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Jack Gets His Man

(The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Will Jack catch a thief or find love?

Jack's life is awesome.

Well, not totally awesome. His upcoming birthday is making him restless, and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind.

Nothing a smoking hot new bookkeeper can't solve.

Until the hottie discovers things at Jack's store aren't as they seem. Someone is playing fast
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published July 1st 2015
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Jack Gets His Man
Author – DE Haggerty
Publication Date –July 1, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Jack’s story after reading “Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem” and I ate this book up like a grubby little kid.

If you read the first book, you know that Jack is Izzy’s gay BFF and a favorite of the grey haired knitters who just LOVE to get into trouble when solving mysteries.

Book – Jack Gets His Man
Author – DE Haggerty
Publication Date –July 1, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Jack’s story after reading “Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem” and I ate this book up like a grubby little kid.

If you read the first book, you know that Jack is Izzy’s gay BFF and a favorite of the grey haired knitters who just LOVE to get into trouble when solving mysteries.

Ms. Haggerty doesn’t disappoint with the humor and antics Jack, Izzy and the grey haired ladies get into while Jack tries to figure out who is stealing money from his store. Oh, and we can’t forget how these ladies just want to play cupid with Jack’s love life.

This is definitely a light-hearted read where you will find yourself chuckling over and over again.

You can read this book without the first in the series, but I recommend reading both in order to get the backstory of the secondary characters.

Jack is feeling the loneliness of losing Izzy to Noel and the random hook-ups just aren’t cutting it anymore for him. But after hiring a smoking hot bookkeeper for the business, Jack finds out that someone is stealing from the store for cross dressers and plus size ladies and the grey haired brigade is on that shit.

We follow Jack and the crew trying to figure out who the culprit is while driving Noel and the rest of the police department crazy with the trouble they wind up getting into.

Not only do the ladies unravel the mystery but they also help Jack find Mr. Right.

Reason for Reading – Author Request/Edited
Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam –  4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4 out of 5 Stars
HEA (Spoiler) – (view spoiler)
Would Read More from Author? Definitely
Recommend To – Anyone looking for a funny, light read

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DJ Sakata
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

Ally was really a sweet old lady, although she had a naughty streak, which sometimes ended with Jack getting his butt pinched.

You know some poor woman pissed them off and they put Ex-Lax in a batch of brownies to teach her a lesson. I don’t touch the cookies anymore.

Danny resembled a Norse god with long blond hair, clear blue eyes, a strong jaw, and a body built to fight with Thor.

Betty whispered as if they were a team of spies from
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another one bites the dust

Awesome. Great plot with an obvious baddie and motives but the sleuthing crew add humour, emotion and feeling that will have you chuckling in places. Absolutely love the senior sleuths and their antics. Wonderful fun read.
Jack is sooo bored. His BFF has married her hunky detective and now he has to take care not to just stroll into the house as he had an eye opening surprise last time he did so. However the store he co-owner doesn't keep him busy either. But
books are love
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this group of blue hair ladies were funny in the first of this series when they were Jessica Fletcher wannabes solving Izzy’s grandma’s death but this book brought that to a whole new hoot and hollar of funny. Now they have their sights on helping Jack in more ways than one. when they are not trying to set Jack up with a man from their church or an officer that has arrested them they are trying to solve who stole money from his business all the while trying to get him and Damien to adm ...more
Christy Wilson
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jack and his former lover, Wyatt, own Fabulous Darling, a store that carries items for cross dressers. Jack is feeling a little bored with life, a little restless…plus he is about to turn the big 4-0…so he is spending more time in the store. Earl, the store manager, advises Jack that he needs an assistant. After some discussion, it is decided that Jack will hire a new bookkeeper rather than an assistant. Best friend Izzy assists him in the hiring, and doesn’t hide her disgust when he hires hotti ...more
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, own
Please note I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Poor Jack has problems. His business that he co-owns with his ex, Wyatt, is doing fabulous. So well that he had to hire a manager to look after things for them. The manager told Jack he needed help and wanted an assistant. Jack said no to the assistant but said he would hire a bookkeeper. With his best friend Izzy's help Jack hired Damien. He was very qualified for the job, but Jack especially w
Christine Lee
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
A digital copy of this book was provided to Nerd Girl Official in exchange for an honest review.

Often an author gets caught up on a sequel, or books in an ongoing series, spending too much time reminding the reader of the past, or re-introduction of characters. This author did not fall into this trap. Although there were clues that there may be a previous book or books, there are no redundancies to bore the reader.

Although I have no doubt that once I read the first book in The Gray-
A. McCarty
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A very fun read. It kept me on the edge of my seat routing for the characters. It was very entertaining and well worth reading. If you need something to cheer you up, this is the book that will do just that.

Imaginative Dreams was given for an honest review.
E.L. Lindley
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have to confess that I am a bit of a novice when it comes to cosy mystery/romance but I was attracted to this novel by the idea of a gay male romance written by a woman. Jack Gets His Man is the spin off sequel to Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem and, although there are lots of references to what’s gone before, it works very well as a standalone.

With Jack Gets His Man, D. E. Haggerty has indeed created a cosy world, where everything is more or less perfect. Jack is best friends with newlyw
Charlotte Gerber
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jack Gets His Man is the second book in the “Gray Haired Knitting Detective Series” by D.E. Haggerty. I read and reviewed the first book in the series, “Murder, Mystery, & Dating Mayhem”, and was happy to have the chance to review this new book by the author.

