Review: Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey #1) by Layla Reyne

February 27, 2017 Review 2

Review: Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey #1) by Layla Reyne

The heart’s a resilient beast

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.

Title: Single Malt
Author: Layla Reyne
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Cask Strength, Barrel Proof
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Cask Strength, Barrel Proof
Published by Carina Press
Source: Publisher
Published: February 27, 2017
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 194
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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The number one reason I grabbed this book was Ty and Zane. I miss them and their (and their friends) shenanigans. The thought of another two FBI agents giving me something similar to that made the decision to give Layla Reyne a try a no brainer. There were zero similarities beyond that. I’m still very happy about having time to enjoy this book though.

Aiden is just now going back to work at the San Francisco field office after an eight month medical leave. Far too much has changed and it’s making going forward difficult. He’s still struggling with survivor’s guilt. The car crash that he survived took the lives of his husband Gabe and his partner Tom. Even though he’s going back to work with the FBI he now has a new role there. He’s no longer under cover and he’s been given a barely out of newbie stage partner whose previous career will never allow him to go under cover.

Life in the cyber cave has been good for Jameson Walker. He enjoys his job with the FBI. He’s damn good at it in fact. Moving to the farthest coast from his home has gotten him out of the shadow of being a basketball god. The opportunity to work with Aidan is a dream come true for him. Jamie has had a bit of a crush on Aidan since he started there three years ago. The chance to work alongside him and learn from him is one of those too good to be true moments. Now Jamie just has to get Aidan to see him as a man, a man who can be more than just a partner at work, and on not some rookie kid that Aidan seems to believe he is.

The only thing that annoyed me about Single Malt, the one thing that kept this from being a five star read… they’re both bazillionaires. I actually rolled my eyes at the three hundred thousand dollar car equipped with flasher lights. Although the super cool cars play into one of Jaime’s specialties well and makes for great banter between Irish and Whiskey and interesting reading for us.

The one thing I always worry about with series that follow the same couple for multiple books are cliffhangers. NO cliffhanger! I hate a cliffhanger and will stop reading a series until all books are out once they occur. There is a piece of info given to one of our guys at the end but it just lets readers know that Aidan and Jamie have some interesting investigations headed their way. Those investigations will of course lead to some intense page turning action in the next book Cask Strength.

I was also very pleased with how Jaime and Aidan didn’t drown me in their insta-love. Single Malt ends on a good note for them. It left me knowing that as the series continues us readers will get to see the relationship evolve while being entertained with these two men figuring out how to make them as a couple work while making the new work partnership continue to work with their personal involvement. I’m looking forward to seeing where this series will go.

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