Oliver is called by the dead to find their killers and assists the police in locating dead bodies, his contact is Detective Langham a man he has found himself falling in love with but he doesn't even know if Langham is gay. Oliver finds himself in the middle of a field after answering the call of a dead woman, soon after he is chased and driven off the road and Oliver knows it is the killer. Langham and Oliver work closer than ever before to track down the killer and the mystery of the sugar strands, and as more bodies pile up and suspicion is rampant, Langham makes his move and makes it clear to Oliver just how gay he is.
This story has a great premise of a psychic helping the police solve murders, but I found it sadly lacking in some areas. Oliver goes when the voices call, he goes to the bodies of the recently murdered and he helps the police locate the killers, but this new murder hits closer to home when he realizes he interrupted the killer. Oliver is also in love with his police contact Langham and it is an awkward dance as the two finally change their relationship in the midst of the investigation. There is also the chase to catch the killer as more people are murdered in brutal fashion, it is gory and bloody, and they discover that children are being experimented on.
The relationship between Langham and Oliver was confusing at first because they were constantly picking at each other and cursing each other out, I would not have called it a friendship at all, but then Oliver explains it is just the way they are with each other. Their relationship heats up as they work closely together and they track the leads, they face some homophobia from a fellow detective but don't let it effect what is developing between them. The one thing that got me more than anything was that we never learn Langham's first name, Oliver only ever calls him Langham and even thinks of him that way all the time and it made me feel the lack of real intimacy between them.
I really wanted to love this story because the blurb pulled me right in but I just couldn't. The storyline and plot was pretty good with the mystery of the murders and who was behind it all, and the investigation into the murder/s was exciting and intriguing, but, (and this is where I vent like a teenager) I gather that the setting is in England and while the author has done a fair job with the investigation she should have watched reruns of The Bill (an old British cop show) or A Touch Of Frost (British CID drama) to see the real workings of the 'Detectives' in England. (CID is the Criminal Investigation Department or Coppers In Disguise LOL)
I will recommend this to those who don't have a clue about British police, who love psychic's and murder investigations, love mystery and mayhem, a relationship that is both frustrating and passionate and a pretty good ending....more
Beck is a homicide detective suffering from PTSD and chronic pain, he was shot and his partner killed while investigating home invasions and he is put back on the case when another home invasion occurs, but this time he is teamed with a FBI profiler, a man who rejected his advances two years before. Zach is sent to Denver to consult on a case, when he discovers who the case detective is he steels himself to ignore his attraction to the man, a man who tempted him two years ago. Working together just fans the flames between them, but they have a case to solve and a murderer to take down.
This is a pretty good suspense with a well woven crime thread. Beck lost his partner during an investigation, he also lost his closeted lover when the man walked away from an injured Beck, now Beck is suffering from PDST and struggling to manage his pain but he is more determined than ever to discover who was behind the home invasions. Zach is assigned to work as the profiler on the case, but he has his own nightmares that he fights. Both men find the other attractive but their first meeting is strained, but as they work together they stop fighting their attraction. Their investigation doesn't have many leads and it is getting harder for them to believe someone isn't pulling strings, and getting to the culprit is going to be harder than they hoped.
I really did enjoy this story although there were times I felt like I was missing something, I actually had to check to see if this book was part of a series or had a connection to another book but I couldn't find any. Why did I feel this way? Well, there were things that happened in both characters pasts and with the way they were first lay down it felt like I was expected to already know all about it, later on it is explained, but I still couldn't shake the feeling. Okay whine over lets move on, the relationship between Zach and Beck is prickly at first (over reaction on both parts) but then they finally get it together and give us some hot sex and show us what a great couple they could be.
The investigation side was very interesting, especially as they connected even the remotest of dots and they set out to track a devious killer. We also get to see some of Zach's past in full color, and we see both Zach and Beck having to deal with people in their personal lives, Beck his deceased partners wife and Zach his ex-lover. The story is well written and the characters do come to life, other than a few personal bugbears the stroyline was great and the mystery/suspense was brilliant.
