Open Case (The Open Series #3)

Title: Open Case (The Open Series #3)
Author: Mickie B. Ashling
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, mystery, stalker, blackmail, danger
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Sequel to Open House

Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland deal with the aftermath of Owen Lightfoot’s destructive rampage. Once again, the insurance company denies the life insurance benefit despite the compelling evidence regarding the underlying cause of Mark’s death. However, they acknowledge their former employee’s complicity in the multiple crimes that have blindsided Seth and Bryce. They settle to keep their name out of the news, offering the couple a million dollars apiece, which they accept.

Owen learns of the big payoff and is determined to get his cut. Just when Bryce and Seth think it is all over, Owen reappears, and what follows tests the very limits of their endurance. Through the help of friends and relatives, Seth and Bryce find the strength to keep their relationship intact while seeking out the best way to stop Owen once and for all.

I truly just love this series.

Yes there are things about Owen and how unstable he is that is not so realistic but that does not stop me from loving this series and this book in particular.

I think that because of how crazy Owen is and all the crap that he puts Seth and Bryce through it only makes them stronger as a couple even though it could have very well torn them apart.

Owen is determined that he deserves a portion of the payout that Seth should be getting from the insurance company, but I think his persistence in trying to blackmail Seth only makes both of these men the other one closer.

As far as the relationship that Seth and Bryce have with one another, I love these two together but as I have thought in the past books also, they have a strange relationship. You can tell they care about one another. I think it is Seth’s weirdness that makes them the odd couple but honestly that is one of the things that I love about them. They are not just this straight laced couple. Instead they are the odd couple that makes one another truly Complete.

After all the turmoil these two men go through and all the stuff that Owen puts them through I was truly happy that this book ended with the two of them going back to their beginning together. They was ready for a new chapter in their lives and going back to the beginning is the perfect place to start a new beginning togther.

Mickie B. Ashling did an amazing job on this series as a whole and I have to admit that I throughly enjoyed each book in the series.

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Galley copy of Open Case (The Open Series book 3) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.
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