Precious Gems: Book Three
Sequel to Italian Ice
Gay-romance writer Trent Copeland finds his life in a rut while his boyfriend, Special Agent Reed Acton, is away on an undercover mission. After attending a special course at FBI headquarters in Quantico, Trent’s eager for another challenge. He jumps at the opportunity for a trip to Japan to oversee appraisals of two art collections to be sold at the gallery he co-owns. But the trip isn’t all cherry blossoms and Hello Kitty. When one of the collectors he meets—rumored to be the head of a Yakuza gang—turns up dead, Trent is accused of the murder and thrown in jail.
Reed drops everything to help find out who really committed the crime. He's in unknown territory in Japan, forced to navigate Tokyo’s sex underworld to unravel the truth and save Trent. He poses as a “host” at a seedy late-night club. When Reed’s undercover activities place him at a ruthless Yakuza leader’s sex party, he must be willing to go to any lengths to secure Trent’s safety and freedom. But trusting the wrong people brings both Reed and Trent to the Yakuza leader’s attention. If they’re ever to have a happy ever after, they’ll first have to call on every skill just to stay alive.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
FourandHalfStars This is my favourite book in the series. Japan is served up in exquisite, exotic detail. We learn much more about Trent’s life and get to see more of the people who are most important to him. Trent is confident with a whole set of previously unknown skills and contacts in the art world. Reed enters this story after Trent is arrested. Undercover without Trent, Reed battles attraction to another man with honesty and a self-awareness not demonstrated until this book. Once again, Trent and Reed’s skills and personalities contrast and compliment brilliantly. Jaded has another slightly chaotic plot. Once agin, I don’t think it’s possible for readers to solve the mystery alongside the characters as several important clues are provided only after the action has finished. Like Italian Ice, it is never very clear which characters can be trusted and which characters are plotting against Reed and Trent. I love the suspense this adds to the story and the complexity with which supporting characters are developed. I feel that Lynley’s writing improves with each book. I love the way Trent and Reed’s characters continue to develop as their relationship matures. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Sarah FourStars Again, this author impressed me with every attention to detail. I am fully invested in this couple. The author pulled me in with her words and Trent and Reed are fully embedded in my heart. I NEEDED to know how they are doing and what suspense awaited in the pages. The author did not disappoint. It was a bumpy, sexy ride and I held on with both hands.. well, most of the time :) Like I have mentioned in all my reviews, the details, they just blow me away!!! Can't wait to read the next one, 24-Karat Conspiracy. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Kimberley
HELP ME!!!!! After that loud scream,he ducked taped my mouth. All i could do is try to kick my way out intill he tied me up as well as my hands were. My name is Jessica Parker. Been missing since i was two. Im now twelve. Amber alerts, search and rescue teams etc., nothing has worked and nothing has found me. Im in a cabin somewhere in New York city. I sleep with one eye open every night scared that at any moment from now he could kill me. On a sunday in August,i never got a chance to ask him his name. So i said kidnapper of mine what is ur name? He gave me the murderest look i have ever seen. He told me to call him blackjack. I thought to myself what kind of name was that? Blackjack said angrily get ready were leaving. I went outside handcuffed and mouth ducktaped. After ten years, im familiar with it. I shoild be greatful that nothing else has happened like me being killed. Im not gonna lie to you, i was scared. At any moment,he could snap and kill me. All i knew was that someone,i didnt know who but someone was out there. Looking for me. NEXT PART AT DUMBO RESULT THREE