Two Pet Dicks by John Inman: Release Day Review

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Old friends and business partners, Maitland Carter and Lenny Fritz, may not be the two sharpest pickle forks in the picnic basket, but they have big hearts. And they are just now coming around to the fact that maybe their hearts are caught in a bit of turmoil.

Diving headfirst into a whirlwind of animal mayhem, these two self-proclaimed pet detectives strive to earn a living, reunite a few poor lost creatures with their lonely owners, and hopefully not make complete twits of themselves in the process.

When they stumble onto a confusing crime involving venomous reptiles, which is rather unnerving since they’re more accustomed to dealing with misplaced puppy dogs and puddy tats, they take the plunge into becoming real-life crime stoppers.

While they’re plunging into that, they’re also plunging into love. They just haven’t admitted it to each other yet.

Title: Two Pet Dicks
Author: John Inman
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Category: Humor, Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Pages: 200

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Now, remember, I have only ever read John Inman’s rom-coms. I haven’t gotten the bravery up to read his heartbreaking stuff, because I have a feeling he will leave me in a shivering ball on the floor with a pile of tissues and snot around me…but anyway, I digress…

I finished Two Pet Dicks this morning. EVERY SINGLE TIME I read his books, EVERY TIME, there is a moment where I say (usually out loud at an inappropriate moment) “Holy Fucking Shit” (excuse my language, #sorrynotsorry), and today was no exception. Seriously, John, I thought “Oh, I am cruising through, almost done, and still loving it”…then you hit me in the face with THAT???? You are the master, and I love you for it.

These two guys were bumbling pet detectives, reminiscent of old school black and white movies. The idea that they were able to solve a missing pet, much less crimes attached to those pets, is a little insane. Finding their way out of a paper bag at points could be a stretch for them. 🙂 And yet…somehow they do.

Lifelong friends, and lovers of convenience, they finally begin to realize that they are also the other person in their life who means more than anything. They can count on each other, no matter what. And when they finally come to the conclusion that was right in front of them all along you can see the love between them.

Their clients are everything from loud, inappropriate men who have taught their parrot the worst language you can imagine, to an herpatologist (or whatever Lenny thinks to call it that day) who has a less than ethical take on the profession. As always, John’s ability to take a supporting character and give them a personality and life of their own is without measure to any other author.

What a light-hearted, enjoyable read, with that “OH NO, YOU DIDN’T!!!” moment that John seems to like to give me out of the blue. These two men were sexy, so sweet, and made this just a ton of fun to read.

I have always recommended John’s books to anyone who asks and this one will be no exception. I just have one request, please. Will we get to see more of Jamie, please? That young man is going to take over the world (or at least parts of San Diego), I just know it! 🙂

4 strong pieces of eye candy

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