I recommend this to those who love mystery and suspense, crime and danger, getting over the past and moving forward, discovering love and hot sex and a brilliant tense ending. ...more
Logan is a werewolf who has been in lust with his work partner Dylan for years, now he has finally lost control of his wolf and had mind blowing sex with Dylan, but gave him a mating bite. Now Logan has to find a way to tell Dylan that their night together will have some unusual results and can only pray that Dylan will still want him once he learns the truth. Dylan doesn't know what is going on with Logan, the man has been acting weird ever since they has sex, but Dylan and Logan have more things to worry about when they are assigned a murder and it isn't long before Dylan discovers just what Logan's problem is. Dylan doesn't know if he will ever be able to forgive Logan the lack of trust, but they have to work together to find the murderer.
This is a great paranormal story that has humor and sexy police detectives. Logan seems to be the typical alpha when it comes to Dylan but he is completely stumped when it comes to confessing the truth to Dylan about his true nature, but his time is running out with the full moon fast approaching. Dylan is a true comic book geek and when he discovers the truth about Logan he is torn between fascination and horror, but his main problem is the lack of trust that Logan showed in him. Their relationship is explosive as they try to work through their problems and find a murderer.
Logan and Dylan are fascinating characters, Logan with his confidence that seems to disappear with Dylan and Dylan for his total geekiness when it comes to comics... one of my favorite lines in the book came just after Dylan discovered the truth about Logan 'Dylan leaned forward and lowered his voice. "I know. You're some sort of mutant...like...like...Wolverine?" ' *snort* it was so great and just so typical of a comic book geek.
The writing in this story is good, you never lose the thread or get bored even for a second, the characters are brilliant and while Logan does get all ALPHA on Dylan, Dylan is quick to smack him down. The relationship side is very rocky but oh so explosive and in such a good way *sigh* hot horny men getting it on is always good but these two have that extra ingredient that makes it scorching.
I recommend this to everyone who loves shifters, difficult relationships, humor, hot explosive sex, a great storyline and a great ending. ...more
This story is part of a series and can be read as a standalone but is best read as part of the series. Duncan has been through a lot in his life, he hides his sexuality because of his job and sometimes finds himself in hospital from doing undercover work. When he finally meets the perfect man for him it doesn’t go easy, but Duncan discovers that the biggest hurdle he comes up against is himself. Aaron might be a mega rich man and can buy anything he wants but he has never been able to have the one thing he truly wants… a man to share his life equally with. Aaron is amazed when he finds the man who finally understands what he needs, and Aaron plans on grabbing Duncan as tight as he can and never letting go.
Oh my god it’s here, it’s Aaron’s story! We have seen Aaron in many of the A Matter of Time books and we saw more of Duncan in But For You, and we were there to see the two of them meet when sneaky Jory set them up on a date and now we get the whole story of Aaron and Duncan. Aaron is a billionaire businessman who is used to people either wanting him for his money or wanting absolutely nothing from him, all Aaron wants is a man of his own who wants to share everything with him. Duncan is a police detective who is in the closet, he works a lot of undercover and when he is with a man he wants to take care of them and be cared for in return, but he needs them to understand why coming out of the closet could be a problem.
I have read all the A Matter of Time series and I have always wanted for Aaron to find his happily ever after with a man who knows just what he really needs, and finally he has. In Duncan, Aaron discovers a man not impressed with his wealth, he finds a man who wants an equal and who also wants to stay in the closet but he also finds a man who will take care of him and be taken care of in return. Duncan finds Aaron mesmerising because of his personality and he loves the give and take between them. But their relationship becomes rocky when Aaron’s brother, Max, interferes and Duncan himself begins to put up barriers.
