Title: Trouble with Tony
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.
Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?
Eli Easton is a go to read for me when I need something light-hearted that doesn’t make me go into sugar shock. She has never disappointed me, and Trouble with Tony did not fail me. Her stories are not, on the whole, deep or profound. They are a somewhat whimsical look at life through Ms. Easton’s eyes
In the case of Trouble with Tony, Tony DeMarco had to see a sex therapist (for a client of course). When his attempt at a ruse failed, he decided to tell the truth. The truth that he had a “picky dick.” Just the NAME was enough to get me smiling. Tony and Jack were both a little blind to their own feeling and each others, but in the end, they got there.
The mystery was well done. Again, it wasn’t deep, or exceptionally thought provoking, it just was a vehicle to get the two MCs to meet. I loved that the penultimate scene did not go at all how I thought it would.
I am hoping to see more of these two in the following titles in the series.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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