Title: Buyer’s Remorse (Real Estate Relations #2)
Author: DJ Jamison
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 295 pages
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Will love persevere when the truth comes out?
I changed my name, but I can’t change what I did. My brothers died, and I spent three years in witness protection. Returning to Fields, where I once hid out, feels right. Seeing Miguel again feels even better. But when a dead body interrupts my tour of a building for sale, my start isn’t as fresh as I’d like.
I’ve been trying to curb my habit of leaping into bad relationships, but when Lee comes back to town, he’s hard to resist. Kids are dying, and life’s too short to shy away from a good thing. But will Lee’s mysterious past come back to bite me?
Between police questioning and trials of trust, it’s far from smooth sailing. If we don’t figure out who’s selling synthetic drugs and convince the police Lee is not their man, we may all have a severe case of buyer’s remorse.
Buyer’s Remorse includes hurt/comfort, second-chance romance, and mystery themes.
I liked this one a little less than the first book, but it was still entertaining. I wouldn’t read this as a stand-alone since this features all the characters from the first book.
We met Lee in the previous book as the witness Reid was trying to protect by posing as his boyfriend. Of course Reid fell in love with Camden, so that wasn’t a very believable cover.
After testifying against the gang who killed his brothers, Lee has returned to the little town 3 years later. Camden and Reid are still living in the house they fixed up, and are quite surprised to see Lee on their doorstep.
Lee doesn’t want to be Huy anymore, so he kept the cover name Lee. He doesn’t want to be a coward with a criminal past, he wants to be out and proud Lee, a good guy. So that’s why he got his mother and sister and dragged them to Fields, the one place he ever felt even remotely safe.
When Lee is looking at buildings to buy for the diner he and his family want to open, he comes across real estate agent Miguel. Lee had a huge crush on Miguel 3 years ago, but Miguel had a boyfriend then. But he doesn’t now..
When Miguel shows Lee the first place on the list, they unexpectedly find the body of a teenage girl. The police question the two men, and when they make a connection to teens dying of drug overdoses and Lee’s drug past, they think they have their man…..
I like DJ Jamison’s writing style. These books have a nice flow to them. They’re not totally without flaws, but overall this kept me entertained til the end.
I wasn’t a fan of the relationship angst, but…. at least it wasn’t fabricated or fake. There was a real issue that they had to overcome, so I was okay with it. Not my favorite part, but that’s just me.
The mystery did lose a bit of its shine near the end, when I thought it was never going to be solved. It just went on a bit too long for me to stay completely interested in it.
The romance was pretty sweet and I loved that these guys talked to each other about what they both wanted from each other and how insecure they actually were that the other one wouldn’t want them.
Overall this was pretty entertaining, and I will definitely read the next book when it comes out.