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Maloney's Law by Anne Brooke
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it was amazing
bookshelves: crime-thriller, m-m-romance, qgbc-oct-10, gay-p-i, favorites

Awesome book!

Paul Maloney is amazingly one screwed person. There is nothing perfect about him, and there are times you'd want to have his head examined because he surely can make wrong moves.

This is not the typical m/m romance, in fact, it's not a romance. This is a crime drama. Paul is asked by his ex-lover to investigate a case which will unearth very disturbing events. It's also about the obsessive love the MC has for his ex-lover, and to what extent he would do for this ex-lover. Even if it means he does nothing, which ends up in a horrible consequence.

Paul Maloney narrates this story in the first person. We learn much about his dysfunctional life from the age of six into adulthood. His best friend Jade is the one defining person in his life that help keeps Paul glued together. Paul's relationship with his parents are dysfunctional. He lives in a terrible apartment. He goes through a nervous breakdown when his lover dumps him.

What surprised me the most is the change in my feelings about Dominic. As the story unfolds I realized something, in his very messed up, megalomanic psyche, I think Dominic loved Paul.
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Reading Progress

September 18, 2010 – Shelved
Started Reading
October 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
October 5, 2010 – Shelved as: crime-thriller
October 5, 2010 – Shelved as: m-m-romance
October 5, 2010 – Shelved as: qgbc-oct-10
October 5, 2010 – Shelved as: gay-p-i
October 5, 2010 –
page 15
8.15% "By page 2, I knew Dominic was a jerk. By page 14, Dominic changed from a jerk to a despicable, adulterous, arrogant jerk. Maloney is still heartbroken. Ummm."
October 6, 2010 –
page 92
50.0% "I'm stunned at the turn of events. I don't know what to say. I'm sad and I'm mad. The warnings were there."
February 1, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks so much for the comments, Nicci - I'm really pleased you enjoyed the book! :))


Nicci You're welcome, Anne. Maloney's Law is definitely a re-read for me.

This may not be the appropriate forum to ask, but I can't help wishing you may one day revisit Dominic and Paul. I would love to see Dominic redeemed of his bad ways and come to love himself. I suspect he has some good attributes. And I would love to see Paul benefit from those changes.

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks, Nicci! You might enjoy the sequel, The Bones of Summer, which features Paul, and Craig from the nightclub at the end of Maloney's Law? Not quite Dominic but nearly!! You can find details on my website here:

Many thanks again! :))


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