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Review: The Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton

The Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton
Title: The Ranch Foreman
Author: Rob Colton
Cover Artist: Leah Kaye Suttle
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★☆☆

Blurb:

When Madison “Matty” Ward finds himself out of work and without a place to live, his cousin comes through with a job on the Gates cattle ranch. Despite not knowing anything about herding cattle or taking care of horses, Matty does his best to impress the older hunky foreman, Baxter Hollingsworth. Baxter is drawn to the new young hand, but he’s deeply closeted, and after an openly gay veterinarian shows he’s interested in Matty, Baxter’s repressed feelings lead to an explosive encounter. Baxter then withdraws—leaving Matty feeling angry and used—until an accident forces him to confront his fears.

Review:

After Madison Ward could no longer take care of his ailing Aunt Martha, his cousin Brian Ward not only found him a job, but a place to live on the Gates ranch as well.

Never having done ranch work before, Matty starts out as the low man, as a stable boy. Being out of the closet isn’t always possible in ranching. When an unwanted pass by a fellow coworker leads to more, the only man Matty has eyes for steps in.

Baxter Hollingsworth is not use to showing anyone but his stallion his emotions. Allowing the man that has captured his attention to escape due to his fears of being out, leads him to be drastic changes.

What I enjoyed…

I loved watching Matt find his place on the ranch. A city slicker in tennis shoes learns not only how to wear cowboy boots, but how to fill them as well.

What I didn’t enjoy…

I really think this book could have used a few chapters from Baxter’s point of view. I would have loved to hear what was going through his mind when Matt Ward walked into his life. Most of the time Baxter comes off as a jerk. Having his POV could have added to his character.

Overall, I give The Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton three stars. I think the story will be devoured by cowboy fans. I just felt the story was too one sided. The plot felt rushed to me. This took away from getting to really know the other characters in the story as well as we got to know Matt.

Review: Moral Authority by Jacob Z Flores

Moral Authority by Jacob Z Flores
Title: Moral Authority
Author: Jacob Z Flores
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Reviewer: Lynn
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Sci-Fi
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Long Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are prescribed ideals in America of 2050. The Moral Authority, the nation’s newest branch of government, has virtually eliminated crime, poverty, and most social ills, but it also rules the land with a tyrannical fist, championing ignorance and brandishing fear.

Mark Bryan is a gay man whose existence brands him an outlaw; Isaac Montoya is a charming stranger, who entices Mark to defy moral law; and Samuel Pleasant runs the Moral Authority and plans to punish moral offenders and a rebellious uprising—no matter the cost.

Will liberty and justice return for all?

Review:

The year is 2050. For the past thirty years, America has been ruled by the highest branch of government called the Moral Authority. The Moral Authority wields its control over their society by fear of criminalization if any law is broken.

Mark Bryan is a college student and journalist. Mark not only disagrees with strict moral standards of the Moral Police but their harshly enforced punishments as well.

The outright ban the government has placed on homosexuality makes life for a gay man even harder. Mark, like every other gay man is deeply closeted from fear of the Moral Police stings, setup like a gay witch hunt.

In the midst of a suppressing government, Mark still finds himself attracted to a man, with whom he starts a relationship with. Mark is found guilty after being subjected in a sting.

While Mark is in prison, a national rebellion soon begins. The media can’t help but show the well-coordinated efforts of its citizens demanding freedom.

The prisons scattered throughout America resemble Hitler’s Nazi prison camps. The prisoners are often beaten, raped, starved, and tortured. Every last scrape of dignity these prisoners have is forcibly removed.

Hope is the last thing you would find in a place like this, but Mark still holds out hope that one day America will once again seek liberty and the right to the pursuit of happiness for all.

When I first read the blurb for Moral Authority, I honestly didn’t expect a debut author to capture the emotion and plot development needed for a story like this. I was so wrong!!

Jacob Z. Flores has not only made this story believable but has made it a MUST READ. I honestly couldn’t put down this book. If I had to describe this book, words like: heartbreaking, horrific, gritty, intense, hopeful, and thought provoking, come to mind.

