#Review #NewRelease — Single Malt (Agents Irish & Whiskey) #1 by Layla Reyne + Giveaway
TITLE: SINGLE MALT
SERIES: AGENTS IRISH & WHISKEY
AUTHOR: LAYLA REYNE
PUBLISHER: CARINA PRESS
PUBLICATION DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2017
PAGE COUNT: 194
GENRE: ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he's not—Jamie is off-limits.
Jamie's lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco's top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie's skills invaluable.
Jamie's talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They'll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own.
Book one of the Agents Irish and Whiskey series
About the Author
Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her scientist husband and three smushed-face dogs. Writing romantic suspense and contemporary romance, she is inspired by her coast-to-coast experiences, weaving elements of the people she's met and places she's been into her stories for readers everywhere to enjoy. Layla is a 2016 RWA Golden Heart Finalist for Romantic Suspense. You can find her online at www.laylareyne.com.
Single Malt is the first book in Lalya Reyne's new series—Agents Irish and Whiskey—and it is soooo good. It is romantic suspense with all the heat and fire, sexual tension and burning need between the two agents that keep you turning the page as fast as you can.
Aidan "Irish" Talley has just returned to the job after 8 months where he was involved in a MVA that resulted in the deaths of his husband and FBI partner Tom Crane, but now it appears that fatal night may not have been an accident after all.
Jameson "Whiskey" Walker gave up an NBA career to join the FBI where he now hides out in the cyber crimes division as one of the best hackers in the world. He has fantasized and watched from afar for three years the sexy agent he likes to call "Irish" but knew he was hands-off being a happily married man. Now—as a widower—he knows Aidan's heart still belongs to another man, but he can't help but want what he wants. And he wants Aidan.
Working together, these two start off a little shaky and now that Aidan knows, or has reason to believe the accident was not an accident, he has trust issues within the department. He's hesitant to trust Jamie so he puts him through his paces, testing his different skill levels, and he admits he's impressed with Jamie passing with flying colors and usually exceeding whatever Aidan throws at him. He's also very turned on by Jamie's brain and finds him extremely sexy watching his fingers go to town on the keyboard —shhhh, Jamie doesn't know that.
Sent on assignment they work together like they've been partnered for years. They finish each other's sentences, can read each other's minds and depend on each other for support. Trying to catch a hacker becomes tricky as they don't know who to trust and games need to be played. They must split up and work with other agents and Jamie has a new admirer that turns Aidan into a jealous beast.
This is kind of when the fun begins because this ramps up a whole new deliciousness of sexual tension between Irish and Whiskey that sets the sheets on fire...literally. Well, not literally. It's just hot as hell in the bedroom!!
Single Malt is full of suspenseful and action packed drama with a plot that keeps you guessing until the end. The best part is the playfulness and flirting that takes place between the two agents. However, while Jamie is more than ready to take things to the next level with Aidan...Aidan is not. He can't promise anything right now other than some fun on the down-low.
How long will that last? This installment ends on a cliffhanger but it's not a killer. The series continues with them looking into the investigation of the accident and it appears that it may get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
I absolutely loved everything about this story and can't wait to get started on book two, Cask Strength. Layla Reyne is a new author to me and Single Malt is her debut MM novel. I enjoyed her writing style that flowed seamlessly, the banter between the two agents and how they played off each other. I loved the sexual chemistry they have and the tension that is so thick you could cut it with a knife and I loved the suspense and mystery.
These types of stories that take the reader into a well-thought-out-plot, high intensity and intrigue, dark and gritty, allowing the characters to dance around each other... ultimately giving in because their desires win—I would have to say are my favorite books to read. A win win for me all around.
* I received a copy of this book through netgalley.com for an honest review *
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