Title: Full Disclosure (Real Estate Relations: Book One)
Author: DJ Jamison
Publisher: Self-Published/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 278 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
At a Glance: If you are willing to throw believability out the window, and just roll with it, this little romantic suspense is recommended.
Reviewed By: Lindsey
Blurb: A new real estate agent gets more than he bargained with his first client….
I’m desperate to make a fresh start as a real estate agent after leaving my alcoholic boyfriend of way too long. Getting a call to list a house while parading as a hot dog for a few bucks seems like my lucky break. Then things go sideways. My apartment is broken into and burglarized. Getting caught half-naked while squatting in my own listing is a low point. Seeing the sexy-voiced stranger who is now my client — and his gorgeous, cold boyfriend? — major bummer. But hey! I might sell a house … if we can ever get it in decent shape for the market and all the odd questions surfacing about my client don’t get in the way.
I’m a washed up US marshal turned bodyguard, and even that’s lost its appeal. A leave of absence to deal with a house I inherited from my great-uncle seems like a good opportunity to get my head straight. But then my boss pulls me aside and asks me to take on a witness in danger. We’d be off the grid, so to speak. The guy is a criminal, but he’s young and gay, so we set up a cover as a couple. Might seem risky in Kansas, but all the gossip about those gay guys will make a great smokescreen to our true secret: Lee is a target of the Dragon Boyz gang, and I have to keep him safe until trial. Of course, I wasn’t counting on the gorgeous blond, blue-eyed real estate agent who makes me want something more in my life. When he starts asking questions, do I set him straight or risk losing him for good? And then there’s still those gang members to think about.
Story includes inappropriate attire, gunfights, flirting while in a fake relationship and male/male naughtiness.
Review: OMG y’all. So much was going on in this story, I’m not even sure if I can cover it all. Character one, Cam, getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship which still lingers and causes trouble, said character down on his luck and struggling financially to keep his head above water. Then there is character two, Reid, ex-marshal turned burnt out bodyguard who gets enlisted to protect a witness and turns into the pretend boyfriend while watching out for gangs trying to kill said witness. There is attraction between Cam and Reid, but there are lies, hurt, confusion and perceived betrayal. Then you also get a healthy dose of crazy real estate hijinks, friendship drama, work drama and break-ins… and that is only like part of it. To say more would possibly be spoilery.
So, yeah. A LOT is mixed up on this plot, and yet, somehow, it mostly worked. Was it fully plausible? Not particularly, but it made for a fun and exciting little suspense plot where Cam and Reid are thrown together and navigate obstacle after obstacle.
Cam was a sweetheart, and life just seemed to be slamming him left and right. Reid is his first real estate client, and there is attraction, but Reid has a boyfriend, Lee. There is something about Lee that seems dangerous. Cam is not cheater and tries to keep their interactions professional, but he is ridiculously attracted to his client, and it seems some of that interest is returned. Even so, he has no plans, zero, of being the other man. Yet…the more he pays attention to the couple, he begins to question what is going on with them, and he sets out to figure out what is happening.
While their romance develops there is the whole someone trying to kill Lee plot, and also a set of weird occurrences happening from every aspect of both their lives.
While I enjoyed the story immensely, it won’t be for everyone. There are some character inconsistencies sprinkled here and there, and little timeline issues. Also, Reid’s a terrible bodyguard, or whatever he is supposed to be. OMG, I would not want that man in charge of my protection at all. I liked him as a character, and his protection of Lee added to the suspense, but he was pretty awful in so many areas. More than once I rolled my eyes at his ineffectiveness in his position. Seriously, he was in the wrong line of work if that is how he functioned. No wonder he was burnt out; it’s because, clearly, he wasn’t cut out for that type of work.
From a reader’s standpoint it becomes sort of clear as to some of the mystery of the break-ins, but the reasons themselves are not clear, so it was still fun to read it all go down.
This book was mostly fun, pretty farfetched, and held my attention from beginning to end. Normally the inconsistencies and believability of a plot like this matters to me. But for some reason, in this case, it was a minor blip for me. I knew what I was reading was out there as far as realistic, but I. Didn’t. Care. It amused me and kept me engaged. In the end my little niggles didn’t put a huge dent in my overall enjoyment.
If you are willing to throw believability out the window, and just roll with it, this little romantic suspense is recommended.
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