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Cheating Chance

Cheating Chance Vice Detective Brandon Carr despite his tattoos and bad boy cool lives in the closet with no intention of ever coming out Then he meets Nevada Gaming Agent Nick O Malley at a Goth convention and

Vice Detective, Brandon Carr, despite his tattoos and bad boy cool, lives in the closet with no intention of ever coming out Then he meets Nevada Gaming Agent, Nick O Malley, at a Goth convention and his perfectly constructed world starts to crack Nick s passions for him, a restored hearse and rope bondage might drown Brandon s will With the odds stacked against them thVice Detective, Brandon Carr, despite his tattoos and bad boy cool, lives in the closet with no intention of ever coming out Then he meets Nevada Gaming Agent, Nick O Malley, at a Goth convention and his perfectly constructed world starts to crack Nick s passions for him, a restored hearse and rope bondage might drown Brandon s will With the odds stacked against them they try to move from simply sex to something Sparks fly as the pair probes a world of cheating, murder, drugs and money laundering The investigation repeatedly derails their relationship, finally forcing Brandon to choose between staying in the closet and saving Nick s life.

  • ↠ Cheating Chance ✓ James Buchanan
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About Author

  1. James Buchanan says:
    James Buchanan, the author of over ten gay novels and single author anthologies, lives in a 100 year old Craftsman in California with SexyGuy, two demon spawn and a heard of adopted dogs, cats, rats and fish Between managing a law practice with SG, raising kids and writing books, James volunteers with the Erotic Author s Association, Liminal Ink, the EPIC Awards Committee as well as coordinates the newsletter for the ManLoveRomance Author s co op James has spoken and read at conferences such as Saints Sinners and the Popular Culture Association In the midst of midlife crises, James bought and learned to ride a Harley it went with the big, extended cab pickup James has been a member of CorpGoth since 1993 and been know to wear leather frock coats to court If you don t find James at the computer working on the next book, you probably won t find the bike in the garage Visit James at james buchanan com for information on recent and upcoming releases.

Comment 193 on “Cheating Chance

  1. Ingela says:
    Written July 1, 20153 1 2 Stars Not totally convinced but interesting enoughBook 1A nearly forgotten planned buddyread that ended as a fun read with a big bunch of funny M M readers Thanks lovely Ladies Cheating Chance is the first opening book part in the three books series Taking the Odds I ve read some books from James Buchanan s other series, Deputy Joe and really liked them highly recommended reads so I started this one with high expectations d I m not disappointed Just imagine a gay kinky [...]

  2. Loederkoningin says:
    I struggled with Cheating Chance for than a week, until I finally decided to consider myself defeated and put it aside after hitting the 65% mark And believe me, I know that most of my friends either liked this book or will probably like it And for that reason alone I d recommend giving it a chance.Because, let s face it, this book stars a tattooed biker dude who also happens to be a closeted detective And then we have a Goth guy Nature had gifted him with a set of canines that other Goths requ [...]

  3. Rosa, really says:
    Title Why I Hate That Fucker Brandon the closeted cop love interest Subtitle Okay, I don t really hate him, hate him, I m actually trying TRYING to reserve judgement He made some massive improvements by the end of the book and that s good.Sub subtitle But let s just say I had to pretend he was Daryl from The Walking Dead for a good portion of the book so I wouldn t want to apply his fucking face to a fucking brick wall for longer than five minutes at a time sigh I love Daryl Brandon on the other [...]

  4. Heather C says:
    I just loved NickyI even loved the asshole Brandon These guys were hot and a lot kinky balcony sex, hearse sex, table sex, cyber sex, bondage, sex toys This was the first book in the series so it ends with a HFN But it was a really sweet HFN and showed a lot of hope for these two guys I really liked the ending and was even surprised by the few twists, too view spoiler Brandon coming out to his partner in order to help save Nicky made me like him even Yeah, Brandon is a dick for most of the book [...]

  5. Otila says:
    The plot and the relationship between goth kid, Nick and his douchey closeted cop boyfriend, Brandon is what kept me interested in this story Unfortunately, unlike the previous books I ve read by this author, the writing didn t really work for me The dialogue was often confusing and I wasn t always sure who was speaking The book uses quite a bit of Spanish, since the plot involves the Mexican Mafia, almost all of it misspelled not counting names, only 2 words were spelled correctly The sex was h [...]

  6. R * A Reader Obsessed * says:
    Well this was a bit different.As per the blurb, Nick and Brandon meet up at a goth convention and sparks fly immediately However, being a cop, Brandon is deeply in the closet and makes no apologies Nick is a Nevada Gaming Control Agent and has never hidden who he is Such a set up is perfect for lots of drama and this did not disappoint.So there s some hard core man on man action it is intense with some kink and bondage but overall pretty darn hot This was very low on the fluff and hearts and flo [...]

