A Shot of J&B by Lou Sylvre

 Six years ago, Brian Harrison helped save the life of Jackie Vasquez, and he’s never really forgotten him. After the rescue, Brian ended his employment with Jackie’s uncle Luki and left the US for England, aiming to distance himself from the confused feelings—not lust, but not brotherly—that then sixteen-year-old Jackie engendered. Now Jackie has become a man, and when they meet again by chance, lust with a dose of D/s rope kink is definitely on the list of possibilities. As they get to know each other, though, lust shows every sign of growing into love, deep and true.When Jackie moves to London for graduate studies in criminal psychology, he and Brian hope they’ll be able to enjoy each other’s frequent company. But they haven’t factored in the claim Brian’s police job with Scotland Yard will make on his time, especially when the “Gaslighter crimes” sap investigative resources. An abandoned aide dog named Soldier leads to a breakthrough clue, and a chain of discoveries fall like dominoes. As Brian rushes to beat the criminal’s game before it escalates to true terror, he comes to an undeniable conclusion: Jackie Vasquez, the man he
loves, is in mortal danger.
This is my first book by this author, and it started out so well. I little confusing with them jumping not just State to State but country to Country, but I started to over look that and get to the story which seemed promising. A teenager kidnapped, a young man tasked with finding the kid only to find out he’s the one that he crushed on and then stepped away from because of the age difference. Years later meet again, rekindle the feelings they both shared. And then the murder, mystery aspect all made for a really great foundation.
Problem was, for me at least were the consistent repeat phrases, suggestions, words. We get it, Jackie is into geocaching and that will be his downfall. And as the title suggests lots of shots of J&B are poured and drank, among, other issues I just found too annoying and took away from the enjoyment of the story. However, I did like the twist at the end, just wasn’t enough to make up
for the whole book.