Book Review: One Last Heist

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“Dude. This was one of the funniest books I have ever read. I think this is the first I’ve read of this author. Honestly, I can’t be 100% because I read so much lol. Yikes. But this book was so good. The relationship and chemistry between the two MCs is just the best. Even with being married. It’s funny, snarky yet loving, and definitely off the charts hot. I laughed so hard every time Toshiro would snark or comment at Mack in another language. Oh man, it’s so funny. It’s so good, too, because it’s a mystery. A good whodunnit and why? Betrayals, murder, and so much more, while working heists and not getting caught.”

5 Stars from Becca at Love Bytes

Book Excerpt: The Wanderer

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Weddings.
Weddings were a pain more excruciating than a broken nose, or tooth, or both—an event to be avoided when at all possible. Only the blissfully ignorant would voluntarily submit themselves to the farce of “marital bliss,” never mind the noise, whimpering women, and a priest who would undoubtedly drone on and on unless someone whacked him upside the head.
Why did I agree to this shit? If this bint sobs into my sleeve one more sodding time, I’ll shove her into the aisle, manners be damned. I should’ve claimed a sudden bout of dengue fever in Macau and been done with it.
Graham Hodson had returned home early from yet another adventure to attend the wedding of his best mate, Francis, and his soon-to-be husband, former rugby star Caddock Stanford. He’d contemplated doing a runner. His twin brother, Rupert, had threatened to drag him in by the ear, pointing out that they couldn’t disappoint their childhood friend, could they?
Even if he were tempted to do so, Joanne, Rupert’s wife, had promised untold pain if he did anything to ruin Francis’s day. The spoilsport also vetoed all of his ideas to improve the day for the two grooms. He didn’t see why they wouldn’t enjoy having massive cod strung up to their escape vehicle.
Graham glanced across the room, and his mood brightened when he spotted an old mate, Jack Sasaki. They’d spent summers playing on Cornwall beaches together as kids, along with Rupert. They often flirted with the same boys, though one date with each other had been enough to realise they made far better friends.
The half-Japanese and half-Cornish man made his living as a barber a few villages over, in Fowey. Graham hadn’t seen him in a while and would have to find time while home to have a beer and chat with him. He hoped Jack was having better luck romantically than he currently was.
Wanderlust didn’t come with the perks of being romantically available. His passport might’ve been filled with stamps, but his nights had been filled with loneliness—aside from occasional casual sex. His adventures brought joy to his life.
I don’t sodding need anyone to be happy.
 
Now, repeat the mantra until the wedding stops making you act stupidly moody.
It might be the wedding of a close friend, but boredom continued to make his mind drift. Did anyone other than the couple care about the cute dog with a bow tie or the adorable child in the tuxedo? No. The answer would always be no. People went to ceremonies for the food and drink that followed after, and no one would ever be able to convince him otherwise.
A sniffle from the woman beside him was a reminder that maybe some people did care. With a less cynical view, Graham could admit the tuxedos had been well chosen. Tastefully done bouquets of white roses were adorned with pale blue ribbons that had antiqued copper rugby charms dangling from them.
Adorable.
Graham could also admit, however painfully, that the blissful happiness on Francis’s face made him slightly envious. “Sodding weddings.”
A gasp from the weepy twit reminded him not to mutter out loud. He summoned a smile when Francis glanced his way. The things one did for friends.
Oh, hello.
 
Who the bloody hell are you?
 
Never mind who you are. Can I see you naked?
An absolutely gorgeous bloke sitting on Caddock’s side of the church had caught his attention. Tall, with a closely shaved head and black beard, he had a strong jaw—sharp lines all over really, from what Graham could see. He wore a suit that bordered on obscene for the way it clung to his muscled form.
Suddenly this event looks far more interesting than it did a minute ago. Now how do I get myself an introduction? Should be easy. It’s a wedding; single people come to hook up at them, right?
 
Right.
Their eyes met. Almost identical grins of acknowledgement followed, which intrigued Graham. People didn’t always read him so well. Mr Tall, Bald, and Gorgeous smirked as if he knew exactly what Graham had been thinking.
They’d definitely made a connection.
Interesting.
If the wedding ceremony hadn’t been in full swing, Graham would’ve immediately wandered over to introduce himself. They settled for not so subtle flirtatious smirks. His impatience grew more palpable waiting for it to be over.
Their eyes continually drifted towards one another. An electric shock hit him each time. It sounded dramatic even in his head—but he did feel a mysterious sense of adventure just from contemplating a brief encounter with the mystery man.

Book Review: The Wanderer

3bd01-the2bwanderer_frontcover“BC and Graham grabbed my heart from the beginning. I love how their relationship progresses and the instant attraction for one another. This book definitely has it’s ups and downs so if you’re looking for something strictly fun this is not it. Real characters, real life problems, and very real emotions. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!” ~ 5 Stars Amazon Customer

Book Review: Dead in the Shop

Dead in the shop_frontcover_forjpegs-01_600This was a wonderfully written trilogy. I was captured almost immediately while reading the first book. The author has written a story holds on to you all through the three books. I guessed who the killer was but then that person would end up dead. I was surprised at the end and what a joy it was to be. I loved this mystery.” 5 Stars, Wende on GoodReads

 

Book Review: One Last Heist

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“One Last Heist really surprised me. I was expecting a fun read, yet it turns out this was a book with more depth than I’d imagined. I was sucked into the story, fell in love with the characters, and found myself desperately turning the pages to get more of all the good stuff. A wonderful read.” 4 Stars, Siobhan on Amazon

Review: Forged in Flood.

What made this book so good is that fact that is was not the typical MMM romance. The entire story is based on friendship and forgiveness–of each other and of one’s self. It doesn’t follow the typical lines of boy meets boy meets boy. These boys knew each other, loved each other until a horrible car accident crushed their futures. Rediscovering themselves years later and putting in the effort to figure things out and rekindle, forgive, and move forward make this story emotional and impactful. A bit atypical MMM in the best of ways. Loved it. Well written, with humor, love, and a bond of friendship.” ~ 5 Stars RJ on Amazon

Book Review: One Last Heist

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I loved this book so much, I am reading it again. Truly, Dahlia Donovan is one of my favorite indy authors. Her ability to weave plot lines together as well as giving the characters such growth and personality is my idea of perfection. I have many favorites, but this one is at the top. Toshi and Mack are probably the best and most well written couple. They work together, their personalities play off one another, the romance, sex, trust, literally everything between them just works… and works well.” ~ 5 stars from RJ on Amazon