Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Way Off Plan
AUTHOR: Alexa Land
LENGTH: 346 Pages
Jamie Nolan is a young cop on his first undercover assignment, sent to investigate Dmitri Teplov, a suspected major player in the Russian mafia. Jamie knows better than to get involved with the gorgeous nightclub owner. But right from the start, the spark of attraction between the two of them is undeniable.
Everything about Dmitri is just so unexpected. He’s sweet and shy, and has a nerdy side that Jamie finds irresistible. Can this man really be a criminal?
No matter if Dmitri is guilty or innocent, Jamie’s big Irish Catholic family of cops and his police captain are never going to accept this relationship. Dmitri’s dangerous and manipulative gangster uncle is also none too thrilled that these two are together, and wants Jamie out of the picture. On top of that, Jamie’s still reeling from a recent breakup, and Dmitri is unavailable anyway. Isn’t he?
No way should this thing between them be happening. Getting involved with Dmitri Teplov was never part of the plan. But sometimes, the best plan is the one you make up as you go along.
Jamie Nolan comes from a big Irish Catholic family of cops in San Francisco. His father is a police captain, and Jamie became a cop to please him. Now Jaime has been sent on his first undercover assignment. He has to go undercover in one of the city’s premier gay nightclubs to see what he can discover about Dmitri Teplov, the Russian Mafia owner of the club. The only problem, no one told him that Dmitri would be hotness personified, and that he was gay, and that he seems to have a things for guys who fit Jamie’s description. Has Jamie’s boss pimped him out because he knows that Jamie is gay and he fits the “type”?
When Jamie comes to this conclusion and storms out of the nightclub after Dmitri offers to buy him a drink, Dmitri follows him to his car. The next thing Jamie knows, this Russian mobster is on his knees giving Jamie a blowjob…right in the street! Before long they are back at Dmitri’s house, drinking vodka, eating cheesecake and watching a Star Wars movie marathon!
Both men are intensely attracted to each other. But how can Jaime reconcile the sweet, innocent, nerdy guy he is falling for with the Russian mob persona that the rest of the world sees? How will Jamie’s boss and Jaime’s big cop family feel about it?
Way off plan for both of the men pretty much sums up the story. Dmitri has things he must do which he is hesitant to tell Jaime about for fear of losing him. Jaime is being pressured by his friends and family to break it off with Dmitri. But damn the chemistry between these two men jumps off the page.
Along the way, we have an ex-boyfriend, a fiancée, an evil uncle, and a Maserati. Not necessarily in that order!
I loved this story. This is probably my third time through this book, and I’m going to be bringing you reviews on all eight books in this series, one per week over the next eight weeks. Follow along, I think we all love them! Alexa Land has a writing style which is highly entertaining. She uses a lot of humor throughout the story, and you can’t stop flipping the pages! I highly recommend this book. Pick it up today!