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TWO 5 Star and 3.5 Star Reviews for Heart Ripper: Coffin Nails MC (Sex & Mayhem #9) by K.A. Merikan #MM #Romance @KA_Merikan

CoverTitle: Heart Ripper: Coffin Nails MC (Sex & Mayhem #9)
Author Name & Publisher: K.A. Merikan (Acerbi & Villani Ltd)
Publication Date & Length:. June 15, 2016 – 319 pgs

We knew we’d write Heart Ripper as soon as David appeared on the pages of Split as the MCs younger brother. There was just something about this tertiary character that spoke to us, and in no time, we were hard at work. David comes from a very devout Catholic background, and the overbearing nature of his mother doesn’t do him any favors in discovering his sexual interests.

But then comes Raja, a friend of David’s brother, and he sweeps David off his feet without knowing who he’s dealing with.

This story is much sweeter than many of the other Sex & Mayhem books in the sense that one of the characters is not in any way connected to the criminal world, and that is one of the reasons Raja, the newly appointed club president of one of the Coffin Nails MC chapters, likes him so much. David is a sweet ray of sunshine and normalcy, the kind of boyfriend Raja never had, and he can’t deny himself the attraction, even if he knows he should not pursue this particular guy.

I guess most of us like a story of a forbidden love, one that needs to face many obstacles. It isn’t easy for Raja to openly date a guy, and it is even harder for David to put everything on the line, but their connection is explosive, and neither of them can make himself give up on it.

Synopsis

— You always want what you can’t have. —

David. Catholic. Gay. Set on keeping his purity ring.
Raja. Biker. Manwhore. Never refuses a bet.

David has always tried to be the best son his parents could dream of.
Always at church on Sunday.
Always eager to help with the garden.
Always trying his best at school.
Prim, proper, innocent, and kind.
But deep inside of him, there is a yearning planted by the devil himself, and when a cocky, foul-mouthed biker pulls him a step too far, David doesn’t fall into the abyss. He leaps.
Raja is all he’s ever dreamed of, yet didn’t dare voice. Older, dangerous, a wall of muscle with a grip so strong David can’t resist him no matter how hard he tries.

As a freshly appointed president of a motorcycle club on the verge of ruin, Raja has a lot to live up to. Being gay doesn’t do him any favors in terms of commanding the respect of his men. He has his way of compensating though.
Always first in a fight.
Always bragging about his sexual conquests.
Always up for a bet.
Daring, tattooed, sexy, and unapologetic.
After he boasts he can have any man he wants, he gets challenged to hook up with the preppy guy wallflowering at a party. Raja can’t wait to pop the innocent cutie’s cherry. But when he finds out the guy is his friend’s younger brother, life gets a whole lot messier.

Why is the one guy who should be off-limits always the most tempting?

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FiveStars

This is the KA Merikan I first fell in love with. Raja might just be my favourite bad boy biker yet and David – well, David spends this story growing up and finding his place in the world. He is cute at the start and he is smokin’ hot by the end.

This is one of the more emotional books I’ve read by these authors. I would almost describe parts of this story as sweet and moving. However, after each of these fluffy moments, the language quickly returned to filthy and the violence escalated to brutal until I once again felt securely enmeshed in the Merikan world.

I have to admit that a few of the Merikan books have pushed me beyond my comfort zone with violent sex, non-consensual sex, unusual fetishes and pure graphic violence. While this is still sexy, gritty and graphic, the sex in this story is consensual and non-violent. As always, the connection between the two men is electric. Both men have a thing for talking dirty – so the language is delightfully filthy here.

David’s struggle to justify his sexuality with his faith is a personal, internal battle and his relationship with his parents and his church is complicated. As David is Hunter’s younger brother, it was interesting to watch the same family experienced by the two siblings in very different ways. Hunter is brilliant as a big brother and a father in this story.

Raja’s struggle is also private – the new club president feels he has to prove himself constantly while the people around him judge him for his sexuality and his skin colour. Where David has Hunter and now Asty, Raja has always been alone and it is difficult for him to trust or to care.

I loved the emotional connection between Raja and David as much as their sexual connection. I also loved the increasing complexity of the relationships between the Coffin Nails and their family members.

This is one of my favourite Merikan books; I think I like their slightly softer sides!

Sarah

ThreeandHalfStars

This was just an OK addition to the series for me.  I have only read two of the previous books in this series, but I liked them much more than I enjoyed this book.

