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In the Flesh Reno Detective Cristian Flesh lives his life by a strict set of personal rules preferring one time flings and anonymous encounters to committed relationships His rules work for him until his life is

  • Title: In the Flesh
  • Author: Ethan Stone
  • ISBN: 9781615815531
  • Page: 219
  • Format: ebook
  • Reno Detective Cristian Flesh lives his life by a strict set of personal rules, preferring one time flings and anonymous encounters to committed relationships His rules work for him until his life is turned upside down when first, a former lover, a famous televangelist, is attacked, and then one of his one night stands is murdered, making Cristian the prime suspect WhReno Detective Cristian Flesh lives his life by a strict set of personal rules, preferring one time flings and anonymous encounters to committed relationships His rules work for him until his life is turned upside down when first, a former lover, a famous televangelist, is attacked, and then one of his one night stands is murdered, making Cristian the prime suspect When handsome lawyer Colby Maddox takes his case, Cristian finds himself wanting to break all his rules about relationships The instant attraction between them is undeniable But before they can contemplate any kind of future together, they ll have to clear Cristian s name by finding the real murderer.

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    1. I'm in the minority here, folks. This book just didn't work for me. Oddly, I didn't mind the writing style at first. As another reviewer put it, it kind of reads like a "laundry list", which is a very accurate description. There is constant factual over-sharing, like I think he described how long it took him to fall asleep each time he went to bed (at least 6 times that I can recall off the top of my head). Though the approach is different I kind of got into the dry, matter-of-fact writing style [...]


    2. Okay. I'll admit that I'm a bit of a liar. I only really listened to around 70% but the chances of me picking it up again are slim.There's just SO MUCH sex! Too much for this old goat.Plus, Cristian is such a fuckmuppet! Like, he's also the worst """detective""" (note the extra quotation marks for emphasis on my disbelief) on the planet.But, uh, still 3 stars for, you know, sex.


    3. I think the summary is sufficient for this book, so I'm just going to post my opinion. I'm a bit torn whether to put this as m/m mystery or romance. Colby doesn't enter Cristian's life until about page 90-something. However, about second half of the book, it is focused more on Cristian and Colby and how Cristian breaks his rule one by one because Colby is starting to take a special place in his life. The murder investigation pushes back a little bit. BUT, since it starts around a murder case and [...]


    4. 3.5 starsIt's very hard for me to rate this one because of various reasons and I honestly wish GR had half star options right now because it's neither a three or four star for me and I didn't really want to choose between which one to use. But I was forced to *dramatic sigh*Anyway, I never warmed up to either MC. Flesh is just an asshole slut. He's extremely stupid and idiotic. Reminds me a lot of Jory from A Matter of Time except for even worse because he's more of a slut. Colby, I'm not really [...]


    5. Cristian Flesh is a deeply damaged man. As narrator and MC in this story, that reality is both quickly evident, and vital for my ability to read and enjoy this. Because Cris is also at times two of my pet peeves - too stupid to live, and a professional (detective) who acts in very unprofessional ways. But this, which might have made me put down the book and move on, was saved for me by two things - the MC's narrative voice, which felt quirky, unpolished, and yet appealing, and the awareness that [...]


    6. ^^NOT JUST FLESH, A WHOLE LOT OF FREAKING SKIN!^^More of my reviews and thoughts on my blog PANTS OFF REVIEWSIn The Flesh is a hard book to rate and a hard book to love, yet I am infatuated with the story and the characters. Let me tell you, that is no easy accomplishment because these characters are a bit vile and mostly stupid. Yet, it’s a great mystery and crime drama, small on the romantic aspect big on the ‘lets get it on’ all the time with mostly anyone.Christian Flesh is a gay cop a [...]


    7. I wasn't sure whether to rate this book at all, seeing as I didn't--couldn't--finish it. I've been trying, struggling, really, to read In the Flesh for 2 weeks now, but it's going very slowly, mostly because I just can't seem to like anything at all about the book. Everytime I start reading I put it away again shortly after in order to do something else, anything else, just so that I don't have to read anymore So, maybe it's unfair of me to rate the book when I haven't read the whole thing (stop [...]