  7. Jenni Lea says:
    Hey Where did my review go I know I did a review of this WTF EDIT 6 28 15 Found my review.I was never able to get into this book and I found I had to force myself to read it Maybe it was just the wrong time to read it for me I never connected with the characters and I learned WAY than I ever wanted to about the mechanics of electronic gambling devices.

  8. Nichole (DirrtyH) says:
    3.5 starsThis could have been like a 4 to 4.5 star read, but this book got completely bogged down in irrelevant detail and gratuitous description I truly appreciate the amount of time and effort that went into the research of this book But sometimes when an author does research for a book, it s to help them know where they re coming from and a lot or most of the stuff they learn won t ever make it to the book Just because you researched it does not mean you must squeeze it in This book needed [...]

  9. Sofia says:
    Although the writing did not pull me into this one, the characters, the relationship, the complications, the plot does have possibilities which interest me This is not an easy relationship view spoiler Brandon did give me several wtf moments but he also stood up to be counted when push came to a shove, so I m interested to see where this will go hide spoiler There are difficulties and I forsee It all depends if the series gets better or not I am willing to go the next one to see 26 Jun 15

  10. Susan65 says:
    Talk about an intense relationship Brandon and Nicky are two of the hottest main characters I ve read about in a while They are both my idea of the perfect man black hair, tattoos, Nicky hair to his waist grrrrrrr, I am not usually into anything goth or bondage related but damn does it ever work for these two The interaction and dialogue between them was great, my only issue was trying follow along with the gaming regulations and acronymsat was hard for me But still, it was a great read and i wi [...]

  11. Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* says:
    Honestly, I don t even know what to say about this book It was interesting and my emotions ranged throughout it I loved and hated the characters and I loved and hated parts of the story but overall it really is a great book to the point that it kept me captivated through the whole story.I absolutely loved Nicky He s sweet and passionate and funny and a goth, which I surprisingly liked And I loved the fact that he drove a hearse That was just plan awesome I realized while I was reading that I was [...]

  12. Lilia Ford says:
    Mild Spoilers Loved it Nicky is such a sweetheart What a great hero, lovable, vulnerable, smart His relationship with Brandon was one of the believable I ve come across How they meet, the travails of their long distance affair, their arguments, Nick s insecurity, Brandon s paranoia about phone calls they felt like a real couple with real problems who just so happen to have the hottest sex imaginable Usually in crime mystery books like this the procedural is dull or unrealistic, but Buchanan fil [...]

  13. DaisyGirl says:
    4.0 StarsNick O Mallley is an agent for the Nevada Gaming Commission He s out, a Goth, and eccentric read he s restoring his ride, a hearse that s right, a hearse, he s named Quierda Brandon Carr is a vice cop with the Riverside PD, which suits him fine given his plethora of tats, piercings and the biker boy look he sports The two meet at a Goth convention in San Diego and the sparks fly As their tryst turns into a weekend fling and then slowly develops into , the problems abound, the least of w [...]

  14. JustJen "Miss Conduct" says:
    Loved it Nick is funny, quirky and hot as hell, and while Brandon s in the closetedness got on my nerves at times, he came through when it counted The two of them together are scorching I was a little bored with the technical casino machine talk, but still I could not put this down A solid 4.5 for me I m looking forward to reading of these two.

  15. Karel says:
    I m afraid I m not convinced about Nick and Brandon s relationship, even though so many have named them Most Positive Adjective Couple in their reviews Right from the start you can tell this relationship isn t going to work out Evidence Date 1 Subject stole food from N s plate without asking Sign of criminality, irresponsibility, and running roughshod over partner s sensibilities.Date 2 Subject flirted and pawed woman in public avenue, i.e club When N confronted subject about flirting, subject d [...]

  16. C says:
    DNF Other readers seemed to like this book and or complained about the excessive information dumpage about the Nevada Gaming Commission and programming slot machines In my case, that information and the fact that the book is well written got it up to two stars The writing was very well done and I enjoyed the information about how casinos are policed The lack of any stars is the fury I felt at both characters for their behavior In Nicky s case, allowing his slimy ex boyfriend to have sex with hi [...]

  17. Day-thief says:
    This was a surprise And what a good one Having just read the first three Adrien English books and Kaje Harper s Life Lessons, I felt so so lucky to stumble over this series.The set up was fairly similar in the one corner, ladies and gentlemen, meet the amateur sleuth, your out and proud sensitive gay guy with strong boy next door tendencies In the other corner, we have our usual taciturn muscle packed cop, preferably divorced with kids But, the cop amateur sleuth theme worked so much better here [...]

