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Heat Trap The Plumber's Mate #3

review Heat Trap The Plumber's Mate #3

The wrong secret could flush their love down the drainIt’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit with a shocking revelation about his family His lover PI Phil Morrison is pushing this as an ideal opportunity for Tom to try to develop his psychic talent for finding things Tom would prefer to avoid the subject altogether but just as he decides to bite the bullet worse pr. 35Here I go again with another book in the Plumbers Mate series While I enjoyed this one a lot than the last I'm unsure if I will continue with the series Once again the mystery aspect was a letdown and I’m contemplating if Tom and Phil are still worth it Heat Trap gives us Tom and Phil on another case a most lukewarm case When the owner of the Pub they usually freuent asks for their help in stopping a slithering stalker Carey Grant they take the case What they never expected was the slimy stalker to be so slinky and dangerous Along with dealing with the case Tom is also dealing with some personal issues and having a hard time coming to terms with everything Things take a while to get to the point and when it does Tom finds Carey Grant in the cellar of the pub and thus begins the chase to catch a killer or so I thought I’m trying to get into this without giving too much away but let’s say the story was uite interesting and fun up until the death of Grant Carey and then boom bloody wilted lettuce All the dryness none of the deliciousness The big reveal of the actual killer I felt didn’t even have a connection to the story so instead of being surprised I just felt let down So many people going round and round and ending up nowhere Let’s talk about Tom I remember loving him in the first book and though he does have his charms and is on his way to crazy town with how he’s all in his head I’m not here for him any He doesn’t take things seriously enough and the way he treated Phil in the end there was just too much He learns something’s about Phil’s past and jumps the gun by overreacting leaving to do the whole begging thing when it was Tom who should have been apologizing I lost all my love for him as a character with his woe is me attitude Everything is Tom Tom Tom he’s a special snowflake I believe for me the series has lost its charms While I remain curious of what will become of Tom and Phil my underlying need seems to be gone Maybe in a while I’ll give it another go especially with that cliffi at the end there Toms life is about to get a whole lot of interesting But for now I’m calling it uits While I liked this one significantly than the last book and did have some burst out laughing moments I am uite done with being disappointed These mysteries have become children Easter egg hunting Aik Thi Sara / ایک تھی سارہ revelation about his family His lover PI Phil Morrison is pushing this as an ideal opportunity for Tom to try to develop his psychic talent for finding things Tom would prefer to avoid the subject altogether but just as he decides to bite the bullet worse pr. 35Here I go again with another book in the Plumbers Mate series While I enjoyed this one a lot than the last I'm unsure if I will continue with the series Once again the mystery aspect was a letdown and I’m contemplating if Tom and Phil are still worth it Heat Trap gives us Tom and Phil on another case a most lukewarm case When the owner of the Pub they usually freuent asks for their help in stopping a slithering stalker Carey Grant they take the case What they never expected was the slimy stalker to be so slinky and dangerous Along with dealing with the case Tom is also dealing with some personal issues and having a hard time coming to terms with everything Things take a while to get to the point and when it does Tom finds Carey Grant in the cellar of the pub and thus begins the chase to catch a killer or so I thought I’m trying to get into this without giving too much away but let’s say the story was uite interesting and fun up until the death of Grant Carey and then boom bloody wilted lettuce All the dryness none of the deliciousness The big 23 Weihnachts-Tiergeschichten reveal of the actual killer I felt didn’t even have a connection to the story so instead of being surprised I just felt let down So many people going Messy Jessy round and The International Dictionary of Event Management round and ending up nowhere Let’s talk about Tom I Domicile 1 remember loving him in the first book and though he does have his charms and is on his way to crazy town with how he’s all in his head I’m not here for him any He doesn’t take things seriously enough and the way he treated Phil in the end there was just too much He learns something’s about Phil’s past and jumps the gun by overreacting leaving to do the whole begging thing when it was Tom who should have been apologizing I lost all my love for him as a character with his woe is me attitude Everything is Tom Tom Tom he’s a special snowflake I believe for me the series has lost its charms While I Individual Motivation Within Groups remain curious of what will become of Tom and Phil my underlying need seems to be gone Maybe in a while I’ll give it another go especially with that cliffi at the end there Toms life is about to get a whole lot of interesting But for now I’m calling it uits While I liked this one significantly than the last book and did have some burst out laughing moments I am uite done with being disappointed These mysteries have become children Easter egg hunting

