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The Set Up

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When John White Eagle, a movie extra, agrees to some covert sex with Greg Mathis, the movie's star, he's not at all prepared for the repercussions. Alone in a motel room apart from a dead body he finds himself to be the only suspect, but a sympathetic cop, Mark Rossi, agrees to help him clear his name. The two men quickly discover a mutual attraction, a situation that is t ...more
ebook, 62 pages
Published June 2nd 2008 by Total-E-Bound (first published 2008)
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Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm in need of some light, angst-free reads, don't mind me - I think it's never ending Russian winter getting to me, it's still snowing like you wouldn't believe :D

So this one was just what I needed.
I liked John from the beginning and I have to confess I really liked Greg (Al). I know it's all acting on his part, but I couldn't help, but found his short affair with John kinda sweet. Then of course I liked Mark and since I'm a fan of insta-love I didn't mind their fast relationship development at
Elisa Rolle
J.P. Bowie has a way to take the most classical stories, usually not at all funny, and infuses them with an happy tone. Last time were two vampire stories, with a bit of horror, but never "horrific". This time is a thriller.

John is a Native American 25 years old guy that, guess what?, plays the role of the Native American in low budget movie production. But this time the director manages to have a big name as main actor, Greg Mathis, an handsome and friendly guy, so handsome and friendly that, a
Emily Moore
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
The interactions between John and Greg are feisty and erotic, but from the very beginning it is apparent that something isn’t quite right. Greg Mathis is a creation of lies and cover-ups, masking everything from his name to a sordid past. As John spends more time with him, he becomes increasingly unsure of who the man really is. When he agrees to help Greg confront an old friend from his past who is attempting to blackmail him, John quickly finds himself to be the one in trouble. He has obviousl ...more
May 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
nothing terrible about this book, just nothing that was really good. the plot was loose, the reality of the situation absurd and the characters (and their relationships) were lackluster.

plot wise, a few problems i had:
a cop having sex with the main suspect of a murder the day after they meet over a dead body... oh and the condom with John's DNA inside was found inside the corpse, but the exterior of the condom somehow didnt have the DNA of the guy he actually had sex with? okaaaaaaaaay. just no
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Great book. I enjoyed the mystery and the romance. A bit fairytailish but I like that.
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ok short m/m romantic suspense about a movie extra who gets set up for murder. Let's just say I didn't achieve suspension of disbelief on this one.
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J.P. Bowie was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. He wrote his first (unpublished) novel – a science fiction tale of brawny men and brawnier women that made him a little suspect in the eyes of his family for a while.

Leaving home at age eighteen for the bright lights of London, he found himself in the midst of a “diverse and creative crowd” that eventually led him to the performing arts. For th
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