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I am currently reading mostly gay romance, mysteries, science fiction, etc.

Currently reading

The Soldier's Scoundrel
Cat Sebastian
Brobots
Trevor Barton
Dark Space
Lisa Henry

First You Fall by Scott Sherman

First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery - Scott  Sherman

I got bogged down in this book for a while, but picked it back up and finished it yesterday. 

 

What I liked:

 

- It was a fun mystery, and suitably scary (though the final upshot went off the rails a bit)

- Kevin's TSTL moments made sense because he had a good reason not to call the cops

- Some great characters - I especially loved Marc, the geeky friend who never leaves his house (he even orders in sex)

- Michael was scary as hell

 

What I wasn't crazy about:

 

- As I said, it bogged down in the middle for me.  Every time Kevin's mom showed up the story came to a screeching halt for me.  I didn't care about her and didn't want to spend time with her.  And the Dottie thing wasn't funny for me - just icky.

- the love interest was bland and boring - Kevin had a lot of intriguing and fun possibilities and he picked the least interesting among them.

 

Upshot:

 

I was able to borrow this book from Amazon Prime.  I liked it enough to look for the second one, but it is $9.99.  Way too much.  So I guess I liked this book about $3.99 worth?