I give Moral Authority of Jacob Z. Flores five stars. Don’t just put this book on your to read shelf. Buy it and make the time to read it immediately. Mr. Flores will make you cry, make you cringe, and will open your eyes. This book is a stunning masterpiece.

Review: Parting Shot by Mary Calmes

Parting Shot by Mary Calmes
Title: Parting Shot
Author: Mary Calmes
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

A Matter of Time Story

Life has never been easy for Duncan Stiel. His childhood was the stuff of nightmares, and his day job as an undercover police officer forces him to hide his true self and occasionally lands him in the hospital. So when he finally meets the perfect man, it comes as no surprise that everything falls apart around him. What Duncan doesn’t expect is that the hardest hurdle to get over before he can make a life with Aaron Sutter is the one inside himself.

Everyone thinks Aaron has it all—looks, money, fame, and success beyond measure. Everyone, that is, except Aaron. At the end of the day, the cameras stop flashing, friends go back to their own lives, company business is handled, and Aaron is always alone. The moment he meets Duncan Stiel, Aaron knows he’ll do anything to hold onto the larger-than-life detective. But when he realizes money won’t buy him the ultimate happiness, Aaron needs to find the strength to give Duncan something much more important—his heart.

Review:

Duncan Stiel is a police detective working an undercover sting when things go beyond FUBAR. Shot and left for dead, the only thing Duncan wishes he had was more time to get to know Aaron Sutter. Duncan couldn’t believe how fast he fell for the wealthy businessmen. After dinner with mutual friends, both Duncan and Aaron knew there was more to explore.

Aaron doesn’t understand why Duncan stopped calling. Things were going really well. The fight for power against his father has taken up most of his time, but he still missed Duncan.

When Duncan discovers Aaron’s brother knows more information in a murder case, Duncan knows he’s going to have to deal with Aaron again. He thought he was finally over the man, but it turns out he is a great liar, even to himself.

Aaron and Duncan go undercover to put a nasty piece of rich boy scum. Things get out of hand quickly after Duncan is beaten up. The longer it takes contact someone on the outside, the longer their lives are in danger.

This book is part of the A Matter of Time series. I have to be honest, I haven’t read any of this series, but I’m gonna have to backtrack and discover what I’ve missed!

As anyone who enjoys this genre knows, Mary Calmes is a top notch writer. The woman can seriously write stories that will melt your heart and overheat your tablet. So it pains me to say this story didn’t meet my expectations.

Usually in a Mary Calmes story, the characters are strong and consistent throughout the story. While Duncan and Aaron are great characters, I felt like they were both inconsistent in several places. It took away from the story for me.

That being said, I think the rest of the story was excellent. There is a lot of sex in this story, but I think it adds to the instant attraction these two felt for one another. I am a total Duncan fan! I loved how dedicated he was to his job. He goes on my all time favorite character list.

I give Parting Shot by Mary Calmes four stars. I think her old fans and new fans alike will enjoy this story. If you haven’t read anything by Mary Calmes, then stock up today! This author is simply one of the best authors I’ve ever read.

Review: Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell

Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell
Title: Bite Me Tender
Author: Kate Lowell
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher: Loose Id
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★½

Blurb:

Levi is a werewolf. His boyfriend, and the love of his life, is a witch. After living together for three years, they decided to commit to each other and change Glyn into a werewolf. Levi hoped the pack would accept Glyn more readily as a wolf. Glyn hoped it would eliminate his erratic magic and erase the OCD it caused. One year later, they’re still trying…

Levi can’t understand why his bite won’t change Glyn and he’s running out of time to figure it out. His pack is being threatened by a larger one, he’s facing dissension in the ranks of his own ruling council and Glyn’s grandmother is poking her witchy nose into their relationship.

Under threat of a violent takeover, the council pushes another potential wolf at Levi, infuriating Glyn and adding weight to Levi’s own doubts. Council machinations divide the two lovers, leaving both men questioning their lives, their love, and what they’re willing to endure for each other.

