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Vodka & Handcuffs by Brandon Witt

Brandon Witt - Vodka & Handcuffs CoverTitle: Vodka & Handcuffs

Series: Mary’s Boys 02

Author: Brandon Witt

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 26, 2017)

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Vahin Arora, Hamburger Mary’s sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends—his chosen family at Mary’s—don’t realize Vahin hasn’t had a hookup in months. Then Tall, Dark, and Handsome steps through the door, and Vahin’s libido races back to life.

Being a black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job—Marlon Barton can’t imagine adding being gay to the equation. And while Marlon loves his work as an officer, his life has taken a turn for the hellish because of his new partner, the nephew of a senator.

Fleeing his partner’s company one night, Marlon stumbles into Mary’s for the first time… and wakes up with a hangover in the bartender’s bed. The one-night stand heats up into a budding romance, but not without stress as Marlon’s partner’s actions threaten Vahin’s livelihood and Marlon’s future on the force. Can Vahin and Marlon face the challenges and hold on to the love, friendship, and family they’ve found?

ISBN: 978-1-63533-433-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/vodka-handcuffs-by-brandon-witt-8349-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Mary’s Boys collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Marlon is one very sexy cop but he is having the worst time of it.  First off he is black and the second is he is gay.   He has a partner who is not only racist but a homophobe.  Me thinks one doth protest too much, if you get my drift.  Anyhow our sexy police officer needs a good old fashion drink.  Too bad he doesn’t remember drink so much and waking up next to the hot bartender.   Too bad it brings trouble to Vahin and Mary’s boys.

The story starts off pretty damn good, but I am afraid that it also feels like the author just rushed the whole story.  There were so many chances to make it into not only a longer book but to give us something to sink our teeth into.  There is hot sex, but you don’t see it.  There is absolutely no heat between these guys, so no steamy parts either.  There is no passion between these two, or I should say Marlon doesn’t really have any.  He is the one that comes off a bit strange to me.  That’s not saying he isn’t a good character, but with how short the story is, well you get my point.  He just comes off rocky and not a follow thru type of person.  Then there is the ending, well it just seems to stop all of a sudden.

Now the story to me was still cute and I did like the guys.  However it came off a bit like the author was trying to meet a deadline with this particular book.  I also feel that if it had been made into an actual longer book we would have seen a lot more to it.  For now this book failed on many different steps for me to truly love.  It had great potential but for now I am not sure about the rest of the series.

Vodka & Handcuffs by Brandon Witt Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Brandon Witt popping in today with his upcoming release Vodka & Handcuffs, we have a brilliant guest post, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Vodka & Handcuffs

(Mary’s Boys 02)
by

Brandon Witt

Vahin Arora, Hamburger Mary’s sexy bartender, plays the flirtatious role so well even his closest friends—his chosen family at Mary’s—don’t realize Vahin hasn’t had a hookup in months. Then Tall, Dark, and Handsome steps through the door, and Vahin’s libido races back to life.

Being a black cop on the Denver police force is no easy job—Marlon Barton can’t imagine adding being gay to the equation. And while Marlon loves his work as an officer, his life has taken a turn for the hellish because of his new partner, the nephew of a senator.

Fleeing his partner’s company one night, Marlon stumbles into Mary’s for the first time… and wakes up with a hangover in the bartender’s bed. The one-night stand heats up into a budding romance, but not without stress as Marlon’s partner’s actions threaten Vahin’s livelihood and Marlon’s future on the force. Can Vahin and Marlon face the challenges and hold on to the love, friendship, and family they’ve found?

Release date: 26th April 2017

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Nachos & Hash by Brandon Witt

Brandon Witt - Nachos & Hash CoverTitle: Nachos & Hash

Series: Mary’s Boys #1

Author: Brandon Witt

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (105 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 25, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Darwin Michael’s is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he’ll find the right man to spark his interest for more than a one-night stand—until he sets eyes on Cody Russell.

Cody has just accomplished his life’s goal—get the hell out of Kansas. In one fell swoop, he lands a job at Hamburger Mary’s and gets a newfound family and the chance to be with other gay people! All that’s missing is someone special. But when Darwin shows his interest, Cody is sure it’s too good to be true. After all, what can Darwin possibly see in the high school dropout serving him nachos?

As Darwin falls in love, Cody struggles to realize his worth. When his past threatens the fragile life he is building, Cody spirals into a moment of dark desperation. But Darwin is determined to show Cody that love and family and home are there for him… will Cody accept what is offered? 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-209-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/nachos-hash-by-brandon-witt-8047-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have heard many things about this author’s work but never really stopped to look at one.  So imagine my surprise when I started reading this story.  Let’s just say that I am off to buy all of this amazing man’s work.  Wow, sexy men are at the top of the list.

Darwin has been in the dating scene for a while now, but this latest date makes him want to give it all up.  However one look at the sexy waiter has him changing his mind.  Poor Cody has finally gotten his dream.  He has left his nasty parents and moved away from Kansas.  He is working at Hamburger Mary’s and let’s just say the people there rock.  He likes Darwin but never expected the man to want him back.  This is one story that you need to read if you want the details.

I had a lot of fun reading this and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  Cody is an absolute doll and one that everyone will love.  Darwin is sweet and has his eye on the man all the way.  The characters are all quirky and so much fun.  I find that this is probably going to be read many times over.  I can admit that some of the story had me in tears. 

It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.  For such a small story it is fully packed with a lot of tasty treats.  Way to go Brandon Witt, keep the books a coming.