One Life to Lose
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All In Fear
Spotlight: All in Fear | Out 12/1/16
Title: The Queer and the Restless
Author: Kris Ripper
Series: Queers of La Vista Book 3
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: 11/29/2016
Genre(s): M/M Romantic Suspense, Transgender
Page Count: 228
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
“A Queers of La Vista Novel
He must overcome his fear if he’s going to embrace her and her free spirit….
Ed Masiello has been on testosterone for a year, is working his dream job as a reporter, and is finally passing as a man (so long as you don’t ask his abuela). But the investigation of a murder case is starting to take over his life. Afraid he’s becoming obsessed, he goes to the local club to relax, and meets the flighty, whimsical Alisha.
Alisha is a free spirit who’s tossed aside ambition for travel and adventure. Her approach to life is a far cry from Ed’s, and while Ed has always assumed that meeting his goals would make him happy, Alisha is much more content than him — despite all the plans she can’t yet fulfill.
As their relationship heats up, so does the murder case. Alisha thinks Ed needs a break, but someone’s got to find this killer, and he wants to be there when it all goes down. Besides, taking off into the great unknown with Alisha is crazy. But opting for what’s safe is just another way of living in fear, and Ed vowed to stop living like that a long time ago.
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The Queers of La Vista novels can be enjoyed as standalone stories — jump in wherever you’d like!”
Review: This was a pretty interesting story. I have not read any of the other books in this series. Since it says that these are standalone books, I felt at a loss with the ending. Ed is a reporter trying to make the move from writing stories about blind cats who can predict who is going to die to real investigative reporting, but when people he knows start getting murdered things get a little crazy. Ed is also transitioning to a male from a female and is also embarking on his first boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.The chemistry between Ed and Alisha is pretty heated. I really liked Alisha’s character. The pacing was good and the story kept my interest. I was however lost with the ending. The romance in the book was wonderful. Loved the love story, but this book has a serial killer on the loose. Does this story continue? If it does then it really isn’t a standalone. The character development is good. More so with Ed than Alisha. Overall I liked the book, but I feel like I do when my husband changes the channel before the end of a TV show.
Review Copy of The Queer and the Restless provided by Riptide Publishing for an honest Review.