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Artistic Pursuits PDF, ePub eBook Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there. When the case heats up again, Leslie retur Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there. When the case heats up again, Leslie returns to the States-and to Frank-but their investigation is complicated by their tumultuous feelings. Is it possible for two dedicated detectives to pursue each other while they're tracking down stolen art and the unscrupulous man who steals it?

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  1. 5 out of 5

    * A Reader Obsessed *

    2.5 Hearts This was a perfectly serviceable romance, and fans of Grey will probably not be disappointed as he consistently delivers on what I’m sure many have come to expect. However, for me, there just wasn’t as much impact regarding the feels surrounding the main characters as compared to the first two books, but I do love me a G-man and having his love interest be his international counterpart? Even better. Frank is a junior FBI agent who has had the misfortune of making a mistake that got a f 2.5 Hearts This was a perfectly serviceable romance, and fans of Grey will probably not be disappointed as he consistently delivers on what I’m sure many have come to expect. However, for me, there just wasn’t as much impact regarding the feels surrounding the main characters as compared to the first two books, but I do love me a G-man and having his love interest be his international counterpart? Even better. Frank is a junior FBI agent who has had the misfortune of making a mistake that got a fellow agent shot. Determined to right some wrongs, he’s set on finding out who’s behind the thievery of some priceless Tiffany windows. Such a high profile case catches the eye of an Interpol agent, and for the first time, in a long time, Frank is intrigued by the beautiful alluring man that shows up offering his assistance. Leslie has been trying to capture a collector who has evaded prosecution for years through convenient foreign government loopholes. He hopes that he and Frank can link this most recent robbery to his past cases, and he’s definitely not above mixing business with pleasure regarding his temporary partner. The insta-lust, of course, is darn fast, and the progression into love is equally quick. In classic Grey style there’s a lot of pretty words and proclamations with flowery love scenes that are sexy, but at the same time, just a tad cheesy and over the top. Every once in awhile I’ve noticed Grey will throw a random bit of drama into his stories that can come out of nowhere. (view spoiler)[Here, it was a sudden macho preening on Frank’s part, making him a total asshat that was out of character. Leslie, however was strong and firm and didn’t take any shit from Frank’s male posturing. (hide spoiler)] These two ultimately work through their issues and discover that they can play and work well together, but does that necessarily translate into a meaningful and lasting relationship despite an ocean separating them?? John Solo continues to narrate this series with good proficiency, differentiating characters, adding emotional weight and inflection, and actually lending a British accent to a main character. You’d think this would be a given, but believe me, it isn’t. Again, nothing overtly wrong with this latest installment, I just found it a tad boring. Though not my favorite in the series, regardless, I’m curious enough to finish it out and look forward to listening to Legal Tender. Thank you to the author/publisher for the audio in exchange for an honest review

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and while I'm enjoying this one it hasn't quite hit 'I love it territory' so no rounding up yet. I'm betwixt and between on this one... 'Artistic Pursuits' is book #3 in Andrew Grey's 'Art' series and I have to admit I'm not sure how I'm feeling about this one. There was a lot that I liked about this story but there were also a few niggles. So at the end of my ponderings this one for me was a little better than good but didn't mak 3.5 stars rounded down to 3 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and while I'm enjoying this one it hasn't quite hit 'I love it territory' so no rounding up yet. I'm betwixt and between on this one... 'Artistic Pursuits' is book #3 in Andrew Grey's 'Art' series and I have to admit I'm not sure how I'm feeling about this one. There was a lot that I liked about this story but there were also a few niggles. So at the end of my ponderings this one for me was a little better than good but didn't make it into 'I really love it' territory. I really liked the overall plot on this one. Mystery/thriller type stories are and always will be catnip for me. Add in that the focus of this story is stolen artworks...specifically Tiffany windows and it was definitely a win for me. While you could read this one as a stand alone there is a bit of a cross over with Brian and Nicholai the MCs from book 2 having a role to play in this story, so I would probably recommend reading or listening, as I did, to the first two stories...not necessary but encouraged. Frank Jennings is an FBI agent and one of the MCs in this story and Leslie Carlton works for Interpol. These men meet when the cases they are working on appear to be connected. When Leslie shows up in the states Frank doesn't hesitate to offer him a place to stay. Needless to say working their mutual cases together as well as spending a bit of time in close proximity only fuels the initial attraction that both men felt. After spending one passionate night together Leslie is recalled to London. When Leslie is finally able to return to the states, while both men are still interested picking up where they left off isn't an easy or instantaneous event, it involves some awkward moments as both men are forced to admit how they feel and accept their share of the blame for why there was no communication during Leslie's time back in London. My niggles were in regards to Frank's behavior and how drastically his behavior would change at times and some of the conversations between him and Leslie just for want of a better explanation didn't feel right to me...so very, very subjective and I'm sure that while some people might have the same impression, I'm sure others don't. So this isn't a good or bad thing just an 'it didn't work for me thing'. As well as the overall plot line I very much enjoyed the character of Carl. Carl was a secondary character who worked with Frank and showed himself to a good friend to Carl and Leslie but he was also very likable and interesting in his own right and a character that I'd be interested in seeing the author give us more of. John Solo was once again the narrator for this audio book and in general he once again did a solid job with this story giving us distinct voices that conveyed the characters emotions and individuality. But again I had a little bit of a niggle with Leslie's voice, for me it just didn't seem British but I freely admit this was definitely a totally personal and subjective opinion. I actually played a clip of Leslie speaking for my personal guinea pig (more affectionately known as 'the hubby') his family was from England...parents came over to Canada just before he was born, he still has family there. So, I thought he would be a fairly knowledgeable and objective person to experiment with and when I played him the clip and asked him what country he thought the speaker would be from his reply with very little consideration was 'England' so there you have it. Maybe, Leslie's voice wasn't working for me but that doesn't mean it wasn't a solid reflection of the man's country of origin. Again, not a good or bad thing just an 'it didn't quite work for me thing'. In summary, more things worked for me than didn't and I did enjoy this one more than the first book maybe a little bit less than the second and truthfully I don't feel even a little bit deterred from wanting to carry one with this series. Book 4 is called 'Legal Tender' and sounds like it's going to be interesting so I'm definitely game for it and with any luck there'll be a book 5 with an MC named Carl...just puttin' that out there for the universe. ******************** An audio book of 'Artistic Pursuits' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Audrey

