Book Review: Hunting the Spy by Tyler Flynn

Reviewed by Heather C

3Title:  Hunting the Spy
Author: Tyler Flynn
Heroes: Nathan Kennett/Sir Peter Ross
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 188 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: England, 1792

Revolution rages in France, and war with England is imminent. But Nathan Kennett is fighting his own battle. An undercover spy catcher, he’s after an unknown informant who’s supplying valuable secrets about the English coastal defenses to the French.

When he discovers a dead body in his employer’s house, with Sir Peter Ross hunched over it, he has his suspect. Lean, strong and firm, Peter is Nathan’s ex-lover—and a member of the aristocracy. He represents everything Nathan hates and has the arrogance to match. Peter broke off their affair with no explanation, but is he capable of murder, and treason besides?

Trying to keep one step ahead of his enemies, Nathan has only two days to identify and deliver the informant to his superiors in London. Peter swears his innocence and offers to help find the true culprit, but as riots swell in the streets, Nathan can’t be sure he can trust him. Or himself, when they’re together.

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Review:

This is the second book I’ve read by this author; Chasing the Rebel was the other.  And while I don’t think there was particularly anything wrong with the writing, I think this author’s writing topic just might not be for me.

Like Chasing the Rebel, Hunting the Spy is also set during the time of the French Revolution, and while they are both different, they are still very similar.  I’m not going to go into all the similarities, but if you enjoy one of them, I think you will enjoy the other.  There are no related characters and are complete standalone books.

Pros:

When Kennett and Peter were being agreeable.  I actually really liked them.

I loved the ending.  It was actually sweet and believable and it of made me want to see more of Kennett and Peter in the future.

I really liked the sword fighting scenes.  I really like how this authors writes action scenes.

I never figured out who the informant was, although all the clues made sense.

Cons:

Its reunited/former-lovers and that trope is usually not appealing to me.  Their trust/honesty issues were tiresome.

The plot just wasn’t very interesting for the most part.  And when it was interesting, it was so convoluted and confusing that I found it hard to follow.  I finally got hooked into in the last 70% or so.

I kept getting the characters names confused.

If Kennett and Peter would have just been open and honest with each other, they would have saved themselves a lot of trouble trouble and resolved the mystery of the informant a lot easier.

Why did Kennett keep believing that Peter would do whatever he told him to do?  Peter never listened and predictably did the exact opposite…EVERY time!

I don’t know if I will read anymore from this author, both of my experiences have been average.  If the topic does not involve the French Revolution OR re-established lovers…then maybe.

Overall Impression: It Was Good

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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