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Definitely the best Canoli yet! Ricky and John made me smile

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Definitely the best one yet in this series and filled with an excellent balance between the romance and the suspense.

Uncle Ricky’s been a fascinating character since the start and here we get to find out all about him following his revelation in book two that he was gay.

There’s a clever use of a different viewpoint to open up the narrative before it swings into telling the frenemies romance as Ricky does his absolute best to try and resist his attraction to his new, younger detective partner.

And what a sweetheart John is.

My heart broke for him when we find out the circumstances he’s been living under for the last couple of weeks.

Especially as it became clear that was just the tip of a very deep iceberg.

The mystery/investigation element of this book worked really well for me. I kept having guesses as to what had happened all the way through and while I had hints and ideas, I still didn’t catch on to the villain of the piece until close to the end.

I’ve no clue really how a US homicide investigation would work but it felt like it followed the likely protocols once it was established that Ricky was too close to it because of Donny.

Once Ricky accepts that he is falling for his partner, he also knows they can’t carry on working together.

Their chemistry is off the charts hot and the slight age gap works well. Ricky is a nurturer, a care giver by instinct and he sooths John’s understandable prickles simply by being himself.

It was lovely watching John blossom from being someone hiding himself away to the focused and sharp-witted detective during their investigation.

I also appreciated the way the threat to his safety was handled and, again, it felt like an organic and possible outcome.

I’ve absolutely no idea who is up next but I’m massively in love with the whole Canali clan!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

As with the previous books in this series, I beta read for Eli.

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Cover Reveal: Killer Honeymoon by Aimee Nicole Walker

Killer Honeymoon |Aimee Nicole Walker

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #3

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Release Date: July 1st, 2022

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Photographer: Wander Aguiar

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Honeymoon, happily ever after, and…homicide?

Newlyweds, Royce Locke and Sawyer Key, embark on a honeymoon road trip where their biggest threat should be dodging drunk tourists on golf carts. But their arrival on South Bass Island lands them in the middle of a contentious battle between lifelong islanders and a property developer who won’t accept no for an answer. Tempers soar as the barometric pressure drops, signaling a dangerous storm brewing on the horizon and across the street. Minding their own business becomes impossible when a homicide wrecks their vacation and puts Royce and Sawyer in the path of a twisted killer.

Will their honeymoon be two tickets to paradise or a one-way trip to the morgue?

Killer Honeymoon is book three in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. ** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

Killer Honeymoon is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally.

Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+.

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The Magnolia Murders

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #1

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Everything old is new again in love and murder.

Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.

Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.

As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.

The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. ** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

About The Author

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

I’d love to hear from you.

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To celebrate Aimee’s upcoming release, we’re giving away an e-copy of Books 1 & 2 and an advanced e-copy of Killer Honeymoon!

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Release Blitz: Perfect Flaw by Frank Spinelli

Perfect Flaw | Frank Spinelli

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Release Date: February 15th, 2022

Publisher: One Block Empire/Blind Eye Books

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A superficial scar that ran six feet deep…

When newly-minted Dr. Angelo Perrotta joins an exclusive concierge medical practice, he believes he has found success.

But this dream job spirals into a nightmare when he becomes entangled with charismatic colleague, Demetre Kostas. Harmless office flirtation turns to lust and Angelo quickly finds himself subsumed by a series of tragic events that could jeopardize his career and destroy all hope of winning handsome, but troubled cop Jason Murphy.

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“The way Angelo saw it, everyone deserved a miracle. He wasn’t likely to win the lottery or discover a cure for cancer or learn to fly. But by some divine intervention, he had been chosen to join the Manhattan practice of Dr. Anthony Stanzione—New York magazine’s top rated HIV specialist.

Sweaty. Shaky. Thinking he was going to pass out, Angelo assured himself he was ready. And why not? He had graduated medical school and completed an internal medicine residency. He had missed out on parties, holidays, vacations, and fun while he studied in the library, reviewed slides in the lab, and treated patients for years. He had worked long hours on hardly any sleep and stood for stretches at a time—swaying in a trance of boredom—rounding with his attending physicians each day, knowing it would all be worth it once he got that dream job.

Standing in front of Dr. Stanzione’s office that morning, staring at the black wrought iron gate and the white marble entrance, Angelo thought things couldn’t possibly get better. That’s when he saw it.

A bronze plaque on the exterior wall bearing his name: Angelo Perrotta, M.D.

Deep breath, he said to[…]”

About The Author

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Frank Spinelli, MD is an American born physician living in New York.

He has contributed articles for the Advocate and The Huffington Post. Writing credits include: The Advocate Guide to Gay Men’s Health and Wellness (Alyson Books), Pee-Shy: A Memoir (Kensington Books), which has been optioned to be developed into a limited series and contributing author – Our Naked Lives (Bordighera Press) and Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men (Routledge).

He has made appearances on Sirius Radio’s Morning Jolt with Larry Flick and co-hosted Speak Out: Real Talk about AIDS.

Documentary credits include, 30 Years from Here (Emmy-nominated), Positive Youth and I’m a Porn Star.

Television credits include ABC News, NBC Nightly News, MTV, a national commercial and Sesame Street. In 2015, he hosted a season of Dueling Doctors.

Frank Spinelli is an advocate for child sexual abuse survivors and has given frequent interviews about his experience as a victim of sexual abuse while in the Boy Scouts.

Perfect Flaw is his first novel.

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