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Frat House Troopers (Brandt and Donnelly Caper #1)

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,247 Ratings  ·  226 Reviews
State trooper Brandt’s new assignment to infiltrate a sex-cam operation puts him in a very uncomfortable position, especially since he’ll have to perform naked on camera for his audition. Fortunately his partner and best friend, Donnelly, has his back—whether that means helping Brandt shop gay boutiques for sexy underwear or offering Jäger and encouragement while he resear ...more
ebook, 260 pages
Published December 19th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published December 18th 2012)
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Mar 07, 2016 MLE rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
It probably makes me a bad person, but I would have enjoyed this story so much more if the author had just dropped the love story between Brandt and his partner. If it had been written about how Brandt was sent to infiltrate the frat house, came to accept, and then embrace his role as an internet sex idol I would have loved it. Sort of a How Brandt Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sex.


This book clearly wanted to be porn. It really did. I was good with that, but then out of the blue there was t
Monique ~ Sinfully
Dec 21, 2012 Monique ~ Sinfully rated it it was amazing
Ty and Zane, Griff and Dante... I would like you to meet Brandt and Donnelly!!!! Absolutely loved this book, it's excellent! What a talent Xavier Mayne is, he believes that romance can be HOT, FUNNY and SWEET in equal measure and believe me when I say he more than delivered! I laughed out loud through out this book, great characters... I just loved them!


Off to write my review and re-live all the funny moments with my saved notes!! I do not usually use quotes in my reviews, but I think I am going
J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
DNF @ 59%

So....I found this one to be odd.

Donnelly and Brandt are cops. Brandt goes undercover to infiltrate a sex cam operation which will require him to "perform" for the public.

Donnelly's straight--or not. Brandt's straight--or not. Double GFY anyone? Not really believable double GFY sadly.

I found a lot of the dialogue cheesy. And the whole premise was pretty far fetched.

At the 59% where I stopped Brandt had just "performed" for Donnelly, so I can't imagine going from "straight" partners
Jan 18, 2016 Otila rated it it was ok
I was looking forward to some porny fun with this book but it really didn't work for me.

Brandt is a cop who goes undercover at an online porn site in order to bust them on tax evasion, because jacking off in front of a camera is a perfect way to find out all about a business's financials. I found the way the whole case went down was just completely plausible and not at all confusing. Really.

To be fair, I didn't go into this book expecting any plausibility when it's just meant to put the chara
Dec 21, 2012 Gigi rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended M/M gay-for-you love-fest between two hot State Police Officers!

I fucking loved this book. I remember reading a variation of it a million years ago on Literotica so I was excited about it coming out as a novel, enough to pre-order it. I would have read it in one sitting if real-life would have let me.

The two MC's, Ethan and Gabriel, State Trooper partners, are as hot as sin and the sex is even hotter. They instantly reminded me of Griff and Dante from the fantastic M/M scorch
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

3.75 STARS

Ethan Brandt has a new assignment, one he didn't think he would ever get. He must infiltrate a sex-cam operation. The problem is, he needs to get very naked in order to do it. And the only person he has as back up is his best friend and partner, Gabriel Donnelly. With his help, he has to give the best performance of his life on a webcam, live. Brandt finds himself feeling confused about it all. He is turned on about things he normally wouldn't be. This case ends up changing his life
Christina Marie
What in the hell. My brain hurts.

I should have loved this book. It had all the ingredients necessary to take me to reading bliss. Alas, it wasn't meant to be.

This book took gfy to a whole different level. That level is called irritating. So, every man in this book is straight, and feels the need to talk about how straight they are, until they aren't anymore because they fall face first onto a dick. Standard gfy formula, right? Wrong. Because the characters are apparently still completely heter
Dec 21, 2012 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: other-romance
3.5 stars. This story has been done before in the m/m romance genre. Straight cop is sent undercover as a player in the porn industry. But there's an enthusiastic exuberance about this author's writing that's hard to resist. What stood out for me the most were the scenes with Bryce and Nestor, the fem shop assistants. Very camp and funny! I'd love to see those guys get their own stories. The initial voyeuristic scenes where Brandt (and sometimes Donnelly) watched the porn stars do their thing we ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Simsala rated it it was ok
DNF 76%

Highly unbelievable but enthusiastically written GFY.
From straight cop to "Oops...I love my partner" and readily embracing the gay lifestyle
in a heartbeat.
Suspending disbelief this was a fun read with characters who - after coming together - were very sweet and lovey-dovey together but what killed the story for me was - of all things - the enthusiastic writing:

"His soul had achieved enlightement..."
"And, in an instant, his life began. Warmth spread through him, and a surge of obliteratin
Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
I absolutely adored this. It was sweet and funny and yup loved it! Thanks to Cory and Amy for the BR I devoured this one.
This was amusing but didn't really strike a cord with me. The characters and situations didn't seem very real to me so it made for a fun read but not a substantial one.

