Bring back that lovin' feelin'...

A Shot of J&B - Lou Sylvre

 'Cause it's gone...gone...gone
And I can't go on, woah...

Seriously this was my mental sound track as I read this story...

 

I love the Righteous Brothers. I truly do but nearly 200 pages of the same song running through your brain over and over...well, let's me tell you it gets tedious after a while...actually it gets downright monotonous and dammit even my mental voice doesn't sing near as good as The Righteous Brothers...

 

Looking at current reviews for this book I'm not sure I shouldn't duck and run as I do this. I've put this off for a couple of days now thinking I might change my mind. If you've seen any of my reviews for the original series that this book spun off of than you know. I loved without reservation the entire series Vasquez and James was such an absolute treat for me. I devoured the books and wallowed in their wonderfulness!!! Apparently I should have quite while I was ahead. I'm thinking maybe I should have stopped there but really how could I? When this was written by an author that is a no questions asked must buy for me.

 

Unfortunately for me this book failed. The characters were flat. The spark of attraction that seemed to begin between Brian and Jackie in Finding Jackie book 3 of Vasquez & James just wasn't there for me. There were some repetition issues that for me got in the way like the constant repetition of the fact that as well as being in love they both wanted a D/s relationship. This was repeated over and over in various ways but still the same message. It was something that I wanted to feel through their actions and interactions and not simply be told over and over again. There were glimmers here and there mostly towards the end of the story that made me feel potential for these two men but overall it just wasn't enough to save this story for me and to add to all that I found the mystery/thriller aspect of the story to be predictable.

 

While there occasional moments that I enjoyed I have to admit that all in all my favorite thing was the cover. I mean seriously look at that cover it's gorgeous and that man is so Jackie. I don't need to look anywhere else for the perfect representation of that character. I desperately wanted the story to be as beautiful as the cover and for me it just wasn't.

 

At the end of it all. I still love Lou Sylvre's writing and when the next book comes out I'm going to be reading it because one not so great read in my eyes does not make me willing to give up reading an author who has taken me on five very incredible and emotional adventures not to mention creating one of the sexiest m/m couples going.

 

So, Ms. Sylvre maybe we were more miss than hit this time but I have faith and I'm crossing my fingers that for me the next one is a hit. By the way did I mention how much I LOVE that cover.