Review: J.D. Walker – Romancing the Bouncer

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary:

Bennett “Ben” Pachowski is a bouncer at Throwbacks. He likes his job, though he gets tired of being thought of as more brawn than brain. He loves books, prefers to be romanced before sleeping with a man, and has a crazy feline companion named Bessie.

Ben’s favorite band, Rebel’s Ultimatum, plays at the club on weekends, giving him an eyeful of sexy bass player, Monty Mabuse. Ben is content to flirt — nothing more. He knows the kind of person Monty is, and commitment is not something the bass player is interested in.

When Monty resorts to something devious to get what he wants, it backfires, and Ben walks away. Before he goes on tour with his band, Monty finally gets Ben to talk to him, but if Monty really wants to have something serious with Ben, he’ll have to change his ways.

A little romance could go a long way

Review:

Ben Pachowski is a bouncer at Throwbacks bar. While he enjoys what he does, he does get tired of the assumption he is more brawn than brain. He loves reading, even volunteering to read to residents at a local seniors home and has long given up the hook up scene as he wants something more. His favorite band plays at the bar, Rebel’s Ultimatum and he gets to watch their sexy bass player, Monty Mabuse, but plans to only watch as Monty is a player and the band is on the brink of breaking out big, which means lots of opportunities and Ben does not just want to be an opportunity.

The story is from Ben’s point of view.

This was a fun read, a bouncer who is a lot more than his muscles, but getting tired of that scene and a musician on the edge of the big time. The two characters definitely flirt whenever the band is in town, but Ben is adamant that he wants romance, not just to get off. Monty is just as attracted and does not see what the big deal is about getting together for a good time, however, he does go about all wrong and risks losing a lot more than his pride.

This is a short story, but you get some time with Ben’s cat Bessie, meet a lovely, nosy character at the home and you get the sense there are many more stories to tell with the supporting characters at the bar and the home!

Some hot scenes, unpleasant discoveries and a job offer all provide some different drama to the story but overall, this was definitely an enjoyable read for a weekend or day off when you are looking for a good story without too much angst!

I’ve read a few J.D. Walker books now and they never disappoint to be just what you need for some escape with some sexy men trying to find their way in relationships.

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