Title: Fish Out Of Water
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Length: Novel (270 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 29, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe.
Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn’t stopped him from crushing on street-smart, swaggering Jackson Rivers for the past six years. But when Jackson asks for his help defending Kaden Cameron, Ellery is out of his depth—and not just with guarded, prickly Jackson. Kaden wasn’t just framed, he was framed by crooked cops, and the conspiracy goes higher than Ellery dares reach—and deep into Jackson’s troubled past.
Both men are soon enmeshed in the mystery of who killed the cop in the minimart, and engaged in a race against time to clear Kaden’s name. But when the mystery is solved and the bullets stop flying, they’ll have to deal with their personal complications… and an attraction that’s spiraled out of control.
Review: I have read a few books by this author and have loved the worlds she creates. This story is on the wall with me. I am a reader of m/m only and within the first few paragraphs, you guessed it, sex with a female. So for me that knocked the book down quite a bit. I had to skim over most of the story just to get away from the girly parts. Talk about a disappointment.
Now the mystery was a hit, if not a bit drawn out to the point that I almost lost focus. The story is full of details, twists and turns, complex and then you get right into the heart of it all. I have not known that Amy writes mysteries, so I was kind of shocked to find it. But damn if she didn’t give you a heart stopping story of crime, revenge, dirty cops, murder, and so much more. That is not to mention the hot sex, but that was only between the guys.
Jackson was one hell of a cop, till a bullet changed his life. Now he is private investigator who is trying to find out who framed his brother. His brother is a brother he chose, because let’s face it his real family suck. Now Ellery is his brother’s lawyer, trying to get him out of a cop killing sentence. They knew that Kaden had not killed that dirty cop, but they needed to find out who did. Now Ellery is the exact opposite of Jackson, and I wasn’t too sure if I like him or not. However he has had the hots for the man for so long and now he gets a chance. To find out more, well you just have to read it. It is an action packed story and damn sexy men.
Now I am not really sure if I liked the book or actually hated it, but it sure was quite entertaining. Once I got past my girly parts section, the story rocked. I would definitely recommend this story, but I could have done without the females.