Book Reviews

Pulling Strings by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Forgottenastronauts on 13-January-2021

Book Blurb

A high-stakes case of industrial espionage ties them together, but before they can pursue their attraction, they must find out who’s pulling the strings. 


Devon Donaldson doesn’t know how a folio of stolen corporate secrets found its way into his bag, and certainly can’t think of anyone who’d want to frame him. The trouble is, he has to convince Powers McPherson. 


Devon’s firm hired Powers to investigate the theft of a new banking system, and so far Devon is his only lead. While Powers’s gut tells him Devon is innocent, he has no intention of letting Devon out of his sight… for more than one reason. Working together to get Devon’s life back leads to feelings far beyond cooperation. But before they can act on them, they need to find the group of thieves intent on ruining Devon’s reputation.


Book Review

This story was very different than what I’ve read of Andrew Grey’s work in the past. ‘Pulling Strings’ is more mystery and intrigue than romance, but it has plenty of both to satisfy the die-hard slow-burn lovers.


Devon has lived his life under the radar. And he likes it that way. He gets his work done, gets along well with his coworkers, and makes enough to pay his bills. He likes his boring, nondescript life. Until a James Bond-esque spy shows up at a work function and his life is upended.


Powers investigates people, situations, and scenarios and has made a living doing so. He relies on his gut and this time, after meeting Devon, his gut is fluttery.


Powers and Devon are so very different, yet complement each other so thoroughly. There was something about the dialogue between them that just felt so genuine to me. I enjoyed that they had actual conversations about things, not just quick one-lined back-and-forths.


The mystery wasn’t revealed until the end and I was guessing the entire time. I love it when a story can cause me to keep guessing until end and make it plausible at the same time. Very well done.


This is a bit more intrigue than romance, but I liked it a lot. For sure a novel I’d recommend reading.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 194 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-September-2019
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle
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