That being said, all the scenes with Bryce were golden. He cracked me right up.
Dec 28, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it
This started off fairly strong but kind of went downhill about a 1/3 of the way in. Still overall it's cute and funny.

Areas of Concern

*So things were going fine and dandy with Brandt having the only POV and then out of nowhere at 40% the reader gets this POV from a side character who we never see again and who the reader never gets his POV again. Why was this in there????? WHY?

*After that, all of sudden the reader starts getting the POV from both Brandt and now Donnelly. I started getting whipla
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
Holy Smoke!

3 Stars~

This book was smoking hot!

Someone said in their review to check you reality at the I did, and I found this book to be~unrealistically fun!

The book and what I loved~

I love all the character's, the bathtub scene was precious.
I loved when he said Ethan's name during that scene.
I love the investigation and how it worked out.
I love the side character's Bryce and Nester were a woot!

OMG, Undies...Pocket...Hilarious!

This Book Has Something Missing, I Can't Put My Fing
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jan 28, 2014 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, ebook, hof
I really enjoyed this one. It is hilarious - Ethan and Gabriel had me laughing out loud more than once. When they figure things out, the sweetness comes out. There is plenty of hotness in the under cover stuff, as well as when the mc's are exploring each other.

There are a lot of great side characters, including some guys from the House. My favorite was Bryce, the gay clothing expert.

The only thing I didn't love was the seemingly insta love that happened as soon as the guys figured out they wan
Oct 30, 2014 Cory rated it really liked it
I really liked this one!

It was cute and fun the read. I loved the additional characters of Nick, Bryce, and Nestor. I really thought that Nick was sweet.

The conversations between Ethan and Gabriel were fun to read and I thought the story moved along at a nice pace. I'm really looking forward to reading the second book.

Thanks to Sandi and Amy for reading with me! :)
Frat House Troopers - The Story Of Disbelief

Disbelief didn't take it too personally when his loving mistress Td told him to take a well needed break, gently pushed him out the door and locked herself away to read about troopers. She doesn't ask this of him often and if he was being honest with himself, a break was very much welcomed.

There was still a need for Disbelief to be vigilant if only in a more relaxed manner and he made himself comfortable outside the door. Whatever reluctance Disbelie
Dec 05, 2014 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy by: Garrett
I should have liked this book more than I did. I love GFY, not to mention a double GFY! I love MCs with witty dialog and a sense of humor. And I love entertaining secondary characters (hello Bryce and Nestor!). But for some reason the story didn’t really click with me. Brandt and Donnelly went from being completely heterosexual (and making sure each other knew it!) to being 100% in love in less than 24 hours. Maybe it happens that way for some people. It all just seemed a bit rushed to me.

I did
Smith Barney
This over-the-top ridiculous f'ing shit....tickled my lazy ass. What the hell would my life be without reading. A f'ing tragedy..that's what.

This is some simple shit and that's why it works. (My) passion for reading is directly joined at the hip with the fluidity of my emotions..content in the simple fact..that it never stays the same.

It's not that this is exceptionally humorous material. Instead it's the MC character chemistry and the spontaneity of Donnelly. Their dialogue is not only natura
Lisa Henry
Maybe I was in the wrong mood when I read this, but the humour just didn't work for me in this one. I did love the energy and enthusiasm, but it wasn't quite enough to carry me through all the suspension of disbelief required for this one.

I'm in the minority here, I know. I liked it okay, I just didn't love it.

Weirdly, I would have liked there to be less sex and more investigation.

** 2 Ugh stars **

Audio edition, narrator Peter B. Brooke.

Overall: 2
Performance: 3
Story: 2

DNF at 61%.

"Is it straight to want to rip those shorts off of you? Yeah, I don't care. I've got to see that huge dick."
~Nick~ (who's not the love interest btw..)

Gawd, I can't take this anymore.