    This book is a difficult one for me to rate. It was good, and the story was well-conceived. I didn't think it really made that jump to "really good" or "excellent," though. WRITING: The writing itself was technically good. I mean that literally - i.e., the technique of writing was well-executed. With that said, I didn't find the narrative voice or the writing to be all that engaging or exciting. I felt it was rather stiff, and I mean that not in the oh-my-manly-bits-are-so-stiff-and-ready-to-plun This book is a difficult one for me to rate. It was good, and the story was well-conceived. I didn't think it really made that jump to "really good" or "excellent," though. WRITING: The writing itself was technically good. I mean that literally - i.e., the technique of writing was well-executed. With that said, I didn't find the narrative voice or the writing to be all that engaging or exciting. I felt it was rather stiff, and I mean that not in the oh-my-manly-bits-are-so-stiff-and-ready-to-plunder-your-sweet-treasures-my-long-redhaired-lover sense. Rather, for the large part of the narrative, I felt pretty disengaged from the characters and action throughout the story, even when suspenseful things occurred. The exception to the disengaged voice, though, is in the sexytimes. SEXYTIMES: Now, here's where I feel this book really hit its stride. The sexytimes in this book were intense and overall quite emotional. I might quibble over some of the word choices (e.g., I thought Leslie "whined" a bit too much for my taste), but the intensity of the sexytimes was never in doubt. ROMANCE: Hrm. I'm kind of waffling on this one. I guess with this book's being an erotic romance, the love, emotions, and HEA kind of develop out of the sexytimes. Their physical attraction was pretty instantaneous, but I honestly don't think that, other than physical stuff, there was much basis for them to fall in love with each other in that short period of time. It was a nice fantasy, however, and I guess that's what romance is about for the most part. STORY: I thought the premise of this story was very well done. Basically, FBI agent Frank ends up on a case that brings Interpol operative Leslie into his orbit. Obstacles abound, though, including Frank's need for control in his life and, oh, the entire Atlantic Ocean that separates them. The background of the case, the details of the FBI, and the way that Leslie and Frank would be brought together in those circumstances were well-conceived and fleshed out. I thought the case and its vicissitudes seemed very thorough and well-researched. CHARACTERS: They were fine overall. I didn't get excited about them much, and I didn't really find an emotional connection to them. Again, I think this stems back to the fact that the writing style for me made me feel rather removed from the story. Also, I thought there was some inconsistency to Frank's characterization. He started the book as the "newbie" in the office that people were ribbing for a mistake he made on his first job out in the field, but then in the middle of the book it shows him acting all BMOC and asshole-ish like that's his established M.O. That shift seemed a little off to me. OVERALL: It was a good, well-conceived story with pretty darn hot sexytimes, but for me, there wasn't anything to blow me away in the end. I'm curious enough to try another of this author's work, if only to see if that's just his writing style and maybe it's just not for me. Note: Thank you to Dreamspinner Press for providing a copy of this book through NetGalley.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jacq ~

    The cover was spot on! OMG I tried...the writing style, threw me off, so I had to stop short. I don't usually care for mysteries, but this storyline had me intrigued. The computer guy KARL was so cool he so deserves a book! If your into mysteries this may be for you.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gavin Stephenson-Jackman

    When three Tiffany stained glass windows are stolen from the music conservatory in Milwaukee there is suspicion that this is more than a simple theft. Suddenly this simple crime is under the scrutiny of the FBI and Interpol. FBI agent Frank Jennings soon finds himself at the conservatory where he first meets Leslie Carlton from Interpol. Frank is not quite sure why a simple theft has been pushed up to the FBI from the local authorities until Leslie tells him that he has been on the trail of a se When three Tiffany stained glass windows are stolen from the music conservatory in Milwaukee there is suspicion that this is more than a simple theft. Suddenly this simple crime is under the scrutiny of the FBI and Interpol. FBI agent Frank Jennings soon finds himself at the conservatory where he first meets Leslie Carlton from Interpol. Frank is not quite sure why a simple theft has been pushed up to the FBI from the local authorities until Leslie tells him that he has been on the trail of a series of art thefts around the globe and this latest may be the first time that the collector who has been acquiring the artworks may have specifically arranged for the theft of the windows. Frank and Leslie are instantly drawn into the case and each other, but both are afraid to admit it initially. After all what is the sense in really getting to know each other when the fate of geography will keep them apart. At the end of the day with very little to go on Frank suggests that Leslie stay at his house rather than get a hotel room things start to happen. This is yet another page turner from Andrew Grey and will keep you enthralled from the first page. There is some limited connection to the previous two novels in the trilogy and could easily be read as a stand alone.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    Posted on Under the Covers ARTISTIC PURSUITS is a tough one to review because I cannot say that it really made an impact on me. I enjoyed Frank and Leslie’s story, but just didn’t feel completely invested in their relationship. I felt that their emotional development moved too fast for me, not really giving me the time to really catch up or feel it. I also didn’t feel that Leslie’s accent was authentic. There are many repetitions of the same words, so that kind of took away from his character I t Posted on Under the Covers ARTISTIC PURSUITS is a tough one to review because I cannot say that it really made an impact on me. I enjoyed Frank and Leslie’s story, but just didn’t feel completely invested in their relationship. I felt that their emotional development moved too fast for me, not really giving me the time to really catch up or feel it. I also didn’t feel that Leslie’s accent was authentic. There are many repetitions of the same words, so that kind of took away from his character I think. Frank Jennings is an FBI agent while Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent. Already sounds like a good read, right? One of the things I liked about this book is their pursuit for something that requires both their attentions. Their pursuit pushes the book forward, giving it that suspenseful kick that I love to read in any romance. I’m hoping to read more of Andrew Grey’s work considering that the sex scenes were pretty smoking. I just hope next time the accents aren’t so distracting.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Barb ~rede-2-read~

