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Fishy Riot

(Saturday Barbies #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  179 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Most people think riot squad officer Taylor Jameson is an asshole. Little do they know his apparent indifference stems from having a meddlesome family always butting into his business. And little does Taylor know he’s about to stumble into a situation that’ll make indifference impossible.

When everything goes horribly wrong at a political rally on a harbour ferry, Taylor en
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Published April 24th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Apr 04, 2017 marked it as i-m-a-quitter
Shelves: male-action
DNF @ 53%

I just couldn't get in to this one. There was nothing really wrong with it. But I don't know...nothing really happened.

It kind of reminded me of this series Borrowing Blue. But maybe not quote as OTT. But the family dynamics were similar.

It was definitely insta-lust too.

I don't know...there just wasn't enough happening to hold my interest.
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

My favorite thing about this book was the warm, loving relationship between the twin brothers: Taylor and Clay. They bantered and argued, but they were incredibly supportive and protective of one another.

Clay has a long-term boyfriend whom he adores, but Tay is single. Supposedly, this is partly because Tay is an asshole. But he really isn't. He's gruff, sure, but an asshole? I didn't get that at all.

When Tay meets Sietta, in the middle of his parents' political rally on board a ferry, he'
I loved this book!! LOVED IT! This was such a winner for me.


There was so much going on in the book and it all flowed together perfectly. I am in awe of the amount of people and stuff that was involved but how I never felt confused or overwhelmed. If anything, I could have continued reading about them for days! I really hope there will be another book. I want more of all of them, even the kids! Taylor’s family was insane crazy but not in your face or too over the top. They were perfect and I love
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, hurt-comfort
While I definitely get the appeal of this book, it was trying way too hard to be funny for me to really like it.

What bothered me the most was that I often felt as if there was no gradual transition from one scene/place to another. I often found myself confused and wondering who was where and doing what while the people on page were bantering and trying to be funny without any introduction. We just ‘fell’ right into a scene.

And that’s why I never felt as if I was really there, just standing on t
I enjoyed it but it got extremely repetitive at times. Plus Taylor was supposed to be this huge asshole but I never saw it. Never once did he come across as an asshole. Quite the opposite actually. But I did really enjoy the closeness of the family.
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Riot squad officer Taylor Jameson is an asshole and pretty much everyone from his family to his squad mates know it. His twin brother, riot squad officer Clayton Jameson, is the nice one, but when Sietta Salisbury reaches out for help he's drawn immediately to Taylor. And Taylor, for the first time in his life, is drawn right back.

Fishy Riot is from Taylor's single POV, but the reader still gets a good sense of the other characters, including Sietta.

Even though Sietta has experienced some horri
5 Hearts

This book! This book was so much more than I could have hoped for. I mean, I wanted to read it based on the opening line of the blurb, “Most people think riot squad officer Taylor Jameson is an asshole” because I have a thing for redeemable assholes but Taylor isn’t one at all. Nope. Not. At. All.

There are books that go beyond the blurb and this goes way freaking beyond it. While you do get Taylor’s meddlesome family and Sietta being a mystery, there are many more layers to the story I
May 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Taylor and his twin brother are riot squad officers and work a lot of dangerous cases. They come from a big, meddlesome family and they have a lot of siblings who work in related jobs (ie firemen, doctors etc). Taylor has the reputation of being the "mean" one and his family drives him a bit nuts. One day while working a case, he meets Sietta Salisbury, the son of a rich and powerful politician. Sietta's younger brother slips Taylor a USB that will forever change all of their lives.

This story wa
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. One day, I'll write an awesome review. Today is not that day. 😳 ...more
Lisa The Novel Approach
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
~ 4.5 Stars~

Taylor Jameson is cranky, and sometimes you have to wonder if it’s his crazy, funny, loving family that makes him so. Taylor and his brother Clayton are very enthusiastic about their jobs, they’ve gotten into some crazy chaos more than once, and when things go south, the whole family gets involved any way they can.

When Taylor’s squad gets the call to protect the rich and elite youth at a political fundraiser on a harbour ferry, they aren’t really excited about it. Taylor knows it’s o
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it

This was such a fun read.
I ♡ the Jameson family.
I would love to read more about them .
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, mm-romance
Full review at :

OptimuMM - Home of MM Book Reviews

My first read from this author and damn if she isn’t good!

This book it’s not what I was expecting. It surprised me in a good way.

Taylor and Clay are twins, attached at the hip. They both work in law enforcement in Sydney being members of the Riot Squad. They are big, like huge-big. They think alike, walk alike and breath alike. When you look at them, you think you are drunk, and you’re seeing double. Clay is in a relationship with Joel, a univers
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This story of a slightly insane Australian police riot squad will appeal to fans of AE Via, Abigail Roux and Charlie Cochet. Full of testosterone, explosions and dark humour, this may not be a terribly realistic police procedural - but it is a highly entertaining read.

This is Taylor’s story. An enormous blonde viking lookalike, he works with his twin brother on the riot squad. At the start of the story, he finds himself polici
4.4 Stars

Again, I'm surprised by how much I like this book. I've often mentioned that certain books have such great stories & interesting characters that they would lend well were it to ever be filmed for television or the big screen. This book? Started off sounding and feeling like it was a movie or miniseries. (To some that might not be a compliment, but coming from me it totally is.)

Like others I had a hard time seeing Taylor's inner asshole -but the severe lack of Sietta exhibiting any real
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this little gem. ...more
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't think I've read a book with so many characters that we get to hear so much from, that we get to know individually and that all add to what is essentially a really fun read. I enjoyed all their input but it was little Emma that stole the show for me with her exasperation over her uncles and their carelessness.

