Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Catch Me If You Can

Title: Catch Me If You Can
Author: LB Gregg
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60504-950-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Publication Date: March 2, 2010

The gallery opening organized by Caesar Romano, art gallery assistant, is under way. He is hoping to generate interest from one of the guests, who’s another gallery owner and a better paying employer. His financial independence is dependent on the success of this gala. Caesar is having positive feelings about the event until his unwelcome ex-boyfriend shows up. Caesar also notices a mysterious interloper, Dan Green, and he seems to be intensely watching Caesar’s every move. Though Caesar finds Dan eye-catching, he is too busy to engage in flirting. Out of the blue, the opening goes to wrack and ruin; the guests are now dancing half naked to the blasting music and spilling their drinks. The next morning when Caesar arrives at the gallery, he realizes the sculpture of Justin Timberlake is missing, extortions of his friends and associates are in progress, deceptions exposed, all of them are crime suspects and Dan’s purpose, above and beyond, his endeavor to seduce Caesar.

Catch Me If You Can is the first book in the Romano and Albright series. Set in New York, the well written mystery plot unfolds with the list of suspects, their backgrounds as well as their connection to Caesar and each other. The blackmail and side-splitting bedlam tale is well paced. Caesar is an honest, hardworking openly gay man struggling to make ends meet. He has a supportive family who loves him and is always willing to help him. However, Caesar is independent with good judgment; he refuses to take advantage of anyone, particularly his family. Dan is a straightforward gay man who is not afraid to publicly demonstrate his intention towards Caesar. Dan likes Caesar’s feisty personality and enjoys calming him down at every opportunity. Dan and Caesar’s wonderful chemistry together is exemplified in the steamy love scenes. The secondary characters are interesting and add drama to the storyline. The creative LB Gregg has an engaging flair for comedy; I enjoyed this outstanding saga immensely.

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