by A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Length: 25,000 Words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Contemporary, Romance, Humor, Paranormal
Montana Delray, a hot, good-looking New Orleans detective, had it made until his captain found him fooling around with his son at the office Christmas party. Even a gold shield and a medal for valor can’t save him from being busted down and transferred to the last place any cop wants to go—the 77th Precinct.
Detective Joe Hunter, nicknamed “Crazy Joe” because he has the sixth sense, flounders in a department where everyone has their “idiosyncrasies.” Then Montana Delray walks through the doors of the 77th and turns psychic Joe’s world upside down.
For the two mismatched detectives, is the 77th Precinct a nightmare or their destiny?
2 of 5 stars
The biggest problem I have with this book is that the in-your-face characters' humor is interspersed with a side-dish of storyline, when it could have been a solid story enhanced with smutty mischief and snarky comebacks. Instead, the implausible circumstances that land Montana Delray in the 77th Precinct's realm of outlandish behavior and crude humor are only the beginning of his rapid descent into an increasingly bizarre plot. The lack of development and follow through turned the initial mystery into a tangled mess of intimations that go nowhere.
My favorite part of this story was Joe. He's a bit of a smart-ass, has no mind-to-mouth filter, tends to make a terrible first, second (and sometimes even third) impression, but inexplicably grows on a person over time. He's awesome! =)
I didn't hate it, but I definitely wouldn't read it again.
A.J. Llewellyn’s obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading and dreaming up new worlds. A.J. has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 200 published gay erotic romance novels.
A.J. wants you to read them all. A.J. can be found lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kiteboarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Pearl’s Peril and Farm Heroes Saga.
I write not only for my own pleasure, but for the pleasure of my readers. I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t written and told stories. When I’m not writing, I’m dreaming about writing. Eroticism between consenting adults, in all its many forms is the icing on the cake of life but one does not live by sex alone. The story of how two people find love in spite of the odds is what really turns me on.