The story, set in Australia, is told from the pov of Taylor, a riot squad officer and all-round grumpy git. His identical twin brother Clayton with whom he lives and works is the yin
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed the story. I loved Taylor even though he was supposed to be the a-hole. Sietta in my head was older, in the book he is only 22 but for some reason my mind kept wanting to think he was older than that, don’t ask me why though. I loved the bond between twins Taylor and Clay, which you could feel through the entire book. I also loved all the sec
Roger - president of NBR United -
Serious subject but a lot of humor involved in the story about abuse and crime. I loved the story but found myself wanting to kill most of Sietta's family in the most painful ways. no one should have to go through what he did. To think that this family produced two good people when everyone else was so bad. Taylor and his twin Clay are riot police. They first see Sietta on a boat they where sent to protect the kids on. Later they Rescue him from where his family has Sietta held captive when they ...more
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fishy Riot by Lindsey Black – review by Dawn Honeycutt
4.5 Stars

I loved this book. The story takes place in Australia.

Identical twins, Taylor and Clay Jameson, are riot squad officers. They live together, run together, go out on riot squads together, and that is how they both want it. Clay has a boyfriend, Joel, who he spends nights with, but he has to be at his apartment with Taylor at least part of the time or they miss each other.

Clay is the nice twin. Taylor is the asshole. Everyone knows t
Love is Love Book Reviews
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-reviews
Originally appeared on Love is Love Book Reviews.


Sydney, Australia Riot Squad police officer falls for the severely abused son or a bigwig politician. Sounds like the set-up for an angsty hurt/comfort romance, right? Wrong. This is an action-packed, funny read, although it’s sometimes to the story’s detriment.

I loved Taylor. He’s a huge, hot, and unapologetic asshole, mostly because it gets him what he wants rather than truly being a jerk. It’s also his designated role in his big, boisterous, ba
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faye
Review can be read at It's About The Book

Taylor Jameson is a bit transfixed by Sietta Salisbury at first sight. It’s a multi-faceted fixation. Sietta is stunning. He’s also pretty fishy. Something is not right. Taylor’s brother Clay agrees and they set about looking into the fishiness of Sietta and the Salisbury family. It’s not just fishy, it’s bad. Very bad. Thankfully, as a riot squad officer, Taylor is able to do something about it. Getting Sietta and his younger brother Micah out of the
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: april-2017-dr
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. I'll admit when it opened it took me a bit to get used to the author's style. I never read Lindsey Black before so I knew this was a possibility. But I caught on quickly and just enjoyed the ride.

There are so many characters in this book. We have Taylor, who is an identical twin with Clay. Both are part of the Riot Squad. It's how Taylor meets Sietta and how the insanity begins. Of course, you know the second you meet Sietta that something is wrong. You also
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words review

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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From that review: " What does it tell you about a story that when I was finished, I dropped everything to try and search out everything else I could find by this author? It says I was in love with Fishy Riot from beginning to end and wanted more! I was even more surprised to find that this appears to be the author's first published story. If so, what a great way to begin!

Fishy R
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Promising, talented new author! Accept this as the RomCom it is.

Sometimes I want to read angst and cry my eyes out on the way to the HEA. Sometimes I want to laugh as the characters fall in love. This book is definitely the latter. Early in the book, I decided that the emotional stuff (and there would be lots) happened "off-camera" and to just enjoy the read.

Humor is subjective, and this author hit my funny bone. So many of the brotherly snarky/funny exchanges reminded me of me and my sister, lo
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book was fun and there was some good banter between the brothers. The main and secondary characters were all likeable, but there were just too darn many of them! I felt as if I was reading the second or third book in a series, and I was reading a continuing synopsis of what they all did in the earlier stories.

Taylor's family was fun and crazy, but after a while it got to be too much. And the five-year-old was both funny and annoying at the same time. The action and suspense plot were well d
This is one of my new favorites. This was a busy book with lots of things going on but I love the fast pace and humor in the story. Taylor's family is somewhat stereotype of big, nosy, off the wall family, but I love that stereotype. It also was fun to watch the twins manage not just their family but each other. I also enjoyed the twin relationship in this book. Both Clay and Taylor loved each other a great deal and lived in each others pocket while still creating a space for Sietta and Joel. I ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
There was a bit of jumping around from scene to scene that threw me somewhat; especially in the first few chapters. Once I stopped worrying about wanting more details/depth for every small incident Taylor's team experienced, I really enjoyed the story.

This story isn't filled with hot sex scenes. And some might take issue over the fact that the author chose not to insert an in-depth exploration of Sietta's mental/emotional state over the trauma he suffered. Me? I had no problem with either of th
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a really good read. Love Taylor and Clay's family. I could read endlessly about them. Clay and Taylor are twins and their closeness comes across so nicely.

I don't really understand why Taylor is thought to be an asshole. Throughout the book there is very little evidence for that. He might not ask or even know about his colleague's kids- but he is a very caring brother, dotting uncle, responsible person and very understanding and caring partner.

Sietta, for all he has undergone, come
Bernadette Cassells
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg! This book is hilarious, I wish this family was real!
I can't say too much with out giving it away but Emma is hilarious!
I love the entire family in this book!
All told from Taylor's point of view but you get to know and love them all!
Can't wait for the next one! There better be a next one!!!!
Christina's Bookshelf
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
I love debut authors and I think Lindsey Black has a bright career in front of her.

There were so many elements to this story but I never felt overwhelmed. I was super in love with the whole Jameson clan. They were annoying, intrusive, loud, and wonderful!

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