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A completely different tone and pace for this latest V&V romance

4_V&V_Grayson_ebook_FINALUndercover by Eliot Grayson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My favourite one after Garrett’s and a completely different tone and pace for the V&V series.

This one’s funny as well as sweet, it has an undercover FBI agent doing his best not to fall for a potential suspect and failing miserably.

And it has Gabe, lovely Gabe, who is so much more than his lack of confidence and default way of falling into superficial ‘little rich kid’ persona.

The investigation/suspense element of the plot worked for me, even if it did all wrap up rather quickly, it made sense.

Alec and Gabe are a wonderful pairing too, once they get all the obstacles out of their path.

It’s medium steam, when they get it on they’re on fire, but it takes a reasonable build up to get there. Again, it felt realistic given the nature of Alec’s undercover role.

So far I’ve had an excellent experience with every one of the Vino and Veritas instalments.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Hearts Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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I struggled with this one but the writing is good

flowersforthegardener(1)Flowers for the Gardener by Sharon Maria Bidwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think this is a case of “it’s not the book, it’s me” but I found this hard going and I put it down a few times to read other things before finally finishing it.

There’s great writing throughout, a clever study of families and emotions but it wasn’t what I’d consider a romance as such, although Richard and Ethan’s relationship is at the heart of the narrative.

The biggest problem i had was that I really didn’t like any of the protagonists. Rich was okay but he also came across as a lot of a wet fish even though in actually he had a lot of quiet strength.

And Ethan was just a dick for most of the book with a huge chip on his shoulder about his life, Rich’s life and family and his unfair assumptions about the wealth and career path Rich was taking.

There really wasn’t anything or anyone to feel sympathy for, or to get on board with rooting to win, for me and I didn’t actually care in the end whether they got their acts together or not.

But the writing is great, these characters are complex and the setting is well expressed.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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