A Game of Chances

A Game of Chances Book one in the Farmingdale Gentleman s Club SeriesTwo men too many secrets and even situations trying to keep them apart Can love really conquer all A meeting brought on by seeming coincidence thro

  • Title: A Game of Chances
  • Author: T.C. Blue
  • ISBN: 9780857150370
  • Page: 466
  • Format: ebook
  • Book one in the Farmingdale Gentleman s Club SeriesTwo men, too many secrets, and even situations trying to keep them apart Can love really conquer all A meeting brought on by seeming coincidence throws Marcus and Tanner together After becoming friends, certain truths are revealed, leading to feelings of betrayal as well as a degree of danger.Tanner has secretsBook one in the Farmingdale Gentleman s Club SeriesTwo men, too many secrets, and even situations trying to keep them apart Can love really conquer all A meeting brought on by seeming coincidence throws Marcus and Tanner together After becoming friends, certain truths are revealed, leading to feelings of betrayal as well as a degree of danger.Tanner has secrets than one man ever should, not the least of which is that he s an operative for a gray ops organisation that s something of a family business Sharing even that much information could kill than just his friendship with Marcus When one misstep on Tanner s part plants possible danger in Marcus lap, he does what he needs to do.Marcus doesn t know that Tanner is after the man Marcus used to date, but he for damned sure finds out, and that s just the start of things When a computer disc and men with guns come into play, Marcus has some decisions to make Like whether he can forgive Tanner for making him love a lie and how far Marcus is willing to go to secure his own happiness.Reader Advisory This book contains scenes involving weapons and violence, and some instances of drug alcohol abuse There are also references to paedophilia, non consensual sex between an adult and a minor, prison gang rape, and murder.

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    1. I didn't know what to expect when I read the author's warnings after the blurb. The pedophilia and rape turned out to be all in the past and were mentioned as part of an investigation and only in the broadest sense. The FGC is quite the set up and can tackle much of what the FBI, CIA and other letter named groups cannot. I liked Marcus and Tanner immensely and they made a great couple. Patty was a wonderful assistant director and was a strong, tough female lead character. The story is all action [...]

    2. Marcus is just recovering from a hurtful break-up with his ex, when he literally runs into Tanner, the new occupant of his former flat. They get along well and soon become friends with Marcus hoping for much more. What Marcus doesn’t know is that Tanner is on a mission to revenge his former partner’s death and Marcus is but a tool to help him with that. Unfortunately for Tanner, he likes Marcus and starts to fall in love with him. Suddenly his mission is in tatters and Marcus is betrayed. It [...]

    3. 1.0 StarOkay, obviously, this one didn't work for me. The storyline was all over the place. The characters were bland and uninspiring. The story would build to a climactic scene and then suddenly the author would take it off page. Instead of describing a scene unfolding, the author would often describe one character's perception of it, after the fact. Ugh. Frustrating. Much of this story is told (rather than shown) to us, second-hand if you will, through character perception. Too much inner mono [...]

    4. Very good m/m romantic suspense with lots of little twists and turns. The Farmingdale Gentleman's Club is a private grey ops organization. And I don't want to tell you anything else because being surprised by the twists and turns was a big part of what I liked!

    5. 2.75 starsFirst half 1.5 stars, end was 4.5 stars. Story was bad to start with, slow moving with a huge massive info dump, and I only kept with it because I was reading it for a challenge. The quality began to increase after the first third and got to the point where I was really enjoying it, even though the scenario at the end felt irrelevent, almost like it was two stories in one. I will definitely read the next one.Things I likedA Unitarian church was mentioned!Their love was palpable. I tota [...]

    6. When I started reading this I really wasn’t expecting it to turn into a thriller… kind of. (More on that later.) But it also overwhelmingly is a desperate, extreme-measures romance. Even though for the longest periods the main characters either don’t get to interact at all, or only in summary. (Near the start, mainly – perhaps during the first half of the book.)I found it difficult to even stop reading, despite things going terribly bad at times. This certainly is not for the faint of he [...]

    7. Long and lengthy, but interesting, never a dull moment during the book and action packed. The clutter of action left no wasted thinking moments on wasted train of thoughts which kept me also absorbed to the specific details of this story. Quite an adventure and the results are endless and priceless. Rocked my reading world.

    8. It was OK. Not sure why it didn't appeal. The MCs were likable. The plot wasn't any more silly than usual. Perhaps the changing disguises were unsettling. Also I don't much like MCs who are forgiving and patient and forbearing and understanding.

    9. I generally like complex stories and that's why Romantic Suspense involving grey ops and shadowy organizations appeal to me. However, this start to the Farmingdale series lacked the solidness of plot that characterizes the mainstream print versions I'm used to (Roxanne St Claire's Bullet Catchers or Cindy Gerard's Black Ops, for example). AGoC was convoluted (in the first half, anyway) rather than complex but I did last long enough to get to where I knew who was who and did what. Unless the writ [...]

    10. Not knowing exactly what to expect from this book might have left me with a bit of a disadvantage. I'm not sure, but I found this book a bit confusing. There was very little explanation of what the whole Gentleman's Club was all about, and some of the terms used were very WTF in the beginning.Don't get me wrong, I really did enjoy it. The characters and writing were interesting and definitely caught my attention. But it seemed chaotic, I think is the best way to describe it. There was so much go [...]

    11. I'd missed out on this T C Blue release because it was with a different publisher to the 'normal' one. My poor eyesight also made me see the cover as historical rather than contemporary, with a little help from the title, but I finally got around to getting it. I wasn't disappointed and I'll be getting the sequel soon.I liked the slow reveal of the character's ulterior motives and the complexity of the plot - which I won't go into because that would be spoilerish. I like trying to figure out wha [...]

    12. 3 1/2 Let me start off by saying that I really like Blues' voice. The 1st 90 pages had me riveted. From there the story seemed to get sidetracked. Time, sometimes weeks and months were skipped over with Marcus happily being inducted in to the spy club by Tanner's bitchy sister and easily accepting the misdeeds that Tanner(not even his real name) had done. To top it off the last pages were mainly dedicated to a crazy man who just seems to be thrown in for no reason at all other than to make the b [...]

    13. Good story. Definitely some interesting choices made by the characters and I was a bit surprised by how the background ended up getting resolved. Can't say much more than that w/o spoilers, but I was pleased! Looking forward to continuing this series.

    14. Enjoyable plotted story full of mystery. Marcus and Tanner were interesting couple, but at the end it started to bore me. In overall well developed story with a lot of mysterious twist and dramatic aspect.

    15. Hmm, I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. Maybe because something's were just like WTF. I don't know. It was a good book which is the only reason I give it four stars, just something's didn't seem emotionally correct. *Shrugs*

    16. Can not wait to read the next book in this series. The Los Angeles Public Library better hurry up and get the next book so I can recommend it to read. Very good start.

    17. it just took me a long time to get thru this book. it's not that I didn't like it, but it didn't keep me engaged enough.

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