Name: Jeff Woods Mysteries Bundle
Series: Jeff Woods Mystery #1, #2 and #3
Author: Chris T. Kat
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Mystery
Length: 3 Novels (619 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 25, 2016)
Heat Rating: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ¾ Hearts
Blurb: Don’t miss the Jeff Woods Mysteries from best-selling author Chris T. Kat! In Attachment Strings, Detective Jeff Woods starts thinking about how difficult and lonely it is being a cop, and that maybe Alex could fill a void in his life. Jeff isn’t sure he’s ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it. In Sacrifices, life is not easy with the Church of Virtue still spouting venom wherever they go, homophobes at the police department, a gangster who wants Alex in the worst possible way, and a bed that barely holds one grown man, much less two (and a child), but Jeff is there to stay for good. And in Swordplay, Jeff and his ex-partner are now owners of their own detective agency. Life is difficult at the best of times with Jeff’s partner, Alex, and Alex’s brother, Sean, both struggling. And Jeff and Parker’s investigation arouses the real killer’s interest, and if they don’t uncover his identity soon, it may be too late for them.
Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/jeff-woods-mysteries-by-chris-t-kat-5680-b
Review: If you hadn’t had a chance to read one of these stories, this gives you all three so you don’t have to wait to read them. I am not much for mysteries and very rarely find ones that I can get in to. However this author has stroked my interest quite a bit. A bit more mysteries and I will be set in this series.
Attachment Strings ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Detective Jeff Woods and his partner have a new case. Someone has been making threatening phone calls to the mayor’s daughter, vowing to kill her disabled child. Though there have been accidents at the girl’s school—enough to take the threats seriously—the facts are few, and leads are sparse.
Needing a breather from the burden of the case, Jeff heads to a bar, where he meets Alex Fisher. Alex isn’t his type, but he’s young and cocky and perfect for a one-night stand, or two. Soon Jeff starts thinking about how difficult and lonely it is being a cop, and that maybe Alex could fill a void in his life. But Alex has his own obligations: a disabled brother who is the target of threatening letters.
Jeff isn’t sure he’s ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it. Caught between his growing affection and his inner demons, Jeff struggles to focus on the case and protect Alex and his brother as the danger builds.
In this story the guys don’t really do anything for me. Alex is moody as hell, has a hell of a temper, and just bizarre. Whereas Jeff isn’t any better because he is prejudice and an idiot. Jeff is not only in the closet but he doesn’t much care for disabled people. So when things heat up with Alex, he is about to run because of Alex’s brother Sean. Sean is disabled and the sweetie pie of the group. So the characters didn’t much do anything for me, but the mystery did.
That was probably the best about the whole book. It focused more on the mystery then the two idiots. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened in the end.
Other than the characters, this book rocked. I had a lot of fun with it and can’t wait to start the second book. I think I might have just found a new mystery author for me. That is saying alot because I don’t really get into mysteries like I should. So, way to go Chris.
Sacrifices ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
When he was outed on the local news, Jeff Woods gave up his dream job as a detective to become an on-air radio personality. The sacrifice was worth it to keep Alex and Sean in his life, but Alex lost his job, too. Jeff can tell Alex worries he’s pressuring Jeff too much, first with Sean and now the lack of money, but he has no idea what that will lead Alex to do. Desperate times bring out the stupidity in some people, and when Jeff discovers Alex is in over his head in a situation he can’t handle, he needs all his self-control to stay calm.
Life is not easy with the Church of Virtue still spouting venom wherever they go, homophobes at the police department, a gangster who wants Alex in the worst possible way, and a bed that barely holds one grown man, much less two (and a child), but Jeff is there to stay for good, and he’ll do what it takes to make Alex believe him.
Now the reason I really liked it was the fact that Jeff was a hot detective, but since he got outed well let’s just say he is no longer a police detective. He is now a radio host, which actually doesn’t look to good for our man. Top it off Alex no longer has a job either and is scared of his financials because of his brother Sean.
There is a bit of suspense in this book along with some deception and quirky attitudes. I am glad to see Jeff and Sean getting a long better though. There really doesn’t seem to be too much of a mystery in this book which sucked. I mean I wanted a mystery and wham there is nothing major so it wasn’t as hot as the first one. I hope the next book actually has a bit more to it.
Swordplay ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
After leaving his dream job as an Atlantic City detective, Jeff Woods has moved to Washington DC with his life partner, Alex Fisher, and Alex’s disabled little brother Sean. Parker Trenkins, Jeff’s ex-partner on the force, has made the move as well, along with his significant other David. Jeff and Parker partner up once again, but in a new way, as owners of their own detective agency.
Life is difficult at the best of times. Sean loses sight in one of his eyes, a direct result of being pushed into the Atlantic by a homicidal maniac a year ago. In his struggle to deal with everything, a restless Alex enrolls in tai chi classes at a nearby school.
As it happens, a murder case Jeff and Parker take involves the head of that very tai chi school, Charles Cooper. Cooper is a suspect in the murder of a financial corporation official. He appears to have motive. Jeff and Parker’s investigation arouses the real killer’s interest, and if they don’t uncover his identity soon, it may be too late for them.
Now we have a murder to solve and at the one place where Alex was working out at. Sean had been hurt last year and he had lost sight in one of his eyes and wasn’t handling things to well. Jeff and Parker opened up a private detective agency which rocked for me, because the dude wasn’t really a radio show host type of guy. Jeff must protect his lover and find out who was behind the killing. However it seems more complex than that.
This was an exciting read and I was so glad to have gotten another mystery. This was so much fun to read and I couldn’t figure out who did it. Way to go Chris for giving me another great read.
I had ups and downs with this bundle and still really don’t care for Jeff. However the way he turned around with Sean made him come up in points for me. I loved that Alex is starting to share his burdens and Jeff is not being as overbearing as he once was. I also loved Parker and David in the stories. I do wish that there had been more action in this though.
I enjoyed reading this and would definitely recommend it. Also I hope to read more by this author.