The Love of Wicked Men – Episode 4 (The Love of Wicked Men Book 4) by Brandon Shire ~ Book Review by Lirtle

the-love-of-wicked-men-ep-4-coverTitle: The Love of Wicked Men – Episode 4 (The Love of Wicked Men Book 4)

Author: Brandon Shire

Publisher: TPG Books

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/13/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, Mystery

Blurb:

THIS IS SERIALIZED FICTION

EPISODE FOUR: With Jack Brown’s cover completely blown, it’s time for Jack to reel Sid Rivers in, even if he has to break the man to do it. Jeffery Marn knows his firm is under attack. Client’s are leaving, his private files are in play, and his senior partners have become targets throughout the South. But he’s not going down without a fight. He’ll go to any lengths to make sure he survives.

My View:

Everything feels real. Everything is, frankly, jacked up. Expectations are falsely portrayed and just as falsely met. To say things are complicated? Fuggedaboutit, we’re so far beyond that now.

We learn more about the pasts of both Jack and Sid in this episode. We also learn the history behind some of people in their lives. We also get glimpses of how alike they really are. Now, if only all those complications and histories would take a hike, maybe they’d be able to see that for themselves.

The mystery keeps unraveling while still maintaining such a tight hold on the story, revealing as many secrets as questions asked. I love that. Give me answers but then ask me more questions, never letting up.

That’s actually a great way to describe this episode and the series as a whole: it never lets up. Ever. The tension and sexiness, the constant uncertainty about who’s who and why they’re there, and the ever changing role of who’s the “bad” guy and who’s the “good” guy.

Oh, and this is hot.

Once again, Shire’s smooth writing, fantastic structure and pace, and realistic dialogue all lead to a delectable reading experience.

Oh oh oh!! One of my fave cameos ever. A brilliant literary easter egg!!

~ Stay Tuned: My reviews for Episodes five AND six are out on Fri May 22nd ! ~

Links

The Love of Wicked Men – Episode 4 (The Love of Wicked Men Book 4) on Goodreads
TPG Books
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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