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I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

I so like the realistic relationship setting

Hoarded to Death - Meg Perry

The main character and 1st Person POV really work out beautifully for me.


Jamie is a very likable guy. And his voice is very authentic - I like how he doesn't believe himself smarter than the police or gets himself unnecessarily in danger or some other unbelievable plot-turns one often finds in crime/sleuth books.


I like Pete, his love interest/boyfriend, also - how insecure he seesm, how his feelings show.


I like that Jamie likes women. Major kudos to the author to show a different side of a gay man's world where it is totally normal to have a lot of hetero family and friends and colleagues - in a lot of m/m books that is not the case. There is a scene where Jamie encounters only gay men at a party - I love his reaction.


The hoarding was also shown in a way that didn't make it too depressing.

It was shown as a sickness, but the hoarder was not someone to be too sympathetic towards - this made it easier to stomach for me.