  18. Smith Barney says:
    Nick the Nevada gaming commission leather goth dude with his black flowing waist length hair All I saw was Man Afghan I couldn t help it I know I irritate myself too Also, idiot speak mismatch The hot tatooed eyebrow pierced street smart vice cop Brandon somehow swiped Mormon brother Deputy Joe s idiot speak slang of nekkid from the Deputy Joe series Now normally I dislike idiot speak in fiction but in Deputy Joe it fit and worked well for the character and storyline It doesn t fit Brandon s cha [...]

  19. Stacey Jo says:
    This book was great Hot guys, great sex, suspence and great music love Rob Zombie I thought it was interesting to read about how the slot machines worked and to learn a little about the policing of the gaming industry but i can see where some say it gets a little too technical for their taste Liked how the romance built between the two And LOVE the car Can t wait to start the next book.

  20. Jenre says:
    The setting at the start of the book is one of the most unusual I ve ever read A Goth Convention I don t really know much about goths, especially that they hold an annual convention However, it doesn t take long to get into the sense of fun and companionship that the convention brings Our two heroes, Nick and Brandon meet at the convention and have an instant attraction, which they are both happy to act upon What started as a weekend fling deepens into a relationship when they swap numbers, emai [...]

  21. JR says:
    So I got a little sidetracked when I was reading this I liked it, but it didn t pull me in till after page 30, then it s started to roll I loved the dynamics of Brandon and Nick s relationship They fall into sex, but then discover each other through the rest of the story Both are very likable characters It was joy to watch them grow, since they knew little about each other, except that sex was great Nick is a Nevada gaming agent and Brandon a detective Both love their jobs, but Brandon unconditi [...]

  22. Ami says:
    I had only read one story by James Buchanan before I like this one too I think it combines very good part of romance and action Though I m a bit lost with the technicalities of the Gaming Commission matter but it proves that it is thoroughly researched I enjoy the complicated relationship between the Dracula Goth slash Gaming Commission Agent Nicky and the closeted gay cop slash biker Brandon Honestly, at first, I thought Brandon was an ass the way he got pissed at Nicky, I thought he would be a [...]

  23. ElaineY says:
    This was a 3.5 star read for me but I m giving it a 4 because much of the enjoyment was lost because of my being unfamiliar with casinos and slot machines I couldn t follow the parts about the EPROMS and skipped much of it after trying to understand and giving up.I d like to read Inland Empire now but decided in favor of Clare London s Diplomacy just in case IE continues with the casino storyline and EPROMS.That aside, I felt Nicky got a raw deal with Brandon much of the time and even when, at [...]

  24. Leah says:
    This is my first Buchanan book It was well written, attention grabbing, and hamina hamina the D s scenes were SCORCHING But I have to agree with the other reviewers the descriptive detail regarding gaming elements read like a deluge of insidious details at times I skimmed somehh snitches get stitches I enjoyed reading about Nicky and Brandon as a couple but seriously wanted to smack them upside their heads as individual characters P I ll definitely read the rest of the series.

  25. Emanuela ~plastic duck~ says:
    These guys are incandescent together, very intense Once I closed the book, what remains is them them them I wouldn t tag this book as BDSM even if it s their kink, because it s not what defines their relationship When I think of them, I see two guys who enjoy each other Their relationship is complicated They are both law enforcement, Nick is an agent with the Nevada Gaming Commission Brandon is becoming a detective for the Californian Riverside PD When they meet, it s at a Goth convention Nick i [...]

  26. Trix says:
    I was somehow expecting from this story After reading The Good Thief and Hard Fall, I wasn t sure whether I was going to get only one or both sides of the story This time, both Brandon and Nick were introduced But it didn t help with the story There seemed to many elements introduced and not enough time to develop them properly into the story.Other than highlight his eccentric nature, I didn t see much point to the hearse I was surprised and disappointed when Nick let Jake fuck him again Not be [...]

  27. Melissa says:
    I really liked this book Brandon is a closeted gay cop Nick is a geeky Gaming type cop They meet at a Goth convention in San Diego Nick totally lives the Goth lifetsyle.Things I loved Rope play The Hearse Named Querida The super duper hot sex Nick s Gparents house turned Goth houseThings I didn t like Nicks ex boyfriendthat closet of Brandon sthe over information of casinos gaming laws inner workings of slot machinesI give it 4 stars

  28. orannia says:
    4.75 stars No, not quite 5 stars This book flowed so well, and if this is what the author was writing in 2006 then I look forward to recent offerings, particularly the two sequels And yes, I am planning on reading Inland Empire this coming weekend, which I guess says than anything how much I enjoyed this book.

  29. Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) says:
    I m definitely somewhere in the middle on this one Had there been less descriptive details I might have loved it But once things start being overly describedya lose me Will I read book 2ybe DDon t let my thoughts stop you tho This story was unique for sure and it had some super awesome stuff going on along the way too.

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