Mar 16

{Release Day} Review: A Helping of Love by Andrew Grey

Title: A Helping of Love
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Of Love, #3
Release Date: March 16th 2012
Genre: M/M, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 200
Source: Author

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If Peter Christopoulos has learned one thing from his last three years in a wheelchair, it’s that people have a hard time seeing past the hardware. When he asks out Russ Baker after giving him a quote on equipment for a new Greek restaurant, he’s disappointed but not surprised to be turned down.

Russ has been covering for his abusive boyfriend for so long it’s almost automatic, but with a little help from his friends, he finds the courage to break it off. To his surprise, Peter is still interested, and soon they’re falling hard and fast. But then their world is thrown into turmoil: Peter finds an old letter indicating he has a half sister he’s never met, and Russ’s past interferes when his ex makes it clear he’ll do anything to get him back.

My Thoughts

Once again, Andrew Grey has brought us a story of love, compassion, and triumph. For any that know me, you all know that I just adore Andrew’s books (Range, Bottled Up, Of Love especially), so it shouldn’t surprise you that I have been eagerly awaiting the release of A Helping of Love.

A Helping of Love is the third book in the Of Love series by Andrew Grey. I was immediately drawn into the lives of Peter and Russ. As always, Andrew’s writing held my attention (considering I finished it in one evening, just don’t ask how late I stayed up) living up to both the passion and conflict I expect from his works.

Continuing to centre around the lives and loves of Cafe Belgie, we find that plans for a new restaurant are underway. Russ will be head chef and manager for Acropolis, a Greek restaurant. Peter is the supplier that comes it to help set everything up and sparks fly. Unfortunately, Russ is in an abusive relationship and Peter, having been hit by a drunk driver three years ago, is wheelchair bound and assumes Russ only sees the chair, not him. Don’t be to down on Peter though, he’s, mostly, gotten used to not being seen so it’s no surprising that he assumes it this time.

Thankfully, Russ, with the help of his friends at the restaurant, gets wise and breaks free of the ‘ex’. That’s really the main focus of A Helping of Love . . . Each man has to learn to see himself as worthy of love and be strong enough to reach for what he wants.

The passion and sex are HOT and the sensuality and love are something to aspire to. As always, if you love a great M/M read, A Helping of Love is a MUST read! No one bring romance, triumph, and sensuality together quite like Mr. Grey.

My Rating

In the series . . .

Taste of Love

A Serving of Love

A Helping of Love (Love #3)

About the Author

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

I love to hear from readers. Comments, thoughts, and questions are always encouraged and appreciated.

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About the author

Mistress Anya

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages 0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters and a life-long reader. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.


  1. Maggie O'Malley

    Sounds like a great read. Lots of conflict to resolve.

  2. Andrew Grey

    Thank you Maggie

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