    Note: This audiobook was provided to me through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review. This was a totally different take on art theft compared to the first two books. In this one, a thief is targeting Tiffany windows and one of the victims is Attorney Brian Jennings and his partner, Nicolai, an art restoration expert. If you read book two, Artistic Appeal, you may recall that Nicolai pieced together a formerly broken Tiffany window for his living room. This time, however, t Note: This audiobook was provided to me through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review. This was a totally different take on art theft compared to the first two books. In this one, a thief is targeting Tiffany windows and one of the victims is Attorney Brian Jennings and his partner, Nicolai, an art restoration expert. If you read book two, Artistic Appeal, you may recall that Nicolai pieced together a formerly broken Tiffany window for his living room. This time, however, the thieves are identified when Brian’s daughter, Zoe, happens to see both men before they escaped, so she’s able to help police and FBI put together composite photos from her description. When it’s evident that this connects to the case Interpol has issued a warning on, FBI inspector Frank Jennings contacts them and Leslie Carlton comes to the US to assist in the case. The supposedly cold and stuffy Englishman is anything but that, however—once Frank happens upon him in his home where his guest has just come from his shower. Totally unexpected, and yet the sparks ignite between the two, and Frank falls head-over-heels for the stunning, long-haired Interpol agent—even though he’s returning to England and the two can’t have a future together. Then, things heat up on the US end, and when Frank and his team are able to identify a well-known Japanese collector as the potential buyer, Interpol allows Leslie to return. A few more days might not make a lot of difference, especially if Frank can’t get over his fear of failure and continues to deny his feelings to Leslie. And when fate steps in and throws him a scare, will he still be too afraid to speak up? I enjoyed this story, and as is typical with Andrew Grey, the story is not ordinary, and yet the characters are. And I mean that in the best possible way. The MCs could be our neighbors, and yet their jobs allow Mr. Grey to tell a complex story of international intrigue he’s likely researched to the nth degree. Interesting and entertaining, exciting and full of danger, when it all comes down to the bottom line, there’s a deep and abiding love between two men who manage to find each other despite living a continent apart. Narrator John Solo gets better with each story too. His narration provides a good variety of voices. He’s easy to understand and knows when to stress certain words and phrases. I’m coming to believe that’s a highly sought after skill in the world of audiobooks as I’ve had to DNF a few due to the very boredom of the person narrating. So kudos, John Solo. You make it interesting. And, if you like Andrew Grey, this one is a winner. The whole series has been fun and interesting and even informative. Definitely recommended.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Serena Yates

    The third volume in this series offers more stolen art, two detectives trying to catch the thief, and turbulent passion potentially getting in the way. The story is loosely connected to the first two books, but the crime is contemporary and so is the perpetrator. Combining those elements is a recipe for success, as far as I could see from the blurb, and as soon as I had read the prologue with its shocking revelation that made my jaw drop, I was hooked. The story is as exciting as it sounds – ful The third volume in this series offers more stolen art, two detectives trying to catch the thief, and turbulent passion potentially getting in the way. The story is loosely connected to the first two books, but the crime is contemporary and so is the perpetrator. Combining those elements is a recipe for success, as far as I could see from the blurb, and as soon as I had read the prologue with its shocking revelation that made my jaw drop, I was hooked. The story is as exciting as it sounds – full of action, clever detective sneakiness, an international villain, and a passionate romance that turns into an intense love story while the case of the art thief keeps both men extremely busy. Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nicci

    Rating: 3.5 stars Review originally posted at http://twlibreviews.com Leslie to Frank: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m surprised they don’t have a more senior man on a case like this”. Quoted from: Artistic Pursuits Interpol Agent, Leslie Carlton does not know at the time he made the comment, but he hit the ball out of the park with his first impression of Frank Jennings. Yep. Frank is insecure in his position at the FBI. His attitude is such I want to smack him across the head. Frank Jenni Rating: 3.5 stars Review originally posted at http://twlibreviews.com Leslie to Frank: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m surprised they don’t have a more senior man on a case like this”. Quoted from: Artistic Pursuits Interpol Agent, Leslie Carlton does not know at the time he made the comment, but he hit the ball out of the park with his first impression of Frank Jennings. Yep. Frank is insecure in his position at the FBI. His attitude is such I want to smack him across the head. Frank Jennings is arrogant, egotistical, and a control freak. Teammates and colleagues do not know how to approach the man. Part of the problem is that he is closeted at work. He wants his colleagues to him seriously despite his inexperienced as a FBI agent. How he goes about it is the issue. That is why I so love Karl as his sidekick. “You aren’t nearly the unfeeling asshole everyone thinks you are.” When someone steals Tiffany windows from the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music, Leslie Carlton makes a stop in Milwaukee on his way back home to England. He’s Interpol’s expert on art theft. Leslie thinks to give the FBI help by sharing knowledge and with luck, he will get closer to bagging a wealthy and untouchable thief on his list for the past ten years. Neither Frank nor Leslie expected the strong attraction building between them. Frank is actually a very demanding yet sweet lover when he is not out to prove something. He is a changed man outside of work. Leslie comes across the perfect man for Frank. He allows Frank to take control and let him be himself. What he experiences in Frank’s arms is incomparable to his other relationships. The issue becomes what will happen when these two must work together to resolve the case. How will Frank react when Leslie begins to voice his opinions? What will happen when Leslie sees another aspect of Frank’s personality that is unpleasant? The minor complaint I have with the story is that Leslie’s British voice did not ring true. There is also a bit of repetition in word phrasing. Although the author’s writing is new to me, Andrew Grey is prolific in the M/M Romance genre. Having written many books, repeating wordings and phrases should not have been a problem. These issues slightly distracting but did not keep me from enjoying the story. Andrew Grey’s Artistic Pursuits delivers a nice, sweet, engaging story. The crime case is interesting but I enjoyed the focus on the boys. It allowed me to escape for while into my favorite genre.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews

