Monday, January 15, 2018

Release Day Book Brief: Romantic Behavior (Bad Behavior #4) by L.A. Witt and Cari Z

RomanticBehavior_500x750Title ~ Romantic Behavior (Bad Behavior #4)

Author ~ L.A. Witt and Cari Z

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing 

Published ~ 15th January 2018

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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Synopsis

Detective Andreas Ruffner is no fool—he’s found a man who loves him, puts up with him, and has stuck with him through hell and back, and it’s time to put a ring on it. Darren Corliss is the love of his life, and he wants the whole world to know it.

Now the fun part—the wedding!

Well, after the not-so-fun part of planning the wedding in between dealing with overbearing and impossible-to-please family members. With future mothers-in-law driving them both up a wall, the guest list growing out of control, and the wedding getting ever more complicated, Darren and Andreas have to wonder if they’re in over their heads.

But they’re going to make it to the altar if it kills them . . . and at this rate, it just might.

 

Freya’s Book Brief

What an awesome start to the year. Another foray into the world of Detectives Andreas Ruffner and Daren Corliss. They’ve been through hell together and have survived. Now, they’re getting married, which presents a different kind of hell – relatives – expectant ones – who’d like everything done correctly. Darren’s parents are as enthusiastic as a bright summer’s day, Andreas’s are like a severe storm at sea.

With the proposal sorted, the melee starts with announcements in the right order. The wedding planner and the folders full of decisions to be made. The boys have to put up with socialising when they aren’t exactly social people along with seeing how the two sides get along. Both would prefer to tackle a suspect than make wedding arrangements.

In this last instalment, Andreas’s parents make an appearance. And it’s with good reason that they were left till last. Darren’s future in-laws could quite happily be termed out-laws – especially Andreas’s mom.

Like every book in the series, it has enough detail to be read as a standalone. However, it is an advantage to have, and one hell of a shame if you haven’t, read the others.

I don’t think I’ve ever read a wedding story that I enjoyed so much as this one. It’s practical, snarky, and debilitatingly honest. Those who have married will be smiling in agreement and those yet to have nuptials – use it as a guide/warning.

So, it will be no surprise to say; I found the story totally engaging. I was smiling at the sarcasm one minute, my heart melting soon after, followed by fist pumping the air and finally – I shed a tear at the lump in throat moments. Oh, and one must not forget the times I wanted to fight on their behalf.

An entertaining read in its own right. But having read the rest of the books, it meant so much more. Thank you, ladies, for providing an excellent series.

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risky behaviorRisky Behavior (Book #1)

It’s day one of Darren Corliss’s career as a detective, and not only has he been assigned a notoriously difficult partner, but the guy might also be a pill-popping dirty cop. Internal Affairs needs proof, and Darren gets to be their eyes and ears whether he wants to or not. 

Detective Andreas Ruffner doesn’t play by the rules, and he doesn’t play well with others. With bodies piling up and a list of suspects who are way above his pay grade, the last thing he needs is a wet-behind-the-ears kid for a partner. Or babysitter. Not even if that partner is easy on the eyes. 

As Darren gains Andreas’s hard-won trust, they both realize there’s more than just mutual suspicion simmering beneath the surface. But their investigation is heating up as quickly as their relationship, and Darren has no choice but to go along with Andreas’s unorthodox—and borderline unethical—methods. As IA puts the squeeze on Darren to give up the man he’s falling for, he has to wonder—is Andreas the only cop left in this town who isn’t dirty?

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SuspiciousBehaviour_500x750_thumbSuspicious Behavior (Book #2)

Detective Darren Corliss is hanging by a thread. In between recovering from a near-fatal wound and returning to work at a hostile precinct, he’s struggling to help care for his ailing brother. His partner and boyfriend, Detective Andreas Ruffner, wants to help, but doesn’t know how. And with his own family crises brewing, Andreas is spread almost as thin as Darren.

For cops, though, life takes a backseat to the job. When a stack of unsolved homicides drops into their laps, Andreas and Darren think they’re unrelated cold cases. But when a connection surfaces, they find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again.

Except they’ve got nothing. No leads. No suspects. Just a pile of circumstantial evidence and a whole lot of hunches. Time is running out to stop the next murder—and to pull themselves back from their breaking points.

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Reckless Behavior35611965Reckless Behavior (Book 3)

After too many years of putting his job first, Detective Andreas Ruffner is getting his priorities straight. He’s ready to spend some quality time with his adult kids, not to mention come clean about some things he should’ve told them a long time ago. And introduce them to his partner and boyfriend, Darren Corliss.

But in a heartbeat, a family dinner turns into Andreas’s worst nightmare. When the dust settles, one of his kids is hurt, and the other three have been abducted.

Andreas is going to find his kids, and nothing, not even a broken ankle, is going to stop him. Thank God for his sharp, level-headed partner . . . who has a crisis of his own pulling him away when Andreas needs him the most. As both men try to support—and lean on—each other, they get no closer to finding the kids. And the longer the children are missing, the less likely it is they’ll ever be found.

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Meet the Authors

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .

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Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, "See ya!" She also started writing, because some things she just thought she could do better. She's still climbing that ladder, but can't stop herself from writing, or from sharing what she creates.

Cari enjoys a wide range of literary genres, from the classics (get 'im, Ahab) to science fiction and fantasy of all types, to historical fiction and reference materials (no, seriously, there are so many great encyclopedias out there). She writes in a wide range of genres as well, but somehow 90% of what she produces ends up falling into the broad and exciting category of m/m erotica. There’s a sprinkling of f/m and f/f and even m/f/m in her repertoire, but her true love is man love. And there's a lot of love to go around.

Cari has published short stories, novellas, and novels with numerous print and e-presses, and she also offers up a tremendous amount of free content on Literotica.com, under the name Carizabeth.

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