The characters were immature, whiny, and so hot and cold that even I was getting dizzy.

I liked how Hunter protected David to a point, but also let him breathe – find his own path.  Hunter seemed like a great big brother who would go to the ends of the earth for family he knew would accept him.  I love how he supported David and even went back to their old house to help his brother when their parents were being horrible.

Then you have Raja.  I felt that he was sort of truncated throughout this story.  You knew a little about him, here and there.  You knew that he went through some horrible things, but in the end, that didn’t excuse his horrible behaviors for me.  In fact, it just made his actions that much more deplorable.  He should have known better.

David is just this shy, meek kid.  He kind of grows up throughout the story, but he’s so stunted from living with his bible loving parents that he takes forever to grow up.  At almost the end of the story, I felt he was kind of coming around to being an equal part of the relationship.

While this story had great aspects to it – I just couldn’t get over Raja’s and David’s behaviors to really like it.

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FiveStars

Heart Ripper was certainly a different story compared to the others in this series. But I still loved it.  Raja and David were so cute together, David so naive in any experience regarding life outside of his mother’s home and Raja who is very experienced but has gone through many awful times.  They were perfect together.  I liked the way this book was written with a more softer side not so violent, it was a nice change.

Sherry

Excerpt

The bearded guy from downstairs slid inside, locking the door of the bathroom with a loud, final-sounding clang, and then his dark gaze was on David, rendering him mute and unable to defend himself from that strong presence.

The man was taller than David, and the white T-shirt he was wearing clung to his athletic body as he glided through the bathroom. For a moment, the world slowed down, and David could swear he saw the pitch-black hair float in the air, the curved-up moustache twitch as the man smiled beneath the thick, well-kept beard. Bold black tattoos covered the man’s arms, all the way to his wrists, and some even peeked out from under the round collar of the shirt, beckoning David to have a closer look at the dark, warm-hued skin, which had immediately set the man apart from everyone else present at the party.

“I… I mean, okay, I guess you need it more,” David uttered and attempted to pass the guy, fleeing for the door. He was hot, cold, sweaty all over, and nervous as hell. Life had been so much easier years ago, before puberty hit him in the face like a red hot poker drenched in sin.

The man stood in his way, and before David could utter a word of protest, a palm as hot as molten lava burned the skin of his throat, squeezing gently as the man pushed David back.

David stepped back in a daze, letting the stranger direct him toward the wall, until his knees hit something hard and cool. The man pushed him down, and David obeyed yet again, taking a seat on the closed toilet.

He could barely breathe from the stress of being alone with this guy in a locked room. “I’m sorry if I stared,” he wanted to say, but only managed a hoarse whisper. His body was still processing being touched by this man. Older, bigger, with eyes that could scorch David alive.

“I enjoyed you staring,” said the stranger with a small smirk to his lips as he traced his thumb over David’s lips. It was the sulphur to the match of David’s arousal, and he quickly clenched his thighs in panic. Even his accent immediately set him apart from most people David met. Rich and thick as sugar syrup, it was definitely Southern.

Even fumbly kisses with a girl at church camp weren’t as igniting as one touch from this man.

David would burn in hell for the images crawling out of the back of his mind. His heart was beating so hard it made him light-headed.

The man liked him looking.

So he wasn’t about to scold David for it. But what could a man like this possibly want with him then? A man with all that dark hair on his thick arms, a face as handsome as if it were a gift from the devil himself, and touch that made every hair on David’s body bristle.

“This… this is a misunderstanding,” David mumbled.

The man smirked and pulled down the zipper of his jeans, slowly letting go of David’s neck.

“Nice to meet you, pretty boy.”

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Two 5 Star Reviews for Solace (The Avengement Series #2) by Caddy Rowland #MM #Murder @caddyorpims

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Title: Solace (The Avengement Series #2)
Author Name: Caddy Rowland
Publication Date & Length: July 8, 2015 – 202 pgs

Synopsis

The Avengement Series: Sometimes a person gets pushed too far. .

Book Two: Solace (A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama)

Where the hell is Brady?

It should have taken about a half hour for him to walk to town and back. As Tory heads out to walk the beach searching for him, a soft smile plays on his face. He can just imagine the ribbing Brady will give him when they meet coming toward each other.

