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No Good Deed

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  309 ratings  ·  39 reviews
They say no good deed goes unpunished. Two men are about to find out if that old saying is true...

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

ebook, 265 pages
Published December 2009 by Amber Allure (first published 2009)
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Jul 04, 2013 DarienMoya rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cop lovers, fans of interrracial lovers, and fans of a good M/M!

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
Sep 21, 2011 Juli rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
I really, really liked this book. Daniel is such a wonderful character, not perfect but flawed and feels more real than alot of characters I have read lately.

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
This was a really good story. This story really had everything in it for me. It was funny at times, loved the banter with Dan and basically everyone he talked to, those he liked and even those he didn't, there was angsty parts and of course there were the romance parts. Even though it was pretty easy to figure out who was causing all the problems, seeing how that unfolded added to the overall story. I know this story has been out for awhile, so I guess any hope of getting a follow up on the futu ...more
Elisa Rolle
I suppose that, when you start a cop themed story, violence and danger is what you are expecting, and probably the cops in question to not have a particular deepness, macho man sure, but nothing more. Plus if the cop is also bisexual, you lift your brows with a bit of scepticism, bisexual men usually are not so well welcomed in romance, they have give the idea to be undecided. Actually this is a point that would be worthy of more attention, why bisexual men, or women for that matter, aren’t allo ...more
Anna Matsuyama
I did enjoy reading this book very much actually: I liked the main characters, political intrigues and action scenes but there were parts in book that bothered me so much that I had to drop stars down.

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
Yeah it deserved the 5 star it got and anything to contradict it I'd never hear the end of it from Lynn. :laughing: Just yanking! Firstly Lynn, to confirm that the girlie bits were 2 miniscule scenes only since you had warned me that there were 2 or 3. I have to appreciate it and say thanks M'lady.

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
Violetta Vane
In trying to clean up my TBR pile, I really have to chop this book. It's a shame, because it's wonderfully written and I loved the character of Daniel Chan. He's very three dimensional. I've definitely never read a better depiction of a bisexual, depressed Chinese-American high-ranking police officer in small town Texas! And like the other Lorenz book I've read, the dialogue is very smooth and realistic.

Unfortunately, I can't finish it because the narrative took a turn—not a sharp or jarring tu
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Good story!
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!
Christy Loves 2 Read
3.5 Stars ~ For a woman who never wants to live in Texas, I sure do love the stories that are set there. Especially if it involves police and that's exactly what Lynn Lorenz brought me in 'No Good Deed'. Captain Daniel Chan of the Riceland Police Department and Mark Montgomery, a broken and beat down man with a lot of pain in his past. This is an author whose work I frequently enjoy so I knew this book would be no different.

Daniel has heard every joke, some of them multiple times, about being a
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I really liked this one. It was sweet, slightly suspenseful and funny.

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
I was already a huge fan of Lynn Lorenz' medievaal-themed M/M books, so I was curious to see what she'd do in the contemporary realm. I was so not disappointed here. I love the fact that she doesn't commit racefail by exoticizing Daniel Chan. He's a Texan who just so happens to also be of Chinese descent. He's also wry, self-conscious and an adrenaline junkie. He's a good cop with three more years on the force before he retires, so he's doing everything he can to stay under the radar. He's also ...more
I just couldnt get myself to like Daniel Chan. (view spoiler) I gave it two stars because I liked the general idea of the story and the start was exciting. Other than that it just wasnt for me.
Jul 17, 2011 Cayce rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
A Chinese-American cop with Texan accent? Sounds good, doesn't it?
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.
Lynn Lorenz, has a very nice descriptive style of writting. She has a gift of putting one right in the action. Dan and Mark aka (Allan) share sweet chemistry and an enjoyable plot. So why did I short the author one star? Well damn-never trump with a 14 year old.
A.B. Gayle
I enjoyed this more than I have any of the author's other books. I liked the balance of the story between relationship and plot. I don't know enough about police procedurals to know how much was realistic, but it felt real to me. So good to get an Asian protagonist too.
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
I can give or take 'love at first sight' stories, but, imo, the author made this aspect a convincing one.
3.5 stars

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 3 1/2 stars. It had a good start and I took to Dan Chan's character immediately. I didn't even mind the first person telling and felt it suited.

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
4.5 stars

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
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3.5 Stars

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)
3.5 stars
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
I loved it! Although being Chinese in Australia, one thing I found strange was how traditional Dan's parents were. I'm first generation, and very traditional compared to other Asians - but I could never imagine myself (or any of my friends) to be like said parents who were supposed to be bloody fourth generation!

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
It's kind of cool the MC was Asian, except it kind of felt like his Asian-ness was mostly incidental.

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
Mar 05, 2012 Kay rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ebooks
4 Stars! ~ Any story penned by Ms. Lorenz is pure pleasure and this her latest release does not disappoint. Daniel, at 42, is a man still searching for the person to complete his life. Mark, at 32, is a man in hiding from his life. From their meeting there's a connection neither man can deny. I loved how Daniel instantly knew that he couldn't afford to screw up with Mark, that Mark was the one. The small town intrigue and drama keep the tension taunt, and is balanced with quick wit and tender m ...more
Upgraded from two to three stars after rereading it. My niggles are still there though, see for ex. review by Anna Matsuyama
This one was just ok for me. Nothing bad and nothing that stood out to be great. Dan's sense of humor was good, but not enough to make the story too memorable.
Nancy L
3.5 stars. It was a good read but they didn't meet until a quarter of the way into the book. I guess i just didn't click with the guys this time around
Feb 24, 2013 Qwurty marked it as coffee-grounds
Shelves: nope
DNF at 45%. You know how many times you can use the word 'inscrutable' to describe someone of Asian origin and get away with it? NONE.
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