Full moon is a time of power and change. It could be a disaster, or it could be the key to happily ever after. If they’re strong enough to take a loss and make it a win.

Review:

Just one more time. The only problem is time is running out.

Levi and his boyfriend Glyn have been together for four years. For the past year, Levi has tried unsuccessfully to change his witch lover. Both the wolf and the human parts of Levi have a hard time looking at the marks left behind from trying. It has never taken Levi this long to change someone.

With his pack breathing down his neck about their numbers and the threat of violence looming, Levi feels the demands their situation escalating. He won’t cheat on the love of his life, but he can’t turn is back on his pack either.

Glyn’s witch half won’t let him share Levi with another man. He just can’t. Sparks fly when he stumbles onto Levi, lip to lip with a sexy human. After packing his bags and running off with his grandmother, Glyn is surprised when Levi finally shows up. Is it too little, too late?

What I enjoyed…

I really liked the paranormal world created by Kate Lowell. The witch/werewolf combo made a great pairing and allowed the reader an insight to both species. It would be great to see this story turn into a series.

I loved Glyn’s grandmother. She was so well written, she stole every scene she as in.

What I didn’t enjoy…

Contradictions. I felt like at times, both main characters contradicted themselves on their core values. What seemed to be rock solid beliefs like not sharing a partner turned into, “well he was hot,” situations. For me, it took away from the strength of their relationship.

My main issue with this story was the timing. I felt like there were several situations where the plot was rushed. If the story was slowed down a bit, then the storyline about Glyn’s grandfather could have been better developed. I figured out the mystery half way through the book.

I give Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell 3 and ½ stars. I think the world and the characters will have paranormal fans excited. I would love to see where Levi’s pack goes from here.

Review: Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson

Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson
Title: Beyond Duty
Author: SJD Peterson
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell didn’t come soon enough for Gunther “Gunny” Duchene and Macalister “Mac” Jones, career US Marines who met at boot camp in the 1990s. They’ve been somewhere between best friends and lovers in peacetime and wartime both, but as the clock ticks toward Mac’s and Gunny’s retirements, the guys have much more to worry about than coming out.

Whether their relationship will survive outside of the closet they’ve had to shove it into for over two decades is a big question mark. Gunny questions why a hot military man like Mac—who could get any guy he wanted, including a younger, sexier one—would want him. But as Gunny and Mac navigate emotional waters as choppy as any they saw on duty, they just might learn Semper Fi applies to more than their careers.

Review:

Mac Jones and Gunny Duchene are about to retire from the Marines. Having met in boot camp, for these best friends moving on is easier said than done. They’ve never called what they’ve built a relationship, but how they feel for one another can’t be denied. With DADT no longer in existence, Mac and Gunny no longer have to hide in the closet afraid of being discovered.

Before their retirement ceremony, there are parents to tell, wedding/honeymoon plans to make, and decisions each man must make about what comes after retirement.

What I enjoyed…

First off, I love Gunny and Mac! I love them together as a couple and on their own. These characters are so well written, that I had a hard time remembering they were just characters in a book.

There were several scenes where I totally swooned like a school girl. For instance, when Mac and Gunny finally say, I love you. One of my favorite moments came when Mac’s parents were coming over for dinner…

He stroked his hand soothingly along Mac’s stomach. “I’ll hold you together if you start to fall apart.”

I also loved how raw and cracked open Gunny and Mac are in each of their situations. These tough Marines faced many missions, but love has them both more exposed than they have ever been in their lives.

Clare Jones. This world needs more mothers like Clare.

There is a scene is this book where I completely wept like a baby. Gunny and Mac’s wedding was so beautiful. Like Gunny, I found myself holding out hope his parents would show.

What I didn’t enjoy…

I absolutely cannot think of one single thing that I didn’t love about this book.

I give Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson 5 stars. If you have never picked up a book by this author, then start with this one. Every time I read one of Miss Peterson’s books, I feel like I’ve gone home. Truly stunning material by spectacular author.

