Book Review: Alpha Chef by Sue Brown

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Alpha Chef
Author: Sue Brown
Series: J.T.’s Bar #2
Heroes: Greg Mitchelson/Colm Riordan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 250 Pages
Publisher: One Hat Press
Release Date: September 27, 2017
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: 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?


Review: This is a great follow up story to the first book, Alpha Barman. Mitch and Jake were amazing characters in the first book, and it was only logical that I would be excited to see Mitch’s brother, Greg, get his happy ending with his crush, and protector, Colm, too. Cool name, I love the Irish. But what I loved most was being back with all the men from Mitch and Jake’s special forces team. I am a sucker for books that have great secondary characters that follow along in the series and this one fits the bill.

Greg is in Witness Protection, and Colm is his contact within the US Marshal’s office. But there is a mole inside the US Marshals and Greg is now on the run, again. He has nowhere to run but to his brother, whom he hasn’t seen in fourteen years. In addition to Greg and Colm admitting, and finally acting on their feelings, Greg and Mitch also have a ton of time to make up. Fourteen years and then Greg falling off the face of the planet requires a few heart to hearts. It was probably some of the best parts of the book, honestly.

What I never quite understood, though, was why their father accepted Mitch but not Greg. Greg didn’t understand it either so maybe it was written to be vague, on purpose. At least the mom finally came around. I will never understand parents who choose a spouse over a child, but it happens in real life and in fiction so if you want realism, there you have it. Sad, but true.

I am looking forward to seeing where J.T.’s bar takes us from here. This is turning into a must-read series for me and I highly recommend to everyone else, too.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

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



Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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