‘Alpha Chef’ by Sue Brown #LGBTQ+ #Review #BlogTour #Giveaway


Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 46,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
J.T’s Bar Series
Book #1 – Alpha Barman – Amazon US | Amazon UK

When Greg Mitchelson’s home is torched and his employer killed, Greg fears it’s retribution for his past testimony against a notorious drug gang. Alone, with no money and only the clothes on his back, Greg turns to Colm Riordan, the Deputy US Marshall who’s protected Greg for the last 3 years. But Riordan doesn’t return Greg’s phone calls, and the local Marshal’s office refuses to help him.

In desperation, Greg goes on the run to Wyoming to find his brother, Mitch, whom he hasn’t seen in over a decade. As he reconnects with his brother, Riordan appears, searching for his missing witness. But Greg needs the answers to a lot of questions before he’ll trust Riordan again. Why didn’t he return Greg’s call? Is Riordan there to help Greg – or kill him?

I love Sue Brown’s books.  I feel like I can blindly pick one up and I will end up loving it.  I have read her ‘Morning Report’ series more times than I can count.  So a while back I picked up ‘Alpha Barman’, ’cause I was in the mood for some big alpha types falling in love, or in book one’s case reconnecting in love.  I just loved JT and Mitch and I knew that I would be reading book two very soon after.  And as luck would have it, we got an email wondering if we wanted to take part in this review tour.  Well I jumped at the chance.

Before I start I should probably tell you, or maybe highly suggest you read book one before starting this one.  Yes this one can be read as a stand alone, but in order to get the full effect of all these characters, you really need book one first.  Because there is a full cast of characters that you are introduced to in book one that play a major role in this book.

We get a very slim glimpse of Greg at the end of book one and I wasn’t quite sure what kind of role he was going to play in Mitch’s life.  I always worry when a parent, sibling, or relative reconnects with a loved one after such a long time.  At the end of book one, I didn’t know how to gauge Mitch’s reaction to Greg and what type of role Greg would play.  Was Greg there to cause trouble for Mitch?  Where had he been?  So when I read the blurb for this one, I couldn’t wait.  I love it when someone is reunited with a loved one and its a happy occasion.

I think from the very beginning of this book, I wanted to wrap Gred in bubble wrap and protect him from all that is bad in the world.  Unfortunately, that role was already filled. First by Riordan, then by Mitch, then by Mitch’s team, then by, well others.  So I guess I just need to stand in line for those hugs, huh?  Anyway, I really enjoyed watching Greg and Mitch reconnect and realize they both play for the same team.  But when we are finally introduced to Riordan, I was somewhat concerned he might not be ready to come out of the closet.  But Riordan was ready to open that door for Greg, and it made my heart sing to read this.

These two have to go through a lot, and I mean a lot, to finally be together; watching them navigate that was highly entertaining.  And sometimes a nail biter.  I loved seeing Mitch’s team and how they were involved, and being introduced to the people who have Riordan’s back.   I really hope there will be more books  in this series, because I see potential for quite a few of these characters.  I highly recommend you read both this story as well as book one in this fun series by Sue Brown.

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Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.


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