Review: Shadows in the Night by M.A. Church

Shadows In the Night by M.A. Church
Title: Shadows in the Night
Author: M.A. Church
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★½

Blurb:

When Chip Riley’s beloved granny passes away, she leaves him all her money, her land, and a house that needs some tender love and care. She never mentioned the legacy comes with a Native American shifter who intends to claim Chip as his mate.

Jason Sky has lived since buffalo roamed the land. When his totem spirit, a black cougar, saves a little girl, he doesn’t realize that generations later, her grandson will become his mate, leaving him to take on a modern man with modern ideas. But that’s the least of his problems.

Garon, another shifter with a long-held hatred for Jason, plots to kidnap Chip and lure Jason to his death. Soon Chip finds himself in an untenable position between a rock and a hard place. A leap of faith may be the only way to save himself and the man he’s learned to love.

Review:

Chip Riley has never had an easy life. His mom and dad could care less about him, he lost his job, and now his beloved grandmother has passed away.

Jason Sky has watched and waited patiently for his mate. He has known Chip was his, since Chip was a little boy. No longer able to sit on the sidelines of Chip’s life, Jason introduces himself and rewarded with a date.

When Garon, Jason’s rival enters the picture, no one is safe. His plans of revenge leave Chip taking a leap he never thought he could take.

What I enjoyed…

I loved Chip. His reactions to finding out the man he was falling for changed into a large cougar, had me laughing out loud. Sometimes in a paranormal story, the human reaction is often so bland. It was nice to really have a character flip out.

Jason’s cougar was another favorite of mine. I loved how he felt like a whole different character inside Jason. When he was hilarious when he flipped out about Chip’s cougar. I also loved how he never let his human off the hook, even when it came to the small things.

What I didn’t enjoy…

My main problem with this story was the flow. The stop and go, change of POV’s left me confused at times. I found myself going back several times to make sure I hadn’t missed something.

I also wanted to know more about the world in which these characters lived. We got like a glimpse, but the story was so focused on the couple, that it felt one sided. If you want readers to want more of the world you created, you have to show them more than a peek.

Overall, I enjoyed Shadow in the Night by M.A. Church. I give this story 3 ½ stars. I think paranormal fans will enjoy Jason and Chip. I’m looking forward to see where this series will go.

Review: The Boy From Brighton by Geoffrey Knight

The Boy From Brighton by Geoffrey Knight
Title: The Boy From Brighton
Author: Geoffrey Knight
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Reviewer: Lynn
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon
Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Short Story
Heat Rating:
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

Seven-year-old Charlie thinks he is invincible. He is convinced he has a clock for a heart, which makes it impossible for him to die or feel the sort of heartache his mother always feels every time she and Charlie must flee another abusive loser who doesn’t deserve a woman like Charlie’s mum.

But yet again Charlie and his mum find themselves at Aunty June’s in Brighton on the south coast of England. And while Charlie’s mum seeks refuge, Charlie himself lets his curiosity get the better of him in his latest attempt to prove his own immortality.

That’s when he meets him. The boy who saves Charlie’s life. The boy from Brighton.

Review:

Danger.

Run.

Run.

Charlie and his mom scramble to pick up his mother’s hair curlers that spilled from the suitcase. He doesn’t understand the importance of this night, but he knows they are finally getting away from the abusive drunk, George.

Charlie and his mum make their way to Brighton to his Aunt June’s small house. His Aunt June never really seemed to understand Charlie. June shoves money at him to go to the pier, so he wouldn’t cause a racket. Charlie leans over the pier to get a better look, when he soon finds himself bleeding and engulfed by water.

“Did you just kiss me?” Charlie asked the boy from Brighton performing CPR on him.

Charlie may have been young at the time, but that boy from Brighton showed him more than kindness that day. When they meet up by chance later in life, he knew they were meant to be.

I really enjoyed this story. I love second chance stories of love. The story is well written and the plot is well executed. With every page, I felt the clock ticking for this couple. I wanted to know more about them, but didn’t want the story to end.