First of all, Otila's review explains my issues with this story. Her review is spot on.
I didn't expect much either going into this story, but issue af

Bitchie *Bored Now*
This is one of those books where you have to check reality at the door. I just can't, in a million years, see some of the events that happened in this book happen.

That being said, so long as you check your reality before getting started, this is a very enjoyable book. The characters were quite likable, and there was minimal angst when the guys realized they had feelings for each other.

It did all feel a bit too easy all the way around, but this was light, fluffy, and fun, and I recommend it to an
Well, damn. That was fun. The narrator did a great job with Brandt and Donnelly so their banter had me cracking up. Add in Bryce and Nestor and I was sold.

I definitely bookmarked a couple of chapters there. You know, the ones I want read aloud to me again. And again.
Dec 25, 2012 Susan65 rated it it was amazing
Funny, entertaining, and hotter than sin. Character's you love and dialogue that's real. What's not to love?
Hm. This book was kind of entertaining, but at the same time too confusing for me. Or maybe too weird.
There were more than 2 POVs in this book, which is fine by me as long as there is some consistency. Unfortunately, I had the feeling they were popping up every now and then, sometimes never to return.

This was a problem for me especially when I find the supporting character more interesting than the two MCs.
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Dec 27, 2012 Bev rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, romance
I loved this book, it was so funny I was laughing out loud in lots of places. OK, it was a classic 'cop under cover - or maybe not in this case - you'll see what I mean!!' story, but even at the start Ethan Brandt and his partner in crime Gabriel Donnelly were suspicious of the case they'd been asked to deal with by the District Attorney - tax evasion (?) at a 'frat' house which was being used by an on-line porn site? Strange indeed.

As Ethan was the younger (and more ripped supposedly) of the tw
This one was a pleasure to read. I enjoyed :-)

It's very well-written and edited, and I am not surprised that the author is a professor of English. There were some places, however, that the language was too ornate. The MC's coming together was described in the purplest of prose but it was bearable yet, sandwiched as it is between better segments of stronger exposition. (Though in a writing workshop I'd have run my red pen right through it.)

Mayne says in his bio that "he is passionate about writin
This book was funny, sweet and hot! Based on the title alone, I would never have picked this book up (reminded me of the title of a bad 80's movie), but after seeing other reviews and a recommendation when I was looking for something light, I am so glad I picked it up.

The MC's Ethan and Gabriel relationship was just plain fun and the shopping scenes with the secondary characters Bryce and Nestor had me laughing out loud. If you are looking for a serious police procedural storyline forget it. If
Started off with a bit if a silly plot, undercover into an online porn frat house, selecting Ethan just because he looked young regardless of the fact that he had never even viewed gay porn or had any idea what it was about. He was also a State Trooper who had no idea where the local gay area of town was! Was also a bit silly that Donnelly, who had a gay brother and gay close friends, was freaked out by that actual concept of gay sex to the point of not being able to watch it but suddenly finds ...more
Dee Wy
Nov 26, 2014 Dee Wy rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars - You have to love it when a book is even better than you hoped. I listened to this on audio, which turned out to be a VERY good choice. Many scenes were laugh out loud funny and the various voices (especially those of the effeminate characters) were wonderfully done. Brandt and Donnelly were great together as police partners and even better late in the story when they become a couple. Brandt was so hot he sizzled.

Loved how the author gave this crazy undercover job a real purpose for g
Tully Vincent
Jan 03, 2015 Tully Vincent rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
FUCK YEAH. . . I'd give this more than five stars if I could. Scorching hot, incredibly sweet, funny, and well-written. Adored just about all of the characters. A totally FUN read which also dealt with some things in ways that made me want to cheer and applaud. Definitely a new favorite that will be re-read.
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“Your panties need to say, ‘Tear me off, for I contain wonders!’ Those say, ‘Look away while I complete your tax forms.’ I’ll be back in a jiff with the right ones.” 2 likes
“Brandt was in a room full of people all looking at him as he was about to get naked...When Brandt’s cock sprung free, there was a gasp from all corners of the room.
Nestor fanned himself. Bryce’s mouth made a perfect “O” in exactly the right shape to fit over a beautiful, plump cockhead. Donnelly just stared, blinked hard, and stared some more.
“What? You guys all look like you’ve never seen a dick before,” Brandt said, a touch of defensive anger in his voice.
“Honey, I thought I had, but I have been most cruelly misled,” answered Bryce.
--Dressing room incident #3”
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