
Sad that Cody has a low self confidence with his future and just happy in Mary's....but right now, that's what he sees in him.
Darwin ha
3.5 stars

I pre-ordered this book solely because of the cover! I thought it was striking and different. Based on that cover alone, though, I was expecting something light and fluffy. I didn't mind if I would've encountered quick love. It is a novella length, after all.

It did start like so. It was cute, I loved Cody's ramblings when he first served Darwin. I loved the family-of-choice theme too, with Mary's boys. But there was a tough issue below the surface, and it reappeared nearing the end.

Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was good but it took me a minute to warm up to Cody! I was like 'dude he likes you', hehe.I thought Darwin was very patient and sweet with him. Would really be cool to visit Hamburger Mary's. It seems like a fun place to go... ;-)
Serena Yates
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2017
Denver is the setting for this first novella in a new series around Hamburger Mary’s, a chain of GLBTQ+-friendly restaurants in the US. The main characters are very young – Cody is twenty-one and Darwin only twenty-four, but in a way this is a coming of age story for both of them. They share some aspects of their backgrounds (like being from small towns), and they both want to meet “a special guy”, but neither of them believes it is going to happen for them anytime soon. And while they hope this ...more
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars
3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR.

'Nachos & Hash' is the first story in Brandon Witt's series 'Mary's Boys' and while I can't quite say that this is a new to me author...but with only having enjoyed 2 stories previously, it's a close call...but not quite, so let's just say he's a nearly new to me author and leave it at that.

However, 'Mary's Boys' definitely has a more humorous side to it than my previous experiences. I was a little leery going into this series that
Advance Review Copy generously provided by the author.

Ohhhhh, Brandon. What’ve you done?

I’m huuuungry now.

Readers, here’s a tip: When Brandon Witt starts talking about food, it’s wise to stop what you’re doing and pay attention. Mainly because it’s entertaining as all hell. Not to embarrass him or anything, but case in point: back in October at GRL I witnessed Brandon having an entire conversation about food all by himself. It was both impressive and hilarious — though I contained my laughter so
Faye K
3. 8 stars.. A great start yah and Darwin's not liking his date.. Cody is too cute and didn't believe Darwin was trying to flirt with him. A fast sweet love story for these guys. Told in both POV. I liked all the characters in this, although i loved Vahin, he was funny. This includes a suicide attempt with a character with homophobic parents. A good ending to the novella.

Darwin's 24yrs out on a date he really wanted to dash to the door and escape. When he talks to the waiter, Cody 19 they hit i
Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 55%.

The characters are shallow and have no connection. If there is a plot, I'm not sure what it is. The dialogue is cringy and I feel awkward on each of their behalf for how fumbling this whole thing is.
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
3.5 stars
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I absolutely loved this story! With less drama and angst than his full length novels, the author has crafted a novella that is just long enough to breathe life into a special romance between two wonderful men.

This is almost a New Adult romance. Both Darwin and Cody are in their early twenties and Cody’s previously sheltered life makes him seem even younger than 21 at times. I liked the natural connection between these two. The
Helena Stone
Oh my, what a delightful little gem of a book this turned out to be. From the very first paragraph this story hooked me. The characters captured my heart, the story captivated me and the setting has me thinking about booking a flight to Denver.

Nachos & Hash gave me the perfect blend of fun and feels. For every time Cody’s past and insecurities broke my heart there was a moment—more often than not taking place at Hamburger Mary’s—to put a huge and happy smile on my face. I loved how Cody, despite
Heather Martin
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audio review to come

Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Nachos & Hash is Novella 1 in the Mary's Boys series by Brandon Witt. This series will take place at Hamburger Mary's, which is an actual restaurant in real life! In Brandon's series, it's full of colorful characters!

Darwin is at Hamburger Mary's for the first time on a date that he's regretting being a part of. He's ready to swea
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebook, m-m, 2016
The Diva found a new to me author. I love it when that happens. Nachos and Hash is my first Brandon Witt book but it certainly won’t be my last. This is the first in his new Mary’s Boys novella series that will have a total of four books. I’m already looking forward to Vodka and Handcuffs (how can one not, that just sounds like one hell of a fun night) the next in the series.

The first in the series features Cody and Darwin. Cody is one of the servers at Hamburger Mary’s. Darwin happens to be on
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Brandon Witt's work. Period. This is no exception.
I've been wanting to read about Darwin Michaels after
he left El Do, and I was not disappointed. Sweet, sweet
characters that really make you care about them right off
the bat. I just wanted to reach into my Kindle and wrap
my arms around Cody and hold him, of course, Darwin does
that for us, but still. I was thankful that I had a Kleenex
handy when I read this, I needed it.

Two young men meet and fall in love too quickly for their
own good, but
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