Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: Boystown Season Six
AUTHOR: Jake Biondi
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 554 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 19, 2016
“The gun fired in one direction and then in another direction soon after, causing quick flashes of light and sound. Blood splattered in every direction. From the pier, three bodies could be seen falling from the deck into the dark waters of the lake. The water disturbed by the bodies splashed high into the air and then calmed as the smoke from the fired guns slowly dissipated into the air. The moonlight danced on the surface of Lake Michigan without a care in the world.” -BOYSTOWN Season Five
While divers search underwater for victims of the yacht shootings, rescue crews search the rubble of the hotel explosion for survivors and detectives search for Cole O’Brien and for Joyelle Mancini’s newborn daughter. Meanwhile, Keith Colgan rushes Michael Martinez to St. Joseph Hospital in a desperate attempt to save his life. Some live and some die, but from the tragedy and devastation, an unlikely hero emerges.
As Camille Ciancio gets closer to solving the mystery of the body found beneath the Mancini winery, members of the Mancini family scramble to keep their secret buried. Camille continues to manipulate Mateo Martinez, this time to finally get her hands on the elusive key that her brother left behind. At the same time, Keith struggles to keep his past from resurfacing and Jensen Stone finds himself at the center of a trial that could cost him his friends, his relationship, and his freedom.
Preparations for the Halloween gala rekindle passion between former lovers and tear other couples apart. Cardinal Franco Armani and Max Taylor form an unlikely and unholy alliance that impacts the lives of several people around them — and Boystown’s newest resident, Ethan Anderson, finds himself at the center of the war between the Ciancios and the Mancinis. Everything culminates in a costume party that brings about two marriage proposals, a frantic rescue mission, sinister schemes, a deadly crash, and a shocking revelation that rocks Boystown to its core.
There’s no place like BOYSTOWN!
There are so many shenanigans, foolishness and mayhem going on in this book that I don’t even know where to begin. So, let’s get to it. But wait…I almost forgot:
**cue soap opera music**
…On this next episode of the Young and Messy aka Boystown…
So, the story starts off where the last book left off with three bodies hitting the water after shots fired.
The supposed death of one member of this insane clown posse (what I’ve named this group of ‘friends’) does in no way stop the drama moving forward~no, quite the opposite, in fact. This book is chock full of drama. Alright, let’s begin.
Keith/Michael: These two are still my favorite couple. Michael is the only sane one within this group of clowns. He’s continuing to fight the good fight. He’s getting closer to finding out every secret there is to know and how everyone in their group is tied up in the latest series of unfortunate events. He finally gets to the real truth about Keith’s past. I really wish Keith would make more of an effort to be honest with Michael. He’s a really great guy and a dedicated cop who deserves someone who’s 100% honest. There’s a little hiccup in their relationship when Michael finds out yet another tidbit that Keith’s been hiding about his past but fortunately, they were able to work through it.
Emmett/Patrick/Max/Dustin: I don’t know what in the hell is going on with them. This situation is by far the most jacked up in the book. Emmett gets on my last good nerve. He falls in love quicker and more than any human I know. He’s in love with Patrick after knowing him for like ten minutes and is so hurt when he finds out a secret the man’s been keeping from him? Really? You’ve known the man ten minutes and you’re expecting full disclosure on his life? Dude, you literally just broke up with Max the Jackass…which segues into my next topic: Max. I’ve always said from book one that Max and Emmett weren’t the good guy, picture perfect couple they were presenting to their ‘friends’ and families. As far as I’m concerned, the drama Emmett is going through with Max and Patrick is punishment for how they broke up with Keith and Logan. And what was Max doing with Dustin? That entire situation is a mess and then a Cardinal (as in a Catholic clergymen/high holy roller) and it’s a hot, scandalous mess! The Cardinal is shadier than all of them combined!
Joyelle/Mateo: She’s another character that gets in my last nerve. She too, is like Emmett in the sense that she falls in love and in bed with virtually every man that strikes her fancy. She’s just had a baby~who was taken and has not yet been found, by the way~ and here she is, moved another man in with her and trying to have another baby! She gets my 5Gs: good gawd, get a grip girl! Before you marry this man, find out more about him first, ask questions. Like…where is his son’s mother? WHO is his son’s mother? (That revelation will shock you) You know, get to know the man first. Oh, and it might be nice for him to patch things up with his son before having any more kids.
Derek: Still an a$$. His husband is missing and he’s dedicating way too much headspace and time into Joyelle’s relationship. Plotting and scheming on how to get her away from Mateo. Really? Oh, did I mention that his Husband. Is. Missing?
Logan/Jesse: This relationship is in jeopardy thank to Logan’s unwillingness to mind his own dang business when it comes to Emmett’s relationship with Patrick. Seriously? He should let Emmett drown in his own mess and concentrate on helping HIS man through his grief over his mother.
Rachel: **pets the wild dogs on their heads**
Camille: She’s a witch but she’s a witch for a reason. Those Mancini men actually deserve her harassment over what happened.
Gino/Justin: I’m rooting for these two, I truly am but Justin’s willingness to go along with his brother Derek’s lies can potentially threaten his relationship with Gino.
In all this book does a great job of incorporating suspense, the over the top soap opera drama with great dialog and storylines. I think that he did an amazing job of including everyone from the LGBT spectrum with his stories. Even though there are heterosexual characters, they make up a small portion of the story. There are no erasures of anyone’s sexuality in his books and even more so with this one.
This book like the others is this series is addicting.
Please be advised this book has no HEA or even a HFN and ends on a cliffhanger.