Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Blow Down by J.L. Merrow

Blow Down by J.L. Merrow

Review by Lauren

source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own

Official Summary: You can add the book and find the summary on Goodreads. I don't want to ruin too much if you haven't read any of this series. This is the fourth in the series. 

Review: If you've been paying attention, you know that I love this series. It's a mystery series with an m/m romance, but if you aren't a big romance person, don't worry! I think this series does a good job mixing the mystery and romance so that neither really overpower the other. Blow Down is the fourth book in the series, and each one follows the same characters, so it's probably a good idea to start with the first book. I'm sure you'll fall in love with Tom and Phil like I have!

Tom is a plumber, but he also has a gift for finding things. I was asked after my last review if this was a power or just something he's good at it, so I want to clarify that it's a power. He can sense really strong emotions and if something has been purposely hidden, he can follow the tracks of that emotion toward the item. He usually has to be focusing on finding something though; otherwise he's not likely to notice. As for Phil, that's Tom's private investigator boyfriend. Tom and Phil are often teaming up in these books because Phil can usually use Tom's power to help them solve the mystery.

Each book in the series has its own separate mystery, which is fun, but it also progresses the relationship of Tom and Phil, which I love! Definitely give these a shot!


Verushka said...

This series is sooo interesting -- and consistent. I think you've loved every one in this series, right?

Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight said...

So happy to see you're still loving this series! It does sound like fun, and a little different than what you see in most series with the supernaturally gifted plumber and PI boyfriend team solving mysteries!

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said...

I really like the sound of this series! Especially since you said that the mystery aspect and the romance are pretty balanced. That kind of balance is one I love in mysteries, because sometimes it feels like the romance shouldn't be playing such a big part because of what's going on.

Tom's power sounds super interesting, and I'd like to see how he uses it!

I'll definitely make a note of this series. Thanks for the review, Lauren!