Imperial Stout

Layla Reyne
Imperial Stout
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Carina Press
Release Date
July 2018
Book 1 of Trouble Brewing
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Layla Reyne spins off from her pulse-pounding Agents Irish and Whiskey books with Imperial Stout , the first installment in the Trouble Brewing series

It's a good thing assistant US attorney Dominic Price co-owns a brewery. He could use a cold one. Nic's star witness has just been kidnapped, his joint operation with the FBI is in jeopardy, his father's shady past is catching up with him and the hot new special agent in San Francisco is the kind of distraction best handled with a stiff drink.

Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne has his own ideas about how to handle Nic, but his skills are currently needed elsewhere. The by-the-book FBI agent goes deep undercover as a member of an infamous heist crew in order to save Nic's witness, break up the crew and close the case before anyone else gets hurt. Nic in particular.

Things heat up when Cam falls for Nic, and the witness falls for Cam. As the crew's suspicions grow, Cam must decide how far he's willing to go—and how far into his own dark past he's willing to dive—to get everyone out alive.

This book is approximately 62,000 words

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Dec 14, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
55 people found the following review helpful
IMPERIAL STOUT is the first book in the Trouble Brewing series, which is a spin-off from Agents Irish and Whiskey. We jump straight into the action, both between the two main characters, Nic and Cam, and also with the job they are on. Things don't go smoothly, and Nic ends up being shot at. It seems like the fun is just starting.

I loved this story, although it does seem to focus a little bit more on the case, rather than Nic and Cam. Saying that, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how they both reacted to situations that put the other under pressure. They are there for each other, even when they don't realise it.

This story was completed (in a fashion), but there is an overall story arc which is only just starting. Excellently written as I would expect, with a reunion of characters I already like. With no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading, I have no hesitation in recommending this book, and I can't wait to continue with the series.
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