    4 1/2 Hearts Frank is trying to prove himself after a mistake he made ended up getting a member of his team shot, when Tiffany windows are stolen from the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music he has hopes of recovering them before they leave the country, with the help of Interpol agent Leslie he uncovers something more than just the theft of the windows. Leslie has been after the buyer for many a year and with the help of Frank he finally has him in his sights but when the case is over will the two me 4 1/2 Hearts Frank is trying to prove himself after a mistake he made ended up getting a member of his team shot, when Tiffany windows are stolen from the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music he has hopes of recovering them before they leave the country, with the help of Interpol agent Leslie he uncovers something more than just the theft of the windows. Leslie has been after the buyer for many a year and with the help of Frank he finally has him in his sights but when the case is over will the two men find a way to make their relationship work. This is one of my favourite Andrew Grey books I have to admit and that’s because I thought all these characters were perfect. These men have an instant attraction but after one hot scorching night together Leslie is called home, each man thinks the other mustn’t feel the same as they do, so no contact is made until the thieves turn up again. Frank is a completely different person at home than he is at the office and Leslie points that out in great detail during an argument at the office. I thought that this story was brilliant, the story-line is well thought out and it moves along smoothly. Frank and Leslie are great characters and we get to know them quite well, the supporting characters are good especially Karl and I loved how Nicolai and Brian have a brief appearance during the investigation. Each of these men embark on their love affair knowing that they would part when the case was over, both of them hoping that something would change so they could be together but both know that it is a futile hope as they both love their careers. The investigation is well done and the undercover work and the bust were brilliant, bringing in Karl so he was more involved in the story was inspired as it gave a more real life feel to it instead of the MC’s being the hero’s. Frank and Leslie are a great couple and the sex is really hot, their relationship isn’t easy but it’s worth it. With this one I will recommend it to those who love investigations, slight danger, hot sex, great characters, a brilliant story-line and a brilliant happy ending.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jen Davis

    FBI agent Frank Jennings and Interpol operative Leslie Carlton are thrown together by the theft of some antique windows in Milwaukee. The windows are very valuable and Leslie believes they could tie into an international art thievery case he has been working for years. The men aren't sure what to make of each other at first. They are attracted to one another, but neither knows whether the other is gay --and both are wary of getting involved with someone on the job. It doesn't take long, though, b FBI agent Frank Jennings and Interpol operative Leslie Carlton are thrown together by the theft of some antique windows in Milwaukee. The windows are very valuable and Leslie believes they could tie into an international art thievery case he has been working for years. The men aren't sure what to make of each other at first. They are attracted to one another, but neither knows whether the other is gay --and both are wary of getting involved with someone on the job. It doesn't take long, though, before they give into their desires and fall into bed. The book follows the men as they try to solve their case and navigate their growing relationship. I must say that the sex in this book is really well done. It's very hot; it's satisfying; and it's realistic. Every single sex scene was a winner. In the bedroom (and the shower), we really see the passion these men have for each other. However, the relationship didn't work for me in every way. My biggest beef was with the dialogue. People simply don't talk the way these characters do. For instance: "You look like alabaster, do you know that?" Frank asked as he moved closer, their chests touching. "A perfect alabaster god, and you are right here in my bedroom." Not to mention all the times Frank asks Les if he does (insert awesome sex-type thing) only for him, or tells him how "responsive" or "vocal" he is, or whatever. Or when he calls him "sweetheart." It just didn't ring true. Nor did the declarations of love and the overhaul of one of their lives --after essentially only a week or two in each other's company. The crime-solving part of the story moved well and provided a good backdrop for the romance. And we got a solid secondary character in FBI agent Karl. I liked both our leading men and I liked them together. But I would have liked the relationship better with a little more realism, especially in the speed of which they developed their emotional connection. 3 stars. *ARC Provided by NetGalley

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nithu

    There were lots of things I like in this book, but as a born and bred Brit, Leslie's voice made me cringe. It felt as if the author has decided that as 'bollocks' is a word we use a lot, he would use it as much as possible. Unfortunately, 90% of the time he got it slightly wrong, eg, 'don't get your bollocks in a wad'. Er...no. In one of the chapters in Lelie's POV, he refers to the 'lift' (correctly) several times, then in the next paragraph he's calling it an elevator. He asks if he can 'catch There were lots of things I like in this book, but as a born and bred Brit, Leslie's voice made me cringe. It felt as if the author has decided that as 'bollocks' is a word we use a lot, he would use it as much as possible. Unfortunately, 90% of the time he got it slightly wrong, eg, 'don't get your bollocks in a wad'. Er...no. In one of the chapters in Lelie's POV, he refers to the 'lift' (correctly) several times, then in the next paragraph he's calling it an elevator. He asks if he can 'catch a ride' and his mother calls him 'honey' *shudders* There were others, too, but those are the ones I can remember off the top of my head, mainly because they particularly set my teeth on edge. It wasn't quite Dick Van Dyke in 'Mary Poppins', but it wasn't good. I don't know if non-British readers would even notice, so it possibly doesn't matter to the author that he didn't get the British voice 100% right, but a British pair of eyes at some point during the editing stage would have made all the difference. That aside, there was a lot that was good. The case that Leslie and Frank were working on was both interesting and plausible. I really liked the way that Frank's character developed throughout the book, and I loved Karl and the way he became a good friend to Frank, even though they disliked each other at the start. It was nice to see Karl grow, professionally, and gain in confidence.

  13. 4 out of 5

    L.Giselle

    I feel like a part of a community when I read Andrew Grey's books. A community of adventurers, artists, friends, family and lovers. As always Grey's characters are richly developed, this plot was fast paced and very exciting, and there was a wonderful helping of chemistry and passion throughout this story. A continuation of the Bottled Up spin-off Artistic series, Artistic Pursuits easily stands alone, but once you read it, if you haven't met the other members of this community, you'll want to! I feel like a part of a community when I read Andrew Grey's books. A community of adventurers, artists, friends, family and lovers. As always Grey's characters are richly developed, this plot was fast paced and very exciting, and there was a wonderful helping of chemistry and passion throughout this story. A continuation of the Bottled Up spin-off Artistic series, Artistic Pursuits easily stands alone, but once you read it, if you haven't met the other members of this community, you'll want to! This book is so much more than m/m romance, it's mystery, crime solving, action, suspense, international artistic provenance and more all bundled into one fast paced storyline. For me, what gives this book so much depth is the additional motif of the main characters' power struggles woven throughout the story. The sometimes blatant, and other times delicate power struggles in Leslie and Franks professional lives as well as their personal and sexual relationships add an extra dimension to the story. It's interesting to watch how that power struggle is addressed, and worked through in each situation. Pick it up and read it! But I'll warn you, if you haven't read Andrew's catalog of books yet, you'll spend the next month or so feeding your new addiction to this prolific author's books! I promise.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Becky Condit

