First Impressions (Auckland Med #1)

Title: First Impressions (Auckland Med #1)
Author: Jay Hogan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Genre(s): Gay second chances
Page Count: 282 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5



Two years ago I made a mistake, a big one and then I threw in a couple more just for good measure. I screwed up my life big time but I made it through. I was lucky.

Then I was given the opportunity for a fresh start. Two years in Auckland, NZ, ‘The City of Sails’. Away from the LA gossip, a chance to breathe, to get my life back together.

I grabbed it and packed my new set of golden rules with me.

I don’t do relationships.
I don’t do commitment.
I don’t do white picket fences.

And I especially don’t do arrogant, holier-than-thou, smoking hot K9 officers who walk into my ER and rock my world.


The only thing I know for certain about Dr. Michael Oliver is the guy is an arrogant, untrustworthy player, and I’d barely survived the last one of those in my life. Once was more than enough.

The man might be gorgeous but my eleven-year-old daughter takes number one priority and I won’t risk her being hurt, again. I’m a solo dad, a K9 cop and a son to pain in the arse, bigoted parents.

I don’t have time for games.
I don’t have time for taking chances.
I don’t have time for more complications in my life.

And I sure as hell don’t have time for the infuriating Dr. Michael Oliver, however damn sexy he is.

Well I have definitely found a new series that I will be reading as each book comes out!! Especially since this first book was such an incredible read!! I truly enjoyed this book. I was such an incredible read. It has the element of danger, mystery, suspense, friends with benefits relationship and so much more. I truly cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out!!

Michael is New Zealand on a work visa. But more then that this is a second chance for Michael. Before he left the states, his life was is turmoil and he has worked hard to put it behind him. One of the biggest things he has decided for himself is he is not relationship material. So hook ups are his choice of getting his pleasure met. But after getting to go out one night on his night off, things may just change for him. While in the middle of about to hook up with some unknown man he met, the police bust in and start sending people from the club out. When Michael looks up at who is interrupting his good time, he is faced with the most handsome man he has ever laid eyes on. But he is also the most prickly man as well.

Josh is exasperated by the man that just does not seem to want to leave the club. Even though he is handsome, Josh also realizes he is cocky and is so his normal type, or at least used to be. When the bust goes sideways and Michael does not get out in time, and another officer is injured, Michael goes into automatic mode and tries to help him. This does not happen without coming face to face to the subject that the police are trying to apprehend.

In the end, Michael was able to help the injured officer. He gave his statement. And now he is able to go on with his life. Or so he believes. This is just not the case though because now the subject that got away is now out to keep Michael from identifying who he was and Michael is in danger.

Though Josh knows that Michael is not the type of man he should be interested in any longer, he can’t help the attraction. When Michael is hurt by the man that got away and the threat to Michael increases, Josh’s sister allows Michael to stay in her home. This is where both Michael and Josh’s worlds are turned upside down and inside out. Their attraction becomes undeniable between the two and explodes all over the both of them and their worlds.

But the question is will either man ever be able to admit that there is more between them then physical attraction? How will these two handle family drama when it arises? And can Michael stay safe or will the bad guy find him in the end?

This book was such a great read!!! I truly enjoyed this book so much. I cannot wait for the next one to come out so I can see what Jay Hogan comes up with next in this series!!!

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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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