Instead, he comes face to face with his worst nightmare. There is his husband, lying in the water, bleeding and gasping for breath. Brady, petrified and struggling to stay alive, tries to tell Tory something about a boat. Then his frightened eyes stare into Tory’s as he manages to say “I love you” one last time. He’s gone before Tory can even tell him the same.

The police believe it’s a robbery gone wrong. Tory wonders if it isn’t a hate crime. He swears he’ll find the killer, even if the police give up trying. No one is going to get away with gutting the man he loved, leaving him like trash to die alone. Nothing will stop him from getting justice for Brady.

Not even murder.

(Note: Although there is an object tying these novels together, each gritty drama is a stand-alone psychological suspense thriller with a complete story arc.

Karma really can be a bitch—especially when it scores a willing partner.

Themes in this book: revenge, retribution, vigilante justice, failure of the justice system, abuse of power.

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FiveStars

Holy crap! This book was both awesome and intense.  From the very beginning, I was on the edge of my chair reading.  Despite the fact that this mystery was not a difficult one to figure out, I still enjoyed the story a lot.
This book was the second in the series, but I do not feel that you needed to have read the first to understand the depth of love that the characters felt for each other, nor do you need to read book 1 in order to catch the gist of Jasmine’s past.
Tory and Brady had the kind of love that was epic.  It was beyond what most people find in their lifetime.  I cried for Tory when Brady was lost to him.  I could really feel his anguish.  Rowland did an amazing job at not hurrying the timeline, without actually having much happen.
Tory and Jasmine have the type of friendship where they would do anything and everything for each other.  For her, Tory was her lifeline when she needed it and in this story, their roles have now reversed.  I really was struck by the love they shared, the trust, the loyalty.  Tory’s character was drowning in despair and even through it all, he was able to laugh at times, without losing his objective.  He was able to look towards something.  Jasmine’s character was a strong, independent character who helped Tory, just as his character did in book 1.
With the awesome manner that these characters teased out the mystery behind Brady’s murder, I can’t see how this series will go on.  However, with such pretty shoes that Jasmine owns, I love how they are not finished.  I also really liked how book 1 was tied back in to 2, even though I read them out of order.
I can’t wait for the next installment!
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FiveStars

I loved Tory in book 1 when he was there for Jasmine.  Book 2 takes us to the murder of Tory’s husband Brady. Tory and Jasmine are great together as friends. I loved the fact that there wasn’t anything they wouldn’t do for each other. They had unconditional trust in each other.

Tory and Brady were so in love, the murder was so crushing to Tory.  You could just feel the heartbreak that he was experiencing.

There was so much suspense in tracking the murderer, excellent planning on Tory and Jasmine’ s part.  The story was so good it kept me hoping they’d get away with it. I loved how the series will continue with the shoes.  Excellent read. Totally loved it as much as book 1.

Sherry

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4.5 and 4 Stars for Stalked (The Slayers #2) by H.C. Brown #BDSM #MM

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Title: Stalked (The Slayers #2)
Author Name & Publisher: H.C. Brown (Momentum, Pan Macmillan)
Publication Date & Length: September 24, 2015 – 68,000 Words

Synopsis

Who’s more dangerous – a stripper, an assassin, or a serial killer?

The Stripper Ripper is stalking the streets of New York City, preying on male strippers, and the press is making mincemeat of a helpless police force.

In desperation, the police refer the serial killer’s case to the Slayers, a team of enhanced, undercover super soldiers. The commander of the Slayers puts his team on the streets to watch over the Ripper’s favorite targets.

One of these targets is Micah, a twink stripper and a desirable sub. Micah’s baby sitter is one of the newest members of the Slayers, Sorren, as cold-blooded an assassin as they come, and the last person you’d expect to harbor feelings for his charge.

True to form, Sorren is as surprised as anyone at his new infatuation, but Micah is hiding something. Will Micah learn to trust his protector, or is he destined to be the next victim on the Stripper Ripper’s list?

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FourandHalfStars

I have to first say that I have not read book 1 and didn’t feel that I needed to.  There were a few places where it might have been helpful, but overall, it was not necessary.

I really enjoyed Micah’s character.  He seemed genuine, if not a bit timid, but when push came to shove, he was all in.  The chemistry between him and Sorren was off the charts!  I enjoyed the power play and the fact that Micah was so open and honest.

