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The Bouncer

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  125 Ratings  ·  19 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
Sep 16, 2010 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
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
"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

Sep 25, 2010 Shell rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 07, 2010 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
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
Sandra Moreno
Nov 01, 2010 Sandra Moreno rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 06, 2011 Arzu rated it liked it
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!!
Patricia rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2011
Tracy rated it it was ok
Jan 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011 Byron rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-read
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.
Allie rated it liked it
Aug 19, 2011
Kellie Dennis
Kellie Dennis rated it really liked it
Dec 15, 2011
Misty rated it really liked it
Feb 08, 2012
Bogusia rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2012
This was my second read of The Bouncer and I am reviewing the newly released 2015 edition.

Kevin is a man-down-on-his-luck. He hasn't been able to find a teaching job and his boyfriend of 6 years has run off with his possisions, his money and his heart. He decides to make a change and move to Texas and help his brother Jack and his brother's boyfriend Tito run the gay bar/restaurant/nightclud called Tiki Tito. He is now The Bouncer.

This actually felt like two different books to me. One was a stor
Leslie Haslage
Leslie Haslage rated it it was amazing
Oct 05, 2012
Malachi rated it liked it
Jan 29, 2013
Natasha Jones
Natasha Jones rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2013
May 29, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance, m-m
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.
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Aldara rated it it was ok
Sep 28, 2014
Ale Rivero
Jul 01, 2015 Ale Rivero rated it it was ok
En sí los personajes me gustaron, por eso la nota, pero la historia que los rodeaba ha sido lo que no me ha convencido para nada. La relación entre las parejas protagonistas promete mucho y da poco; lo que me ha gustado son los momentos en que los grandes interactúan con los niños.
Aug 18, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
This saucy little book gives us a whole lot of very playful, uninhibited sex. And a little romance too.

Kevin Branigan, an unemployed teacher, comes to Austin, Texas to live with his brother and brother-in-law and work as a bouncer in their bar. He quickly falls for Detective Cruz Dixon, but he can’t resist playing all sorts of sexy games with bar employees Miguel and Jimmy while he gets to know Cruz better.

This isn’t angsty m/m. There are issues though. Break-ups, custody battles, community ser
Serena Yates
Sep 02, 2015 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, m-m-m, m-m-m-m
This was such a fun book to read - as much the second time around as when I read the first edition. 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
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**


Kevin is moving to Austin to help out his brother and his husband. Kevin's life fell apart after his partner left him. He's down on his luck looking for a sign that everything will be okay. He's hoping that he'll find that sign in Austin.

Jack (Kevin's brother) and Tito own a bar/restaurant and want Kevin's help working as a bouncer. They are in a huge custody battle of Tito's children and need a little more fl
Ruthie Taylor
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~

There are some really moving, really hot and really fun scenes in this book. It is strangely disjointed, but actually that worked as that seemed to be Kevin's life - disjointed. He has managed to have a disastrous relationship and then have to start again at his brother's bar. He takes the fall for a violent act he didn't do, and then has community service looking after toddlers. But it is a really easy read with some lov
Odd, goofy and very disjointed tale focused on families, food, kids and some kooky sexy times. Sort of got whiplash trying to keep track of Kevin and his threesome with the bartenders then his relationship with Cruz. The L word was thrown around too soon. Then the out of the blue 4 some on the dance floor just made me scratch my head. Sweet in places but the whiplash action made it hard to like the book. Would have liked more on page action between Kevin and Cruz
Bit more back story on Jack and
Andrea Goodell
Oct 04, 2015 Andrea Goodell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m just not sure how to review this, I enjoyed the story, Kevin reconnecting with his brother meeting his brother’s husband, the staff, the kids. The love interest with the Dixon even the funny scenes around town and driving.

The menage between the charaters was sexy and the fact that Kevin seems to be horny for anything male was fun.

The sub story of then all trying to help Tito get his kids back was sweet, and by the end you are really gunning for Tito and the kids.

My big issue, it seemed like
Apr 17, 2016 Sharman rated it liked it
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