4.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book class difference Contemporary Cop/Crime Dreamspinner Gay Heat Index Homophobia Hurt/Abuse Insta Love Length m/m Mary D Mild level angst Mild/low level heat Mystery Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Virgin

Fishy Riot by Lindsey Black

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Most people think riot squad officer Taylor Jameson is an asshole. Little do they know his apparent indifference stems from having a meddlesome family always butting into his business. And little does Taylor know he’s about to stumble into a situation that’ll make indifference impossible.

When everything goes horribly wrong at a political rally on a harbour ferry, Taylor encounters Sietta Salisbury. The son of a wealthy politician, Sietta is a revered—but presumed dead—musician, and an enigma who is so strange, Taylor is compelled to look into his background. What he discovers draws him into a bizarre mess of prisoners, politics, and attempted murder that makes him realise what he’s been missing.

Falling in love isn’t hard. Trying to convince someone else you’re worth loving despite your crazy family and the people trying to kill you? That’s a whole other can of worms.

From the moment Taylor Jameson meets Sietta Salisbury he is attracted to him but he knows something is wrong very wrong, it’s all too fishy. There is a good pace to the story. It is told from Taylor’s point of view but you still get a real sense of all the other characters, Clay his twin brother and Sietta. The story takes place in Sydney and the dialogue sets the scene perfectly giving a great taste of Australia. I love the whole Jameson family. The way they interact provides light relief over what Sietta had gone through at the hands of his parents.
Given the level of abuse I was surprised that more was not made of angst or PTSD but overall it was a really good balance. It shows skilled writing when you get the sense of what Sietta is suffering without the detailed description.
I really liked this book, didn’t put it down until I finished it. It is an action packed cop drama with a love at first sight romance. I do hope Lindsey Black writes another book with these characters.

4.5 of 5 stars



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