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Oblems come crawling out of the woodworkMarianne a young barmaid at the Devil’s Dyke pub has an ex who won’t accept things are over between them Grant Carey is ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets between him and Marianne including an old friend of Tom and Phil Their eagerness to step in and help only makes them targets of Grant’s wrath themselvesWith Tom’s uncertainty ab. Oh JL Merrow you've outdone yourself with this oneSimply marvelous Skin Privilege (Grant County, ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets between him and Marianne including an old friend of Tom and Phil Their eagerness to step in and help only makes them targets of Grant’s wrath themselvesWith Tom’s uncertainty ab. Oh JL Merrow you've outdone yourself with this oneSimply marvelous

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Out Phil’s motives Tom’s family doing their best to drive a wedge between them and the revelation of an ugly incident in Phil’s past suddenly Tom’s not sure whom he can trustThe body in the Dyke’s cellar isn’t the only thing that stinks Warning Contains British slang a very un British heat wave and a plumber with a psychic gift who may not be as British as he thinks he is. 45This is a favourite series of mine For me that really stems from my love of Tom's voice He's irreverent charming snarky and sassy Being in his head is always a joy because he's a character that I love but as much as love things being from his POV that's also where I run into issues because I feel that it could do with a bit of balance from other characters' thoughts and motivations That doesn't make me love this story any less it just makes me wish for This being book #3 in a series should be read in that order to really appreciate the characters and their journey I can't really recommend this series enough it's just so fun and sexy Speaking of sex it's all off page and innuendo which for me works so well The love story between Tom and Phil goes through a bit of rough patch here I'm gushing a lot in this review but I can't help it I love them Things work out so well but it was touch and go for a whileOther things that I loved here Gary Gary is an awesome friend to Tom and I'm so glad that we got to see his happy ending with Darren and their wedding They're both awesome characters and I enjoy seeing Darren and Phil become good friends Phil needs friends My big concern here was the wasted potential of Grant Carey Who is Grant Carey really Psycho Misunderstood What really happened Did it really pan out that out way It almost felt like the story could have gone one direction that veered off to the easy way out with the killer that was revealed What really happened to Tom that night I have many uestions and while some of them were answered I was left with an uneasy feeling Maybe these will be addressed in a later book Moar books pleaseI'm so invested in these characters and their lives and I need to know what happens next for Tom and Phil and the crew A great book with characters that I love to revisit every time I open the pages Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Capacities, Capacity Constraints and Capacity Reserves of Airports, Today and in the Future revelation of an ugly incident in Phil’s past suddenly Tom’s not sure whom he can trustThe body in the Dyke’s cellar isn’t the only thing that stinks Warning Contains British slang a very un British heat wave and a plumber with a psychic gift who may not be as British as he thinks he is. 45This is a favourite series of mine For me that Simon and the Messy World really stems from my love of Tom's voice He's irreverent charming snarky and sassy Being in his head is always a joy because he's a character that I love but as much as love things being from his POV that's also where I Tattered Wings run into issues because I feel that it could do with a bit of balance from other characters' thoughts and motivations That doesn't make me love this story any less it just makes me wish for This being book #3 in a series should be The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 14 read in that order to Trailer Park Stories really appreciate the characters and their journey I can't Parasite really Fifteen Weekends (The Weekends Series, recommend this series enough it's just so fun and sexy Speaking of sex it's all off page and innuendo which for me works so well The love story between Tom and Phil goes through a bit of Tears from Iron rough patch here I'm gushing a lot in this Heimat review but I can't help it I love them Things work out so well but it was touch and go for a whileOther things that I loved here Gary Gary is an awesome friend to Tom and I'm so glad that we got to see his happy ending with Darren and their wedding They're both awesome characters and I enjoy seeing Darren and Phil become good friends Phil needs friends My big concern here was the wasted potential of Grant Carey Who is Grant Carey Crooked Cucumber really Psycho Misunderstood What Waiting in the Wings really happened Did it A Life On Film really pan out that out way It almost felt like the story could have gone one direction that veered off to the easy way out with the killer that was To Vegas and Back revealed What How to Read Foucaults Discipline and Punish really happened to Tom that night I have many uestions and while some of them were answered I was left with an uneasy feeling Maybe these will be addressed in a later book Moar books pleaseI'm so invested in these characters and their lives and I need to know what happens next for Tom and Phil and the crew A great book with characters that I love to Catch a Falling Star revisit every time I open the pages Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest நெடுங்குருதி [Nedum Kuruthi] review


10 thoughts on “Heat Trap The Plumber's Mate #3

  1. says:

