Hoaley Inexplicable

Declan Sands
Hoaley Inexplicable
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Electric Prose Publications
Release Date
February 2013
Book 3 of Hoale Construction Mysteries
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

The Hoale Construction gang has taken on the task of bringing Bobby's Gym into the twenty-first century. But the dead guy hanging from the new lat machine is putting a serious crimp in their timeline. When Bobby becomes the number one suspect for the murder, Adam and the gang are forced to try and clear him. But who is the guy? And was Bobby really the last one to see him alive? Questions only seem to multiply the deeper they dig. Until they uncover a connection with a group of thugs who call themselves the Indiana Mobsters. Things just continue to spiral downward from there.

Book Review by Susan Mac Nicol (author)
Dec 15, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
171 people found the following review helpful
HOALEY INEXPLICABLE is the third book in the Adam Hoale series. Adam Hoale owns Hoale Construction, a company that specializes in buying old, down and out properties and 'flipping' them, which basically means doing them up and renovating them for sale.

The Hoale construction team have been asked to bring Bobby's Gym into the 21st century. It's a tall order, but if anyone can do it, Adam Hoale, his partner Maddy and friend Mink are the ones. But things take a turn for the worse when a dead man is found brutally murdered and splayed across one of the new lat machines. Things turn even worse when the dead man has a rather personal connection to Mink.

The realtor disappears, and Adam and his friends are left trying to puzzle out the mystery with the usual help of Dirk Williams, Adam's lover, the inscrutable and straight Detective CC and of course, Walter the dog. Once again Adam is plummeted into a dangerous situation and this time it's not just him or Dirk that's in trouble, but most of his friends are at risk of being harmed, too.

I enjoyed the story once again as it's easy on the eyes, flows well and has a load of humorous and memorable scenes, something I love in a book. I like characters who aren't afraid to look at their own flaws, make a joke at their own expense and admit their failings. There's one wonderful, sexy scene when Dirk surprises Adam and he certainly isn't who he appears to be...but I won't spoil it for you. Just hold out for the bit in the airport :)

I did think however that the editing on this book was a little more careless than before. Patrick Peartide's name (the dead man) changed to Patrick Peartree when I was 20% into the book and caused a bit of confusion. There were other small inconsistencies in plot and detail as well, but overall the story still entertained.

I would ideally like to give this one a 3.5 star rating though, as I didn't feel quite the same engagement as I had with the first two I read in the series. Unfortunately we can only work in whole numbers, hence the 3 star rating. But it's still a marvellous read and the whole series so far is definitely recommended.
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