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House Hunt

(The Power of Zero #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Jack Horwood hates owing favors. But when a simple day out to treat Gareth to the best oysters in England leads to a discovery of drugs and counterfeit money—things that neither Jack nor Gareth have the jurisdiction to handle—he has to call in help. Help that doesn’t come cheap, and that forces him to do something he promised himself he’d never do again—walk away from Gare ...more
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Published March 30th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh it just gets better and better

This book is brilliant. The pacing, the plot twists, the dodgy dealings, the spooks and their games, Jack and Gareth, the rest of the gang.

The narrative is ramping up in tension as all the strange goings on at Nancarrow start to bleed into something else.

Jack has to go undercover and things get complicated on his mission and go rapidly downhill once he's out.

There's definitely something rotten in the woodshed and it takes all of Jack's skills, and Gareth's patien
Serena Yates
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, read-2016
In the first book of this series, all Jack wanted was a job. Nice, quiet, maybe technically challenging, but no politics and no undercover stuff. And look where that got him! So when I saw the title for this book, and figured all he wants now is a house – I went uh-oh immediately. With his and Gareth’s track record (and yes, I strongly suggest you read the other two books in the series first so you understand fully what their history is) this third book was going to be as explosive as the first. ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ya’ll. I am seriously going to cry when this series is over. Like ugly as hell cry. I have come to love these characters so, so much. Jack, Gareth, Nico and Daniel. Such special characters. Even the secondary characters are so good. I want to punch a few but, hey, you've got to have a few bad guys. I don't ever want it to be over. One more.
This one doesn't have anything as far as triggers much. Well, there is an issue of kidnapping and some violence. Nico gets into a fight that brings up some ba
wow this one packed a punch! Jack and Gareth seem to have to go through hell to finally be together ... but they are worth it. for each other and the readers

I loved the story and the suspense part. Daniel and Nico are great and I love how they fit into the story!

can't wait to read the next one
Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

House Hunt is the third book in The Power of Zero series, it has to be read in order for maximum enjoyment, since it features the same characters from the other two books and follows their story.

Jack is unable to say no and gets roped into going undercover for three months. Being away from Gareth proves to be more difficult than he expected and he does everything he can to cut his assignment short. But other fac
Lisa The Novel Approach
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It’s the holiday season and Gareth Flynn’s favorite time of year: family, friends, food and celebrations, and especially cooking. Gareth has awesome culinary skills. But Jack Horwood is not totally comfortable with all the things that comprise family. The holidays just don’t bring good memories for Jack, and we find him taking a serious look at his ghosts from the past.

Jack is also facing the issues ahead, in Nico still having to identify people associated with the pimp who’d enslaved him and Da
Amneris Cesare
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anche questo è migliore dei primi. Anche se c'è di nuovo spy story, mistery e thriller con un pizzico di azione, stavolta non mi sono annoiata e sono andata dritto dritto fino alla fine senza interrompermi e facendo le ore piccole. Sono tornati, Jack e Garreth. Jack è stato via tre mesi sotto copertura, Garreth è sotto compressione perché la fragile alchimia che li legava teme possa spezzarsi facilmente. Lo stesso per Jack che non sa bene come si trovano adesso, dopo tanto tempo senza aver avuto ...more
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great addition to a series that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. After the quiet Christmas we got in the last book Jack is back and this is action packed. So much happens and really sounds like a set up of what we can look forward to in the upcoming books. Gareth and Jack's relationship is only getting stronger and Jack has finally found people that will have his back and allow him the room to still be himself without using him. Daniel and Nico are doing well and I'm ready to see them ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVE Jack and Gareth. I held onto these books because it was a new author and the blurbs sounded interesting but didn't put the books to the top of my list - well, the blurbs didn't do them justice. I loved them more than I thought I would
Alexis Woods
And back to the action. Whoot! Go Jack and Gareth! Loved how the men connected after being apart.
5 out of 5 stars

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Jack Horwood hates owing favors. But when a simple day out to treat Gareth to the best oysters in England leads to a discovery of drugs and counterfeit money—things that neither Jack nor Gareth have the jurisdiction to handle—he has to call in help. Help that doesn’t come cheap, and that forces him to do something he promised himself he’d never do again—walk away from Gareth and the family he’s starting to make for himself.

