Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Wedding to Die For

Author: Xavier Mayne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632164704
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Brandt and Donnelly are once again called in for a special assignment at the behest of the governor.  This time, the two officers are asked to look into the possibility that the rights of a couple of prominent individuals have been violated.  This sends the two men into the crazy world of wedding planning, where things are not always what they seem.

A Wedding to Die For is the newest story in the Brandt and Donnelly Capers series.  This story is a crazy read that will have you laughing one moment and in shock the next.  While it is possible for each story to stand on its own, it is important that you at least read the first book in the series before reading any of the others. 

Brandt and Donnelly are closer than ever and are looking forward to their upcoming wedding.  When their newest case involves the wedding planning world, the two men look at this as a chance to get some tips for themselves.  The case looks as if it’s going to be easy-going, while readers will feel the same way, so they will be very surprised when things begin to go downhill fast.  While readers will have a good idea about who the “bad guy” is early in the story, there are little twists and turns that will surprise the reader and show that everything is not as it seems.  There is one really big surprise that I did not see coming and was really shocked by.  I have to say it left me crying and a little mad at the author.

A Wedding to Die For is not all angst, however.  There are a lot of lighter moments thanks to Bryce and Nestor, a couple of secondary characters that find their way into each of the stories.  Fans of this series know, that as soon as Brandt and Donnelly ask Bryce to help with the planning of their wedding, things will get out of hand fast.  There were times that I found myself laughing out loud and wondered just how the author came up with some of the situations that the men found themselves in. 

A Wedding to Die For is a great addition for this series.  Like the previous books, this one will have you turning the pages anxious to see what will happen next.  It will also leave you dying to see what the author has planned next for our main characters and hoping the next book will be out soon.   

If you have not tried anything by this author, the Brandt and Donnelly Capers series is a great place to start.

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