Then you have Sorren.  While he is supposed to be somewhat immune to feelings, Micah burrows his way in to Sorren’s being.  You can really see how much he cares for his charge and in return, how hard of a struggle it is for Sorren to allow Micah into his heart.

Conversely, it is hard for Micah, because of his own past to let Sorren in.  He seems to constantly be second guessing and that was somewhat grating, however, in the end, they both find what is necessary within themselves.  They make each other better.

I do wish that I had known a little more about Micah and his first Dom’s relationship a little more.  I would have felt more connected to Micah’s struggle, I think.  The sexual scenes in this story were intense and, I thought, pretty well planned out.  Anticipation was the key.

Overall, this was a hot story with a great story line.

Can’t wait to read what’s next.

AvidReader

FourStars

At first I was really bored with this book and almost gave up on it. Glad I didn’t because I finally got into it and enjoyed it. I wasn’t into the nano and somewhat sci-fi elements but that’s just me. Micah is a stripper and a sub. His Dom died recently and now there is a murderer coined the Stripper Ripper. Sorren is assigned to protect Micah because he fits the killers victims. The instant attraction between Sorren and Micah can be felt and so can the intense chemistry. The story line was good but things seemed rushed at the end. A few more chapters would have made it not as rushed and more enjoyable. The love story was good and the sex was too. If you like a tad bit of sci-fi and a little bit of BDSM with your M/M you will like this book.

Angie

Excerpt

Delano didn’t miss Sorren’s shudder of disgust. He stared at him, waiting for a reply, and it was like watching the cogs of an old clock grind into gear. Sure, Sorren had been alone for a long time and no doubt his art of conversation had become a little rusty but he’d had long enough to adjust. He would give him time to consider the situation because he wanted to keep this man in his unit. He’d yet to see a better specimen of nano enhancement and the doctors in the complex would learn a great deal from his advanced technology.

Sorren was magnificent and he could see why he carried the handle “The Reaper” during his call of duty. He’d selected the moody Adonis for stripper duty in an effort to calm him down. Sorren was a loner. He’d taken his edge-play domination to extremes with the house subs and sure wasn’t looking for a cozy relationship. Rhys had nicknamed him “Shadow Man” because they rarely saw him in daylight. Sorren stalked the gloom like a phantom of menace. In fact, the man might just as well hang a sign around his neck with the message, “I hate everybody” printed in bright red letters. The only time he’d seen him crack any semblance of a smile was after winning an arm wrestle with Adryck.

He rolled his shoulders. “Well?”

A crack of thunder rolled in the distance as if it had come straight from the flash of disgust on Sorren’s face.

“Your decommission threats won’t work on me. I have a failsafe reboot on my system. You’ll have to decapitate me to take me down.” Sorren straightened and his menacing look flicked over him dismissively. “I understand you integrated the Fury boys into the unit without making them jump through hoops and yet, I am one of you, military – not the fucking enemy. I agreed to do butterfly duty because I want to catch a murderer not because I plan to inform on the Slayers. If I’d wanted to betray our kind I would have contacted my commander the fucking day I arrived and neither you nor your cybernetic boy would have been able to stop me.” Sorren pushed to his feet. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m late. The stripper you assigned me to protect is due to walk home alone in twenty minutes and it is twenty-two minutes to his gig.”

Delano stood and waved him toward the door. “Sure, we’ll talk again in the morning. Do you have a med kit in the car – just in case?”

Sorren gave him a curt nod and slipped out the door. He moved like a ghost, not one sound from his boots echoed on the tiled floor.

“What new intel do we have on the murders to date?” Rhys drummed his fingers on the arm of the chair. “I know they’re bloody but there must be something the cops haven’t disclosed. What has Bret dug up?”

“Nothing, the murderer is a phantom, he drops out of nowhere, strikes and vanishes. You mentioned bloody, yeah, but how does a man rip someone apart and not leave one footprint or one drop of blood?” Delano moved around his desk and sat down.

“Maybe he’s a vampire.” Rhys gave him a speculative look. “Hey, crazy scientists made us didn’t they?

How do we know they didn’t experiment on cross-species DNA as well and now some guys can change into bats and fly away?”

“Scent.” Delano placed the heel of one shit kicker on his desk and tipped back his chair. “I’ve visited all the crime scenes. I would have smelled a giant bat and picked up the pheromones of anyone remotely like us. No, I’m pretty sure the Stripper Ripper is one sick human.”