The main characters are back, but this new book is told from the point of view of a sub-character from the first book, Jack. Jack is the co-owner of a unique store that caters to cross-dressers and plus-sized women. When his
Lizzy Baldwin
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I must admit I am so thrilled that Dena decided to keep this series of books going because they are so much fun to read. I thought our lovely elderly detectives were there jubilant selves, not only staging stake-outs but performing accounting audits and getting into ever more trouble with the local police. They are such a brilliant addition to the novel as a whole and they are just as witty in the second book. I thought the mystery of the business was an intriguing main story and then the love i ...more
Joyfully Jay
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wendy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

This is the second book in the Gray-Haired Knitting Detective series, but can easily be read as a standalone. While this book is considered a romantic comedy, I would classify this as more of a comedy with romantic undertones and a bit of mystery thrown in. Regardless, I loved this book so much that I ended up buying the first in the series because it had me in stitches! (No pun intended) After reading the first book, it gave me more of an insight into the charac
N.N. Light
Jack is living the best life ever. That is, until his sexy brand-new bookkeeper discovers a financial mess. Suddenly, Jack's life is spinning out of control. Someone he trusts is stealing huge amounts of money and rigging the books. Will Jack discover who's behind the betrayal and finally get his man?

This is a modern-day screwball comedy, complete with new crushes, annoying exes, extortion, best friends and a gang of elderly knitting Murder She Wrote wannabes. I laughed my way throu
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book caught me a little off guard. I was expecting a book that focused on the M/M romance with a little mystery thrown in. But it ended up being a light-hearted mystery with a little matchmaking thrown in.

I just had to love the ladies in the Knitting Crew. I could just picture a group of little old ladies who are sticking their nose in people's business with the best of intentions. Their antics made the story so fun to read it was hard to put down.

And what's a bunch of old ladies without
H. Bloom
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love amateur sleuth mysteries, especially the cozy ones. This is probably my most favourite literary genre of which ‘Jack Gets His Man’ by D.E. Haggerty is the finest example.

I hadn’t read anything from D.E. Haggerty before but since I first saw ‘Jack Gets His Man’ original comic-inspired cover, I said myself “This is a book I have to read”. And so I did. And I loved it!

What is not to love in this book? Jack, the best friend every woman would love to have? Izzy and Noel, tha
Jeroen Spaan
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jack Gets His Man is the second book in the Gray-Haired knitting detectives series. Although it follows Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem and also involves a mystery and dating mayhem, it has a fresh, new feel to it. This time the main character is Jack, Izzy’s gay BFF. Jack’s ex-lover but current business partner is a pain in his fabulous behind. Jack’s crush, a forbidden love, discovers someone is being creative with the finances of his store. The gray-haired crime squad jumps at the opportu ...more
Joy Lo-Bamijoko
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Review: A very entertaining story

I very much enjoyed this story. We get another tale of the Knitting Club and their antics, this time revolving around Jack, a gay store owner who suspects someone is stealing from him. He is the best friend of Izzy, who is the female lead from Murder, Mystery and Dating Mayhem. You don't have to read the other book to understand the story. It is referenced, but not relevant to the events in this book for story continuity. If you liked that book, yo
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Posted at For What It's Worth on 8/27/15:

3.5 stars

The gang is reunited when Jack suspects someone is skimming profits from his clothing store for cross dressers and plus sized women. Is is his spiteful co-owner and ex, Noel, his new super sexy bookkeeper or an inside job by an employee or supplier? Bring on the grey-haired knitting club girls to crack the case!

This is another cute addition to the series. I enjoyed the romance more (although it’s very understated
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book focuses on Jack, restless due to his upcoming birthday, no current lover, and inexplicably decreasing business profit.

With Jack Gets His Man, D. E. Haggerty has created an expertly worded and pretty funny suspense story with a romantic touch. The story comprises a broad variety of characters with sufficient depth, hilarious moments and interesting interactions to solve the case of the vanishing finances. I had a great time reading Jack Gets His Man - it is a very fun read.
Julia Damatto
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is my second M/M book, so when I read Jack Gets His Man, I felt astonished! Why? Because my first was from the erotica genre. LOL
The Author give us an exquisite romantic cozy mystery, with humorous dialogues, playful situations, captivating characters and a very intriguing mystery.
(Just a little) Superficial Jack, Hot Damien, Bestie Izzy and the Resourceful five gray-haired knitting detectives, join their forces and supply a high amount of laughs and comical situations, oh! and the romance, so tasteful!! I Lo
RO G'ma
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
As with the first book in this series, and I enjoyed D.E. Haggerty’s writing style and the humor she injected throughout the book. This book contains a large amount of strong adult language and while there aren’t any graphic adult situations, there are lots of sexual innuendos that may offend some readers. This is an easy read, with a good plot and well-developed, quirky characters. There isn't a murder in this book but the mystery is intriguing.
Lesley Hewitt
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I do like these books, they do make me chuckle. The little old ladies always seem to get in the thick of things in a funny way. I can't wait to see what they all get up to in the next book.
Someone is stealing from the business and Jack is unhappy. The knitting grannies aren't going to tolerate such abuse of their friend, so they get on the case with time enough to spare for meddling in his love life. A fun easy read!
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Who knew a bunch of aging grannies could take over the role of Jessica Fletcher in the amateur sleuth field. Jack has a very successful business, but one day a new bookkeeper tells him, all is not as it seems, and the company is not making what Jack thought. Are the accounts wrong? or is someone stealing from his company? Call the gray-haired knitters, after all, they had solved the mystery of who killed one of their own single-handedly, or did they?

This book is a quick fast wild rom
**I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.**

Light mystery with some gay romance mixed in. It was book 2 in the series & I was unaware when given a copy. I don't feel like I was missing anything from the first book. I also don't feel interested in reading the first book either.

The characters were just that true characters who added a bit of fun, lightness to the story. Grandmas who go on Devon spying missions & get arr
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I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, althoug ...more

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The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives (3 books)
  • Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Book 1)
  • Love in the Time of Murder (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives Book 3)