Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lipstick and Handguns

Title: Lipstick and Handguns
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Publisher URL: http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/
ISBN: 1-61034-440-5
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Mystery
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Detective Ryder Ward has been working to bring the murderer of several young men to justice. So far, he and his partner haven’t had any luck until Sidney Kessler survives and gives Ryder his first lead.
Gabrielle Evans has started a new series titled Lawful Disorder and the first book, Lipstick and Handguns, starts it off with a bang. Ryder and Sidney instantly pull you into the story, which is equal parts romance and mystery. Ryder is drawn to Sidney from their first meeting but, due to the circumstances of their meeting, the men are worried about starting a relationship, regardless of how much they want each other.

I liked that the author gives the men a chance to get to know each other rather than ignoring the trauma Sidney went through. I also liked the fact that Ryder is open in his sexuality instead of hiding his growing feelings for Sidney.

As for the mystery aspect of Lipstick and Handguns, it is just as good as the romance between the men. Ryder and his partner, Michael, must unravel many clues in order to discover who took Sidney and the others. This mystery gives the author the chance to introduce many wonderful secondary characters who are sure to receive their own story in this new series. If Ms. Evans werewolf series hasn’t made you a fan yet, then I am sure this new one will.

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