A Casual Weekend Thing review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Ght so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex When Christopher travels from San Diego to Montana to deal with his abusive brother’s suicide he doesn’t expect to find the man he spent the weekend with to be handling his brother’s case He certainly doesn’t mind spending time with Doug but then an arsonist destroys the hou. 45 stars I really liked this story about two cops complicated guys with difficult pasts who find each other over the course of a mystery involving the suicide of one man's brother The characters are interesting the relationship complex and the mystery intense almost too much so at the endChristopher had a very tangled relationship with his brother including a moment of extreme betrayal that separated them for over a decade His brother Peter went through a cycle of prison and sex offenses and is now dead leaving Christopher to deal with the aftermath When he reluctantly travels to do so he finds that the cop in charge is Doug the man he just had a hot no strings weekend with And the aftermath of Peter's life includes arson and abuse Doug is half Salish Native American and he left a job on the Miami Dade force to come home to rural Montana when his mother was dying He walks a difficult tightrope between white and Native worlds serving outside the reservation but close enough that he sometimes bears the full brunt of the local prejudices He had an abusive past relationship in Miami and is still dealing with the reflexes and nightmares from that On a rare weekend cruising he met Christopher who pushes all his like buttons From their first night together he wants But given the circumstances than a few days of hot sex seem unlikelyChristopher was in love with his straight partner for years until that got messed up with one unexpected kiss Doug looks a lot like his partner and he's not sure where this new intense attraction comes from or is going And the death of his brother is tearing open a lot of old wounds But both men are cops at heart and the mystery Peter left behind is one they are determined to solveI definitely enjoyed this book including the character of Christopher's partner who plays a minor role but adds complexity and banter to the mix The mystery involves a pedophile so readers should be aware The role of Doug's ethnicity to me was well handled neither ignored nor romanticized nor overemphasized The action went just slightly over my expectations at the end although in the process it set up some of the most fun parts of the book as Doug and Christopher's partner meet The ending is HFN and I will eagerly snap up a seuel if it comes out

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A Casual Weekend ThingSe Christopher inherited from his brother and Christopher and Doug discover they are the primary suspectsAs they investigate they discover Christopher’s dead brother has set them on the trail of a psychotic pedophile who will stop at nothing to silence his last victim However the search for the victim goes horribly wrong leaving Doug hospitalized and Christopher at the mercy of the killer. Enjoyable mm romancemystery The author really takes her time building up these characters who are both a bit fucked up Detective Christopher Hayes is recovering from a shooting when he finds out that his brother a convicted pedophile who he hasn't had contact with in 20 years has committed suicide On his way to Montana to sort out the mess he hooks up with a gorgeous man Doug in a gay bar Later he's surprised to find Doug is the officer in charge of his brother's case Chris has a lot of other stuff going on in his life He suffers from ADD he's been attracted to his straight man whore partner Ray for several years and he's addicted to ultra marathons a result of being figuratively 'on the run' from his brother since he abused him as a child He's also dealing with the fact that his injury might mean the end of his detective careerPolice Officer Doug Heavy Runner I love the traditional American Indian names so poetic has reluctantly returned to his home town to care for his sick mother despite the local prejudice against Indians on the nearby reserve He's closeted and has been through some pretty abusive situations when he was working undercover for the Miami PD He's a remote area rescue officer and he finds Peter's body and works with Chris and the FBI to solve the caseThere's so much going on with these two MC's Almost too much I like that the story was layered and complex but I'm not sure if the relationship dynamics totally worked I don't know if all the elements of their back stories and personality traits felt real or were entirely necessary or even were completely resolved at the end And there was telling than showing with the romance although it is still a fairly solid romance I liked them together and their sex scenes were goodI was actually impressed with the villains the author created Peter was obviously a horrible character but his situation was complex enough to make him better than your average one dimensional baddie The other villain in the piece was not clear at all I thought it was someone else for a long time I enjoyed the mystery and suspense and when I did actually realise who it was it was a bit nerve wracking For the most part the author keeps her characters acting professionally and sensibly but there were two or three times when things they did lacked credibility I was frustrated by the female character Why did she have to be a psycho bitch She's a well educated ambitious woman the local coroner and it didn't feel realistic that she'd be running around like a screaming fishwife What was the whole thing with Ray I found it confusing Unless the author was setting him up for a story of his own which I would be totally on board with In some ways the dynamic between Chris and Ray confused my loyalties and connection with Doug as the love interest I'm not saying it was a love triangle Chris is definitely in love with Doug and not Ray But it just felt weird and maybe even fake and I don't think it added anything to the story Although I actually liked Ray and his unrepentant whoring ways loyalty and uick humourThe ending is open is some respects there is a HEA But I really get the feeling that the author must have some plans for these characters I could really read about Chris and Doug find out where they decide to live and what careers they choose Maybe another murder mystery to solve together because the author is good at this crime stuff Plus Ray he's still bugging me Please write a book about himSo it's not a perfect book for me but it's still an enjoyable read by a promising new author As usual I'm impressed with DSP's commitment to finding new authors and publishing novel length fiction I'd have nothing to read without them

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A Casual Weekend Thing review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ ❰Reading❯ ➿ A Casual Weekend Thing Author A.J. Thomas – Gwairsoft.co.uk Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick In the two yeaDoug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick In the two years since she passed he’s carved out an empty A Casual MOBI #234 life as a small town deputy relying on out of town one night stands to keep him sane Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes and they share a wild ni. I always wanted to know what a robot would sound like narrating MM romance Now I knowUgh this audiobook was not a strong one While the narrator had a broad range of voices they were all sort of off He gave each character a grating voice and his narration of Christopher was stilted and odd While it wasn't the worst audiobook that I've listened too cough cough The Fall I had a difficult time getting into the story because of the reading voice Now I have to say when I heard this was a debut book from this author I was very impressed It is a mature slow burn romance with some surprising twists and with two men that have baggage than Samsonite I loved the diversity of the characters I have only read a few Native American MMs the others being by Sarah Black and the way things seem to develop organically between the two MCs Also the mystery wow really well done I'm not a mystery reader but this mystery kept me guessing I did have a few issues with this book that kept it from being a love not including that terrible narration can you tell that I hated it This book tends to get caught up in the details Descriptions tend to be overlong and I often found parts of this book to be slow moving I think it could have been cut down by 50 pages or so and it would have made a tighter story I also think it tried to do a little too much There were a lot of jumbled issues childhood sexual abuse trigger warning rape domestic violence trust issues abandonment PTSD religious themes and my least favorite view spoilerincestrape hide spoiler