    45 stars Straight up this is one of my most awaited books of 2015Why? Because I love LOVE Tom Paretski and how he charms stumbles and psychically senses his way through life love and a few murder mysteries here or thereHeat Trap is book 3 in Merrow’s The Plumber’s Mate series which starts with #1 Pressure Head and follows with #2 Relief Valve In those volumes you meet Tom a plucky and in my mind adorable plumber who has a bum hip from an incident in his teens and a special ability to find things which works great when he’s searching for leaks in a pipe but also means he can find hidden items orbodies Along with Tom Merrow introduces you to a gaggle of uirky characters as well as to Phil Tom’s former high school bully who is now a private investigator and after a few trials and missteps is also now investigating Tom’s privates ahem as The Boyfriend one who is often exhausted by how Tom tumbles into troubleI LOOOOVED the first two books and I LOOOOOOVE Tom I love his narrative voice—uick and charming and a little over talkative but I still love him Loved the side characters Loved the push pull push away grasp back of his and Phil’s careful courtship both of them a little scared and wary of being hurt or falling too hard but both unwilling to let goSo how did book 3 hold up?I loved it I went in with high expectations but also a sincere feeling of joy and excitement because I was so happy to dive back into Tom’s head And I’m happy to say that feeling was maintained throughout as I devoured this volume Far too uick even though it’s gloriously longer at 250 pagesWhat I liked This volume’s mystery was good Loved the further progression of both Tom and Phil’s relationship as well as the mystery that unspooled at the end of book 2 As always Merrow includes wonderful and realized side characters who really feel like an extended family for Tom and for this reader were great to return toLike the previous volumes the sexy times are mostly low key or fade to black with a few intimate scenes I don’t mind that this series isn’t “high heat” because the characters and their progression are so much fun to readWhat was harder I wasn’t 100% satisfied with how the mystery wrapped or was explained but overall I was so won over by the Tide of Tom and his Phil and his friends that I didn’t really care too much to dwell on detailsWho’s going to like this? If you enjoyed book 1 and 2 then my strong recommendation is to try book 3 because it’s of that goodness It’s very much a fun ride and I loved following along on itDid you not like book 1 and 2? Did you find Tom’s voice “too British”? Did you find him too talky? Or maybe you didn’t like Phil or the mysteries? If you didn’t enjoy the earlier volumes I don’t see this one winning you over because it’s similar in styleCan you jump in cold here? Maybe? I would strongly recommend not to though because things make way sense if you start with book 1 Pressure Head It’s a great book especially if you like mysteries with a strong romance subplotThis is definitely one of my favorite series—it’s understated but filled with charming characters and fun mysteries The scene is set for a few I believe and hope which makes me endlessly happy that we can return to this village in Britain and ride along with Tom and Phil to find out where they go nextMy dream would be to watch this series on TV because it would be RAD British television but my second dream would be for Samhain to make an audio version Because LISTENING to Tom would be super awesome


  2. says:

    4 StarsThere is trouble afoot down at Tom Paretski’s favourite pub with the young barmaid Marianne struggling to deal with a manipulative and potentially dangerous ex boyfriend who has set his sights on causing trouble not only for Marianne but for all the people in her life who are standing in his way which just so happens to now include Tom and his PI boyfriend Phil Tom and Phil are now firmly playing the roles of protectors and saviors to those around them who are in need but their personal health and happiness is threatened when Tom is mysteriously assaulted and lands himself in hospital with a head injury Things further escalate with a new dead body to investigate and before long Tom and Phil’s relationship starts to show signs of strain under the pressure of this new intense situation It doesn’t help that Tom’s still struggling with the emotional upheaval of a recent and life changing family revelation and to say he’s not dealing with it well would be an understatement But thankfully with the support of his closest friends Tom is able to find some perspective on his own relationships including working out where he stands with broody but loyal Phil all while throwing himself head first into the fray to help bring a stop to whoever is causing the harassment and harm to those around himThis was probably my least favourite of the series in terms of the mystery and its conclusion but I did like the strides made in Tom’s many complex relationships Although I think very little of Tom’s family as a whole I liked the reveals that slowly came to light over the course of the story I also still greatly appreciate the complexities of Tom’s relationship with Phil Things are never easy between these two but although they experience their highs and lows often frustrating the hell out of me with the very male way they deal with their feelings I find their relationship to be genuine and convincing than many I read in the MM romance genre They aren’t perfect and they don’t express themselves properly very often at all which just makes it special in those few simple moments when they do show their love Tom has very effortlessly become an MM book character I love to read about and I look forward to continuing his story of mystery romance and family drama as I work my way through this long running series