This is a great story that has the usually action/adventure that we have come to expect from Mary Calmes, it also has its mega sweet moments that we have come to adore, and we have the needy moments that are a must have from the MC’s. The storyline mainly follows their relationship as they both accept that they need each other, but their own lives get in the way muddying the waters until it begins to clear and they both come to their senses when Aaron is pulled into an undercover operation with Duncan. We do get to see Sam briefly early in the book and we get a solid clearing up of his relationship with Kevin Dwyer, who we also see briefly.
Aaron is a much more developed character than what we have previously seen of him, we get why he has always hidden in the closet and the way he acts towards people, he shines through in this story and we see the needy wanton side emerge as he falls for Duncan. Duncan is a pretty easy going guy who comes to realise that the reason he is still in the closet is because, until he met Aaron, he hadn’t met the man he wanted to give it up for. Duncan is needy in his own way but it complements Aaron’s neediness, they are also both strong men but between them they make it all work. The sex between them is smoking hot and they really know how to get each other panting, they are incredible.
I recommend this to those who love strong injury prone detectives, suave billionaires who are explosively possessive, undercover screw ups, hospital visits, brilliant characters and a brilliant ending....more
Lenard has to make a fresh start after divorcing his wife, because her influential family hold grudges. So now he is starting anew in a small town and starting a new job on a rural police force, but he gets a surprise when he arrives at his new house and sees the condition is a bit more run down than he was led to believe, and his new colleagues inform him it is haunted. Lenard doesn’t believe in ghosts, but when unexplainable things keep happening he begins to wonder about the man who is said to haunt it and begins to investigate. Jason Miller and his family are a mystery until Lenard keeps digging and discovers there were unexplained disappearances and deaths, and he begins to get answers from Jason’s ghost. As they join forces they discover that not even death can conquer love.
This is a great haunting story that has some mystery and investigation, as well as a love that should be impossible. Lenard was royally screwed by his ex-wife and her family, he now has to move to a rural town just to get away from their influence and he comes across a mystery that has been covered up for years. As Lenard begins to settle in he discovers his new house is haunted and makes the decision to try to communicate with the ghost. Lenard also starts to discover just what happened all those years ago to Jason and his family and the deeper he digs the more he discovers the corruption and influence that have hovered over the town for many years.
I really enjoyed this story and the build-up of friendship between the ghost, Jason, and the detective, Lenard, the way it was drawn out from simple friendship to a romantic love over the course of the book. I also really liked how Jason developed from a ghost who could move objects, to a ghost who could appear solid and also travel to a small area around the house. Both threads are tied together and the progression was incredible. The mystery side was enthralling, Jason knew why he was murdered along with the rest of his family but as Lenard discovers finding the proof is hard, even with the help of his friend and colleague Ben helping.
This is a beautifully written story that weaves together an investigation and a haunting brilliantly, we also have a wonderful love story of the impossible and it is threaded with just a touch of tension and danger. There are no on page sex scenes, but from the interaction of both Jason and Lenard you know it is happening and their love shines through.
I recommend this to those who love ghosts and detectives, a mystery being solved, a man finally getting justice, an impossible love and a brilliant ending. ...more
Luke’s life is forever altered when he tries to convince the man he loves not to marry a woman. Things go from bad to worse when he starts to have nightmares. With the help of his friend Ben, along with his new friend, Kyle, they begin to piece together Luke’s past. But, someone doesn’t want him to remember and the deeper he digs and the more that is revealed, the more danger they are all in.
This is a great suspense, mystery, thriller with a touch of detection work thrown in, that will intrigue and hold you gripped as you delve into a cover-up. Luke is devastated when his lover informs him that he is marrying a woman. He decides that he will convince Shane he is wrong, but he is left heartbroken. When his childhood nightmares plague him again, he discovers that they are real memories and when a visit to a ghost town jogs something loose, he sets out to investigate it.
