A Shot of J&B

Lou Sylvre
A Shot of J&B
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
March 2015
BDSM, LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Six years ago, Brian Harrison helped save the life of Jackie Vasquez, and he's never really forgotten him. After the rescue, Brian ended his employment with Jackie's uncle Luki and left the US for England, aiming to distance himself from the confused feelings—not lust, but not brotherly—that then sixteen-year-old Jackie engendered. Now Jackie has become a man, and when they meet again by chance, lust with a dose of D/s rope kink is definitely on the list of possibilities. As they get to know each other, though, lust shows every sign of growing into love, deep and true.

When Jackie moves to London for graduate studies in criminal psychology, he and Brian hope they'll be able to enjoy each other's frequent company. But they haven't factored in the claim Brian's police job with Scotland Yard will make on his time, especially when the "Gaslighter crimes" sap investigative resources. An abandoned aide dog named Soldier leads to a breakthrough clue, and a chain of discoveries fall like dominoes. As Brian rushes to beat the criminal's game before it escalates to true terror, he comes to an undeniable conclusion: Jackie Vasquez, the man he loves, is in mortal danger.

Book Review by KindleRomance (reviewer)
May 10, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
139 people found the following review helpful
Jackie and Brian's story is brought to life with romance and suspense.

Brian Harrison is working for Scotland Yard and trying to solve the "Gaslighter crimes". He's also still pining for Jackie Vasquez, the young man whose life he saved several years ago. Will his feelings be returned when they're reunited?

Jackie has not had the best life, but he has worked very hard to learn to cope with his past and look forward to the future. I did not read the first 6 books in this series, and Jackie's abuse was mentioned in this story but with very little detail. The two sadistic women in this story were pretty evil, but the violence wasn't played out on page too much. I struggle with reading anything violent so this worked out well for me. I enjoyed learning more about Jackie's favorite hobby of geocaching.

Brian is a great guy, and although he's a tough cop and a Dom, he's as sweet as sugar around Jackie. These two obviously adore each other very much right from the start. They have a few issues to work through including Brian's job, Jackie's continuing education, and the fact that they don't live on the same continent. They work through them with respect and love for each other. It was sweet watching them try to take care of each other. There were also several sexy scenes where we got to see them have some fun.

Unfortunately, the flow of the story didn't work for me. Moving between the voices of the main characters and the sadistic criminals was very distracting. The relationship between Brian and Jackie also wasn't developed enough for me.

A romantic suspense for fans of the series.
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