Happy Sunday everyone! It's Trouper again with Pearl today to talk about the latest book we finished at Chez Daniels/Mallory. It was my first mystery so I was a little scared, but I needn't have worried, since I became so caught up in the storyline and there were a lot of funny parts too.
The Boy With The Painful Tattoo
by Josh Lanyon
Ryder and Jason both love this author, Josh Lanyon, so we were interested in finding out why. I mean the guys have every one of his books, both on Kindle and in the bookcase.
All Pearl and I can say is WOW. (Pearl is wagging her tail really fast). This is the third book in the Holmes and Moriarty series. Kit, a forty-ish mystery writer who sees his career in a downward slump, has just moved in with his somewhat younger, definitely hipper, best selling cop-turned author lover, J.X. Moriarity. Kit isn't really sure how it all happened so fast but they bought a house together and he moved from his native Southern California to San Francisco. While unpacking the moving boxes, instead of the china he was looking for, Kit finds a dead body.
But that isn't the only problem Kit has to deal with. He is assailed in a home improvement store by an infatuated fan who keeps popping up at his house. Creepy, right? And, to make matters worse, someone is chasing Kit, trying to kill him. Put that all together, and mix in a few really hot,beautifully written love scenes, and some relationship drama between Kit and J.X., as well as Kit's growing frustration with his career and lack of focus and drive to write and this was a five star read for us. Both Ryder and Jason say this was their favorite of the series. Both Kit and J.X. have grown and matured since we last met them and by the end of the book, I felt, at least (I haven't discussed it with Pearl yet), that their relationship was on more solid ground than when the book began.
Um and there may have been a little squealing at a dinner Kit and J.X. went to in L.A. with two other men. But we aren't saying anything. You haveta read the book to find out yourself.
So once again, Josh Lanyon has proven why he is the master at what he does and you need to add this to your collection. I swear these guys are going to need to buy a new bookcase soon, because Ryder just ordered the next release "Fair Play."
But we really aren't complaing...
Hi everyone!! We've been kind of lazy here at Chez Daniels/Mallory. Pearl and I have been going to the dog run and then coming home to lay on the sofa. I don't really like it now that the days are getting shorter, but the cooler weather is better!
There have been so many great books that have released lately, Ryder and Jason spend every night doing a little reading before bedtime.
THIS has have been our fave so far:
Beneath the Stain
by Amy Lane
We are all enthralled by this series which is being released in serial form, one book at a time each week. If you've read Amy Lane at all (at let's face it, if you haven't, why not?) you know NO ONE does the painful relationship like her. This is the story of MaKay (Mackey) James Sanders, and Travis. Its a story of music, drugs, love lost and love found. Family, friendship, death and life. Its about fighting for what you want, fighting for who you want and recognizing that sometimes you have to almost lose it all to recognize what you had all along.
We cry every week when we read this book. Amy Lane has such mastery of language, you feel Mackey's blood and sweat virtually leap off the pages. And Trav? Oh wow he loves Mackey so much he is like a big old fashioned knight in shining armor. He forces Mackey to work through all the mess he made of his life, shielding and protecting him, but never letting him get away with anything. These two men are so deeply entwined with each other and their love is so heartfelt and beautiful it takes our breath away.
Pearl and I look forward to every Friday night when the next book comes out.
A definite 5 star read!!
Stay tuned to next week because The Boy With the Painful Tattoo from Josh Lanyon comes out this weekend and we aren't moving from the sofa on Sunday until we finish THAT!!