|Book ♝ First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery ⚆ eBooks or Kindle ePUB free

This book made me smile It s ZanyMadcappedSillyFunFunnyCharmingAdorableQuotablePredictableLikableReadableNYC ableFocus, Susan Focus.Kevin Connor is a Jory esque twink prostitute who finds himself 1 amateur investigating a murder of a friend and 2 in a love octagon how many sides is that 8 Yeah, that should be enough to cover them all HE IS DELIGHTFUL And as such, it s not even that annoying that everyone is in love with him Because, honestly, he deserves it In fact, I M IN LOVE WIT This book made me smile It s ZanyMadcappedSillyFunFunnyCharmingAdorableQuotablePredictableLikableReadableNYC ableFocus, Susan Focus.Kevin Connor is a Jory esque twink prostitute who finds himself 1 amateur investigating a murder of a friend and 2 in a love octagon how many sides is that 8 Yeah, that should be enough to cover them all HE IS DELIGHTFUL And as such, it s not even that annoying that everyone is in love with him Because, honestly, he deserves it In fact, I M IN LOVE WITH HIM He s hysterical and brave and confident and and and I m sure it will get annoying at some point as the series progresses, but for now, I heart him The story is not original, the characters are all familiar meaning, you ve met versions of them in 100 s of other books , and the mystery is not anything groundbreaking But, I finished the book feeling completely entertained and smitten The romance angle is left up in the air, with many options available and open to our Kevvy which makes me eager to read the next installment of the series As for who my vote goes to I say view spoiler Team Tony I m a sucker for a closeted alpha cop in my books always have been hide spoiler Then again, I kinda heart me some view spoiler computer geek Marc Wilgus too Maybe I ll keep him for myself hide spoiler I enjoyed this immensely I LOVE THIS BOOK It s endearing, funny, sassy, SEXY Oh, gosh, how many times you will encounter a book where the protagonist main hero is a male prostitute This is what the book gives The main hero is very endearing and you cannot help to love him even if in reality, you cannot accept his line of work You fall for his narrating the story it is told from 1st POV and his friends and his clients yes, some of his clients are really loveable , and the only man he ever love, who returns to I LOVE THIS BOOK It s endearing, funny, sassy, SEXY Oh, gosh, how many times you will encounter a book where the protagonist main hero is a male prostitute This is what the book gives The main hero is very endearing and you cannot help to love him even if in reality, you cannot accept his line of work You fall for his narrating the story it is told from 1st POV and his friends and his clients yes, some of his clients are really loveable , and the only man he ever love, who returns to his life after breaking his heart 7 years ago The uncovering murder part is also handled nicely But it s not the murder you want to read It s Kevin and the men in his life that you want to knowI really don t want this book to end and it doesn t happen a lot i will never knowingly devote a single one of my trillions of excess calories to a book that requires fat shaming to define a character for laughs.bcuz fuck you, that s why. Very amusing first effort and a good job in concealing the murderer Personally, I felt the likeable protagonist was nearly overbalanced by the usual zany cast of characters one expects in gay amateur sleuth novels And the laughs come at the expense of character and relationship The mystery itself is pretty far fetched I say this as someone who has written a fair amount of far fetched fiction None of which spoiled my enjoyment and I will certainly look forfrom Sherman. This is one of the most frustrating books that I ve read in a while.What I liked I m a big fan of mystery romance I love mixed genres, and First You Fall is a good mystery andmystery than romance Kevin, our cute young male escort MC finds himself adding amateur sleuth to his repertoire of skills alongside being the receiving end to a gentle, wannabe sadist and delivering comfort for a hot hacker agoraphobe A friend has fallen to his death, but Kevin is sure it wasn t suicide, an This is one of the most frustrating books that I ve read in a while.What I liked I m a big fan of mystery romance I love mixed genres, and First You Fall is a good mystery andmystery than romance Kevin, our cute young male escort MC finds himself adding amateur sleuth to his repertoire of skills alongside being the receiving end to a gentle, wannabe sadist and delivering comfort for a hot hacker agoraphobe A friend has fallen to his death, but Kevin is sure it wasn t suicide, and once he starts digging, he starts finding a mess of connections, ones that gets dirtier andtwisted the further he investigates.The mystery was good and had a lot of potential paths I did not guess the truth, which is always a plus Kevin is an appealing, funny, upbeat and resilient presence, and his escort job iscolorful and humorous than other dreary rent boy stories Kevin s profession is bornfrom the easy money and amiable clients than from an abused past or a broken home The side characters are also colorful, amusing, and fun especially Kevin s sleuth partner Freddy, a guy who always has his radar up