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Fangirl Friday: Lust and Other Drugs, by T.J. Nichols

Book Title : Lust and Other Drugs

Series : Mytho, Book 1

Author : T.J. Nichols

Genre : LGBT, MM Romance, Paranormal, Mythology

Warnings : contains scenes of drug use, withdrawal, and addiction

  • hot cop!
  • and some seriously sizzling chemistry.

Police officer Jordan and dragon shifter Edra might have to work together, but they don’t trust each other—even if sparks do fly between them.

If anyone finds out Jordan’s a mytho sympathizer, it could kill his career. No one can know that he frequents the satyr dens and uses the drug Bliss. A dead satyr might not get much attention, but two dead humans who appeared to overdose on Bliss? That shouldn’t even be possible.

And it might not be an accident.

Edra, Mythological Services Liaison, has been covering up mytho crimes to protect the community’s reputation. With a mayoral election looming, the last thing his people need is a scandal like this one.

To get a murderer off the streets, Jordan and Edra will be spending a lot of time together, and it won’t be easy to keep up with their deceptions. Or keep resisting each other.

T.J. Nichols never disappoints!

This was such an intriguing concept. The worldbuilding was amazing, the plot original and unique, and the characters entertaining and lovable right from the start.
Jordan is a cop with a personality, who likes to wear a little lace, lipstick and silk lingerie at home and on the weekends. While undercover, he discovered the Mythos drug Bliss and became mildly addicted. Edra is a lesser dragon who was a Knight in his own world. When the world crashed into the human world, he got stuck as something unwanted, relegated to a social services style organisation where he can maintain his Knight over-view of the Mythos creatures. Their jobs soon overlap.

There’s a handy little news/historical Prologue that sets up the background of the worlds colliding so that you can enter the story without a lot of info dump. It lets you know how the worlds came together, that things are hard and far from settled, and hints at the challenges to come.

Together, Edra and Jordan were amazing! Both so unique, individual, and interesting. Jordan’s natural fears and struggles to assimilate the two sides of his personality – the cop and the one that liked pretty things, like lingerie and make up. Edra, a creature out of his own world and treated like a second-rate animal by humans. Their chemistry was off the charts from the start, but I also kind of loved that the whole story wasn’t just about their relationship.

There was some sex on page, but it wasn’t together. It happened to show you their personalities and their lives before they began to feel anything for each other. Their relationship together was much more complex, subtle and VERY slow burn. But I loved that. I loved that it didn’t progress too quickly, because that wouldn’t have been right for the characters. And the moments Jordan and Edra did share positively SIZZLED.

I loved every second of it. I can’t wait to read Book 2. I love that it will continue the story of Edra and Jordan, rather than introducing two new main characters. I can see these will be going on by paperback bookshelf alongside the Studies in Demonology series.

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