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Carli’s best of ’14

1. The Boy With The Painful Tattoo by Josh Lanyon16219338

The third installment in The Holmes & Moriarity Series by Josh Lanyon delivered a satisfying mystery; tender, sexy moments between the main characters; the reappearance of old friends and the introduction of quirky characters to keep Kit in a perpetual knot and J.X. in an off-kilter quandary. These men are such opposites and they are so real, you root for them as their rocky relationship develops. Lanyon writes like no one else. He knocked it out of the park.

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The Boy with the Painful Tattoo (Holmes & Moriarty #3)

     Author: Josh Lanyon

     Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Novel from Series

     Purchased by Reviewer


Blurb:  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.

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Chasing The Dragon

     Author: Kate Sherwood

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: DSP  and Amazon 

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher


Blurb:  When mercenary Jack Hunter stumbles upon Christian Manning servicing a client in a back alley, it stirs feelings he’s kept deeply buried. Hunter becomes Christian’s knight in shining armor when he rescues him from an attack and takes him to his secluded cabin to heal.

Being stuck in the cabin over the winter gives both men a chance to get their lives in order. Christian is struggling to break his heroin addiction, and Hunter needs to get away from the organization he helped start years before—a group of people who don’t appreciate being told no. It’s a toss-up which goal is more difficult. Their new starts spark a relationship between them, but nothing good comes cheap. Despite the complications, Hunter wants more, but Christian is resistant to making that commitment. When Hunter’s private security company threatens them, only nurturing the fragile trust they formed at the beginning of their love affair will save them. But for two men with very dark pasts, relying on each other might be easier said than done.

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