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5 Star Review for Day and Knight by Dirk Greyson #MM #Paramilitary @dirkgreyson

Day and Knight

Title: Day and Knight
Author Name: Dirk Greyson
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2015 – 184 pages

Synopsis

As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He’s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch—a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name!

Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he’s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight’s heavy-handed need for control.

But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. Together. As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US’s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other.

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FiveStarsI have been wanting to read this series for a while now and today was the day to sit down and read book 1. The name of the book is pretty self explanatory considering the characters names are Day and Knight.

This is a book about two guys who work for the agency to bring down the bad and corrupt guys. Knight has been an agent for a while but has not done field work for over two years since he did not trust himself being in the filed after finding his wife and son murdered. But that is about to change and he is about to get a new partner that is a newbie to field work to boot. That is when Dayton enters his life and things start to quickly change for both of them.

I found this to be an exciting, adventurous, mysterious book. Things are happening and not enough clues to truly figure out exactly what the corrupt people are up but just enough information to know they are planning something big. I love how Day and Knight started out not so friendly but warmed to one another as time went on. Even at the end of the book they were still not all that close but they was starting to get there. It is just going to take time for that to happen. I also love that this book left off to where there is enough mystery to pick up in book two.

The chemistry between these two men is off the charts and I think as time goes on it is only going to get hotter. And hopefully they will continue to get closer. Cannot waiting read the next book in the series.

Tosha

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NEW REVIEWS! 5 and 4 stars for Day and Knight by Dirk Greyson #MM #Paramilitary @dirkgreyson

Day and Knight

Title: Day and Knight
Author Name: Dirk Greyson
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2015 – 184 pages

Synopsis

As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He’s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch—a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name!

Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he’s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight’s heavy-handed need for control.

But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. Together. As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US’s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other.

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FiveStars
I loved this book. The story was great, there was a very interesting mystery to it, a lot of action, drama and of course it was steamy. The writing just grabbed my attention, it flowed so well throughout the book and kept my interest.

Day and Knight were a perfect combination, Day was the tech guy and Knight was the one who was a experienced field guy. They both had hard lives before they met. This made for a very interesting combination.  They definitely worked as a couple for work and home.

Can’t wait to read book 2 this is a series I definitely will follow.

Sherry

FourStars

I didn’t know until reading other reviews that this is a new pen name for Andrew Grey, as I’m a huge fan of Andrew Grey it’s no surprise that I loved this book. Day was just great and Knight grew on me after a while and I couldn’t wait for the end. This book was definitely action pack and the mystery was excellent. This book was a HFN type book and that was okay as Day and Knight definitely need more time to work on a relationship. Hopefully we can get a HEA in the next book. The story line was excellent and the writing was superb. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

LY

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Dirk is very much an outside kind of man.  He loves travel and seeing new things.  Dirk worked in corporate America for way too long and now spends  his days writing, gardening, and taking care of the home he shares with his partner of more than two decades.  He has a Masters Degree and all the other accessories that go with a corporate job.  But he is most proud of the stories he tells and the life he’s built.  Dirk lives in Pennsylvania in a century old home and is blessed with an amazing circle of friends.

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5 and 3.5 Stars for Feat of Clay (Men of London #4) by Susan Mac Nicol #MM #erotic @susanmacnicol7

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Title: Feat of Clay (Men of London #4)
Author Name: Susan Mac Nicol
Publication Date & Length: August 25, 2015

Synopsis

Imprisoned and tortured, undercover cop Tate Williams will find redemption in the arms of his boyhood friend, now lover, former SAS soldier Clay Mortimer.
TWO MEN.
TORN. TORTURED. LOVED.
Though they went their separate ways, Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer have been crazy about each other since their school days. Clay went into the SAS. Tate became a cop. Neither mentioned their attraction to the other. Both sought out danger. Both found it.
Imprisoned and shot in an undercover assignment gone wrong, Tate somehow survived…and found his way back into Clay’s arms. His old friend is now the owner of an elite investigation agency and everything any man could want: patient, handsome, commanding. And Clay knows what it takes to survive. But Tate can’t bring himself to share all his secrets, nightmares that force him to rebel against everything. He finds solace from his past as a graffiti artist, a childhood passion, but his demons drive away all who might care for him. Only when he faces that past—and learns that everyone has tasted despair—can the two men truly be brothers-in-arms…and more.

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FiveStars

This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. I love this series and I loved this book. Clay owns his own PI business, Tate was an undercover cop until his last assignment almost killed him. These two men were friends and then after Tates ordeal they became more. Tate was tortured and left for dead on the side of the road, he still has flashbacks and nightmares. Clay wants nothing more than to have a life with Tate. Their love story is hot and fierce, the sex is amazingly hot and you can feel the love and passion. These two have their ups and downs and I found myself crying because I felt their emotions and pain. When Clay finds out that Tate didn’t tell him everything the crap hits the fan. These two have so much to work on and so much to get through at times you don’t think their going to make it. This was a great story and I enjoyed it when we got to briefly see the characters from previous books in the series.