Three months undercover is a long time. Afte
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faye
Review can be read at It's About The Book

Jack Horwood has an amazing capacity to find himself at the center of trouble. He just walks right into it. Thankfully, he’s dedicated to stopping trouble. Jack’s need to stop trouble ends up taking him away from his lover, Gareth Flynn. Jack hates everything about the assignment he’s on. Jack also hates being on assignment. His time is split between looking over his shoulder and fending off the advances of the skeevy drug dealer he’s supposed to take

First of all, this book is part of a series and I think it should be read as such. Even though House Hunt gives some backstory, the overall plot is so complex that in-depth knowledge of preliminary events is instrumental to full enjoyment.

The same applies to the characters—even more so, in my opinion—since I don’t think it possible to a) fully appreciate Jack’s character growth without knowing exactly where he came from, and to b) keep track of the many side characters without having met them pr
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Jack takes Gareth to get the best oysters in all of England, and ends up in the middle of a hunt for some dangerous drugs that are flooding the market. 3 months undercover, away from his family was hard and testing, but coming home was just as bad. When things start to come to a head at Nancarrow Mining, Jack just can't say no. And walks himself into a trap.

This is book three in The Power Of Zero series. You really SHOUL
Nat ReadingAllNite
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, dreamspinner
I really liked Job Hunt, but I loved this. I was a little confused with parts of book one, but with all the players introduced then, and reading Ghosts, made this a treat. I highly recommend the first two books before reading this. It will be hard to understand Jack and Gareth's relationship, the connection with Nico and Daniel, and the forces that drive Jack to be the man he is.

There's a lot going on in this story, much of it carried over from book one. It moves along quickly and is very rich w
Lila Hunter
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.75 stars

House Hunt is a less elaborate version of the first book in the series. Instead of overlapping events, we get to see them happening one after the other; affecting, not only their outcomes but Jack’s and Gareth’s relationship and newly formed family.

In my opinion, this streamlined version of events took away from the complexity of Jack’s life and mind. Perhaps, now that he has Gareth in his life, things are not as chaotic as in the beginning, but I missed the intensity of follow
Joyfully Jay
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

House Hunt is the third book in the Power of Zero series that follows Jack Horwood and Gareth Flynn. One of my biggest issues with Ghosts, the second story, was the fact the plot lacked much punch. With House Hunt, we see a stronger return to form, though it still fails to capture the full impact of Job Hunt. House Hunt’s storyline is relatively strong and equally well written as the rest of the series. Jack confronts two main cases, one involving drugs and the o
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Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
The next installment in the Power of Zero series doesn't disappoint.

A day trip for Jack and Gareth leads them to uncovering a large amount of drugs and counterfeit money. Jack goes tumbling into a three month undercover assignment to bring down the leader of the drug cartel.

Jack comes out of his undercover assignment feeling unsettled and a little unsure of where his relationship with Gareth stands. Together, while trying to find a mole within Nancarrow Mining they must work to strengthen the
Lynnette Hartwig
This book was great and I loved reading about the trials and tribulations between Jack and Gareth. Jackie Keswick just seems to draw me into the story from the beginning and I just could put it down. I was glad this was a book I read on the weekend as I had to stay up late to see what happened. I loved how the author was able to direct the story into a way that made me wonder if Jack and Gareth would really get their HEA. The mystery behind the story was just great and I couldn’t wait to see the ...more
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
It wasn't as compelling as the first two books in the series. I would have preferred an expanded version of the second part of the story and more details on Julian's shady family, Jack and Gareth's relationship, and more scenes with Daniel and Nico.
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurrent dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She's worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a ...more

Other books in the series

The Power of Zero (5 books)
  • The Power of Zero (Zero Rising, #1)
  • Job Hunt (The Power of Zero, #1)
  • Ghosts (The Power of Zero, #2)
  • Swings & Roundabouts (The Power of Zero, #4)