Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Two Pet Dicks

Author: John Inman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781634767910
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery        
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Maitland Carter and Lenny Fritz have been friends since they were young boys.  They have gone through everything together, including discovering that they are gay.  While they have always been tight as friends, in between boyfriends, their relationship turned to one with benefits.  Now their relationship is changing once again and Maitland and Lenny are a little nervous.  Will this make them even stronger or will it doom their friendship?

Two Pet Dicks is the newest book by author John Inman.  The characters in this book are lifelong friends who have done everything together.  Working as pet detectives, the two men have been kicked out of Lenny’s dad’s basement and are finally opening an office.  Before they know it, they have cases coming out of their ears.  There is a lizard stealing ex, a runaway foul mouthed bird, an escaped gerbil, and finally a lost puppy.  Two of these cases are “normal” but leave you wondering just how the heck Mait and Lenny will solve them.  One is more than what the men signed on for and the other has a twist that readers will not see coming.  

With everything going on, Mait and Lenny are surprised to realize that they have feelings for each other that go beyond friends.  Their friendship is both a blessing and a curse.  They’re excited and scared about taking the next step and the author brings everything they are feeling across in a way that is realistic.  The chemistry between them is also believable and I loved that the way they care for each other comes across so well.

The mystery in Two Pet Dicks will hold your interest just as much as the romance.  Although Lenny comes across as not too bright at times, he figures out what is going on first and, if you pay attention to the clues, you will figure it out at the same time.  All though this is a mystery, it is not dark and will have you laughing.  More than once I found myself laughing out loud, and when Ed shows up things go even crazier.  This was a great story, but I must confess I am a big fan of this author.  I love the way he mixes humor into his stories.  I also love that the characters are likeable and easy to relate to and that the stories pull you in from the beginning.  

If you have not yet tried anything by this author, I strongly suggest you do so and Two Pet Dicks is a great place to start.

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