Title: Bachelors Party
Series: A Brandt and Donnelly Caper: Case File Five
Author: Xavier Mayne
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novel (280 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Med student Oliver Mitchell has discovered a way to make more tips as a bartender—put on ripped workout gear and serve drinks at the hip new gay club, Burn. The only catch is Oliver is straight. The staff and patrons don’t mind, though, and Oliver fits in well—until he meets James Buchanan Whitford, a local politician with a secret: he’s married.
When James’s scheming wife attempts to catch him in flagrante with Oliver, they flee the city for the refuge of James’s cabin in the woods. There, Oliver faces a new challenge—he’s starting to feel more for James than friendship. Their new relationship must survive political intrigue and small-town politics before they can be together.
With their wedding two months away, it’s time for Troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly to have a bachelor party. Ethan’s older brothers are excited, but Ethan is not. As a straight guy who fell in love with another man, the whole ritual is fraught with complications, and he struggles to reconcile newly granted marriage equality with old traditions. Brandt and Donnelly work to help James and Oliver find their way to happiness while pulling off the bachelor party of the year.
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Review: Once again Xavier has given me a story that topped the charts. If there was a way to give it more than five hearts I definitely would. I absolutely love Ethan and Gabe. Two hot and sexy cops that carry guns. What is not to love? This story is about their bachelor party. Hot strippers, alcohol and crazy times to be seen.
As with all of the books in this series, you will hear about another couple finding love. That is what I love about Xavier’s books. You don’t just get one couples story but two.
Ethan and Gabe were coming to terms with the fact that Liam was planning a bachelor party for them. It was a bit frustrating seeing as they were not sure how to do it since they were both straight to begin with and most of the guest are also straight. Ethan is afraid that it will look strange if they had female strippers and male strippers concerning his friends. Of course they had not a dang thing to worry about because our favorite guys are going to take really good care of them.
Now with Oliver he is straight but wants to take a bartending job in a gay club. He has also been going to school to be a doctor. All he had to do is to flirt and be sweet to the customers. That is all good until James starts coming in. Now he is trying to come to terms with the fact that he is attracted to another man. Things are looking up I would say.
James is married and a politician. His wife is a sour bitch who just wants to catch her husband in a relationship with a man. There is definitely no love between these two. So James has been going to the club, starts talking to the bar tender and knows he cannot go through with what his wife has planned. All he wants is out and his feelings for Oliver are starting to show. So now he has to keep the man he has fallen in love with safe.
Ethan and Gabe are called in to find a missing bartender, which for cops is a normal thing to do. However what they find is two men who have come to terms that they love each other. Sort of like them. All hot and sexy with love all mixed in.
What I have figured out with Xavier’s stories is while you are seeing Ethan and Gabe go forward with their lives. The other couple is a bit of the same kind of people. One is straight and the other is gay. There is a bit of friction with them, but they stand up to others for what they are finding is right. Even though it is perfect, there is always the knowledge that couples all have it in common.
I had a blast reading this and look forward to the wedding. These guys that are being written about are all hot, sexy and perfect for each other. I loved this book almost as much as the other ones. It is with a serious tone to it but there is quite a bit of humor mixed in.
I would definitely recommend reading this story. If gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading it and kept it all the way to the end.
I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
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