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Straight Lies (Grant and Chase #1)

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From award-winning author Rob Byrnes comes a wickedly entertaining caper involving red-hot men, cold hard cash, and deliciously dirty deeds. . .

Two Partners In Crime

Grant and Chase are a fun-loving pair of small-time hustlers with no money, little patience, and lots of get-rich-quick schemes. If only they could pull off the perfect crime--"The Big One," as Grant calls i

Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Kensington (first published 2009)
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Elisa Rolle
This novel is less "romance" than expected and probably funnier. First of all the two main characters, from the blurb and even from the cover I was expecting for them to be two young guys with big hopes and few means, and instead they are two partners in crime in a work and love relationship older than 15 years. So between them everything is easy, they know each other and their mutual faults. There is not much romance, meaning that there are not much love scenes (and never once we arrive to a ...more
Apr 06, 2009 Chris rated it liked it
Rob Byrnes, author of the gay favorites "When the Stars Come Out", "Trust Fund Boys", and "The Night We Met", gives readers a glimpse into the world of two career criminals with his latest effort, Straight Lies, an entertaining, comic gay grifter novel.

Grant and Chase are life partners and small-time crooks from Queens, New York, who have gotten by mostly from selling stolen cars for parts and playing bait and switch with internet predators. When these two con-artists learn about an amateur home
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Apr 22, 2012 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
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'Straight Lies' is a refreshingly fun and mad-cap adventure that brings to mind Ocean's 11 and Janet Evanovich, only with a pair of morally flexible gay protagonists named Chase and Grant, a lesbian real-estate agent and her girlfriend, an alcoholic driver, and the funniest boy-toys I've had the pleasure of reading since, well, 'Trust Fund Boys.'

It all begins when our two con-men protagonists realize that there's a tape out there with the famous gay star Romeo Romero gettin' it on in his hot-tub
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Apr 29, 2010 Jacob Raymond rated it liked it
I randomly picked this book up from the library, not expecting much out of it. But it surprised me, it's not the best book I ever read, but it is definitely a good book and is full of hilarious twists and events.
Aug 29, 2013 Ken rated it really liked it
Awesomely, funny book about a group of gay grifters and their search for the next big pay day. Woe to a certain famous gay movie star when they find out he's secretly straight ! A wildly, convoluted scheme unfolds as they plan to blackmail the poor guy.
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A 21st century American, gay novelist and blogger, whose fiction focuses primarily on gay men and other sexual minorities. Byrnes's work is often set in New York City.
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