Monday, October 10, 2016

Release Day Review: Ben and Shiloh by John Inman #Review #Giveaway

Author: John Inman
Book: Ben and Shiloh
Series: The Belladonna Arms #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: October 10, 2016
Length: 216 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


Shiloh Smart is alone and looking for a fresh start. Convinced he’s finished with love forever, he signs a lease at the Belladonna Arms, a tacky, run-down apartment building situated high on a hill in downtown San Diego.

Determined to turn his back on romance, Shiloh works hard at carving out a life for himself where love doesn’t stand a chance and staying single is all that matters.

Then his drag queen landlord’s nephew, Ben Moss, moves in. Thanks to a rumor Ben has heard since childhood of a fifty-year-old crime and a fortune in stolen money, he sets out to find the loot supposedly hidden decades ago in his uncle’s apartment building.

The minute Ben spots a kilted Shiloh toddling off to work at the Scottish restaurant up the street where he waits tables, he falls hard and fast for the aloof young redhead. Even a hidden treasure can’t compete in Ben’s eyes with the beautiful waiter with the fiery copper hair.

But even while he diligently works to break down Shiloh’s defenses, Ben doesn’t give up his quest for buried treasure. Soon, as their friendship deepens, the two young men join forces in a search for the stolen cash.

As the treasure hunt gathers steam and all the tenants get involved, Ben and Shiloh come to realize the greatest treasure isn’t buried in the Belladonna Arms at all. It’s buried far deeper—in each other’s hearts!

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I fell in love with John Inman's Belladonna Arms Series the second I read the first book. With each passing book I simply fall deeper and deeper.

When we are first introduced to Shiloh he's absolutely the perfect fit for the Belladonna Arms. I knew he'd find what he was so desperately searching for. Why? Because anyone who lives there not only finds their lost something but they also find so much more... Even if they didn't think they needed it to begin with.

Now, if you've followed this series you are well aware of Arthur. He's the landlord and he's also a drag queen with a heart of gold. Well, here we have Ben Moss who happens to be Arthur's nephew. Ben is on a treasure hunt and I'll say that I so much loved this!

I was chuckling when Ben found a huge treasure in the form of a ginger headed, kilt wearing Shiloh! A KILT! A GINGER! I know, I died a little. I'd have chased him down like a dog in heat. *whispers* that's Shiloh on the cover.

Of course Shiloh is guarded but when they work together to find the treasure it heats up. Naturally, all the tenants get in on it because that's really what this series is about. Not just whoever the MC's are but the ensemble and the most important character of them all... The Belladonna Arms herself.

This book, like all the others, is a beautiful, complex, wildly entertaining story. You'll laugh, cry, and cheer everyone on.


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  1. There's a few I am looking forward to Murmuration by TJ Klune, The Outfielders by Robert P Rowe and THIRDS Beyond the Books by Charlie Cochet.

  2. Tied up in knots by Mary Calmes, Vengeance by Sloane Kennedy, override by sjd Peterson, oh man there are so many lol. I'm a voracious reader. If I haven't read more then 3 books a day something is wrong.

  3. Congrats to you, John for the release! <3
    I have a lot of books that I'm expecting this month. Some of which were released & some are soon-to-be released. The said released books that I was expecting are, It Was Always You anthology, Ben & Shiloh by John Inman, A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes, Investigating Julius Drake by Daisy Harris, & Heart Trouble by DJ Jamison. (What a list, right?! LOL) And the soon-to-be-released book that I'm expecting are Turn the World Upside Down by Nyrae Dawn, Change of Address by Jordan S. Brock & Bluewater Blues by G.B. Gordon. <3

    A lot of wonderful books are/soon-to-be released this month. Makes me happy so much. <3