REVIEW: All This Could Be Yours, J.V. Speyer

Title: All This Could Be Yours

Author: J.V. Speyer

Genre: Contemporary

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Publisher: MLR Press

Reviewer: Maryann, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

Can a straightlaced FBI agent fake a relationship with a mob rat long enough to close the case?

There’s only one way out of this family, but Tanner thinks he’s found another one. He’s going to fake a relationship with a straightlaced undercover FBI agent and help him take the organization down from within. That is, if the two of them don’t strangle each other first.

Maddox hates the Mob. He doesn’t have a lot of respect for mob rats either. He knows why he was stuck with this case, and he’s not thrilled about it. He wants the win, but having to play nice with gorgeous criminal Tanner might be more than he can take.

When secrets come out, Tanner and Maddox will have to trust each other with everything they have. They may be opposites, but they’re exactly what each other will need to get through this job with their bodies and souls together.

The Review

Tanner Gray has made a decision that will change his life forever and could possible be his death sentence.  At the age of fourteen his life has been filled with horrors. He survived under the roof of mobster Jimmy “Old Man” Garofalo and his deranged half-brother, Jimmy “Junior”.

Even though Tanner chose to try and make something of his life and is now a lawyer, the “Old Man” still has plans for him. But the table is about to turn!

The FBI steps in when they hear of what’s being offered by Tanner.   Snarky FBI agent Maddox Price is apparently the best qualified to go undercover to accomplish a very dangerous plan.  

When they enter Garofalo’s Southhampton mansion all hell is just waiting to break loose.   Will Tanner and Maddox be able to put all differences aside and trust one another to escape a certain death.

This was a surprise for me and a really great read!  My biggest complaint this was too short!  There’s torture, suspense, evil characters and lot’s of emotion in store for both Tanner and Maddox.  Needless to say, Maddox and Tanner make for an interesting couple and I would have liked just a little more into their personalities.  Tanner’s life has been complex from a very young age but he’s decided to change all that. Maddox has had his own tragedy in life that has him not very sympathetic to Tanner.

Speyer gives us guaranteed evil personified with the “Old Man” and Juniors characters. I thought the secondary characters: Dr. Agnusdei and Sanjana Kulkarni made for an interesting connection.

I liked it! J.V. Speyer knows how to tell a story! 

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights.  Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.  I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors. My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me.  But if a blurb peaks my interest I will read the book. My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading. I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre.   Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.  But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.

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