Title: Trowchester Blues
Michael May is losing it. Long ago, he joined the Metropolitan Police to escape his father’s tyranny and protect people like himself. Now his father is dead, and he’s been fired for punching a suspect. Afraid of his own rage, he returns to Trowchester—and to his childhood home, with all its old fears and memories. When he meets a charming, bohemian bookshop owner who seems to like him, he clings tight.
Fintan Hulme is an honest man now. Five years ago, he retired from his work as a high class London fence and opened a bookshop. Then an old client brings him a stolen book too precious to turn away, and suddenly he’s dealing with arson and kidnapping, to say nothing of all the lies he has to tell his friends. Falling in love with an ex-cop with anger management issues is the last thing he should be doing.
Finn thinks Michael is incredibly sexy. Michael knows Finn is the only thing that still makes him smile. But in a relationship where cops and robbers are natural enemies, that might not be enough to save them.
Author: Alex Beecroft
Series: Trowchester Blues
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: February 9, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
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There are many things in life that can bring a man down, give him the blues. Marriages fail, jobs lose their luster, and inevitably everything becomes ordinary and boring. Michael May is in need of a change. A big change. He is not happy with his job with metropolitan police. He works the missing persons unit and is currently feeling like the criminals are getting the upper hand. This eventually affects him to the point that a new start is the only option he sees. Not sure of where to take this new start and what to do with it he finds himself at the beginning of him. Michael goes home to the house his recently deceased father left him.
In many ways Finn is like Michael. Finn left London five years ago looking for a change, a whole new life. Finn nearly lost his freedom to his chosen career as a fence, a high end fence. He chose the town of Trowchester to set up as his new home. He became an honest man. He opened a kitschy bookshop and made a life for himself. All it takes is one tiny slip (truly a good deed on Finn’s part, he was rescuing the book from a fiery death) and his old life comes back to haunt him, to terrorize him.
Trowchester Blues is the first book in Alex Beecroft’s new series also titled Trowchester Blues. I’m not sure if it is a series that I will be moving forward with. When considering my reading preferences I like my romances to have a little more heat than I found here. I’m also not sure what the series is going to revolve around other than the town itself. Finn and Michael stay wrapped up in themselves and their very new relationship. The few secondary characters that were introduced do not have starring roles in the next two books. As for Michael and Finn they didn’t leave me wanting to know more about the town or them. I never connected with them. Nothing happened that made me feel anything more for them than simply reading two characters in a book.