    5 Star - A Highly Recommended Read! Mr. Grey writes prose in the same way a poet writes verse. His descriptions are virtually stunning and create a visual story that is something the reader takes away and thinks about even after finishing the book. The characters are so well-developed that this could have been a character-driven book, but it actually is very much a plot-driven story. I couldn’t put the book down, wondering what was going to happen next, breathlessly eager to find out how things w 5 Star - A Highly Recommended Read! Mr. Grey writes prose in the same way a poet writes verse. His descriptions are virtually stunning and create a visual story that is something the reader takes away and thinks about even after finishing the book. The characters are so well-developed that this could have been a character-driven book, but it actually is very much a plot-driven story. I couldn’t put the book down, wondering what was going to happen next, breathlessly eager to find out how things were going to play out. ARTISTIC PURSUITS further anchors Mr. Grey in my list of must-read authors. See my complete review at http://mrsconditreadsbooks.com/index.... (Feb 18, 2012)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Paisley

    I like to read Andrew Grey's writing and this book was no exception. He knows how to write a sexy love story - my favorite kind. The guys in this book are hotties with heart - an FBI and Interpol agent - are you kidding me? It doesn't get much sexier than that right? I love a crime fighting tale, or mystery, especially when a hot love story is involved. I also like the way we get to see characters from other books in the Bottled Up series weaved into the stories - it's always nice to see HEAs con I like to read Andrew Grey's writing and this book was no exception. He knows how to write a sexy love story - my favorite kind. The guys in this book are hotties with heart - an FBI and Interpol agent - are you kidding me? It doesn't get much sexier than that right? I love a crime fighting tale, or mystery, especially when a hot love story is involved. I also like the way we get to see characters from other books in the Bottled Up series weaved into the stories - it's always nice to see HEAs continue on, it's very satisfying. If you are a fan of Andrew Grey or have been reading the Bottled Up series of books then I know you will enjoy this one very much.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Robin Covington

    Wonderful next part in a series I love. It is like visiting an old friend - sexy, hot old friend.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Brockman

    This is the third book in the Art Series and stands perfectly on its own. It is an entirely different story, though we get a brief visit with Nicolai and Brian, Artistic Pursuits is more of a mystery suspense than the first two books. rank is an FBI agent that is trying to redeem himself. He gets a case about some missing Tiffany windows and an Interpol agent from London steps in. Leslie is trying to get a shady art collector in Japan and is hoping these windows lead him to them. As in all Andrew This is the third book in the Art Series and stands perfectly on its own. It is an entirely different story, though we get a brief visit with Nicolai and Brian, Artistic Pursuits is more of a mystery suspense than the first two books. rank is an FBI agent that is trying to redeem himself. He gets a case about some missing Tiffany windows and an Interpol agent from London steps in. Leslie is trying to get a shady art collector in Japan and is hoping these windows lead him to them. As in all Andrew Grey books, the characters are intriguing. The story is interesting and sexy. A perfect read for anyone liking MM mystery suspense with a touch of hot man-sex.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I like this series but something was off with the writing in this book. The story itself was okay. It was the phrasing maybe like the author just couldn’t get inside the heads of the guys.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Heather Martin

