A Stella Release Day Review: Larry Boots, Exterminator by John Inman

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RATING 5 out of 5 stars

Kenny Long is living a new life. Blinded in an accident, he has taken control of his unexpected reality the best way he can, and it’s working out better than he hoped.

Of course Larry Boots doesn’t know any of that. All he sees is a beautiful man sitting on a park bench.

Larry has a few problems of his own: his mother. His job. The lack of romance in his life.

His job. In the course of that job, Larry strikes up a friendship with Kenny. The next thing he knows, he’s so head-over-heels in love, even his mother doesn’t seem so bad. Of course his career is still a problem, but he’s working on that. Hopefully he’ll have the problem resolved before the man he’s being paid to murder succeeds in murdering him first.

And before the man he loves finds out he’s a cold-blooded killer.

As everything John Inman writes, this new story was a huge winner to me. I fell so easily into the reading I finished it too soon. Sure, it dealt with some heavy themes, Kerry’s blindness, Larry job as a hitman (don’t call him that!), all the people hurt by the criminals Larry had to take care of. A couple of times my heart hurt a lot, nonetheless the novel had a light tone, in the relationship between the MCs, but especially when Larry’s mum was involved. She was unbelievable funny and so over the top, I laughed out loud.

I wasn’t sure I was going to like Larry Boots,Exterminator so much, because I usually prefer when both Mcs have their own POV, here I got just Larry’s. And it was enough. Through his words and thoughts, I was able to see all the fears Kenny had about his disability and about the beginning of something real and powerful with the other man. I so wanted to hug him and support his feelings.

If you like a story with all of these elements, plus some action, mystery, well written, with amazing characters, you can’t miss this new release by John Inman.

The cover art by Kanaxa is different and very fitting, I love it

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BOOK DETAILS

Kindle Edition, 198 pages

Published June 4th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press

ASIN B07NSH9V3N

Edition Language English

An Alisa Release Day Review: Larry Boots, Exterminator by John Inman

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Rating:  4 stars out of 5

Kenny Long is living a new life. Blinded in an accident, he has taken control of his unexpected reality the best way he can, and it’s working out better than he hoped.

Of course Larry Boots doesn’t know any of that. All he sees is a beautiful man sitting on a park bench.

Larry has a few problems of his own: his mother. His job. The lack of romance in his life.

His job. In the course of that job, Larry strikes up a friendship with Kenny. The next thing he knows, he’s so head-over-heels in love, even his mother doesn’t seem so bad. Of course his career is still a problem, but he’s working on that. Hopefully he’ll have the problem resolved before the man he’s being paid to murder succeeds in murdering him first.

And before the man he loves finds out he’s a cold-blooded killer.

This was an entertaining story.  I believe the last book I read by this author was more serious but this one has a playful tone throughout the whole thing, even when Larry is on the job which I appreciated and I think worked perfect for this book.

These two meet by chance but don’t let that stand in their way, especially Larry.  I loved their connection from the beginning and even when Kenny finds out the truth about Larry it doesn’t really deter him.

We saw this story through Larry’s eyes which is where the playful tone comes from but he is observant which allows us to read the other characters a bit better.  I hated how hesitant Kenny was and how sure that no one would want him long term but I felt Larry did an amazing job of showing him and standing by him even when Kenny tried to push him away.

The cover art by Kanaxa is great, I love the visual of where Larry and Kenny met.

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Book Details:

ebook, 191 pages

Published: June 4, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-224-2

Edition Language: English