ARC Review: Kick Start by Josh Lanyon

Posted December 4, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Kick Start by Josh Lanyon
Kick Start
by Josh Lanyon

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Nov. 30, 2013
Series: Dangerous Ground #5
Published by Self Published
Pages: 80
Format: eARC
 

 

Josh Lanyon just writes some very fun, relatable personalities who just seem to find themselves into messes. What’s not to love? ~ Under the Covers

KICK START, the fifth book in the Dangerous Ground series blasts off with a fun and also very suspenseful scene. Here we have the two James Bonds of the story in action, hanging off cars and generally being badass. Immediately, I found myself liking these characters. Josh Lanyon just writes some very fun, relatable personalities who just seem to find themselves into messes. What’s not to love?

Taylor and Will are partners who are now branching off and trying to start their own security business. Without money, their plans are at a standstill so until they get call in some favors and get a loan, that is put on hold for the time being. However, time does not stand still for these two. In fact, suspicious activity begins to follow them in the form of a tail. As they travel around, someone is following them and Will and Taylor had absolutely no clue who this person is or why they are being followed.

Deeper conflicts occur when Will brings Taylor home to keep his folks. It’s a pleasant experience until Grant, Will’s brother finds out that he and Taylor are partners in all ways. Lanyon explores the highs and lows of any relationship and I loved seeing their interactions with one another. I especially loved seeing the support that Will and Taylor had for each other as they tried to ride out the turbulence together. These scenes actually reminded me of Abigail Roux’s Cut and Run series, especially Sticks & Stones. So if you’re a fan of Abi’s, I would definitely suggest reading this series.

Lanyon is one of my top favourite M/M authors (I only have 3 top faves) so I wasn’t surprised to find myself enjoying this novella. I do wish that the stories were longer and that there were more sexy times (who doesn’t!?) but for its length, I do believe that Lanyon explored all that he could with the shorter word count.

I’m very much looking forward to more in the series!

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About Josh Lanyon

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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I haven’t read read any of this author’s work as yet, will definitely check him out…Thanks Annie.

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I love Josh’s books, thanks for sharing!

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I just found out about this series so I’ll definitely be catching up. Thanks for sharing on the latest.

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Sounds good….thanks annie

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I haven’t read Josh Lanyon yet but I did request my library purchase (and yes they did) his Adrien English series. I will need to check out the Dangerous Ground series I love funny and being compared to Abbi Roux is a must check out.

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