    Audio review to come

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sammy Goode

    4.5 stars Art theft with a very interesting twist. That is the first thing that came bouncing into my mind when I began to think about this review. The second thing? A sweet and tender romance wrapped in a good old-fashioned cops and robber story. How about if we start with the second one and work our way back to the first? Okay? Then read on! Andrew Grey’s novel Artistic Pursuits has the real feel of a classic crime show. The cops, Frank (an FBI agent) and Leslie (Interpol’s version of an FBI age 4.5 stars Art theft with a very interesting twist. That is the first thing that came bouncing into my mind when I began to think about this review. The second thing? A sweet and tender romance wrapped in a good old-fashioned cops and robber story. How about if we start with the second one and work our way back to the first? Okay? Then read on! Andrew Grey’s novel Artistic Pursuits has the real feel of a classic crime show. The cops, Frank (an FBI agent) and Leslie (Interpol’s version of an FBI agent) join forces to track down a criminal who has been evading capture for years. The two men meet over a joint task force and sparks fly. They grapple with keeping check over their mutual attraction, reminding themselves over and over again that to hook up while on the job simply is not professional. Goody for us that whereas they are excellent detectives, they are lousy at self-restraint! Their initial contact is perhaps one of the most erotic love scenes I have ever read—and I have read a lot of love scenes! The care with which Andrew Grey writes his characters really shines in these scenes. We see the mulit-layers of their personalities, their angst over whether this relationship is right; their worry over the fact that potentially the relationship is doomed before it even begins due to their living an ocean apart; their reluctance to appear “ girly”, “needy”, vulnerable! All of these conflicting emotions wrapped up in the guise of being strong and professional. You alternately want to slap theses two on the head and yell ‘wake-up” and wrap them in an embrace and tell them that you understand their fears. These are tough men who so desperately do not want to appear weak and yet grapple with trust issues that stem from a betrayed former relationship (Frank) and an insecurity that men want him only for his “pretty face” (Leslie). Slowly but surely, I found myself rooting for these guys, wanting them to succeed, to fall in love…to be a happily ever after kind of couple. Couple all that with an interesting twist in the plot line and you have a really good detective novel. The twist? Well, that would be what the art thieves are stealing and…no…I don’t think I will give that one away! Suffice it to say it includes an international scandal, a shoot out and a near death injury. No, rather than go into great detail, I think instead, that I will recommend you check out this book for yourself. After al, how often does one come across a sweet romance and a good mystery to boot? Perhaps the one niggle I had with this book is that despite it’s compelling characters, there was a tendency to play them stereotypically. For instance, Frank was often referred to as “macho” and it was pointed out more than once that this was why he had a difficulty sharing his feelings. Leslie was “pretty” and the more submissive in the relationship, easily dominated by Frank. I wanted to see Mr. Grey break these molds once in a while—have these men react a little differently…perhaps switch roles with Leslie pursuing Frank and going all dominant on him! However, this was a minor detail in an otherwise delightful story! One that does not keep me from highly recommending Artistic Pursuits to you!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/04/16/... I’ve long been a fan of reading romantic suspense books, add in my newfound love of m/m and it’s a recipe for success. While I liked this book by Grey, I also felt as if there was a little something special missing. Frank is a hard-hitting FBI officer whose last job didn’t go over so well. He gets put on a case of some missing Tiffany windows, and quickly gets thrown into an ongoing international investigation involving Interp Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/04/16/... I’ve long been a fan of reading romantic suspense books, add in my newfound love of m/m and it’s a recipe for success. While I liked this book by Grey, I also felt as if there was a little something special missing. Frank is a hard-hitting FBI officer whose last job didn’t go over so well. He gets put on a case of some missing Tiffany windows, and quickly gets thrown into an ongoing international investigation involving Interpol and their star stolen art agent Leslie. Working closely with Leslie is not always easy, mainly because Frank is so attracted to him. When their case goes cold, they have one explosive night together before Leslie returns home. When a crack comes in their case a few weeks later, Leslie is back ready to get his man: both the bad guy, and the one he left behind. For me, in a romantic suspense book, the suspense has to play a big part of the story, and for me, this one didn’t. It felt as if the book built slowly up, spending a lot of time building the relationship aspect of the story and not the suspense portion. Once Leslie came back to the states for the chance to really catch the bad guy is when things started picking up, but it didn’t feel as if that part happened until almost the halfway, three-quarters mark. While I like the way the case eventually resolved itself, I wanted a little more. As for the romance aspect, I was happy with the way it all worked out. I understood why Leslie needed to leave for that time in the middle of things, and why neither of them took steps toward contacting the other. I liked that Frank has some stuff to work through before he could be ready for a full time relationship, and when their relationship eventually resolved itself, I was glad to see the direction the author went with it. Plus. the sexy times were pretty awesome too! I’m not an expert on international policy or anything like that, but to me, it felt as if at times Grey took some liberties with policy, etc. For fans of their reading being authentic, you this story might make you roll your eyes a few times. I know there were definitely moments when I sat and scratched my head and wondered just how one lowly FBI agent and one lowly Interpol agent could do some of the things they did on the international platform. I definitely had to suspend my beliefs a few times. All in all it was a charming story, despite the few slow and eye-rolling moments. I liked Frank and Leslie’s relationship and partnership. I liked how well they worked together, bounced ideas of each other and supported one another. There was also a secondary character, Karl, that I found myself cheering for as the story progressed. I give Artistic Pursuits a C+

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tyra Berger

    Today I am here to tell you about the latest in the Artistic line from Andrew Grey. Artistic Pursuits is the third in this series(7th in the Bottled Up series) and they just keep getting more interesting. I always walk away from one of these books feeling like I have learned something new. I am not really an artsy person myself....I CANNOT draw a straight line and my children will never wear homemade Halloween costumes unless it's a ghost. So I always feel smarter when I finish one of these book Today I am here to tell you about the latest in the Artistic line from Andrew Grey. Artistic Pursuits is the third in this series(7th in the Bottled Up series) and they just keep getting more interesting. I always walk away from one of these books feeling like I have learned something new. I am not really an artsy person myself....I CANNOT draw a straight line and my children will never wear homemade Halloween costumes unless it's a ghost. So I always feel smarter when I finish one of these books. I enjoy learning something new about a subject that I know nothing about. So thanks Andrew for classing me up a bit! Frank is one of those character's that you just hate, he is arrogant, abrasive and wants everything done his way, of course those are also the reasons you just gotta love him. As you delve deeper into the story some of the reasons why he is the way he is come to light. I'm not saying it makes his attitude ok, I am just saying it makes it easier to forgive him. Reading about Frank and the way this character grows and changes was nice. I loved Les from the beginning, what can I say I am a sucker for an accent. He is man with strong convictions and is completely dedicated to his job. Watching these two alpha males butt heads while trying to deny to their attraction to each other was funny. I loved that they both thought the other wasn't aware that he was being checked out....HELLO one of you is an FBI agent and the other is an agent with Interpol, you are supposed to have mad observation skills. LOL The sexual chemistry between these two men was off the charts! "I'm going to fuck you until you forget your own name." Seriously one of the hottest lines I have read in forever. When these two men come together for the first time I kept waiting for the sheets to catch fire they were so hot. The mystery part of the story line was intriguing and kept the story moving at a fast pace. I love when I walk away from the book and know that the author took the time to research what they are writing about and really give it a true feel. A cast of interesting secondary characters really added a lot of depth to the story line. I loved Franks Nana and Les' mom, but my favorite character was Karl. Watching him gain confidence as Franks partner and call him on his bullshit was great to read. I really hope he gets his own book. I also enjoyed the cameo of Brian, Nicolai, and Zoe from Artistic Appeal. This is very much a book that can stand on it's own but I would greatly encourage you to read the whole series. Thanks Mr. Grey for another fabulous story that had all the elements you want in a book, mystery, laughter, strong characters and HOT sex.

  23. 5 out of 5

    D.C.

