Buy Link + ARC Review: Getting It Right by AM Arthur

16 Mar 2015


Detective Nathan Wolf might just be a junior detective, but he tackles every case with the passion that he lacks in his personal life. A series of failed relationships with women has left him still single at thirty-four—because he's too scared to admit to his longtime crush on his best friend James. 

 Dr. James Taggert likes to keep his profession as a psychiatrist separate from his party-animal persona. Known around the gay clubs as "Tag", he's the guy who screws them, leaves them, and never looks back. But James's drinking is getting heavier, and when bad memories from the past resurface, he's close to becoming the worst version of himself. 

 After a drunken blackout ends in a hot and heavy make-out session with his very straight best friend, James has no memory of the steamy affair. But Nathan isn't sorry for the kisses that James can't remember. Nathan finally musters the courage to tell James how he really feels, but a life-altering event might force them apart before they can ever be together. 

 Book One of the Restoration series.


4 Suspenseful, Steamy Stars!  ★★★★

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 Nathan Wolf and James Taggert have been best friends for 15 years. Nathan is a detective and straight...and single. James is a psychiatrist and gay...and single. When a night of excessive drinking on James's part leads to Nathan bringing him home to sober up on his couch, one drunken confession leads to another and James kisses his straight best friend. Too bad he has no memory of it the next day. Nathan, however, can't get that kiss off his mind.

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  Getting It Right is an entertaining friends-to-lovers (gay-for-you) read that has all kinds of plot going on. At times, I got a bit confused with all the various stories within the story, and the multitude of characters all within one book. I almost felt as if I was reading a sequel to something I hadn't read before with all the different characters in play. Let's just say, this book is chock full of drama. If you're looking for MM smut and light storyline, this book may not be for you. It's depth is multi-layered, for sure...but still smut filled! 

  First, we have Nathan and James. What's with James kissing him? Nathan is confused but can't get it out of his mind. Second, we have a secondary cast of characters with their own couple struggles and drama- most of which are gay friends of James. Third, we have James's personal life drama and struggles with the loss of his sister. He's a shrink and he focuses on helping kids/victims of violence cope with PTSD. With that, he struggles because his sister was too a victim of violence. Fourth, Nathan is a detective and there's a serial killer on the loose...and he's caught in the middle of the crossfire. 

 That about sums it up! Lots of stuff going on within one book but it kept my interest, to say the least. At times I felt, "How much more stuff can happen for these guys?" but it wasn't enough to annoy me. It was suspenseful and uber steamy! Nothing I love more than a GFY book and this one delivered the angsty push and pull of emotions in spades. Yes, it came with a lot of baggage but life is full of baggage. Neither man is perfect and at times I wanted to throttle one or both of them, but realized they're perfectly imperfect men for each other. 

 Did I mention steam factor? Yes, it was uber steamy!

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 The serial killer suspense really added depth to the story and, although I figured out the plot twist, it was still a page turner till the very end. 

 So, if you're in the mood for steamy man-on-man lovin', a pretty heavy supply of angsty drama, and a suspenseful read, this one delivers. I look forward to more from this author. 

  Advanced readers copy received by Carina Press Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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