Book Reviews

Just a Little Danger (The Brotherhood 3) by Merry Farmer

Genre Gay / Historical / 19th Century / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Law Enforcement / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 12-October-2020

Book Blurb

Everett Jewel is the hottest star the London stage has seen in a generation. He is brash, sensual, and sure of himself. Men and women throw themselves at his feet, and he laps up the attention. But all of Everett’s glittering star power hides his wounded heart. He has adoration, but he longs for a love that he doesn’t think he’s worthy of, due to his dark past.

Metropolitan Police officer Patrick Wrexham has never been wanted by anyone. From the time he was a child, fighting for scraps in the orphanage where he was raised, he has always been overlooked, in spite of his good heart and determination to protect the weak. He is the complete opposite of Everett in every way, and he knows it. Which is why he has been infatuated since the moment he first saw Everett perform.

When Everett and Patrick team up to hunt down the ringleaders of a child kidnapping ring, their skills make them the perfect professional match. But sparks fly between them right from the start, creating a tempestuous, sensual partnership. And when Everett’s ego lands him in deeper trouble than he ever could have dreamed of, it’s up to Patrick to become the hero he never believed he could be to save the man he loves.


Book Review

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.” ~ Voltaire


Everett Jewel, of ‘Just a Little Danger’ by Merry Farmer, is an enigma. To all the world, he is confident, charming when necessary. No one knows that presenting himself as such is the greatest acting performance in his life. When he meets Officer Patrick Wrexham, he delights in tormenting the man, but Everett soon realizes that Patrick is everything he can’t admit he needs.


Patrick is helping the Brotherhood investigate a case of child trafficking. He knows who Everett is when he meets him because he’s seen him act. Patrick has long hidden his preference for men, but when he meets the notorious Everett Jewel, he is surprised at how fast Everett ignites a passion in him that Patrick has tried to bury. When they begin to work on the case together, Patrick pretends to be Everett's bodyguard. Everett’s relentless teasing and flirting put Patrick in a frustrating and confusing situation. While together, Patrick begins to get glimpses of an Everett that few have ever seen. Beneath all the bravado is a frightened man who is broken and practically paralyzed by a sense of worthlessness.


Bit by bit, Everett allows Patrick into his life, allowing him to see where he came from and what he’s been through. It frightens Everett; he has never let anyone be that close to him before, but he can’t seem to resist trusting Patrick, one of the most upstanding, honest men he has ever known. Patrick makes him feel like maybe he deserves to love and be loved. Patrick finally gives in to Everett’s advances; it unleashes a passion that even Everett wasn’t expecting.


Everett and Patrick need to get close to Castleford, one of the men who they know are involved in the child trafficking, so they can obtain concrete evidence. With the reluctant help of Niall Christofori, a playwright and member of the Brotherhood, they obtain an invitation to Castleford’s estate under the guise of Christofori needing a sponsor for his latest play. At the first opportunity, Patrick sneaks off to Castleford’s office to search for evidence. He finds it, but is interrupted by Blake, Castleford’s brother. Just as he is trying to explain the situation, Castleford walks in. When Blake tells him what Patrick said, he tries to downplay the situation, telling Blake it’s all a big misunderstanding, a game that he and his friends play, but Patrick knows that he and his friends are now in big trouble.


This is a great addition to the ‘Brotherhood’ series. Everett is something else! What you see is definitely not what you get with this man. Fortunately, Patrick was there to pick up the pieces and convince Everett, as well as himself, that they were worthy of love. Thanks, Merry, for bringing these two wonderful men together. I can hardly wait to read the next book in the series.




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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 332 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-July-2020
Price $3.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback
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