Monday, July 23, 2018

Imperial Stout by Layla Reyne

Title: Imperial Stout
Author: Layla Reyne
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m) 
Series: Trouble Brewing #1
Main Characters: Cam and Nic
Release Date: July 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Layla Reyne spins off from her pulse-pounding Agents Irish and Whiskey books with Imperial Stout , the first installment in the Trouble Brewing series

It’s a good thing assistant US attorney Dominic Price co-owns a brewery. He could use a cold one. Nic’s star witness has just been kidnapped, his joint operation with the FBI is in jeopardy, his father’s shady past is catching up with him and the hot new special agent in San Francisco is the kind of distraction best handled with a stiff drink.

Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne has his own ideas about how to handle Nic, but his skills are currently needed elsewhere. The by-the-book FBI agent goes deep undercover as a member of an infamous heist crew in order to save Nic’s witness, break up the crew and close the case before anyone else gets hurt. Nic in particular.

Things heat up when Cam falls for Nic, and the witness falls for Cam. As the crew’s suspicions grow, Cam must decide how far he’s willing to go—and how far into his own dark past he’s willing to dive—to get everyone out alive.

My Review:
Yay...I'm so, so happy that Layla Reyne decided to do a spinoff series for Cam and Nic after the glimpses of them in the Whiskey & Irish series. Their book did not disappoint. This book was excellent. 

Like all the books in both series, this book is non-stop action from start to finish. In the midst of all that chaos, Nic and Cam are slowly building up this thing between the two of them. That's something that's not easy when they are in the midst of very dangerous, high stress situations. 

But I do like the two of them so much. There are things happening behind the scenes with both of them that they don't necessarily want to reveal. But I liked that when things got intense, they did not hide those secrets from one another. They're honest with each other, even when that honesty hurts.

There were also glimpses of the other couples from the Whiskey & Irish series and I really enjoyed that. 

I also really like the brewery to add a bit of ambience to the setting and the relationship. That was a neat little detail that made for some really fun lines that simply melted my heart. 

These books are so good. From the moment I started reading, I literally did not put it down. I had other things to do today, but this story stole my heart and attention and I couldn't pull myself from it. I love these guys and I'm so looking forward to more of Nic and Cam.

I highly recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest and voluntary review.

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