Title: Destination, Wedding!
Series: Brandt and Donnelly Caper #6
Author: Xavier Mayne
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novel (400 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 30, 2017)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: State troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly are finally going to get their storybook wedding—sailing on an ocean liner to a castle in the English countryside! But when an Icelandic volcano scrambles flights all over the world, they must find alternate routes to the altar—separately.
Donnelly meets Sandler Birkin, a globetrotting courier who specializes in carrying rare artifacts and diplomatic pouches. He pulls a few strings to get Donnelly to the ship on time and then accompanies him across the Atlantic. Donnelly returns the favor by helping to find Sandler’s long-lost first love, Trevor Hendricks. Trevor’s controlling, homophobic parents have brought him to Europe for a radical treatment to cure him of his homosexuality—and his love for Sandler.
Brandt, meanwhile, finagles his way around the globe with the help of Kerry Mercer, a sales executive whose spirit of adventure leads her to accompany him on his improvised journey. However, sharing hotel rooms with her presents a problem for Brandt who, despite being about to marry a man, still finds her attractive.
Once Brandt and Donnelly are reunited, they band together with Kerry and Sandler to plot Trevor’s rescue. But doing so might mean missing their own wedding.
Review: Xavier Mayne is one hell of an author. When his first book in this series came out, I jumped to get it. From that point on he has been one of my top favorite authors of all time. His stories are full of excitement, suspense, danger, and a laugh a minute. I loved the world he created for these wonderful characters and let’s just say that if there were men out there like this I would definitely jump them.
Ethan and Gabriel have been friends for some time, after a case they became lovers. The funny part was each of these guys were straight, although Gabe seemed to be interested in other men before. We also met Bryce and Nestor, the perfect friends and well let’s just say they are a fun group of men. They knew from the beginning that our sexy troopers would end up together, and they were sure to help them along the way. Now in this particular book it is wedding time.
Ethan was to speak to a group about gay rights, whereas Gabe stayed at home to continue planning their storybook wedding. They were to sail on a beautiful ship to arrive at their destination and to be married in a castle. The only problem was a volcano that erupted. No flights to the east coast. Now it gets fun. Each man must find a way to get to New York. Ethan gets help from a sexy young woman named Kerry. Their trip heads to Mexico to catch a flight over seas. Instead of the cruise he knew he couldn’t make, he was going to be there to meet his soon to be husband. Now Gabe on the other hand go help from a globetrotting carrier. Sandler was going to help him get to New York by train. Sounds like fun. Now Bryce and Nestor was not going to miss their friends get married, so they flew the opposite way. Let you figure that one out on your own.
Gabe and Sandler became good friends, and he learned about Sandler a bit more. How his one true love had been injured in a car accident when they were younger. Sandler had not been hurt, but the love of his life had been. Too bad Trevor’s family was the worst; they were controlling and very homophobic. So Sandler had no clue if he died or if he was alive, this is where Gabe steps in. Now they must find a way to help them. But it might just make them miss their own wedding. But you are in for a surprise, but it isn’t one you expect. This is one full blast of crazy.
I absolutely loved how this series just rolls together. When I grabbed this book, well let’s just say I had to go back to book one and start all over again. I loved the surprises that went with this story, although, I didn’t much care for Ethan’s reaction to Kerry. That seemed to put a downer in the story for me. Made me wonder, but let’s just say the ending proved to be perfect.
I had a lot of fun reading this story and can guarantee that you will too. I can’t wait for the next step of these guys love for each other. Way to go Xavier, you have given me another perfect story.