Sunday, September 15, 2013

S.E.X. Sunday Review~ The Hardest Thing- A Dan Stagg Mystery

Killing is easy. Love is... The Hardest Thing

James Lear does Lee Child

Once a major in the U.S. Army, Dan Stagg fell afoul of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. In his late 30s, tall, and muscular, Dan is prone to violence, always upholding what he views as justice. He’s offered a great deal of money to protect the young male secretary of a powerful real estate broker. The vain, shallow—but most of all hot—young man’s idea of protection includes sex. Dan quickly realizes something strange is going on: he’s being used as a shield for a much more sinister operation and must chose between easy money and sex or the ideals that he embodied in the Army. Why should he do the right thing—particularly when the army betrayed him? The Hardest Thing is a sexy gay mystery as only James Lear can write it: filled with lots of gay sexual encounters, romance, sweat, violence, and conspiracy.

Mr. Lear’s book The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery was a gritty , no nonsense kind of read. Set in the city of New York it gave you a real feel for the city life.

Dan Stagg the ex-marine simply goes through life never expecting more. Stirling McMahon the street hustler has seen too much of life.

If you like a good mystery to go along with you sex, this is the book for you. The hard hitting style of Mr. Lear's writing is edgy with no holds barred.  This is not a sweet and tender love story but it is a well written and thoroughly enjoyable one.  The mystery only adds to the story as Dan and Stirling find out what they truly want from life. The characters are well written and totally believable.

I enjoyed reading this book. If you are looking for a little more than just the average mystery, this is a good one to pick up.  

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