MishyJo

After finishing my lit degree, I completely stopped reading.  I had lost the ability to read for pleasure.  But in early 2013 I discovered reading could be social.  And in the autumn of 2013 I discovered MM romances and that reading could be downright HOT.  I haven't stopped reading since!

 

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Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out - Lee Brazil, Havan Fellows, Laura Harner, T.A. Webb First my overall review of Pulp Friction 2013, then, below, my review of the grand finale, Odd Man Out.

ETA: If you are going to read this series, it is usually way cheaper to buy the collections than the individual installments.

Pher, Sandra and I read this serial in a very organized (i.e., OCD-like) fashion with a specific plan of attack which is outlined in gruesome detail below. We read one story (50 or so pages) a day for 20 days and then Odd Man Out, the grand finale.

I loved the interplay between the 4 books. I liked [b:Triple Threat Collection|19115920|Triple Threat Collection (Vol. I-V)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386039343s/19115920.jpg|27149947] and [b:City Knight Compilation|19008697|City Knight Compilation|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1385588784s/19008697.jpg|27031302]
far better than [b:Chances Are Collection|19219406|Chances Are Collection|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386284870s/19219406.jpg|27263705] and [b:Wicked's Way Collection|19219467|Wicked's Way Collection|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386285019s/19219467.jpg|27263769] but all of the stories were so interrelated and all of the MCs came through for each other in different ways in the end that all of them were essential to the overall enjoyment of this reading experience.

I give the overall Pulp Friction 2013 series 4+ stars. As individual units, I rated the subsections as follows:

[b:Chances Are Collection|19219406|Chances Are Collection|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386284870s/19219406.jpg|27263705]: 3 Stars
[b:Wicked's Way Collection|19219467|Wicked's Way Collection|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386285019s/19219467.jpg|27263769]: 3.5 Stars rounded up to 4
[b:Triple Threat Collection|19115920|Triple Threat Collection (Vol. I-V)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386039343s/19115920.jpg|27149947] 4.5 stars rounded up to 5
[b:City Knight Compilation|19008697|City Knight Compilation|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1385588784s/19008697.jpg|27031302]: 5 Stars
[b:Odd Man Out|19116964|Odd Man Out|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386040038s/19116964.jpg|27151018]: 4.5 Stars rounded up to 5


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Odd Man Out is the Grand Finale of the four separate yet closely intertwined story lines. By the time we read this, we had read 20 stories over 20 days, over 1,000 pages in all. I was such a baby reading this. Suddenly the book wasn't about the MCs solving crimes and protecting the streets but about them being in danger at the hands of a serial killer targeting gay men. I was so attached to all of them by this point that I was at the edge of my seat worried about who was going to get hurt and how it would change the dynamics of this already tested-to-the-max "family." It was a stressful read for the first 65% or so. But it was also an awesome celebration of friendship, love, commitment and understanding.

Pher, you were totally right about who the Odd Man Out was. I am so impressed. Reading this with you and Sandra made this epic adventure so much fun.

I will definitely read Pulp Friction 2014 but not until the whole series is out because the waiting in between stories would KILL me.

So, this is how it played out:

The Rotation as established by the publisher:

[b:Chances Are Collection|19219406|Chances Are Collection|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386284870s/19219406.jpg|27263705]
[b:Wicked's Way Collection|19219467|Wicked's Way Collection|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386285019s/19219467.jpg|27263769]
[b:Triple Threat Collection|19115920|Triple Threat Collection (Vol. I-V)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386039343s/19115920.jpg|27149947]
[b:City Knight Compilation|19008697|City Knight Compilation|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1385588784s/19008697.jpg|27031302]

Grande Finale [b:Odd Man Out|19116964|Odd Man Out|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386040038s/19116964.jpg|27151018]

The Schedule:

April 7th [b:Chances Are|17209089|Chances Are (Chances Are #1)|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1357342777s/17209089.jpg|23689590]
April 8th [b:Wicked Solutions|17261395|Wicked Solutions (Wicked's Way #1)|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358641117s/17261395.jpg|23857626]
April 9th [b:Triple Threat|17312256|Triple Threat (Triple Threat #1)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1359718224s/17312256.jpg|23976530]
April 10th [b:City Knight: Working It|17346146|City Knight Working It (City Knight #1)|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1360524309s/17346146.jpg|24085838]
April 11th [b:Second Chances Are|17453323|Second Chances Are (Chances Are #2)|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367502509s/17453323.jpg|24342054]
April 12th [b:Wicked Bindings|17651688|Wicked Bindings (Wicked's Way #2)|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1363739422s/17651688.jpg|24627980]
April 13th [b:Retribution|17728219|Retribution (Triple Threat #2)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1364993338s/17728219.jpg|24799281]
April 14th [b:Knightmare|17789765|Knightmare (City Knight #2)|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1365615215s/17789765.jpg|24880874]
April 15th [b:Fifty, Fifty Chances Are|17876693|Fifty, Fifty Chances Are (Chances Are, #3)|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367502420s/17876693.jpg|25032135]
April 16th [b:Wicked Incarceration|17933427|Wicked Incarceration (Wicked's Way #3)|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1368927406s/17933427.jpg|25140314]
April 17th [b:Defiance|18007458|Defiance (Triple Threat, #3)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1370232528s/18007458.jpg|25273662]
April 18th [b:Starry Knight|18044406|Starry Knight (City Knight #3)|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1370567464s/18044406.jpg|25322373]
April 19th [b:Ghost of a Chance|18158604|Ghost of a Chance (Chances Are, #4)|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372815952s/18158604.jpg|25516120]
April 20th [b:Wicked Guidance|18196964|Wicked Guidance (Wicked's Way #4)|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1373939667s/18196964.jpg|25607051]
April 21st [b:Crucify|18281004|Crucify (Triple Threat, #4)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1375561210s/18281004.jpg|25753201]
April 22nd [b:Knights Out|18332462|Knights Out (City Knight #4)|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1376526919s/18332462.jpg|25878657]
April 23rd [b:Chance in Hell|18454443|Chance in Hell (Chances Are #5)|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1378276679s/18454443.jpg|26100323]
April 24th [b:Wicked Truths|18486189|Wicked Truths (Wicked's Way #5)|Havan Fellows|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1379137147s/18486189.jpg|26166181]
April 25th [b:Duplicity|18591142|Duplicity (Triple Threat #5)|Laura Harner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1380342636s/18591142.jpg|26334816]
April 26th [b:Darkest Knight|18660506|Darkest Knight (City Knight #5)|T.A. Webb|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1381451883s/18660506.jpg|26479315]
April 26th [b:Odd Man Out|19116964|Odd Man Out|Lee Brazil|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386040038s/19116964.jpg|27151018]

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