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The Boy with the Painful Tattoo - Josh Lanyon

murder, mayhem and just generally Josh Lanyon at his best. I loved this book.


It's moving day, Kit and J.X. are combining their lives and making a go of things. J.X. has a conference to go to leaving Kit to his own devices for a few days. What could possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything.  Starting with a dead body in the basement.


Kit writes murder mysteries he doesn't commit them or play amateur sleuth or so he says. J.X. has his hands full trying to maintain his own successful writing career and keep Kit safe from the trouble he just seems to naturally attract.


The relationship between these two men is at once endearing and entertaining to watch as they struggle to build something lasting together and still maintain their individuality. Kit is to say the least a hot mess of conflicting emotions but deep down inside he knows he loves J.X. and J.X. has known he loves Kit from the first time they met 10 years earlier at a convention. 


I absolutely devoured this book and loved every minute of it. it simply hit all the right buttons for me. I was invited by Ingela to join their buddy read and I did pop in for a comment or two but then I opened the book and continued reading and what can I say over. I am done and now hoping that there are plans for more.