Saturday, April 22, 2017

Single Malt by Layla Reyne

Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he's not—Jamie is off-limits.

Jamie's lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco's top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie's skills invaluable.

Jamie's talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They'll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I liked the characters in this book and their chemistry, but I found myself wanting more of Aidan and Jamie and less of the actual story. I thought there was more focus on the story than their relationship, which I am sure others love, but I wanted more of them and less of the other stuff. I found myself skimming some parts because of it. I did like the secondary characters and there is another book in the series, I think maybe two more and I will read them because I do want to find out what happens; I just wasn’t interested in the “suspense” part of the book as much as the relationship. I do want to know what happened to Aidan’s husband, which I am sure will be addressed in coming books.

Characters: Well written
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: M/M Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Experienced FBI agent Aiden was in a car accident that killed his husband and his partner. Ready to go back to work, he is teamed up with younger agent Jamie, who is an IT wiz and a former basketball star.

I was in heaven reading Single Malt. Two intelligent, sexy guys partnered up to solve crime who are drawn to each other as they investigate security breaches in the IT systems of a bio-containment facility. Crime solving and romance combined always do it for me.

I want more. I want to watch the partners solve more crime, I want to learn more about the bigger picture, and I want to watch their relationship develop. I want more, more, more. Thankfully, book two, Cask Strength, isn't far away.

I loved this! The story of two slightly mismatched federal agents chasing down a bio-terror/cyber-terror threat in a story complete with double agents and moles is a pretty perfect read for me. The chemistry between Irish and Whiskey is wonderful and their investigation is well crafted and perfectly paced.

This is definitely a series that fans of Abigail Roux’s Cut and Run books will love, but these characters feel fresh and original. I loved the age gap between Aidan and Jamie. Jamie’s charm and cyber skills work brilliantly against Aidan’s surly traditional skillset. While the contrast between them is amusing, they complement each other perfectly.

The plot is layered here. While Aidan and Jamie chase the bio-terrorists in their current case, Aidan’s sister-in-law (and boss) is also using them to slowly unravel the mystery behind the murders of Aidan’s partner and husband. This is definitely the beginning of a complex series and I really enjoyed the way the plot has been pieced together so carefully. The action in this book is exciting and fast paced and the author challenges readers to pick up tiny clues alongside Irish and Whiskey.

This first book only scratches the surface of the bigger conspiracy and I am so excited to have a new series to obsess over. I can’t wait for the next installment!

Love, Coast-to-Coast.

Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up surrounded by generations of Southern storytellers and at the knee of her soap-opera-loving grandmother (and her grandfather, too, though he’d never admit it), she began spinning tales of romance at an early age. Now writing romantic suspense and contemporary romance, Layla is inspired by her coast-to-coast experiences and delights in weaving elements of the people she’s met and places she’s been into her stories for readers everywhere to enjoy. Layla, a 2016 RWA Golden Heart® Award Finalist in Romantic Suspense, is a member of Romance Writers of America and its Silicon Valley, Kiss of Death, Golden Network and Rainbow Romance Writers chapters.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey #1) by Layla Reyne to read and review.

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