ARC Review: Imperial Stout by Layla Reyne

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ARC Review: Imperial Stout by Layla Reyne
Imperial Stout

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 23 2018
Genre: LGBT
Series: Trouble Brewing #1
Published by Carina Press
Pages: 272
Format: eARC

“It’s no secret that I love my m/m packed full of alpha males and this book delivered!”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been wanting to read Layla Reyne for a while and I just couldn’t pass up reading IMPERIAL STOUT even though it’s a spin off series.  While I was scared I would be a little lost or would feel there was something missing, I’m happy to report that the author did a good job at dropping the few tidbits of information that pertain to the connection to the previous series and I had no problem jumping into this one and enjoying it.

It’s no secret that I love my m/m packed full of alpha males and this book delivered!  Nic and Cam are both take charge men.  They’re badass and great at their job.  I loved the dynamics between them in this book.  There was a kiss before this book started but they were still staying away from each other and they are working an important case here.  It’s always nice when the author gives enough importance to the suspense plot around the romance and not let the romance hinder that.  I thought that balance was nicely done here.

Overall, I can’t wait to continue reading this series!  And I definitely need to catch up with the first series because I have a feeling this can turn into one of my go-to m/m authors.

Favorite Quotes:

All sings pointed to danger.
So of course his fucking dick wanted to run right to it.

“I really want to kiss you again.”
Nic smirked. “Why do you think I brought the stout?”
“Cause it’s my favorite.”
Using his hand around Cam’s neck, Nic angled the other man’s face in and licked his lips. Tasting, teasing. “No, Boston. ‘Cause I like the taste of my beer on you.”



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About Layla Reyne

Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.


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Amy R

Thanks for the review, my library has this book and I plan to check it out.


After those quotes I will be adding this to my tbr


Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca


I have this one on my phone via Hoopla in audiobook format. Can’t wait to start it but first I’m going to read the prequel.

Kathy Valentine

Fabulous review Francesca!!! Loved the quotes nice touch!! In my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!