Inevitable Disclosure (Valor and Doyle Book 4) by Nicky James #Audiobook #MMRomance #Contemporary #Review #LGBT #Suspense

Erryn reviews ‘Inevitable Disclosure (Valor and Doyle Book 4)’ by Nicky James. This book was released by the author on January 30, 2023, and is 430 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Nick J. Russo.  It was released on February 22, 2023, and is 11 hrs and 52 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book:  I wanted to see where the series was going.

Quaid is adrift in MPU. With his partner on extended leave, he’s alone and unsure if he wants to continue working on missing persons cases now that his sister’s case is closed. When the missing teen he’s been seeking for a week turns up dead, it’s the icing on the cake.

Maybe it’s time to explore a different career path.

Aslan and his partner, Torin, take over Quaid’s case, but Quaid can’t help but get involved. He wants justice for the girl. Justice for her grieving family.

Is homicide the career change he’s been looking for?

The trio makes a solid team, and their banter takes the edge off a serious case. Working alongside Aslan again is fantastic. They have found a balance that works, but for as comfortable as they have become as a couple, for as inevitable as their future together seems, something’s missing.

Aslan is ready to take the next step in their relationship, but Quaid needs certain feelings to be disclosed first.

Do actions speak louder than words? Or is there magic in saying I love you?

Inevitable Disclosure is the fourth book in the Valor and Doyle Mystery Series. It is a same-couple series that should be listened to in order. Although each book has a self-contained mystery with no cliff-hangers, the romance is overarching and progressive throughout the series.

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Read my review of Book 1, Temporary Partners here.

Read my review of Book 2, Elusive Relations here.

Read my review of Book 3, Unstable Connections here.

My Review:

I seized this book practically the day it came out and listened almost non-stop.  As with all the books in this series, it blew me away.

I’m a huge fan of Aslan and Quaid as a couple.  They’ve come through all kinds of adversity and are still hanging in there.  Quaid still won’t leave clothes at Aslan’s place and Aslan hasn’t been able to say those three little words since he uttered them to Quaid while drugged.  What’s Quaid supposed to think?  They’re practically living together but haven’t said those three LITTLE words.  So is Aslan really committed?  And if Quaid can’t let go of his past with Jack and all the damage that caused, is he even fit to be in a relationship with a guy who used to be quite the playboy?

This book jumps pretty quickly into the mystery.  Quaid has a missing teenager who turns up dead.  Homicide is Aslan’s department, but with Quaid’s partner Eden off work because of her daughter, Quaid’s adrift.  So their bosses agree to let Quaid help out on the murder case.

OMG, high school.  I so do not miss those days.  And this group of the dead girl’s friends reminded me why I felt that way.  And James’s description of a high school gymnasium was so vivid that I could’ve been back at my old high school.  Powerful and got the point across – that’s a very angsty time in the lives of teenagers.

Now, I did consider and dismiss the ultimate killer.  So I was sort of proud of myself?  But well done, didn’t see all the twists and turns along the way.

Anyway, there’s a prologue then a jump back in time and I’d forgotten the prologue until the appropriate time.

This is just a great book and I can recommend it.  Best enjoyed if you’ve been following the series, but it has a full arc of a mystery contained within.

Loving Nick J. Russo’s narration – he adds that extra spark to the books.  There’s one more book and I’m hoping Aslan and Quaid will take the ultimate step.  We’ll have to see…

My Rating:

10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars

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I live in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada and I am a mother to a wonderful teenage boy (didn’t think those words could be typed together…surprise) and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband, who thankfully doesn’t think I’m crazy.

I have always had two profound dreams in life. To fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world, not bogged down by technology and to write novels. Since only one of these was a possibility I decided to make the other come alive on paper.

I write mm romance novels that take place in fantastical medieval-type settings and love to use the challenges of the times to give my stories and characters life.

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