Agents Irish and Whiskey: Single Malt – Layla Reyne
The heart’s a resilient beast
Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he’s not—Jamie is off-limits.
Jamie’s lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco’s top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie’s skills invaluable.
Jamie’s talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They’ll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own.
God, I was bored. I found myself tuning out majority of the time because it was so dull. If this was an ebook, I wouldn’t be able to finish this. But I had the audiobook and I enjoyed Aidan’s Irish brogue and Jamie’s southern drawl enough to go through the whole thing but it mostly felt like a chore. Both agents were likeable but I couldn’t care less about the the mystery, the romance and the characters. A lot of people seem to love this. I’m beginning to think contemporary books and me just don’t click. I should stick with the historical, paranormal or magical.
2 Stars – it’s a struggle to finish the damn book
You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut.Maxwell Maltz
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Entrance – Hayashi Rice
At the entrance where he told me goodbye, I still wait where he left me behind.
It’s that one-door-closes-another-one-opens kind of thing.
Whyborne & Griffin: Eidolon – Jordan L. Hawk
Griffin Flaherty wants nothing more than to create a perfect Valentine’s Day for his lover, Dr. Percival Endicott Whyborne. Dinner at a fancy restaurant, an evening at the theater, and a romantic interlude at home should do the trick.
But a new client with an urgent case puts Griffin’s plans in jeopardy. A magic talisman has been stolen, and if it isn’t returned by sundown, it may unleash disaster not only on the thief but the innocents around him.
Can Whyborne and Griffin track down the thief and return the amulet by nightfall, or will dinner reservations become the least of their worries?
I had to google the title. According to Wiki;
In ancient Greek literature, an eidolon (plural: eidola or eidolons) is a spirit-image of a living or dead person; a shade or phantom look-alike of the human form.
I love how Widdershins is full of creepy, old rich families. I love how this short story had all the usual W&G fare we love in condensed form. Most of all, I am ecstatic that this is from Griffin’s point of view and we can see how deeply he loves his Ival.
4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits
Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.Alain de Botton
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Saiaku no Jinsei – Fuji Tobi
Koisuru Sono Jijou wa Story of Miike and his boyfriend who has a nape fetish. Saiaku no Jinsei Kawashima is a 3rd year highschool student who’s always had a shitty life. He has a violent personality so people constantly misjudge him and his actions. One day he meets Sayama, a 1st year who’s good at everything but has zero ambitions in life. Thanks to his easygoing personality, he becomes the only person who’s ever tried to understand Kawashima. These two will have a huge impact on each other’s lives. Eden Story about gods who eat people.
Nape fetish story was stupid. Main story was really sweet. I’m glad they found each other again.