Released 16 March 2015
Published by Carina Press
Copy received from publisher for review.
Detective Nathan Wolf might just be a junior detective, but he tackles every case with the passion that he lacks in his personal life. A series of failed relationships with women has left him still single at thirty-four—because he’s too scared to admit to his longtime crush on his best friend James.
Dr. James Taggert likes to keep his profession as a psychiatrist separate from his party-animal persona. Known around the gay clubs as Tag, he’s the guy who screws them, leaves them, and never looks back. But James’s drinking is getting heavier, and when bad memories from the past resurface, he’s close to becoming the worst version of himself.
After a drunken blackout ends in a hot and heavy make-out session with his very straight best friend, James has no memory of the steamy affair. But Nathan isn’t sorry for the kisses that James can’t remember. Nathan finally musters the courage to tell James how he really feels, but a life-altering event might force them apart before they can ever be together.
A new series from AM Arthur and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. This series ties into the Belonging Series. If you’re wondering how Getting it Right ties in, James Taggert was the guy who had an encounter with Ezra at the Pot o’ Gold bar. He’s also a psychiatrist and eventually treats Romy as he tries to heal from his abusive time with Carlos.
This tie-in with the Belonging Series gave us some behind the scenes from those two books in that series. You don’t have to read those to understand what’s going on, but if you have, it’s just the cherry on top a tasty ice cream sundae. I loved the melding of these two series. It was done flawlessly and in an interesting way.
What I really enjoyed were Nate and James. Two professionals with history together. One gay, one straight. Both fighting long-held feelings for each other. So maybe one gay and one questioning! In a drunken moment they share a kiss and it turns everything they’ve had upside down. Nate professes his long-term attraction to James and James blows him off. He’s so afraid that it will mess up what they are to each other that he lies to Nate.
As if that wasn’t already complicated, Nate is attacked on the job that very night and Nate refuses to allow James in to visit him. They endure a long separation but manage through. Managing through is what they get really good at because now Nate has PTSD from his attack. James has his own demons he must work through as well. These two men really have to man-up, work through some tough life decisions and choices. They can’t just ignore their problems, their past and move on. Every day is a struggle and a rocky road, but they are strong.
The personal relationship in Getting it Right was perfection. Add in a murder mystery and a bit of suspense and it heightened the enjoyment level even more! I felt like AM Arthur wrote a book that hit every level of interest. One of the most intense books I’ve read by her so far, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this series.
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!