Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Goodnight My Angel by Sue Brown

Title: Goodnight My Angel
Author: Sue Brown
Series: Angel Enterprises #2
Genre: M/M Romantic Mystery
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Callum Ross has a tough decision to make. After years of working for the covert ops agency in the UK and owning his own security firm in the US, he’s forced to choose between the business he loves, and the new fragile relationship with his partner, Josh Cooper.

A bottle of whiskey and almost being killed by a motorbike helps Cal make the decision, and he moves to the UK with plans to set up his own security consultancy. Then the head of the covert ops agency where Josh now works asks Cal for help. Agency operatives and their families are being injured or killed, including Cal’s friends.

Cal is asked to investigate with Josh’s assistance. As the number of victims increase, they’re aware either of them could be the next target for the killer. Josh wants Cal to back away from the investigation in case he gets hurt, but Cal refuses, putting a strain on their relationship.

Then they discover the motorbike incident wasn’t an accident. Who tried to kill him, and why?

I think I can honestly say that I loved Goodnight My Angel even more than the first in the series, Morning My Angel.  The mystery was even better, which I found to hard to imagine but completely true.  Josh and Cal are simply lovely together, they have what most of us dream of having - perfection. I don't mean Utopian but perfect because the pull/push, the fighting/making up is evenly timed, to me that is what makes a relationship perfect.  This time around we see them in a committed relationship but still working apart, which is quickly remedied when Cal is called back to the agency, which is not quite a prospect he wants for himself.

Cal may not want back in to the agency but when he discovers that someone is targeting his love, friends, and former co-workers he quickly jumps at the chance to figure out who the culprit is.  I won't go into the plot too much more because as you may recall, I don't do spoilers.  But I will say that unlike Morning My Angel, we are left with a cliffhanger at the end of Goodnight.  Book 3 is slated for Autumn 2017 and never in my life have I wanted to see summer slide by so fast because I want to see where whoever is behind this latest attack/mystery the boys are facing, is going.

Is Goodnight a standalone? Perhaps but personally I was glad that when I signed up for this review tour I had the time to read book 1.  I can't say that I would have been lost without reading Morning but Goodnight certainly read more fluently having read them in order. The relationships, mentions of the past case and characters, they all just fell into place better for me so I highly recommend reading in order but I don't think it's an absolute must.


Morning, My Angel #1
Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path.

He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse.

Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.

I loved all the twists and turns of this story, trust me you can't blink because you will miss something that is important.  To say Morning My Angel keeps you on your toes is an understatement of ginormous proportions.  I can say that there were a few things I saw coming because I have been reading/watching mysteries forever but I was completely gobsmacked at the big mystery, the who was behind it all question.

Josh Cooper is an absolute dream!  I love his attitude, his snarky quips, his job devotion, his relationships and when you put it all together you have a warm heart that won't take any punches.  Callum Ross is a wish come true!  I adore his attitude, his snarky quips, his job devotion, his relationships and when you put them all together you have a warm heart that won't take any punhces.  Did I just repeat myself when describing the two main characters? Yes I did.  That's because they are so alike, in some stories that doesn't work but in Morning My Angel, it makes them perfect for each other.  Because at the end of the day, neither Josh nor Cal will take crap from anyone or let them get away with anything, especially each other.

This is my first Sue Brown read but it will definitely not be last.  Lovely addition to my mystery series library.


Author Bio:
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she's made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.


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Making Mom Mad by Stacy Eaton

Title: Making Mom Mad
Author: Stacy Eaton
Series: Celebration #6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Corrine Wagner is determined to make a good life for herself and her son while hunting for the perfect man to complete her family. Unfortunately, with her crazy schedule of school and work, her patience begins to run thin with her constantly-in-trouble, five-year-old son, Tommy.

Nolan Tigues has lived across the street from Corrine his whole life—and carried a torch for her almost as long. When Nolan tries to help Corrine with Tommy, she takes it all the wrong way. She can’t believe Nolan thinks she’s a bad mom.

Can Nolan find a way to prove to Corrine that he cares about her—and about Tommy—as more than just a friend, or will Corrine push away the man who could give her everything she’s dreamed of her whole life?

