An Alisa Review: Coming Out (The Knights Club #4) by CJ Baty

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Phillip Hapner was smart and good looking. He just had one problem. He liked to gamble, trouble was he wasn’t very good at it. Now, he was trying to stay alive and convince the leader of the underground gambling syndicate, that he didn’t know who was in charge. Well, he did have one other problem, Malachi Brady. The cop who was protecting him. Phillip wanted him, even though he knew the man was straight.


Malachi Brady had accepted that his brother was gay. He believed everyone was intitled to love whom they wanted. He knew he wasn’t gay, but he was feeling things for Phillip Hapner he’d never felt before. When he was assigned to protect Phillip, the sexual tension between them exploded. Could he figure out what was going on in his head and his body and who was behind the gambling syndicate in Atlanta.


The people who work at the Knights Club are a family. And like any family, there are times when things just don’t go right.


I’m feeling bad, the more I get into this series the more frustrated I am getting with Seb and Xavier from the original book.  We are finally seeing what has been going on with Phillip, though it’s not that big of a surprise.  Malachi needs to come to terms with his feelings before it’s too late and he pushes Phillip away for good.


These men were actually the most sensible of about their relationship, though Malachi had some problems with getting everything trough his head, but what “straight” guy wouldn’t.  I liked that when he made a decision he jumped in with both feet.  I could connect with these guys to most, Phillip’s helplessness with his situation and Malakai’s coming to terms with his feelings but he drama near the end just came full circle to the end of the last books.


So, Seb has forgiven Xavier but gets in Malakai’s face even after offering to be a sounding board.  Phillips problems bring Zach Brady back into the brother’s lives and at the end of the book it’s Xavier with the problem, we saw some of this in the first book and I’m definitely reading the last book to figure out what is going on but I am not on board with all the secrets and lies going on.


The cover art by Select-O-Grafix is okay and follows the same style and set up as the rest of the series.


Sales Link: Amazon


Book Details:

Published: December 18, 2018

Edition Language: English

Series: The Knights Club #4

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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