I feel like I’m getting really redundant when it comes to L.B. Gregg’s books. I mean, honestly, ::pfft:: she makes this storytelling business look so flipping effortless ::yawn:: that I’ve run out of ways to give up the booyah! without repeating myself. ::headdesk::
Brings the funny – check
Delivers the shmexy – check
Throws in some drama and suspense – check
Perfect timing and fast paced – check
Awesome couple – check and double check
Seriously, what more is there to say? “The Men of Smithfield” series, now three books in, with one more to come, population – fab, is one of those series I can see myself reading over and over again. In fact, I’ve already read Seth and David twice. Why? I’m not even sure I can answer that without being redundant.
So let’s look at the facts: Seth Weston is really a bit of an arse, not on purpose I don’t think, he just can’t seem to help opening his mouth and inserting his giant, erogenous feet into his big old gob. He’s grumpy, bossy, judgmental; he had intimate relations with a massage table… Oh yeah, he went there because David Cooke was just doing his job, poking and prodding and soothing all of Seth’s non-sexual bits and pieces, but it felt so damn good that Seth exploded right there between the sheets while birdies warbled and Celtic music thrummed ethereally in the air like a backbeat to some new age-y porn flick.
And let me tell you this: David Cooke was not amused.
David is every single thing Seth never thought he wanted: tattooed, pierced, fey…an underachiever. But see, Seth was guilty of the sin of judging a book by its cover, when that book was far deeper and more complex, far more eloquent and enigmatic, than Seth could ever have imagined, and it isn’t long before Seth wants to dig into the story of David and try to unravel all of his infinite surprises.
The Men of Smithfield: Seth and David is the story of two men who are entirely opposite but end up having one very important thing in common. Two small things, actually, two little girls they love. Okay, maybe there’s a third bigger thing too; they can’t keep their lips and hands off each other, and it’s that irresistible attraction that becomes a foundation for their family.
A deadbeat dad, a jealous ex, blackmail, kidnapping: there’s plenty to keep things interesting in this one, start to finish.