Daily Archives: October 14, 2013
Title: The Trouble With Tony
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Blurb: As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.
Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?
Review: These guys are great. I had a lot of fun with them and the predicament that Tony got himself into. A creative storyline with sexy men who could handle a gun or firefight with much more ease than they could their emotions.
Tony had me cracking up almost the whole time. The things that go on in that man’s head and the way that they come out of his mouth are really awkward for him and amusing for me. He was so much fun. I loved how “picky” he was. He chose well with Jack.
Jack was a fierce warrior in a compact package and a dedicated healer. He has been through so much and it shows. He was struggling with some nasty side effects from his time in Iraq and dealing with the changes in his life since he came back. Tony was the sexy, sweet and awkward balm that he needed, desperately.
These guys were hot together. They were adorable together. They’ve finally found someone worth the time, effort and the discomfort of making the changes they need in their lives. They’ve both been through enough and deserve the happiness and comfort they find in one another. I was so hopeful for their happy ending.
This story was fun, sweet, charming, funny, cute, romantic, silly, and kind of wonderful. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. While it has some serious elements the feeling that I took away was fun, romantic romp that still has me smiling and chuckling days later. A perfect light read with a little meat to it.
Reviewed by Nina