    About the book: Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there. When the case heats up again, Leslie returns to the States—and to Frank—but their investigation is complicated by their tumultuous feelings. Is it poss About the book: Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there. When the case heats up again, Leslie returns to the States—and to Frank—but their investigation is complicated by their tumultuous feelings. Is it possible for two dedicated detectives to pursue each other while they’re tracking down stolen art and the unscrupulous man who steals it? Review: Artistic Pursuits by Andrew Grey was an entirely different read from my normal scope, but enjoyable. In order to provide a comprehensive and thorough review, I’m going to touch on a few different points in the book. The plot grabbed my attention and held it throughout. It’s an entirely new and fresh idea. The author gives you a different story to read, one unlike any other on the market. The characters are intriguing and Mr. Grey helps you get in their heads in order to understand just what they are thinking, feeling, seeing. The conflict throughout the book was great and kept the story going and the reader enticed. The ending wrapped it up, leaving no questions unasked and provided the reader with an opportunity to watch the Happily Ever After. Unlike some books, it wasn’t rushed and was set and delivered great. The second part of the review I want to touch on though is the writing. This book was very descriptive, which is a great format; however, there were times I felt as though the author was telling us the story rather than showing us. There were also times that I felt as though things could have been left out such as a character going through mundane actions. Those actions didn’t add anything to the overall story and could have been left out, giving me (or the reader) less frustration and a better story. The book, while sitting at a novel length now, could have easily been a novella with extra words taken out and would have been a great read still. Still the read was a good one, just took some time to get through due to the frustration I felt going through extra things that didn’t need to be in it. I give it three stars out of five and look forward to Mr. Grey’s future works.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Librarian Kate

    This is the first book in the Artistic series that I've read, and I'll definitely go back for more! This was super-charged classic Andrew Grey, with a strong storyline to set up the interaction of the main characters, and a well-matched pair of men who have every reason to avoid a relationship, but are drawn to each other's smoldering hotness. (and I just LOVES me some smoldering hotness...) But this one sits a bit higher on my list of favorite Andrew stories - both Leslie and Frank are complex a This is the first book in the Artistic series that I've read, and I'll definitely go back for more! This was super-charged classic Andrew Grey, with a strong storyline to set up the interaction of the main characters, and a well-matched pair of men who have every reason to avoid a relationship, but are drawn to each other's smoldering hotness. (and I just LOVES me some smoldering hotness...) But this one sits a bit higher on my list of favorite Andrew stories - both Leslie and Frank are complex and driven, and have insecurities from personal and professional mistakes that they cover up with bravado - until they give Karl, an overlooked agent, a chance to become part of their team, and realize that he's shown them unexpected strengths and character. It was wonderful to watch the three learn that they each are capable of being tough, and crafty, and thoughtful and supportive - in their work and with each other. Leslie and Frank do the "does he/doesn't he" dance until they are perfectly miserable, and Karl steps in like a fairy nerdfather to point out what's important until they figure it out. I agree that this story sets the bar pretty high for understated, yet intensely sensual close encounters of the smexy kind - with the kind of attention to detail that makes it feel so authentic, you start adding to the list of "stuff the Perfect Guy will know how to do". There's something to be said for appreciating the fierce urgency of the moment and still be able to swoop in with the personal and situational aftercare so your partner feels good sleeping with clean skin, and the bed gets clean sheets so nobody sleeps on the wet spot, and the activity is a continuation of the sexy-time, not an obsessive rejection of the messy realities of good sex. The challenge is to catch the eeebil art thieves who stole the Tiffany windows - right out of the Music Conservatory walls! Can I just say how totally AWESOME it was to have the story set where I live? I was so jazzed to keep reading about going to this and that place, and say "I know that place!" Part of what makes reading fiction awesome is the ability to "see" into other places you might never visit...but it's still wicked cool when that "other place" is your town. Thanks, Andrew - I loved Leslie and Frank and Karl, but I loved 'em even more in Milwaukee!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Secretly Reading

    Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen In a Nutshell: Solid MM romance with a decent mystery plot but I had issues with the shoddy character development. Why I Read this Book: I’ve enjoyed this author’s books and am working my way through his backlist. What I Liked: Frank and Les have a solid romance. They have sex early and then spend the rest of the novel figuring out what that means for them since they claim their emotions are involved. The attraction between the men is palpable and I like that Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen In a Nutshell: Solid MM romance with a decent mystery plot but I had issues with the shoddy character development. Why I Read this Book: I’ve enjoyed this author’s books and am working my way through his backlist. What I Liked: Frank and Les have a solid romance. They have sex early and then spend the rest of the novel figuring out what that means for them since they claim their emotions are involved. The attraction between the men is palpable and I like that sexual tension in my erotic romance. What I Also Liked: I like the mystery of the art thief. It’s got good twists and turns as Frank and Les slowly reel the criminal in. I also really like Frank’s metamorphosis with his coworkers at the FBI. Frank starts the novel alienated from everyone at work and this slowly changes. I like his protégé, Karl, an FBI agent who was the tech agent but wants to work in the field. To be fair, most the other relationship changes come as a result of Les forcing Frank’s change with his coworkers but I liked that so won’t quibble. What I Didn’t Like: I wanted to really like this romance since I love the agents falling in love trope (ahem, Cut & Run lover here!) but I had issues. First, Frank has a character change. He starts out as the young agent who made a mistake and everyone is ribbing him but then suddenly becomes the agent his coworkers are intimidated by because this leads into his emotional constipation with Les. I thought that was sloppy character development: either have the character be that way at novel’s beginning or don’t have it at all. Second, Les is a blank slate for Frank. Frank has all these issues and Les is put in his path to fix Frank. Les’ character didn’t have any development and that’s a must in romance for me. Even the ending showcases this lopsided romance where Les gives everything to Frank while Frank just takes it all. I will admit that the one time Les stands up to Frank is a stellar sequence, but it wasn’t sustained enough for my taste. IMO: I’d recommend this as a library read because I liked the mystery and eroticism but thought the character development was lacking.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Heidi | Paper Safari Book Blog

    I found Artistic Pursuits disjointed and a bit hard to follow. There were many times I thought I missed a page only to realize I was reading an ebook. Leslie's on again off again accent was also a bit distracting, one minute he sounded mildly British and the next he sounded like everyone else. My other pet peeve was Frank, I just couldn't see how insecure FBI agent Frank, who masks his sexual orientation by being a jerk at work is this domineering sexy top. From the first sexual encounter I was t I found Artistic Pursuits disjointed and a bit hard to follow. There were many times I thought I missed a page only to realize I was reading an ebook. Leslie's on again off again accent was also a bit distracting, one minute he sounded mildly British and the next he sounded like everyone else. My other pet peeve was Frank, I just couldn't see how insecure FBI agent Frank, who masks his sexual orientation by being a jerk at work is this domineering sexy top. From the first sexual encounter I was thrown off, the characters just didn't seem to fit the action. Don't get me wrong the first sex scene was smoking hot, but some of the others were a bit confusing, one minute in the shower the next in bed and I just didn't see them in the roles that Grey wrote them in. . However, the mystery surrounding the stolen art moved the story along and I liked the interplay between Leslie and Frank as they tried to trap the notorious art thief who hides behind liberal international laws. I loved Leslie putting Frank in his place but by far my favorite character was Karl. I loved the rookie FBI agent who no one takes seriously and only thinks of as a tech geek but when he gets out into the field he proves himself a worthy partner.

