Fair Play

Fair Play

by Josh Lanyon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426898976
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 11/10/2014
Series: All's Fair Series , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 284,485
File size: 295 KB

About the Author

Josh Lanyon's work has been translated into eleven languages. An Eppie Award winner and four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, she is the first ever recipient of the Goodreads M/M Hall of Fame award.

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Fair Play 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
pilgrimKG More than 1 year ago
I didn't think Mr. Lanyon could beat Fair Game, but he did! The story was wonderful--full of suspense, cat and mouse play, and delightful twists and turns. The romance between Elliot and Tucker is showcased divinely here.  The ending was gripping. And Elliot does love his pizza! 
amatate More than 1 year ago
Fair Play is the second novel in the All’s Fair series. It can be read as a standalone because there is enough information about past occurrences to bring a reader up to speed. However, the continuing storylines mentioned throughout the book make it better read as a sequel. In the first book the budding relationship between Elliot and Tucker is important, but the crime investigation propels the plotline. Fair Play was much more focused on Elliot’s relationships in general- particularly those with his father and Tucker. Like Fair Game, the second installment in the series is written in third person but exclusively from Elliot’s point of view. Elliot is often defensive, introspective, and less likely to share his feelings with others. Normally the miscommunication angst would irritate me, but having this perspective kept the frustration at bay. I can see where his refusal to communicate make his arguments faulty, but I also understand his stance. The writing is once again detailed and flows well. The pacing is brisk but steady. The author sets the scenes perfectly so the reader can envision how the action plays out but the plot’s progression never slows. Due to the nature of the investigation the action scenes are a little less rushed, but my interest never waned. I did miss the element of suspense that had me holding my breath during the first book, but also appreciated the build-up of tension and drama with Elliot’s relationships. The reader learns a good deal about Tucker and his background throughout the course of this book, adding substantial depth to his character despite only getting the story from Elliot’s POV. Tucker and Elliot are already living together at the start of Fair Play and the book jumps right into the ensuing relationship ups and downs. Just as the plot illuminates the conflicts in Elliot and Roland’s relationship, the reader gets to see the different approaches the two men have for their relationship. Though there is angst, there is also no doubt just how much they care for one another and how committed they are to making things work. Of course with angst comes passion, and Fair Play substantially amped up the heat between Tucker and Elliot. Their personal relationship also means the men worked together on the mystery/crime right from the start. I really enjoyed this element, it highlighted their compatibility as well as their differences and gave rise to a different dynamic throughout the investigation. The crime and investigation driving the second book involves Elliot’s father, Roland. As a result, the reader gets a lot of background on Roland and the U.S. anti-war movement in the 1960s. Not only does this give the reader insight into Roland and Elliot, but it also shows just how tenuous the relationship is between father and son. I loved how the author includes excerpts from Roland’s book to advance the plot. It was different and kept me engaged with all aspects of the characters and investigation. This book had an interesting take on the crime and investigation and it really showcased the relationships Elliot has with those closest to him. While there wasn’t as much heart-pounding suspense, it wasn’t predictable and I quite liked the different approach. The insight into the characters and their evolving relationships endeared me that much more to these men and their story while delivering an exciting plot that kept me guessing.
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Well written, believable dialogue, and relatable characters. Love Lanyon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read Josh Lanyon you won't be disappointed. I enjoyed reading more about these characters.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
What can I say about Fair Play?  Amazing!  Awesome! Exciting!  Just to list a few words to describe Josh Lanyon's newest release.  I didn't think I could love Elliot or Tucker or Mr. Lanyon for that matter, any more than I did after reading Fair Game, but you know what?  I do!  If Elliott thought the end of the summer school session was going to make life easier than it was during the Sculptor case than he's got a lot of rethinking to do.  With Roland's book coming out soon, it seems trouble is coming out of the woodwork.  I love the mystery in this one nearly as much as I loved the Sculptor case in Fair Game.  The connection between Elliott and Tucker just jumps right off the page despite some holes in their communication, not to mention the heat between the couple.  Throw in a horde of intriguing former anti-war radicals and you have a story that just won't let go of you from beginning to end.  I'm already feeling E&T withdrawal.