Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday's Memorial Moment: His Scottish Detective by Summer Devon

Joshua Smith had no reason to trust the cop who’d saved his life. After all, to the son of a criminal, a rozzer is the enemy. But when ex-Sergeant Ross Munro is hired to discover why Joshua’s bride disappeared, Joshua agrees to help. Guilt-ridden because he’d vowed to protect Matilda, the pregnant girl he was forced to wed, Joshua is driven to help her. Partnering with the Scottish detective might solve one problem…and raise others.

Haunted by the memory of a woman he couldn’t save, independent investigator Ross Munro is determined to locate Matilda. Her marriage to Joshua is clearly a sham, but Joshua’s role in her disappearance is less obvious . Worse, muddying it all is Ross’s unexpected attraction to the scowling, growling bruiser. An attraction that Joshua seems game to explore.

On a desperate search for the missing woman, their tenuous bonds of trust are tested when betrayal is unearthed, murder’s afoot, and loyalties are questioned. Unraveling this mystery may unite two men from opposite sides of the law…or drive the cop and the criminal apart.

When Joshua Smith is caught where he shouldn't be it's a cop who comes to aid but then his family makes a deal with an enemy, Joshua finds himself married.  When Ross Munro decides to leave the force he takes a job with Patrick Kelly and his first case is to find a missing woman.  Joshua and Ross' paths cross once again, will they be able to trust each other enough to find the truth about Joshua's missing wife?  Will their attraction be a hinderance or a blessing?

His Scottish Detective is a wonderful tale of good guys and bad guys and watching the line between muddy.  Joshua Smith was born into a family of bad guys and as much as he wants to get out, he finally accepts that there is no way out for him and as much as I wanted to shake him to see that he does have opportunities to be free of them I also got why he couldn't let himself see those choices.  When it comes to Ross Munro, well I wanted to do the same to him but to see that walking away isn't always the right choice even if it is the easy one.  However, the author knew best and in this case having the men do exactly what you think they shouldn't do put them in a position to meet again which ended up being what they both needed.

Summer Devon takes history, mystery, love, lust and stirs them together pretty perfectly to make this story come alive.  One of the things I love about her work is that it is pretty obvious she has a healthy respect for the past with her attention to detail.  This is fiction so there might be bits and pieces that get a bit blurry but as a whole His Scottish Detective is an amazing story that is entertaining from beginning to end.  Was is as good as His American Detective or His Irish Detective, books 1 and 2 in her Victorian Gay Detective series? Probably not, but I wouldn't want to put money down on the difference.

Do you need to read American and Irish before Scottish? No, but its a personal preference of mine to read a series in order.  In the case of this series, Patrick Kelly from American does appear again, his involvement in Scottish is pretty much only one scene with a few references to by Ross Munro, so it is not necessary to know his story to understand this one but for me I think it flows better knowing who he is and what he went through to get where he is, but that's just my personal opinion.  Whatever order you read this series in, I highly recommend adding these tales to your TBR list, you won't be sorry.


Author Bio:
Summer Devon is the pen name writer Kate Rothwell often uses. Whether the characters are male or female, human or dragon, her books are always romance.

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Release Blitz & Blogger Review: Last Chance by RJ Scott

Title: Last Chance
Author: RJ Scott
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2018
It’s the last year of college and Luke can’t forget the captain of the hockey team, or the kiss they shared as freshman.

Justin has to decide if hockey outweighs his attraction to Luke, because this might be the last chance he’ll have of making things right.

***This short story was previously released in the Love For All Seasons Charity Anthology.***

To put it simply, Last Chance is lovely.  This one might be a short story originally from the Love For All Seasons Charity Anthology but RJ Scott has a way that makes even the small story seem huge.  You can't help but love Justin and Luke, after all we all had crushes at one point or another in our lives.  For Justin and Luke you have a feeling that even though it may have been a factor of bad timing or fear because of Justin being a hockey player, they are destined to be more.  I loved Justin's friends doing their best to make it right but sometimes you just have to do something yourself.  If you read Love For All Seasons Charity Anthology then you know what a wonderful little story Last Chance is and if you didn't get the opportunity to check out the anthology when it was available now is your chance, either way I highly recommend reading this little ditty.  Would I have liked to seen more of Justin and Luke's story, see what becomes of them? Of course. Whether they pop up again or not, I would not have wanted to miss the boys' journey, its like having the last cookie in the cookie dish, it may not be as big or even a whole cookie but the flavor is just as sweet and satisfying.


Author Bio:
RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the following links below.


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