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The Bouncer

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  110 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Kevin Branigan thought he was moving to Austin, Texas for a job. Instead, he got a life.Kevin Branigan begins a new life in Austin, Texas, working as a bouncer at his brother's bar. He intervenes when a drunken patron beats up his girlfriend and Kevin winds up being arrested. Sentenced to community service in a gay church, Kevin begins to think that the signs are all bad.H ...more
ebook, 72 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Total-E-Bound Publishing
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Serena Yates
This was such a fun book to read. The story is about new beginnings, family and finding love. It's told with elegance, humor and a deep insight into human nature - all of it: the bad and the good both get exposed for what they are. I love it when a story is honest like this, giving a full picture of the characters, and leaving nothing out. Somehow, it makes everything that happens more real.

I loved Kevin from the very start. He's just had a horrible break up with his boyfriend, and what does he
I loved this story. Kevin Branigan is new in town, recently heart broken and freezing his balls off standing outside his brother’s bar where he’s the new bouncer, when he sees Cruz Dixon, a local cop, going into the club across the street. The two men merely gaze at one another, but it’s enough to get Kevin hot and put Cruz at forefront of his mind for days. Things progress rather slowly, as far as relationships go, and it takes until 50 or 60 percent of the way through the book before they real ...more
This was a re-read in October 2013.

I remember really enjoying this book during the first read sometime in 2012, but don't really remember why. During my second read, I wasn't quite as thrilled, but now know why there was such a spark of fondness for me.

This actually felt like two different books to me. One was a story about a down-on-his-luck man, MC Kevin, returning home with his tail between his legs after a failed romance and no job prospects. He takes a job well below his means at his brot
"The Bouncer" is a bit all over the place, but in a good way - from sex to food to kids. Loved the "kids" parts, especially episode with kites.
Sex is always hot in AJ's book =) and food is always yummy :)~ LOL

Sandra Moreno
I absolutely loved this book! I am a great fan of AJ Llewellyn's work,but this book was very special. It was a story that did no disappoint this reader. It was chock full of hot male/male romance but what made it so special for me was the fact that not only did I really feel like I was right there with the characters(and don't I wish because Tiki Tito sounds like an awesome place)!, which is an added bonus for me when I'm reading a book, but the great relationship between Kevin and his brother J ...more
Oct 07, 2010 Tam rated it 3 of 5 stars
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3.5 stars

After a messy break-up, Kevin moves to Austin to help his brother and his husband run the bar they own. His brother’s husband, Tito, is a former boxer and his ex is trying to keep him away from his two young kids by saying he’s violent. When he punches a customer who attacked his wife and then Tito, Kevin takes the fall so that Tito’s ex-wife can’t use it ammunition against him. He saw a hot guy who he finds out is a cop. The cop is equally attracted but has his own baggage and doesn’t
This was a sweet short story. I enjoyed it very much, however would have liked to read more about Tito and Jack, their love, Tito's boxing career and ending, the struggle for the kids.
Kevin and Cruz are sweet together, but I think a longer story wouldn't have given me the feeling of a rushed love affair.
And the kids ... I admit, I am a sucker for kids!!
I did like this book but I think I read it at the wrong time in my life because I am currently studying for my exams, therefor I almost just skimmed our this book. However the bits that I do remember reading where very very good. I think I might try this one again when I have more time.
Hmmm I'm in two minds about this book.. I did like it.. but I just wasn't 100% sure of it.. I might re-read this sooner rather than later.. It seemed like a great story but when I finished I was so unsure of it.. Wish I could verbalise it..

Ryoma Gartre
Wow, finally an story from A.J. Llewellyn i can say I DID LIKE.

The characters are endearing, but too much stuff was left out of the picture, more than a HEA the ending, to me is a HFN.
A beautiful story with a happy ending you can't help but fall in love with.
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