The Trouble With Tony - Eli Easton

Enjoyable romantic mystery with a unique setting for the plot makes this a keeper!

Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco, a former policeman who was injured on the job, is trying to solve the case of a murdered woman. He finds himself posing as a patient at a sex clinic where he gets treated by Dr. Jack Halloran, formerly a skilled surgeon before getting seriously injured in combat. Tony ends up being honest about a real problem he's having with sex which leads to all sorts of interesting activities. As Tony tries to solve the case, and Jack tries to help solve Tony's sexual problems, they quickly realize they are falling in love.

I really liked these characters. Tony and Jack were both strong and sexy, but they were also really nice guys who were always trying to help others. I really felt like I got to know the characters and thought that they developed a pretty solid relationship with each other. Having the story take place at a sex clinic was interesting and certainly not something I've seen before. It worked well here and actually lead to some pretty steamy sex scenes. I usually don't care for books where they meet under false pretenses, because it's usually followed by a very stressful point where they have to decide if they can ever trust each other again. Fortunately, the author worked it out perfectly. A nice epilogue brought solid closure to everything.

This is the kind of story I love! It grabbed me from the beginning, and I didn't put it down until I was done. I loved the sense of humor surrounding the interesting mystery, the steamy sex, and the likable characters. 


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.