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5 Stars for Among the Living (PsyCop #1) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #Murder

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Title: Among the Living (PsyCop #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: October 18, 2008 – 89 pgs

Synopsis

Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves.

He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy.

Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.

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FiveStars

Wow this book was so good!  I could not put it down.
Victor is a homicide detective who can see dead people. Can I say that Victor is now my favorite M/M character.  I loved his attitude and the way he dealt with everything.  I can not even imagine seeing everything he does.  He is trying to find the serial killer who is killing all these men and at the same time he is attracted to Jacob who he meets at his partners retirement party.
Jacob the hot, built sex crimes detective.. I loved his character too.  Let me say the scenes between these two are so hot!
I have always been a huge fan of paranormal romance books and this one is now my favorite! I have never really read a book like this with a physic detective who can see dead people and let me tell you I am now a huge fan. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time trying to figure out who or what did it.
So all together I 100% loved this book!  I would definitely recommend this book!
Kara

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5 and 4 Stars for Children of Noah (Mahu #9) by Neil S. Plakcy #Murder #MM @MLRPress @NeilPlakcy

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Title: Children of Noah (Mahu #9)
Author Name & Publisher: Neil S. Plakcy (MLR Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 9, 2015 – 231 pgs

Synopsis

A few months after the birth of his twins, openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka and begins a temporary assignment to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Kimo and his HPD partner Ray Donne are quickly thrown into an investigation into threatening letters sent to a U.S. Senator. Are these screeds about racial purity related to an escalating series of attacks against mixed-race couples and families on Oahu?

When arson at a day care center on the Windward Coast brings Kimo’s partner, fire investigator Mike Riccardi, into the case, Kimo worries about the future of his and Mike’s newborn twins on an island falling prey to hate and a cult leader bent on death and destruction.

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FiveStars

I loved this so much!  This is one of the best crime fiction stories I’ve read in a long time.  I’ve finally found a series with a gay protagonist that rivals the best of mainstream bestsellers. I know I’m a little late to the party starting on book 9, but this was absolutely brilliant.

Kimo is a fabulous lead character.  I can’t think of a more complex or engaging character in any series I’ve read recently.  Plakcy has managed to sustain a fascinating character over nine books without the detective descending into the alcohol fuelled self-destruction so familiar in the genre.  Instead of wallowing like Harry Hole or Wallander, Kimo is a foster parent, a partner, a son and he is soon to be a father.  His partnerships are solid, both with Ray, his work partner and with Mike, his life partner.   

It is the story that gives readers a thrill.  Complex, layered and compelling, Plakcy paces his tale perfectly.  Readers are given just enough help to follow Kimo and Ray’s investigation, but never enough to ruin the suspense.  I kept making links to other series in my head.  The storyline reminded me of True Detective – a beautifully written series, but Kimo and Ray are such better characters!

And Hawaii!  Kimo’s island is beautiful, complicated and completely unique.  I love the colourful cast, the easy lifestyle and the blend of cultures.  

I also love the ease with which Plakcy writes Kimo’s non-traditional personal life.  This is not a story full of angst or homophobic government agencies.  Kimo, Mike and Dalton are a family.  Kimo and Mike are co-parenting with a lesbian couple.  Their friends and family accept them unquestioningly.  In a genre full of contrived conflict, Kimo’s relaxed modern life is absolutely refreshing.  

Possibly my only gripe is with the cover.  It looks really dated and doesn’t really suggest crime fiction.  I would hate for anyone to shy away from such a wonderful book because of a dodgy cover.  

A truly fabulous book!

Sarah

 FourStars

I enjoyed this book well enough.  It had some continuity issues throughout, but overall, it was well thought out and well written.

I usually have issues where racial purity is based on religion – it’s just a dangerous topic to write about.  However, Plakcy does a pretty good job.  The mystery is well planned and never gives you more than just a taste so that it is not spoiled half way through the story.

I was somewhat confused with the female character in this story – was she pregnant with her own kids or was she pregnant with Kimo’s kids?  When I am referring to the continuity issue, this is just one example where I was confused.

Overall though, I enjoyed the mystery aspect of this story.

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5 and 4 Stars for Among the Living (PsyCop #1) by Jordan Castillo Price #MM #Murder

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Title: Among the Living (PsyCop #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: October 18, 2008 – 89 pgs

Synopsis

Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves.

He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy.

Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.

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FiveStars

This is a novella, but it doesn’t feel short. Not everyone can get away with writing a novella and leaving the reader satisfied. But this author accomplishes that, and has you wanting more, but not feeling cheated out of a full-length book.
You are treated to a very detailed and interesting story, that contains some paranormal, with Vic and Jacob. I loved the Psychic aspect. From a few pages in, the intensity between these two Hero’s is scorching!!!!  During any part of this story, you could close your eyes and feel like you were right there.. in the middle of whatever was going on. And WANTING to be right there during the naughty times!! *phew*
I enjoy author’s who take their writing seriously, and give us a memorable Journey, with characters that captivate you. Jordan Castillo Price does this, and I can’t wait to read more by this author!!
Reviewer: Kimberley
FiveStars
**Audiobook Review**
I found this story incredibly interesting. It was different and had me guessing until the end what was really going on… Who WAS the murderer.. Oh but not until the end did we actually find out.
I listened to the book in one day because I just had to know. It was fast paced and not one moment felt like it didn’t belong or move the story along.
The men’s chemistry was awesome as well as their interaction with secondary characters believable.
The narrator did an awesome job of bringing the characters to live while keeping the reader engaged and not nodding off. Each character had their own distinct voice that let you know who was speaking even if their name hadn’t been spoken.
All around a great book with a great narrator.
Renee
FourStars
Jacob Marks and Victor Bayne have a wonderful working chemistry.  Marks is a dominant, protector type and while Victor is not a wilting flower, he seems much more delicate.I really enjoyed reading about how the Psycop department works.  It had a good mystery and I also really enjoyed the supporting characters.  I really want to know about Gutierrez’s and Carolyn’s journeys as well.  I wish that this novella was more of a novel.  The romance was a little rushed for me – the scenes were quick – hot but quick and it seemed that they were more in lust rather than a blossoming romance.

I can’t wait to read more about this unique law enforcement department, but I am hopeful for more development within the characters.

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4 and 3 Stars for Relic (The Morelville Mysteries Book1) by Anne Hagan #FF #Murder

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Title: Relic (The Morelville Mysteries Book 1)
Author Name: Anne Hagan
Publication Date & Length: November 8, 2014 – 206 pgs

Synopsis

Cases collide for two star crossed ladies of law enforcement…

Customs Special Agent Dana Rossi was forced to start her life anew after a bad breakup with her former girlfriend and the loss of job that she loved. These days, she spends life on the road, moving from one case to another until one day when runs run right into the path of Sheriff Mel Crane. The feisty, sexy butch cop is as determined to uncover a counterfeiting ring in her county as Agent Rossi becomes to stop a stalker obsessed with Mel and hot for her company. Dana is under the added pressure of conducting an undercover investigation of her own with a tight deadline: finding and then stopping a ring of smugglers bringing high end designer knock-offs into the states.

Could their cases be related? When repeated vicious attacks on Mel and on her home accelerate the danger for her and also their attraction to each other, they become desperate to find the truth and solve the two mysteries. Can they find a way to work together to resolve both cases while coming to terms with their growing feelings for one another? Can Dana move beyond her jilted lover past and find true happiness with a small town Sheriff?

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FourStars
This book will grab your attention and hold it! It has plenty of twist and turns and is a must read for all crime/ mystery lovers.
There were a few times I had to reread paragraphs or pages because, I was confused about who was doing what.
Overall I loved this book and cannot wait to start the next one!
I love that a small town sheriff broke the whole thing open (on one side at least). I love that she is determined to stay with it until the end regardless of the risk or what others think of her abilities.
Amber
ThreeStar

A very detailed and intricate novel. Differs from other books in the way each chapter is alternatively told by the two leading females.
One of the strengths of this book is the methodical and systematic way the mystery unravels.
If you enjoy uncovering the relative clues and piecing together quite a complex plot then this is the novel for you. However I did find, at times, the novel was getting lost in over particular details. Despite this I found myself hooked on needing to know just how all the clues fitted together.
The ending although appropriate did not explain everything that had occurred. There were so many questions and clues still unanswered. This first novel is obviously just part of the jig saw that fits into a bigger even more complex plot. I for one look forward to reading further novel in The Moreville Mysteries.
The author shows a very professional and exciting way of how a novel should be concluded, and, leaving the reader wanting to know more and read further books in the series.
Chris

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