Friday, December 16, 2016

Review Tour: Alpha Barman by Sue Brown (Reviews + Giveaway)

Review Tour: Alpha Barman by Sue Brown (Reviews + Giveaway)

Alpha Barman - Sue Brown 

Author: Sue Brown

Release Date: November 24

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh

Length: 48,000 words

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 


Jake Tyler walked out of Special Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he’s found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake’s ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake’s way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not – a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake’s ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.

Mitch is angry and hurting. The man he trusted – the man he adored more than anything – abandoned both his team and Mitch. Jake never gave Mitch a chance to help or come to terms with his desertion. Regardless of mission protocols, Mitch isn’t about to open his heart again to that kind of pain.

But the strong attraction between them can’t be denied. How are they ever going to work together when Mitch still resents Jake’s disappearance, and to Jake, the team represents everything that destroyed him in the first place? And meantime they wait for Riley to find them... and to settle the threat once and for all.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

When Jake Taylor's sister was killed and her husband and his best friend was convicted for killing her, he walked away from his life, job and lover. His grief was overwhelming and he moved to a quiet town and bought a bar. He lives a simple life by himself, running his bar with his co-owner. Until the day his previous covert team shows up to tell him that his brother-in-law had escaped prison and was headed to him and they were there to protect him. Jake is unprepared to see his former lover and teammate in his bar. And both men are reminded about what Jake walked away from, while they're preparing for his brother-in-law's arrival.

This was an entertaining premise for the start of the series, and it will be interesting to see what comes next! This story is told from Jake's POV and and you can feel his heartbreak over the loss of his sister, his best friend, his lover and his team. He's gone into protection mode and tried to just forget about everything he's left behind. Both Jake and Mitch were alpha males that didn't recognize when something softer is needed. Their time together doesn't make them better communicators, but it eventually happens!

There were a lot of characters in this book, and though I enjoyed them all, I don't feel like I really know any of them so it will be interesting to see them develop throughout the series. I really enjoyed this story, and if you like alpha men, you will, too (if you don't, don't let that hold you back from reading it, it has a lot of intrigue, a little mystery and some snarky dialogue to entertain!)

Rating: 4.5 stars

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Author Bio

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she's made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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