    8. The writing doesn't work for me, the tone is conversational first person but it's quite abrupt all 'I did' 'He said' and list-like. Information on people was sometimes given in an odd way; a random sentence such as 'she's married with two children' thrown in unrelated the rest of the paragraph, it felt out of place and no emotion. I appreciated that instead of a big misunderstanding Flesh went straight to his boss to confess knowing the almost victim but it was 'I'll be telling him, I said. So I [...]


    9. I can't even rate this yet. I'm too irritated by the stupidity of it all. 1.5 stars, I think, but round up or down?Update: I just finished Force of Law and next to that horrific train wreck, this is a five star book. So we'll be rounding up.One thing that irritated me: I think he made Colby black at the last minute. Colby did not come off as black at all. For example, Cris runs his fingers through Colby's hair several times. Since Colby works at a very conservative law firm, his hair is going to [...]


    10. Something about the emotions, and feelings in this rang hollow to me. It wasn't badly written, but I failed to connect with the characters, and the changes they underwent felt off to me.


    11. Genre & Keywords: M/M, Contemporary, Suspense, Murder, Coming outStoryline: Gay and out cop Cris is accused of murder. His gay and closeted lawyer Colby breaks down the wall Cris has built around himself with his endless set of rules regarding relationships. While they work on Cris’ case, trying to find the real murderer, they learn to know each other better and better. But Cris can’t yet throw away all of his rules and Colby is publicly still very much in the closet.My opinion in short: [...]


    12. Cristian Flesh is a young police detective who doesn't believe in hiding the fact that he's gay. He's also a bottom-boy who loves to be dominated and has a rule for just about everything in his life, most especially when it comes to sex. When one of his frequent sex partners, an older, married man with a penchant for 'boys' is attacked and then a one-night stand ends up dead Cristian has to figure out what's going on before he ends up in big trouble. With the help of his partner Lex, and Colby M [...]


    13. In the Flesh is a good mix of mystery and romance that is very likely to please fans of the publisher/genre. The characters are interesting and Flesh has a lot of texture and strength. He’s not an easy character to like, yet the real star of the book is the writing. Ethan Stone has penned a fast paced, slick story that grabs you while developing and maturing the murder and the main characters. The voice used is a curious mixture of wit and a dry recitation of events yet remains interesting wit [...]


    14. Well, folks, I'm in the minority again with this one. I disliked the story and the only reason I kept going with it was because Tristan James does a good job with the narration.Cristian Flesh is openly gay and at twenty-five is one of the youngest to ever make detective. Cristian prefers to live by a strict set of rules that he's set up for himself so as to never get too attached or emotional over anyone, and he is very active sexually, having oral and anal sex with multiple partners as often as [...]


    15. Police Detective Cristian Flesh believes that sex is like money -- you can never have enough. Flesh never tops and inIn the Fleshhe proceeds to fulfill the promise of the title by literally sleeping with anything breathing, two-legged, with a cock. He is single minded in his work and play. Flesh is a damaged soul and protects himself by living by a long list of rules which include no hook-ups twice in a row. Well, that is until he meets handsome lawyer Colby Maddox. Flesh gets implicated as a su [...]


    16. In the beginning this books is factual, dry, a little distanced, just like Cristian Flesh, the first person narrator. It picks up pace fairly quickly, though. The characters were very believable, particularly Cristian, a genuine flawed hero with a painful past which is never entirely revealed but still hinted at often enough to make his motives understandable. He keeps himself distanced from everybody and has surrounded himself with a fortress wall of rules for nearly every aspect of his life, e [...]


    17. "One finger, then two. More spit, two fingers, three fingers."This. Omg this. This reminded me of this:(Lots of lube! One, two, three fingers, go!)From Lenore's review of Lover at Last (it's under the spoiler tag after "Here, I would like to say a few things about the m/m parts in this book.")And it's got one of those. Those straight guys who realize they have a gay friend and tentatively ask if the gay friend would have gone for them, then gotten totally offended when he said no.'kay, obligator [...]


    18. So I started the book Confessions, and was lost in a weird and totally unrelated discussion of the name 'Leif' (the MC in 'Confessions'). Then the lovely 'Beth doesn't write' made me aware that 'C' was a spin-off of this series, and since I am anal about reading things in order, and really couldn't get into 'C', I decided to give this one a go.Have you ever met one of those little yapping dogs, that just keeps going and going and going? They are fast, like really fast and they yap, yap yap.Readi [...]


