“The Trouble with Tony” by Eli Easton


As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.

Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?


There are more than a few reasons I stop and pause when an Easton book catches my eye. The first is to check and see if I’ve ticked that box already. If not, I take a quick second to scan the blurb. And then ninety-nine percent of the time, I’m raising my hand or slipping in line. I adore Easton’s smooth and easy style. I love her balanced combo of sweet and sexy with a heavy dose of witty charm. I’m always smitten with her guys. Always. And I can’t wait to discover their past as we reach for their happily ever after. When I heard she was re-releasing her first series I was over the moon. So, if you missed Sex in Seattle the first time around as I did, let me tell you why you shouldn’t let it pass by again…



I can’t decide if I’m a Tony girl or a Jack girl but I’m definitely a Jack and Tony girl. Yep. Both of the guys are great but fabulous together. Jack loathes to admit it but he’s still healing from his combat days. Even though he wasn’t a soldier wielding a weapon, he was a surgeon wielding sutures and a silent prayer. As it often goes in war, not all prayers are answered. PTSD followed him home and he continues to builds walls around the brittle peace he yearned for. Working as a sex therapist has begun to fill his empty wells but he’s far from content. Until fate delivers a new patient to his office along with a coveted possibility. Jack is a strong-willed man with strong ethics. He’s never been tempted by a patient before. But then again, he hadn’t met Tony DeMarco yet either. 



I LOVED the forbidden love double play here. Jack can’t get involved with a patient and Tony can’t get involved with a potential suspect on a case. The sexual tension was pulsating like an abscessed tooth…relentless and unforgiving. The murder mystery takes the back seat but I wasn’t complaining in the slightest. I couldn’t get enough of Tony’s humor and overbearing Italian family. I enjoyed the rest of the staff at the sex clinic, especially Michael. I’m stoked for his book but certainly don’t mind getting to know another couple before it’s his turn in the limelight. As expected, I had a fabulous time with these guys in Seattle. Eli delivers a tiptop tale with this private dick and sexy sex doctor.


bewareSwift read…the pages suddenly slipped away leaving me in a cloud of glee. Finicky extremities find their perfect match. Out of bounds becomes wonderfully within limits.



If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted healing story with two sensational men, I highly recommend that you snatch up this fun first installment in SiS.



TITLE: The Trouble with Tony (Sex in Seattle #1)
AUTHOR: Eli Easton
PUBLISHER: Pinkerton Roads
LENGTH: 111 pages
RE-RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2020

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