Mini Review: In and Out by LB Gregg

Posted May 14, 2010 by Tracy in Reviews | 11 Comments

Today is the release of LB Gregg‘s fourth book in the Men of Smithfield series and it’s a wonderful book. We’ve got Holden who used to be an adventurer and television celebrity who is now agoraphobic and really pretty lonely. Then there’s Adam who is Holden’s new nubile gardener that Holden can’t stop staring at. There’s the dead body behind the shed and there’s the whole cast of characters that are involved. While the mystery is being solved of who the dead man is and of course who killed the guy, Holden and Adam are starting a relationship.
I have to tell ya, I loved this book. The mystery is great, the dialogue is witty and engaging and the characters are well developed. But the thing that I loved most was Adam and Holden’s relationship. Holden with his doubts about his age (he’s 40 to Adam’s 24), Adam with his literalness (he doesn’t pick up on verbal or facial cues) and the two of them together finding a middle ground was just something to behold. 
He was the out to my in and the rough to my smooth. He balanced me, he comforted me, he unleashed the mean and the man in me.
Oh man it gives me the chills! I think this is my favorite MoS book…and that’s saying something since I loved Happy Ending so very much. Gregg has definitely hit a home run on this one.
What other bloggers have to say about In and Out:
Jenre from Well Read

Rating from me: 5 out of 5 

(You can buy it here from Aspen Mountain Press)

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11 responses to “Mini Review: In and Out by LB Gregg

  1. Chris – Yes, I loved seeing Tony and of course having him mention Mark.
    Loved this, loved it.

    SHB – lol And most people would be disappointed that they weren't going out! You're a woman after my own heart! 🙂

  2. Bought it this morning. Can't wait to read it!

    Ooh, HE is my favorite MoS, too. And, In and Out's even better? Awesome!

  3. Tam – I know what you mean. Thanks to birthday and wonderful friends I've been buying quite a few new books. So many books, so little time.

    Renee – IaO is very different from HE but SO GOOD!

    Lily – I can't wait to see your thoughts.

  4. This was such a cool read and I have to agree with Chris, the tie in with Gob was cool beans.

    I want a garden boy. I do! But, just to do the garden, cause I'm lazy. hehe.

  5. Lea

    I'm reading such great things about this book Tracy Geeze I must get busy on this series.

    Thanks for sharing – I hope you are well. 😉

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