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Like Pizza And Beer (2010)

by Elle Parker(Favorite Author)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
1616501952 (ISBN13: 9781616501952)
Lyrical Press, Inc.
Dino Martini Mysteries
review 1: I just finshed the second installment of the Dino Martini Mysteries and I like it just as much as I did the first one. Dino and Seth are back along with the ladies from his apartment complex with new mysteries to solve. Once again we are taken along for the ride as Dino tries and solved two cases and hold his new relationship together. My only concern is that this book was released in 2010 and there hasn't been another installment in this series since then.
review 2: Like Pizza and Beer by Elle Parker opens in Florida in the first-person viewpoint of private investigator Dino Martini who has now completed the transition from friends to lovers with mechanic Seth that started in the first book. They are a case of opposites attract. Dino is a reserved and sophi
... moresticated guy in his early forties who yearns for a more elegant era, specifically the late 1950s and early 1960s, with everything that implies about staying in the closet.Seth is an uninhibited bisexual and lovable slob in his early thirties who lives his life as an open book. Obviously, the two are destined to clash over how open they want to be about their relationship. In the meantime, Seth hopes to find proof to convince his sister that she should dump her boyfriend, a cheating slime ball who can’t seem to hold a job. Seth hires Dino to investigate the guy, and promises to pay Dino in blowjobs! But Dino simultaneously takes on a more complicated case from his ex-girlfriend Gigi who suspects a hidden enemy of trying to sabotage her successful restaurant. Now he must juggle the two cases and deal with Seth’s passionate jealousy.Like Pizza and Beer has been a long time coming for those of us fans who loved the first book in this mystery series, Like Coffee and Doughnuts. However, this second book is just as good as the first one so it was worth the wait. The strong points in this story include hot sex scenes, realistic male characters, flirtatious dialog, solid plotting, a vivid sense of Florida, and especially the wealth of realistic details about the mundane, yet interesting, tasks involved in being a private investigator. Fans of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet mystery series will especially enjoy seeing Dino nudging along several unrelated tasks that he has to do each day on various cases, just like Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone. If you haven’t read Like Coffee and Doughnuts, you can still enjoy this one, but it’s more fun to read them in sequence.Val for AReCafe less
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