I give The Boy From Brighton by Geoffrey Knight, 4 stars. I think this story is brilliant as is. It is short, but passionate. It makes you believe in love at any age…tick tock!

Review: Wild Horse by Kate Pavelle

Wild Horses by Kate Pavelle
Title: Wild Horse
Author: Kate Pavelle
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Lynn
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

A Steel City Story

Homeless pickpocket Kai Alwright steals a cell phone and some cash one day only to find the owner texting him, appealing to his better qualities. The request to return the phone stings Kai’s pride; he rides his rusty bicycle all the way to the stables north of the city, where Attila Keleman, the phone’s owner, offers him a new start in the form of a job and a roof over his head. Soon Kai discovers a natural talent for work with horses, and he makes every effort to separate his new existence from his promiscuous past on the streets.

Attila is a reclusive horse trainer whose dressage trophies gather dust, and whose broken heart has been walled off. His undiagnosed Asperger’s makes life around people a challenge, but though he prefers the company of horses, Attila finds Kai’s presence tolerable—even refreshing.

When a client who rides at the stable with her daughter finds out Attila is “still gay,” she tries to run Kai off—and she doesn’t stop there. Mortified, her adult daughter runs away and falls victim to a dark figure from Kai’s past. Kai joins Attila in a rescue mission that tears the civilized masks off their hidden pasts.

Review:

Attila Keleman is a world renowned horse trainer. Against his better judgment, he agrees to speak in New York as a guest speaker, to other horse lovers. He didn’t however anticipate on getting robbed on the way to the convention.

Kai Alwright is down on his luck. He knows that stealing his wrong, but he hasn’t eaten in days and it’s his last hope of staying alive. With his first attempt at pick-pocketing, he rides away with cash and a cell phone he can sale for more money. He can finally eat.

When the phone he stole pings, he receives a text message from the owner, “You are above such petty acts of thievery.” Kai knows he has to return the phone.

Attila couldn’t say he was surprised when his thief shows up to return his phone. His life is on that phone. What he didn’t expect is the affect the thief would have on his life.

What I enjoyed…

I really enjoyed this story. I loved Kai from page one. This character is greatly underestimated. Getting to know more about him and his undiagnosed disability only makes him that much of a pleasure to read about and follow.

I also loved Attila and his horsemanship. As a girl from Kentucky, horses aren’t just loved, but admired here. Attila was a man of great honor and I felt like the author truly understood where his love came from.

What I didn’t enjoy…

I felt that some places the story seemed to drag on. Some places the plot seemed to be wordier than need be.

Overall, I gave Wild Horses Kate Pavelle 4 stars. I’m really excited to see where this series is going to go. I think Pavelle shined a major spotlight on a disability rarely understood. This book will pull you and make you love and feel for the characters. I recommend this book to cowboy fans as well as those who enjoy a good series starter. Well done, Ms. Pavelle!

Review: A Betting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

A Betting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Title: A Betting Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Reviewer: Lynn
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

How bad could one harmless bet be? Kent Samson is about to find out. Raised in Alabama, Kent has hidden his past and now loves his life as a big time ad exec for a prestigious advertising company in New York. But when he makes a bet with his best friend, Blaine, Kent is thrown for a loop—for Kent has to make the next person to walk through the door fall in love with him.

Terry Barron is hiding out in New York. Raised in England in a wealthy family, Terry escapes to New York to avoid arranged marriages and the lifestyle he’s grown to hate. When he delivers a package to an advertising firm, he meets the unbelievably sexy Kent Samson. Suddenly, secrets and lies complicate everything and both men find themselves in uncharted waters. How will Terry feel when Kent is revealed as a betting man?

Review:

Kent Samson is a well known womanizer. When he takes a bet by his best friend Blaine, he knows he is in over his head, but can’t resist. Kent is challenged to get the next person to walk into his office to fall in love with him. His reward? The YouTube video of his past failed bet removed and never heard of again. What could it hurt?

