Now, I'm not here to review, because quite frankly, I personally don't feel comfortable doing it, and there are plenty of people out there who do it better, but I'm always happy to share with folks books I've personally enjoyed. Please keep in mind, that what I enjoy may not be your cup of tea, but that's the great thing about books, there's something for everyone!
I've read a great deal of MM Romance, so there are titles I read years ago that I should probably revisit. There's also a whole heap of great authors I just haven't gotten around to reading yet, but there will be plenty more authors and books discussed on upcoming Media Mondays.
This week, I'm going to start off with Jordan Castillo-Price and her PsyCop series. Now, before JCP, I admit that I'd read close to nill on Paranormal stuff. It just wasn't a genre I thought I'd be interested in. (I'm not big on horror and such) but when I read the blurbs and excerpts, they really piqued my interest, and then of course, there were all the reviews (though I was careful not to read reviews that gave too much away). I thought--as I usually do with a lot of books I'm unsure about-- why not? I'll give it go. So, I bought the first in the series, Among the Living.
Anyway, Victor Bayne is an AMAZING character, and one I haven't forgotten even all this while after reading the books. Aside the great premise of PsCops itself, Victor is incredibly flawed, socially awkward, sarcastic, clever, moody, troubled, and has no clue why his hunk of a boyfriend Jacob is so into him. There's action, sexy sex, suspense, and loads of fun. It's not a traditional romance in the sense that it's not all about Vic and Jacob's relationship. After all, these fellas have cases to solve, but personally, I think JCP gets the balance of romance and crime-solving just right, and I know when it came to the parts about their relationship, there was a whole load of 'squeee' coming from me. If you haven't read any of the books, you can read the first half of Among the Living for free on JCP's site here. Enjoy!
x Charlie x