  27. 5 out of 5

    L-D

    This book is probably the only book that could be standalone in this series because it didn't really tie in that much to the other characters or the other books. While we did see Brian, Nicolai, and Zoe again, it was very cursory. The plot was pretty good and I found the mystery to be fairly interesting, but Leslie and Frank are new to the series and we don't hear from them again after this book. Frank Jennings is an FBI agent who is called in to investigate missing Tiffany windows from the conse This book is probably the only book that could be standalone in this series because it didn't really tie in that much to the other characters or the other books. While we did see Brian, Nicolai, and Zoe again, it was very cursory. The plot was pretty good and I found the mystery to be fairly interesting, but Leslie and Frank are new to the series and we don't hear from them again after this book. Frank Jennings is an FBI agent who is called in to investigate missing Tiffany windows from the conservatory. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent who is called in when it is determined that there may be a connection to a Japanese Business that is buying stolen goods and hiding behind some Japanese laws that protect him from prosecution. I categorized this as insta-love because Frank and Leslie spend one day together before they can't stop thinking about each other. When there's a break in the case and Leslie returns to America, it's their chance to find out if there can be more to their one night of passion. I liked Leslie, and while there was a moment of extreme douche-baggery on Frank's part, I liked him by the end of the book. I just didn't feel a huge connection from this book to the rest of the series so it didn't get as strong as a rating from me than the other books.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Aine Massie

    As you all know, I absolutely adore Andrew Grey’s stories. Bottled Up / Artistic series is one of my favourites. I was exceedingly excited when I finally got my hands on a copy of Artistic Pursuits but, wow, I didn’t expect it to be so hot and sensual while developing such interesting and yummy characters. Artistic Pursuits could easily be read as a stand alone, yet you do still get a sense of continuity with the whole. What makes this one stand out to me is that while Artistic Pursuits is a M/M As you all know, I absolutely adore Andrew Grey’s stories. Bottled Up / Artistic series is one of my favourites. I was exceedingly excited when I finally got my hands on a copy of Artistic Pursuits but, wow, I didn’t expect it to be so hot and sensual while developing such interesting and yummy characters. Artistic Pursuits could easily be read as a stand alone, yet you do still get a sense of continuity with the whole. What makes this one stand out to me is that while Artistic Pursuits is a M/M romance, it is also a mystery/suspense story. The case was both plausible and interesting. I loved watching the power shifting and struggles between Leslie and Frank as they stumble their way through their budding relationship. Watching Frank grow was wonderful. “He’s a little groggy, but he was asking for you. That is if you’re,” she said, snickering, “Snuggle Buns.” “I’m going to kill him,” Frank said as they walked into the ward. Artistic Pursuits is a must read for all M/M lovers out there. But, I warn you, if you aren’t already a fan, you will be one once you devour this read! I eagerly await the next in the series Legal Tender (Release Date: April 6, 2012). Thankfully Andrew isn’t making us wait for our next dose of sexy men!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kerry sullivan

    I don't mind admitting I am a massive fan of Andrew Grey and devourer everything and anything he writes and this is no different I loved it. Andrew Grey has a way of drawing you in and making you love the characters and I really did love frank and Les. Especially Les as he from from the UK, like me. The colloquialisms were spot on but we do have cold beer on tap now but that is something I can forgive because I prefer beer room temp so maybe its not so far off. I loved that we got to see much lo I don't mind admitting I am a massive fan of Andrew Grey and devourer everything and anything he writes and this is no different I loved it. Andrew Grey has a way of drawing you in and making you love the characters and I really did love frank and Les. Especially Les as he from from the UK, like me. The colloquialisms were spot on but we do have cold beer on tap now but that is something I can forgive because I prefer beer room temp so maybe its not so far off. I loved that we got to see much loved people from one of the other books, Bottled up #6, in this one. I really liked that we got to see a different side to the FBI and that art crime is taken seriously and can be sexy, well it is in the world Andrew grey paints for us. You cant help but want to be part of his world and I would recommend these books to anyone who loves to feel part of a family and wants to have their heart moved. These books don't have to be read in order but books 4 and 5 and 6 are all connected so they benefit from reading them in order, but for me I would say just read them you will love them! This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

  30. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    AMAZING Definitely I'm going to have to start reading more from Andrew Grey because I enjoyed everything about this book. It was interesting to read, with a fast phase, really no dull or dragging moments. The stolen Tiffany windows and the international art traffic were the main conflicts in the story. was an interesting and well developed plot. Frank, I adore. FBI agent all alpha, macho and then the sweetest guy ever. I kind of like that. Some might said that there was no need to put up a façade a AMAZING Definitely I'm going to have to start reading more from Andrew Grey because I enjoyed everything about this book. It was interesting to read, with a fast phase, really no dull or dragging moments. The stolen Tiffany windows and the international art traffic were the main conflicts in the story. was an interesting and well developed plot. Frank, I adore. FBI agent all alpha, macho and then the sweetest guy ever. I kind of like that. Some might said that there was no need to put up a façade at work, but I think that it was more than just the job, he didn't want to let any one get too close so that was his coping mechanism. Leslie, was cute in his own way. He was delicate, sensible without being feminine. I don't know how to explain it, I like how he handle Frank. He did't let the attitude get to him. The chemistry between these two was smoking hot. And if someone deserves a mention is Karl, all nerd and snarky Karl. Great support character too. I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley

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