Terry Barron fled to the states in hopes of escaping his well known English family. Terry enjoys his current job as a bike messenger. He knows the big wigs he brings packages to look down on him. Hell, he couldn’t blame them, with his blue streaked-long hair and thin coat. The day Terry walks into Kent Samson’s office is the day his life changed forever.

What I enjoyed…

I loved the whole theme of the story. I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat, anticipating when the bet would blow up in Kent’s face.

I also loved seeing Kent’s life back home in Alabama. I think this was a brilliant was to introduce the real Kent, as well as introduce his amazing parents.

What I didn’t enjoy…

I didn’t really care for Blaine. I feel like his character should have been in the story more. Kent tells us this was the only person who knew who he really was, but we don’t see enough of him to really get that feel.

Overall, I give A Betting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion 4 stars. I think Sandrine Gasq-Dion is a talented author, who can’t be missed. I’ve already added more of this author’s work to my wish list! With the holiday season fast approaching, this is the perfect book to sneak away with and enjoy this feel good, comfy read…you won’t be disappointed.

Review: To Catch a Fox by Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight

To Catch a Fox by Ethan Day & Geoffrey Knight
Title: To Catch a Fox
Author: Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Reviewer: Lynn
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Mystery
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Long Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Sex. Murder. Blackmail. Revenge. Life in the Big Easy can be a real bitch.

Meet Jon Fox, a sexy New Orleans private detective with more family secrets than even he knows about. But his latest case is about to bring more to the swampy surface than Fox himself could ever have guessed—

A polite old lady with a plot to murder a stranger;
A mother whose secret sent her insane;
An uncle with complete control over the family empire;
A father whose suicide might once again tear his family apart;
And a hot, handsome, clueless blond with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Yes, meet Jon Fox. A New Orleans private detective whose complicated life…just got a little more complex.

Review:

Running Fox Corporations has never been in the stars for Jon Fox. While the family company business thrives, Jon holds down a totally different type job, a private investigator.

Jon is like any other private detective you will read about. His informants are paid with sex, a win-win situation for both parties. His temper is legendary, and old family secrets are starting to be revealed.

Tucker Wilder is a screenwriter, waiting for his big break. Until then he works for his aunt in her diner. He is a fun loving, dancing in the nude, laid back kind of guy until he meets Fox. Fox has been watching Tucker for a few weeks now and finally makes his move. The two instantly share a spark. When Tucker witnesses a murder, it is Jon to the rescue.

This story doesn’t end there, but I can’t giveaway all the secrets. That would just ruin the whole purpose of it being a mystery story. Just take my advice, sit tight, hold on, and keep reading. Just when you think you have this case solved, something else comes up and pulls you in another direction. The action scenes are that of an action film. They are fantastically graphic.

What I enjoyed about this book…

First off, you should know that I am a die head Ethan Day fan. I mean, the man can write no wrong! I was worried about reading a book he wrote with another author, no matter who it was. I had never heard of Geoffrey Knight before picking up this book. My worries were quickly put to rest. This writing team is like peanut butter and chocolate. Their writing is like seeing an old friend you haven’t seen in ages and it picking up right where you left off. There were small phrases that painted such a picture in my head, Picasso would have been jealous. Simply amazing writing!

I also really loved how the romance in this story wasn’t put on the back burner, like other mystery novels often do. Tucker and Jon are together throughout most of the book. Jon Fox is one of the most aggravating characters I’ve ever read, but I couldn’t stop myself from cheering for him.

The side characters and side plots were amazing. At first, the albino alligator had me a bit worried. Then I laughed so hard I cried. Betty Black was another favorite story line. Who doesn’t want to know who the sweet old lady wants to murder?

What I didn’t enjoy…

The book ended.

I can’t begin to tell you how I emotional I was after reading this book. I need a glass of wine and a cigarette, and I don’t even smoke. I simply cannot wait for the next book in the Fox Mystery series. I need more!!!

I give To Catch a Fox by Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight, 5 stars. I would recommend this story to any mystery, private detective fan. This book is a complete homerun.