The Boy With the Painful Tattoo

Josh Lanyon
The Boy With the Painful Tattoo
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JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Release Date
October 2014
Book 3 of Holmes & Moriarity
LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

It's moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit's better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china. It doesn't. Within the mounds of green Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body. A very dead body.

There goes the neighborhood.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Apr 18, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
146 people found the following review helpful
Josh Lanyon is one of my favorite authors and is actually my most read author, with 25 of his works under my belt. I'm telling you, they never get old.

Kit and J.X. have just moved in together and Kit is as happy as ever. Ha! No, he's not. He's trying to find everything wrong with it and it's just his usual grumpy self. While he's scared out of his mind about this thing growing with J.X. (a thing called... love? maybe?), he also knows it's the best thing for him and he really tries to hang on to it.

Then there's J.X. Unf. That man makes me swoon. He knows just what to say to get to Kit. He says all the right things and all the hottest things. He's just a likeable guy, and the fact that he not only puts up with Kit, but loves him, makes him even more likeable. If that's possible.

I love when Lanyon writes more relationship focused books. He writes them so well.

But it wasn't all love and roses. Nope, Kit found a dead body in a moving box and becomes swiftly involved in this mystery. As much as he says he hates being involved, he does take his amateur sleuthing to pretty serious levels. Much to J.X.'s dismay, of course. Not only did they have to deal with the murder mystery, but there was also Jerry, who caused some of his own problems.

Bonus! There was a Jake and Adrien sighting. It made my fangirl very excited.

This series is just so much fun. I love Kit with his anti-social, grumpy ways. His dry humor makes me laugh every time. I'll for sure be rereading this series. I listened to the first two books, so when THE BOY WITH THE PAINFUL TATTOO is released in audio you can bet I'll be downloading it. I highly recommend this series and if you listen to audiobooks, I'd recommend that route. While I loved the print version, I'm fairly certain my rating will be bumped up to five after the listen.
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