Jack Gets His Man
by D. E. Haggerty
Everything seems to be going well in Jack’s life. His store is busy making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. The new bookkeeper at the store discovers things aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the store accounts. Jack’s bestie and his knitting group fancy themselves detectives and jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from Mission: Impossible, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.
“Look,” Tommy said as he looked anywhere but at Jack. “I appreciate you coming out here and all, but I’m not interested.”
Jack bristled. Not interested? How could the man not be interested in him? He was good-looking, owned a successful business, and was tons of fun to boot.
“Sorry, sorry. I’m saying this all wrong.” Tommy took a deep breath and leaned forward. “I’m not gay,” he whispered.
Okay, now Jack was confused. Normally men whispered that they were gay. Not the other way around. He leaned back in the booth and crossed his arms across his chest. “Okay. What’s going on?”
“Betty and her gals have been trying to set me up with every woman within a thirty mile radius. It’s driving me absolutely batty. Do you know what it’s like to be the only single man at church and have every old biddy there trying to set you up with their daughter, niece, granddaughter, second cousin. Everyone!” He threw his hands up in surrender. “It’s fucking exhausting.”
Jack chuckled. “I can only imagine darling.”
“Exactly. I thought if I told them I’m gay, I’d be off the hook. Because, let’s face it, you don’t want to be on their bad side.” Tommy leaned forward and whispered. “You know some poor woman pissed them off and they put ex-lax in a special batch of brownies just for her. I don’t touch the cookies anymore.”
Jack let his gaze slide up and down Tommy’s body. “No, I don’t imagine that you do,” he drawled.
“Thanks.” Tommy might not be gay but he had absolutely no problems with Jack checking him out. What a shame he didn’t play for Jack’s team. “Anyway, I’m really sorry about this but I didn’t want to say this on the phone. Plus,” Tommy’s eyes pleaded with Jack. “I would really appreciate it if you didn’t tell them I’m straight.”
Jack chuckled. This was new. He was, unfortunately, used to hiding people’s secrets but usually it wasn’t because they were straight. “What do I get out of it?”
Jack waved his hands. “It’s fine. I totally understand. The ladies can get a bit pushy.” Tommy snorted. “Yeah, yeah, more than a bit. But I love them.”
“I don’t know whether I love them or want to strangle them. When they’re attention is on someone else I want to worship at their conniving little feet. But when they sink their claws into me, I want to scream like a little girl and go hide.”
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is my second M/M book, so when I read Jack Gets His Man, I felt astonished! Why? Because my first was from the erotica genre. LOL
The Author give us an exquisite romantic cozy mystery, with humorous dialogues, playful situations, captivating characters and a very intriguing mystery.
(Just a little) Superficial Jack, Hot Damien, Bestie Izzy and the Resourceful five gray-haired knitting detectives, join their forces and supply a high amount of laughs and comical situations, oh! and the romance, so tasteful!! I Loved it.
This is a fun, really fun read!
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*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my sixth book.
Other books by D.E. Haggerty:
Unforeseen Consequences: http://www.amazon.com/Unforeseen-Consequences-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00EC6T4GY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407568454&sr=8-1&keywords=unforeseen+consequences
Buried Appearances: http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Appearances-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00GVW7S2O/ref=la_B00ECQBURU_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407568476&sr=1-2
Begraven in het Verleden: http://www.amazon.com/Begraven-Verleden-Dutch-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00VIEYPNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428305860&sr=8-1&keywords=begraven+in+het+verleden
Life Discarded: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Discarded-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00MQK8L2G/ref=la_B00ECQBURU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420453041&sr=1-1
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem: http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Mystery-Dating-Mayhem-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00TB1TEEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423730982&sr=8-1&keywords=murder%2C+mystery+%26+dating+mayhem
$25 Amazon or B/N GC