The Celebration Series
Welcome to the sixth book in the Celebration Township Series, Making Mom Mad. This series consists of thirteen novel and novellas that take place over the course of a year, beginning with Christmas. During that year, twelve more stories will unfold in the Township of Celebration, Pennsylvania, and each release will coincide with an upcoming holiday.

“I hope that this date goes smoothly. I’ve wanted to go out with John for months. I’m still in awe that he finally asked me out.”

“I can’t wait to see him. I’ve heard rumors about how sexy he is.”

I fanned my face as if I were a Southern belle who needed to cool off. “They are all true.” I was slipping my feet into my shoes when I heard muffled yelling coming from the front of the house. “What is that?”

Lindsey and I rushed down the hallway toward the front door, and I peered out the window in time to see something land on John who was screaming in the driveway. I ran out the door to find out what was going on with Lindsey right behind me.

“John, what’s wrong?” I asked as I ran down the three steps of my porch.

I had nearly stopped in front of him when something hit my side.

I spun around and saw Tommy standing behind a bush, his face ashen as he looked at me. My eyes drifted to the ground, and I took in all the shattered eggshells and splatters of yolk. My gaze slipped up to John as my cheeks began to flame. His slacks were wet in two places, bright yellow yolk sliding over the slick fabric. I cringed as my eyes moved up his form and found another egg plastered to his suit jacket. When I finally flipped my eyes up to his, his face was bright red and his eyes were practically bulging from his head.

“What the hell is this? This is a thousand-dollar suit, and this kid just ruined it.”

“I’m sure it will come out at the dry cleaner’s. Just give me your suit, and I’ll get it cleaned for you.”

Lindsey rushed past me with a towel. “Here.” She thrust the towel at him, and he snatched it angrily from her and began to wipe the egg off his clothes.

I spun toward Tommy who was still hiding behind the bush. “Thomas Thaddeus Wagner! Get your butt in the house, now!” I seethed. Tommy began to scuttle around the bush toward the house, and I saw the pair of nylons that I had been looking for lying on the ground next to three whole eggs.

“You know this kid?” John asked as he flung a glob of egg off his pants leg that landed on my bare leg and oozed down. Gross.

“Yeah, that’s my son,” I said quietly as I tried not to barf from the slick sensation on my leg. The egg dripped into my shoe.

“Your son? He’s a monster! You never told me you had a kid!”

He tossed the towel to the ground and turned toward his car.

“Wait, John, I’m so sorry about this. He’s not normally this rotten.”

His laugh sounded evil.

“Can we reschedule?”

He scoffed, “You’re kidding!” He opened his door and pierced me with a look so angry that I wanted to shrink back from it.

“No, let me make it up to you.”

He shook his head and climbed into his car. “No way. I don’t do kids,” he growled and pulled his car door closed.

His engine roared as he started his BMW and put it into reverse immediately, backing out of my driveway like the proverbial bat out of hell. He didn’t even glance my way before he put his car in drive and took off down the street.

I watched him disappear and then scanned the area to see if anyone had witnessed my humiliation. I cringed as I saw Nolan kicked back on his front porch, beer in hand, and a smug smile over his lips. Damn!

Nolan lifted his beer to me in a toast and then took a healthy swig while I spun around and stomped back into the house.

“Tommy!” I screamed as I entered the foyer. I could have sworn I heard Nolan laughing behind me.


Sparklers or Spankings #7(May 5, 2017)
Harper Reed has run her family owned Bed & Breakfast for three years, and recently turned it into a place for couples to spice up their relationships. Harper has a dream for her business and her future, but recent events might upend those romantic dreams.

When Mason Tidewater arrives at her Inn, Harper believes its fate that has brought them together. While Mason doesn’t believe in fate, things start to happen in Celebration Township that could change his mind. Unfortunately, the reason he’s here in the first place, might destroy any chance he has with Harper.

During the Memorial Day celebration Mason must decide if he’s ready for sparklers or spankings, or perhaps if fate is good, he could have both.

Author Bio:
Stacy Eaton began her writing career in October of 2010 and as each year goes by, she releases more and more novels. Stacy recently took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service, with her last three in investigations and crime scene investigation.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.

Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years. She continues to volunteer with them when she has time.


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