for the next hot man who might be in reach, and Marc, the shy, genius hacker who Kevin visits, but who is so sweet, their sessions never feel like part of his escort job.Sherman is also very adept at characters and their voices, and everyone had their own distinct voice I was super impressed when he made one character so scarily persuasive, it was like watching one of the scenarios spin out from The Gift of Fear Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence People, if someone won t take no for an answer, at all, it s a good sign to back away What was harder Sweet Jeebus, I don t think I could give a shit less about Kevin s love interest than what I felt for his Tony, a closeted, married cop who had been his first teenage love, but who had left him, only to reenter his life when Kevin s friend was killed, still carrying his back and forth attraction for Kevin You re so cute Oh, but I m married I m not gay You know that, right Oh, but the things you do to me, Kevvy The irony is that Sherman is VERY CAPABLE of creating likeable characters Pretty much every other guy, except the suspects, are all better choices for Kevin s attentions Freddy Marc Romeo I don t understand why he centered on drab, colorless Tony, who feltlike a stereotype of the straight cop love interest than anything else It was like someone pointed him to Josh Lanyon, and said, This guy sells books Look at all those law enforcement MCs Look at Jake Riordan People fell in love with him, even though he jerked Adrien around for multiple books That or Sherman really wanted to work out his own thing for straight love interests.Well, I will tell you Tony is no Jake Riordan Even in book 1 of Adrien English, where nothing super sexy progresses between him and Adrien, the back and forth that he was struggling with was wayraw and evident Whereas here, following Kevin s forlorn love for Tony was so innately unsatisfying At one point, I left a reading status of I feelsympathy for a wet load of laundry that has been left in the washer overnight than I feel for Kevin s thing for Tony I honestly don t understand why Sherman picked Tony to be Kevin s love interest Was it because Tony might help straighten Kevin out from his escort job Was it to hold on to the theme of first love I don t know, but I did not give a shit about their relationship, and I mostly felt that Kevin was missing out by holding on to his Tony dream This pretty much lost the heart in the story for me, so only the mystery was left.I also agree with the points in Emma s review There is some anti fat women humor in here that was absolutely not necessary for the story s progression Making fun of heavy women and how they re considered unattractive and here, posited as unfit to be loved at all , It s what I qualify as cheap laughs , like having a visually impaired person walk into a wall HA HA They walked into the wall cause they can t SEE The humor is very base level, is not at all clever, and really dragged things down There s also the appearance of the villains, both are view spoiler women hide spoiler , and one is the over used view spoiler Evil Homophobic Wife hide spoiler , the bane to m m mysteries.You can say that being from 2008, maybe that clich villain still felt fresh , but I doubt it, and it s one that doesn t age well in a growing genre So, mad props to Sherman for creating a fun main character in Kevin, excellent side characters, a twisty mystery, and a terrible romantic subplot On the plus side, I have no desire to read further in Kevin s journey to redemption love, which will save me some moolah since both book 2 and book 3 arethan 9 for the ebooks Loved This, I Did Until the end I thought the ending was weak and a bunch of bullshit That and a few too many editing errors, including switching characters names kept this from being five stars Other than that I loved Kevin Awesome MC he was and really enjoyed following him around I stayed up too late reading this but it s a very hard book to put downAnd OMG it was so flipping funny I had to stop reading a couple times until I could get my laughter under control only to then read anoth Loved This, I Did Until the end I thought the ending was weak and a bunch of bullshit That and a few too many editing errors, including switching characters names kept this from being five stars Other than that I loved Kevin Awesome MC he was and really enjoyed following him around I stayed up too late reading this but it s a very hard book to put downAnd OMG it was so flipping funny I had to stop reading a couple times until I could get my laughter under control only to then read another sentence and burst out laughing again This book was full of amazing, lovable characters |Book ⚉ First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery ☾ Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery,When his friend s death is ruled a suicide, Kevin Connor a hustler by trade, sleuth by default sets out to prove a case of murder It doesn t help matters that the victim s grown children, who disapproved of their father s gay lifestyle, are only concerned about their inheritance But they are not Kevin s only problem His high strung mother has moved in with him and she knows nothing about his questionable job Scott Sherman has written for Newsweek, Genre, Instinct, and The Washington Blade The follow