    19. This was a good story. Lots of excitement and action. Christian definitely had a lot of growing to do and still does. But his process seemed very realistic to me. I'm hopeful/sure that more of his past and what made him the way he is will be addressed in future books.Tristian James did a great job with the narration. He has an awesome voice. I could listen to him for hours. Oh, wait, I do. ;)



    20. There's an adjective I'd use to describe this book: raw. It fits everything: the narrator, the writing, the story, the sex.I am not going to summarize the story, because the blurb is enough. It was difficult to warm up to the narrator, detective Cristian Flesh. I have no problems with characters as Flesh: even if he is not open, even if he is reluctant, I appreciated that he doesn't try to win people over. He gets in your reading space and there is no way to find a compromise with him. It's as i [...]


    21. I decided to purchase this Kindle book on the strength of another author's recommendation. Same author, different genre. This series is a really good, gripping read. The only reason for my 4 x star review and not 5 x star is that I found the sex a bit repetative. Great descriptions and very horny, but just too much of it for me. I tended to skip huge chunks just to get back to the story.If you like the gratuitous sex, fine, read them all. Great story line to all three novels in this series. Each [...]


    22. Somewhere between 3.5 -4 starsAnother book that I found very divided. The mystery element was really well done, and I loved the relationship between Cristian and Lex - Cris behavior in the first 70% of the book, where we get snippets of his past, was consistent. His attraction to Colby initially ties on with this behavior as well. Given Cris' apparent history, I found the romantic ending to this book rather rushed.I really enjoyed the writing style though, and I think that the sequel may add a b [...]


    23. At first I thought the main character was a total twit and way too obsessed with sex for any sort of normal human being, expecially a police detective, but after a while he grew on me. Even his sophomoric views on sex got to be charming. And as it always does, when he finally got hit in the head with love, it calmed him down considerably. As far as the story goes, I loved it. The writing was excellent, the plot a good one, and the book overall a fun and exciting read.


    24. To be fair, I only read up to page 66 and then just gave up. That was enough to figure out who the murderer was, anyway.The writing style in this book just does nothing for me, the dialog is mostly uninteresting, the whole thing comes off like a list of facts. First this happened, then that, and so on. I imagine reading the phone book might be more exciting.


    25. I have to admit that cop novels are not usually my cup of tea, even if I can sympathize with the imaginary seeing a cop like a perfect lover. But this cop in particular, Cristian Flesh, or simply Flesh, is at the opposite of your common idea of a police detective: unapologetically gay, and that is the point I liked the most, he is also pretty open on what he likes and doesn’t like; he likes sex and more is good, and so, probably for the first time in a novel, I found a detective that slept at [...]


    26. I had a predetermined idea in my head of what Ethan Stone's 'In the Flesh' was going to be and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that some of it was very different. Cristian Flesh has a unique "voice", a fast moving, fast talking, homicide detective with a deeply traumatic background of memories that he works very hard at keeping hidden in the far recesses of his mind. This first book in the 'Flesh' series is far more of a romance than it is a murder mystery, and viewing it from that perspe [...]


    27. Now this was mighty atrocious. I know it's not a nice thing to say about something that was clearly invested into, but an "at least he tried" approach doesn't really cut it here. The end result caused me a few hours of suffering, and I must do my best to warn others before they are mislead by the glowing top reviews. (Were they paid to do this, or is it that they never read a good book in their life and therefore have no fair comparison material?)(view spoiler)[Seriously, this book has no single [...]


    28. Let see.Gabe gets hit in the legs MULTIPLE times, and at least once in the head. His injuries? 1 broken arm, and some cuts and bruises. CrapI know 5 year old who could do more damage with a crow bar.Same crowbar hits Flesh in the head. Doesn't get knocked out, or suffer an injury.I kept waiting for some feelz. And waiting. And waiting. The closest I came was Gabe.Flesh's stupidity. He just couldn't stay out of the investigations. As much as it worked against him, I'm surprised it didn't hurt him [...]


    29. This was a very good read it had suspense and a lot of romance. But ultimately I thought this book was about Christian finding out that he is worthy of being loved and I like the fact that Colby took his time and waited for Christian to come to his senses. I would love to say that as soon as I saw the cover I really wanted to read it but I can't however to cover fooled me and it was the words between it that drew me in. I would recommend this book to anyone. The saying is true "Don't judge a boo [...]


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