What I appreciate about Sherwood’s mysteries is the layers she writes into them. We get Jon’s team exhibiting their unique talents, not just Jon.
Then we do get another of Jon’s abilities, and the physical and emotional aftermath of its use.
Which then plays into the furthering growth of Jon’s and Donovan’s relationship and dynamic. A growth and change that always triggers bouts of self doubt and insecurities within Jon.
All this while the overlying mystery plays out around them.
There’s also the multiple secondary relationships charging in and out of their lives. Garrett and Sho, to be exact, another couple slowly working things out as well as the complex Bane family dynamics.
By the end of the story, Sherwood has tied up her many storylines beautifully. The mystery has a nicely complicated ending. Jon and Donovan are taking their relationship to another major stage.
And the reader? Happy and extremely satisfied.
And ready for the next story to come.
I’m highly recommending this book and series.
What a reading pleasure!
Jon’s Mysteries series:
✓ Jon’s Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case #1
✓ Jon’s Crazy Head-Boppon’ Mystery #2
◦ Jon’s Spooky Corpse Conundrum #3
◦ Jon’s Boom Shaka Laka Problem #4
✓ Brandon’s Very Merry Haunted Christmas
I’m rather used to the crazy cases, because let’s face it, most cops can handle the run-of-the-mill with their eyes closed. I’m only called in when the situation is weird or they need to solve the case fast.
This case is a little of both.
Someone’s attacking women as they get off of work, hitting them in the back of the head. What started as a case of battery has steadily built up to homicide. With three murders, six victims, and no leads, the Clarksville PD are desperate to catch the assailant. But there’s no real leads for us to follow, either, and for once my eyes can’t really help.
A madman running around attacking women is bad enough, but the police are demanding answers we can’t give them, and they’re not taking no for an answer. It’s pushing us all past our limits, and frankly, I don’t know what’s going to break first: The case or Donovan’s patience.
Explicit sexual content, Relationships, Loss of control, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Domestic, Tenderness, Tooth-rotting fluff, (I didn’t know that was a tag until just now), POV Alternating, Women being awesome, Protectiveness, The fluffiest mystery you’ll ever read, I mean really this is just ridiculous, Bisexuality, Size Difference, Communication, Holding Hands, Healthy Relationships, Pansexual Character, Donovan is Boss AF, Jon is so smitten it’s embarrassing, Aftercare, Jon what are you getting yourself into?, Violence, Because they’re detectives duh, bit of pain, That sounds terrible, it’s brief I promise, Snuggles heal all the pains, most pain, some pain?, Jon basically has to deal with everyone wanting to cuddle him, cuddle porn