Angie

ThreeandHalfStars

There have been a number of military/paramilitary m/m series released recently.  The attraction is obvious.  Two highly trained alpha men in great shape with dark pasts?  Perfect.  But while this story contains most of the elements I love in an action-packed m/m, it just didn’t grip me as similar stories have.

I did love Tate.  Rebuilding his life after being tortured in the line of duty, he is a beautiful, troubled character.  His relationship with Jax and the Castaways children is very sweet.  I wanted to love Clay, but I don’t feel I ever get to really know him.  His paramilitary group is never really explained to readers.  I wanted to know about his team and his cases but MacNichol only ever gives us snippets of Clay’s life.  

Both Clay and Tate lacked the personality quirks that made me fall in love with Abigail Roux’s Ty and Zane, AE Via’s God and Day or Xavier Mayne’s Brandt and Donnelly.  Their interactions as a couple are sexy, but lack the warmth, personality and humour I need to really believe in a relationship.  

Deeply earnest couples’ therapy isn’t terribly sexy and neither are Tate’s tantrums.  Clay’s role as the old man in the relationship was slightly odd.  He’s a 36 year-old field agent in his prime.  And for someone who had a career as an undercover detective, Tate reads as much younger than he could possibly be.     

This book pushes the boundary between erotica and romance because most of the relationship building happens in the bedroom.  The sex is pretty vanilla, but it’s hot and frequent.

The action sequences didn’t work for me at all.  At one point Tate and Clay are involved in a car chase because of one of Clay’s cases.  Readers don’t know much about the case, don’t know who is chasing them or why.  In the UK, where even cops on active duty don’t carry guns routinely, the men engage in a deadly shootout on a motorway and are allowed to go home without much questioning.  Really? 

Once again, Susan MacNichol sets her book in London but litters her writing with Americanisms.  Little things began to irk me.  A small British child would eat strawberry laces, not a string of liquorice!  

Sarah

Excerpt

Tate needed no further urging. He lifted himself up, trying to ignore the pain in his battered body, and stared down at the man who half sat, half lay beneath him. Clay’s face was twisted in lust and want, and his cock jutted proudly from the thatch of dark curls at his groin. Tate bit his lip and then lowered himself down onto the hot, slick and eager dick waiting for him.

Clay’s deep gasp of satisfaction made his hole throb, as did the burn of Clay in his arse. Tate spread his legs to take Clay deeper then began to slowly move above him, his hips undulating and his inner muscles tightening around Clay’s cock.

The feeling of power he got from watching his lover slowly lose it was like nothing else. That Tate could take such control of this man he loved, that he could watch his self-control unravel like a skein of wool—that was something for a man to be proud of.

As Tate rose and fell, his hands resting behind him on Clay’s strong thighs, Clay’s cock sliding in and out of him, he revelled in the primal urge to be impaled and fucked to destruction. He was flying so high, the bruised ribs and plastered-up shoulder were of no consequence.

Huh. Sexual endorphins make for great painkillers.

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3 stars for Day and Knight by Dirk Greyson #MM #Paramilitary @dirkgreyson

Day and Knight

Title: Day and Knight
Author Name: Dirk Greyson
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2015 – 184 pages

Synopsis

As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for fieldwork, and scuttling an attack gives him his chance. He’s smart, multilingual, and a technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch—a partner, Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research, Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name!

Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his family. After drying out, he’s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates very little and Day bristles at Knight’s heavy-handed need for control.

But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed. Together. As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at the US’s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the mission. One that might include each other.

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 ThreeStarCovert operatives on a gay cruise – what’s not to like?  Sunshine, guns, tuxedos and explosions make for an exciting, rather steamy read.Greyson’s characters are endearingly troubled – Dayton is a closeted ex-NSA operative.  He is a workaholic computer expert.  Knighton is a burned out former marine grieving the loss of his wife and child.  The agency they work for remains mired in secrecy to the end of the story.  I like both men, but I felt they resolved some huge personal issues a little too quickly.

An ordinary cruise is a great backdrop for the subterfuge and covert-ops Knighton and Day are really working on.  I enjoyed the interactions between the operatives and the other passengers, especially Day’s ex-boyfriend Blaine.

I struggled with this book because it is uncomfortably close to Abigail Roux’s “Fish and Chips” in her Cut and Run series.  Not only do the characters have nearly identical jobs and histories, the plot of this story is far too similar for my liking.  This may be an awkward coincidence, but for me, Greyson’s book lacks the magic that makes Abigail Roux’s books m/m best-sellers.

This is a good story.  It kept my interest and made me smile.  But unlike its more famous rival,  I didn’t think it was a great story.

~Sarah

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Dirk is very much an outside kind of man.  He loves travel and seeing new things.  Dirk worked in corporate America for way too long and now spends  his days writing, gardening, and taking care of the home he shares with his partner of more than two decades.  He has a Masters Degree and all the other accessories that go with a corporate job.  But he is most proud of the stories he tells and the life he’s built.  Dirk lives in Pennsylvania in a century old home and is blessed with an amazing circle of friends.

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