I really enjoyed this story and thought the plot was really good. The suspense of who is after him, the mystery of who is behind it all and why, and the thrill of someone hunting Luke. It starts out simple enough, childhood nightmares of blue men, but then he starts to remember more, and then Ben takes Luke to a ghost town which reveals more memories, which leads to hunting down more information and survivors of the disaster there. It’s all very well written and woven together, and you end up trying to piece together the pieces yourself and imagining what the disaster really was, and who was really behind it and revising your thoughts when more clues are add… it was great fun.
The romance side was much more complicated, and at times it felt like Ben had two personalities; the completely straight man, who had never had a homosexual thought in his life and then the gay man, who had slept his way through as many men as he could. The conflict within Ben felt realistic at first, because it felt like it may have been a ‘gay for you’ and he was conflicted by it. But, then I found that it disappointed me, when I realized that he’d had a ton of gay sex before but put on a front of being straight, even going so far as to have a girlfriend. Luke is attracted to Ben and he ends up confused as well with Ben’s actions, but Luke also, at first, seeks comfort in the arms of Kyle who he can take control with and call all the shots. Don’t get me wrong the romance is good, just complicated, and the sex is plentiful, hot and varied .
So, I will recommend this to those who love government cover-ups, suspense, mystery, thrillers, hot sex, relationship woes, danger and a happy ending? P.S. the epilogue was great… could it mean a sequel?...more
Well, it’s about time, Ms Glenn. I thought you’d never let us have this one; it has, after all, been over a year. Ok, so maybe I like Ms Glenn’s work a little bit….ok fine… a lot, but that does not mean that I will not be brutally honest. I will be.
Nick was dragged down to Jinnistan when his friend and work partner, Gabe, is taken there for safety. Having his life turned upside down wouldn’t be too bad if only the demon he has the hots for would notice him. Storym is ignoring Nick as hard as he can because he knows that Nick will be in danger because of him if he caves in. After a night of passion (really hot, sexy, gonna melt your eyeballs passion) Storym flees leaving Nick feeling betrayed, so Nick leaves for the surface.
This is a great fun read; the interaction between the characters is great (I loved the fire-ball and whirl-wind play-fight between Gabe and Nick). The dangers are realistic to the setting and Nick isn’t a walk over (Storym has to earn his trust back). Nick and Storym worked well as a couple but they also worked well as a team along with Gabe and Themper to solve the problems in the palace. Ms Glenn even starts this book exactly where the first one finished, so it jogs your memory.
So my totally honest opinion is this… go out buy the book, it’s great. You have got to read it even if it’s just for the sex because you would never believe what Storym does with those mini whirl-winds!!! And if you don’t believe that I am being brutally honest then read the book and get back to me. *sly smirk*...more
Billy and Ethan are partners on the job and have just caught a murder which is brutal. As they investigate, they discover the victim was gay and the person who did it was someone who had been close to him at one point. Now, it is up to Ethan and Billy to find the killer before he strikes again.
Okay, everyone this is not a romance; there’s no kissing, no sex scenes and no declarations of undying love for a lover. (Oi. where do you think you’re going? Get back here and read this review) but, what we do have is a great mystery/detective story and one of the detectives just happen to be gay. Ethan is partnered with Billy, when they get a murder case they start to investigate. Ethan discovers that Billy already knows that he is gay and doesn’t have a problem with it. By the end of the case, he is out of the closet at work and fully accepted.
The mystery was really good and I liked the way it progressed and the weaving of the characters and their interaction with each other. I found this story to be quite humorous and thought Billy was a hoot. Ethan is a great guy and the supporting characters were great as well, even the annoying gay activist. You only meet Ethan’s partner in life near the end, so you don’t get much interaction between them, but, what you do see is a solid relationship. This book seemed to be more about the relationships that Ethan has with his friends and how he sees Billy’s family as his own. And Billy and his family accept Ethan and Robbie with open arms, which Ethan never got from his own family.
So, this one I will recommend to those who want a gay character in a story without relationship angst, the everyday life of a gay police detective and his straight partner, watching the bonds of family strengthen between friends and a happy ending where the police catch the bad guy in a good mystery....more