No Good Deed
Captain Daniel Chan works for the Riceland Police Department. It’s a small town in Texas and he’s the only Chinese American on the force. He considers himself bisexual, but when he meets Mark Montgomery, a gay man, he falls hard. But being with Mark means he’ll have to commit
The story has a great plot to it. Lynn kept it real which was most important to me and kept me eager to see where it would lead to next. The details are superb and I couldn't have asked for a better co ...more
Mark's vulnerability was a little overdone which had Dan running around in circles trying not to frighten him off yet getting mixed signals. While it made Dan a very nice guy, it lessened Mark IMO. He came across too emo, too sensitive and needed people walking on eggshells around him.
Dan, despite suffering from bouts of depression which caused him ...more
I liked Dan because of his smart aleck attitude. Even when faced with someone threatening to out him as gay and take away his pension, he counters it with smart-ass questions and answers which basically annoyed and frustrated whoever he was talking to, to no end. It was hilarious. Of course, I found it extremely funny when he'd go back and worth with his friends or boss and they'd just keep saying ridiculous things. It was kin ...more
Mark is great too and the way their relationship progressed was great to read. They both had issues to deal with and they did them together.
Loved how Daniel dealt with the slimy campaign manager, I giggled.. honestly it was one of my favorite parts of the book.
I would love to see a follow up on their life after.. a short story or a mention ...more
I am in all kinds of love with this book. If Daniel Chan wasn't a gay man I would want him for my own, but hahahah he is bi-sexual, yeh I know...this man is all kinds of awesome. I am now a huge fan of Lynn Lorenz she is a definate buy when purchasing my m/m loving. This book was surprisingly funny, angsty and just a sweet sexy fest. LOVED IT!!
Daniel Chan is the captain of a police force in a small town he is also chinese and if that don't blow all out the water. H ...more
No good deed is a first person POV story told by Dan Chan. At times I struggled with the POV. While it doesn’t usually bother me to read this point of view, there was so much waffling about what he should do and so much self doubt and recrimination that it would have been more compelling if I had been able to break some of that up and get some perspective from other characters in the book. Sometimes I just wanted to get away from Dan.
Mark is still an emotional mess 7 years after a seve ...more
As for Dan character, I've never experienced depression before so it was very hard for me to relate to his suicidal tendancies. That said, it was mainly the emo-ranting that almost made ...more
The love interest doesn't appear until about 1/5 of the story, so the story starts a bit slow for me. However, Dan Chan intrigues me though, his account telling of the life he is living as the Chinese American Captain keeps me going on. I also enjoy the set up for the relationship.
The only niggle for me, I guess, will be Mark's point of view. That is the problem with 1st person telling, sometimes you don't get enough of the other person. The truth is, I am intrigued with Mark too. Since ...more
I also liked the story, but there was some weird/unrealistic stuff (the crazy meth guy, Dan’s parents behavior, Mark’s terapist, Jeff’s reappering, the blackmailing etc.)
And I'm a firm believer of love at first sight, but this time just couldn’t feel it. It’s a shame because I loved Dan’s funny and sarcastic voice, and I was interested in Mark.
Daniel, I had my doubts about in the beginning, I mean really, you're a cop, prostitutes, really? But then I figured, sure of course! Why not? ;)
I was a little suprised that after so many years Mark hadn't had any real kind of relationship,but I guess it worked for the story.
The politics was a nice bonus!
The ending was nice and pat, maybe a bit too perfect, but that's how I like my romance, happy, healthy and all that!
Unfortunately, I can't finish it because the narrative took a turn—not a sharp or jarring tu ...more
Few of the things that made me lower rating. Contains SPOILERS
*Mark had abusive ex-boyfriend who beat him and left him to die. OK, 100% believable. But why Jeff the Bastard should be such an idiot as trying to shoot Mark in public place? If person is cruel it doesn’t mean s/he is unbelievably stup ...more
Wow, this was good. Really good.
Dan Chan. Gotta love it.
Daniel is a Chinese American police captain in a small town. He's bisexual though he keeps that to himself. Mark is an openly gay man who Daniel meets at the scene of a police involved shooting that was precipitated by someone going after Mark on the road. Mark has secrets that any kind of publicity can bring to the forefront so it is Dan's job to keep Mark out of the spotlight. They form an instant bond but Mark's past has made hi ...more
First and foremost I LOVED Dan's humor! He was cracking me up with the things he would say.
However, I thought Dan was a little too emo. How was he stable enough to be a cop? I have no idea. WOW.
Then we meet Mark. He's so sweet, however, a little too...I hate to say it, but vulnerable? I guess that's the right word? To the point of having his shrink make decisions for him? A little too much for me. I also needed his POV at times.
Now to the politics: (view spoiler)[I refuse to believe t ...more
The story itself isn't bad, even if the MC did rather annoy me. I thought he was still too...into the whole machismo thing.
Another thing was the the MC's self-diagnosis seemed oddly...I dunno, a bit too self-aware? Either that or he found his diagnosis, so he completely quantified it as such, ignoring other subtleties and nuances, and sometimes using that as an excuse, even if he didn't do so con ...more
Even the heterosexual scenes served their purpose and the fact that when the couple finally had sex, the expanded detail and emotions made the comparison all that more obvious than if the others had just been referred to.
I've been ...more
Daniel has heard every joke, some of them multiple times, about being a ...more
I’m from New Orleans, that’s N’awlins for those of you who speak the language. I grew up in the Riverbend, or Carrollton, for the old timers, but was a Quarter rat from the age of 11, taking 3 buses to go to art class on Burgundy Street at the Cabrini Doll Museum and NORD center. I attended Univers ...more