up to First You Fall, Second You Sin was released in October,in trade paperback and for the Kindle 4.5 Stars Absolutely hilarious and delightful Full review soon. I first started reading this in February and for some reason that escapes me now I ve slept since then I put it to one side and started reading something else So today I was searching through the groaning TBR list, when I came across it again and decided to give it another chance.Great decision It reminded me so much of the laugh a minute adventures of Stephanie Plum only in this, swap Stephanie for blonde twink Kevin gay amateur sleuthing male prostitute with sass, attitude and a cutene I first started reading this in February and for some reason that escapes me now I ve slept since then I put it to one side and started reading something else So today I was searching through the groaning TBR list, when I came across it again and decided to give it another chance.Great decision It reminded me so much of the laugh a minute adventures of Stephanie Plum only in this, swap Stephanie for blonde twink Kevin gay amateur sleuthing male prostitute with sass, attitude and a cuteness factor that will make you want to become his sidekick just so you can keep an eye on him because like all these types of stories the guy is a walking trouble magnet as well as a man magnet I just adored him He has all the daft quirky supporting characters who you d expect to find In this case there s the will they won t they ex boyfriend and closeted cop, the flamboyant sexy as hell bed anything that moves BFF, the agoraphobic sweet client who has mad computer skills, the transvestite madame , a hot balcony climbing construction worker plus a truck load of other weird clients with odd but funny kinks, like the guy who is into sadomasochism but apologises a lot I found myself snorting many times Then last but not least poor Kevin has to put up with his eccentric, no holds barred embarrassing mother who turns up on him out of the blue whilst all the other shenanigans are going on, and who although she s totally cringeworthy, you can t help but like.Well I did because she made me laugh she s funny Then of course theres a suitably well plotted crime story involving a suspicious suicide, with lots of red herrings that wraps up the package very nicely and the love interest or three or possibly four, that you re left pondering about at the end of the story lucky old Kevin has a few vying for his attention just adds to why if you pick this quirky, laugh out loud story it will probably leave you wanting , just like Stephanie and her Joe versus Ranger conundrum Only in this its Tony the cop, Freddie the BFF, Mark the agoraphobe or Romeo, that balcony hopping construction worker Lots of UST Yum The thing is, there s nothing particularly new about the whole book and its ideas but its one of those tropes that just works and like they say If its not broke, don t fix it and in my opinion there s nothing to fix about Kevin, his entourage or any of the stuff he gets up to I really loved this and have found another favourite character to add to the many others I ve fell in love with in this genre Great fun and now its on to book two to see what other trouble this delightful little blonde minx can get into If you want a book that will make you laugh or just plain smile a lot, then give this a try I ll be surprised if this doesn t fit the bill I m hooked 4.49 STARS Focus, Kevin, focus That is our narrator, Kevin Connor He has AADD Adult Attention Deficit Disorder that is thankfully mostly under control with medication He knows the signs, so when his mind starts to wander he knows how to make himself focusmostly I had a blast keeping up with him.Now, let s understand something about Kevin He s a prostitute, call boy, hustler, who doesn t have a problem with his occupation of choice He might also have some of the most unrealistic, swee 4.49 STARS Focus, Kevin, focus That is our narrator, Kevin Connor He has AADD Adult Attention Deficit Disorder that is thankfully mostly under control with medication He knows the signs, so when his mind starts to wander he knows how to make himself focusmostly I had a blast keeping up with him.Now, let s understand something about Kevin He s a prostitute, call boy, hustler, who doesn t have a problem with his occupation of choice He might also have some of the most unrealistic, sweetest clients on the planet, but anyway, there s a lot of humor coming from that end The reason I bring this up is because romance isn t the focus of this story view spoiler I kept changing my mind on who I wanted Kevin to end up with and wasn t sure who it would be until 97% hide spoiler I liked the mystery part of the story even when it went slightly off I can honestly I had some idea but didn t find out until THE very end and it still took me by surprise The way Kevin went about trying to figure things out was believable to me Phew No TSTL on this one.But what I enjoyed the most were Kevin and a great deal of the characters, too many to name I had tons of fun with them and their antics It came close to 5 stars for me, it really did There were a couple of things that prevented me from doing it view spoiler Tony The jury is still out, didn t fully buy that one The thing with Dottie WHOA TMI I m still traumatized hide spoiler Otherwise, I loved it