  3. says:

    35Here I go again with another book in the Plumbers Mate series While I enjoyed this one a lot than the last I'm unsure if I will continue with the series Once again the mystery aspect was a letdown and I’m contemplating if Tom and Phil are still worth it Heat Trap gives us Tom and Phil on another case a most lukewarm case When the owner of the Pub they usually freuent asks for their help in stopping a slithering stalker Carey Grant they take the case What they never expected was the slimy stalker to be so slinky and dangerous Along with dealing with the case Tom is also dealing with some personal issues and having a hard time coming to terms with everything Things take a while to get to the point and when it does Tom finds Carey Grant in the cellar of the pub and thus begins the chase to catch a killer or so I thought I’m trying to get into this without giving too much away but let’s say the story was uite interesting and fun up until the death of Grant Carey and then boom bloody wilted lettuce All the dryness none of the deliciousness The big reveal of the actual killer I felt didn’t even have a connection to the story so instead of being surprised I just felt let down So many people going round and round and ending up nowhere Let’s talk about Tom I remember loving him in the first book and though he does have his charms and is on his way to crazy town with how he’s all in his head I’m not here for him any He doesn’t take things seriously enough and the way he treated Phil in the end there was just too much He learns something’s about Phil’s past and jumps the gun by overreacting leaving to do the whole begging thing when it was Tom who should have been apologizing I lost all my love for him as a character with his woe is me attitude Everything is Tom Tom Tom he’s a special snowflake I believe for me the series has lost its charms While I remain curious of what will become of Tom and Phil my underlying need seems to be gone Maybe in a while I’ll give it another go especially with that cliffi at the end there Toms life is about to get a whole lot of interesting But for now I’m calling it uits While I liked this one significantly than the last book and did have some burst out laughing moments I am uite done with being disappointed These mysteries have become children Easter egg hunting


  4. says:

    Oh JL Merrow you've outdone yourself with this oneSimply marvelous


  5. says:

    Thank you Netgalley for letting me read and review this book I really enjoyed itIf you go into this book looking for a twisty mystery like the first installment you are out of luck This book’s who done it was pretty easy well at least for me it was Then again I ditched a lot of High School to stay home and watch uincy I hated High School It was like the characters had signs over there head saying this here be the red herring and this here be yon criminal Anyways it wasn’t the mystery that made this book for me; it was the relationship progression for Tom and Phil Oh the feels in this book these two alpha men talk about their feelings and grow as a couple It was just too yummyI hope Merrow isn’t done with these guys I enjoy reading about them very much


  6. says:

    What a great continuation of the story Loved it from first to last page Although the ending was rather abrupt and I have to say I need Even if I have to wait another year please let there be book #4


  7. says:

    5 STARSI love these books and Heat Trap which is book three in The Plumber's Mate series takes the cake thus far Did I mention the hilarity factor yet love the way LJ Merrow writes her British characters and leaves them to speak freely with their native slang Maybe being an Aussie makes it a lot easier to understand it because resembles our slang and is so similar at times to the way things are phrased in the UK This is not an easy thing to do but she has done it with startling aplomb I have never in my life physically laughed out loud sputtered snorted and giggled so much from one book alone I actually had to stop a few times to collect myself It's hilarity and one liner's even during the face of adversity keep on coming thick and fast This has to be close to one of the funniest books I've ever read although do not get me wrong it is not a comedy This is yet another fantastic thrillermurder mystery as are the rest of the books in this series but Heat Trap is by far the best with it's smart but slightly transparent plots that are entwined with the funniest dry wit and never ending banter between the main characters and their friends Heat Trap is also a great title as this book is a trap in itself you feel like you are trapped within it and along for the full ride You really have to get to know the characters and they get established very well during book one and two but come book three LJ Merrow has put you on such in intimate level with them that this books just flows and if you need a good belly laugh then just read these booksThey do have a supernatural current running through them but it is not absurd I know a couple of people have struggled with the first two books but to reach to proffered cherry on the end of a martini stick and you want to pop it then get crackingThe writing is excellent the slang might be a slight challenge for some but I'm sure you'll figure it out and if you can't then trust me when I say it's worth googling it as you go


  8. says:

    45This is a favourite series of mine For me that really stems from my love of Tom's voice He's irreverent charming snarky and sassy Being in his head is always a joy because he's a character that I love but as much as love things being from his POV that's also where I run into issues because I feel that it could do with a bit of balance from other characters' thoughts and motivations That doesn't make me love this story any less it just makes me wish for This being book #3 in a series should be read in that order to really appreciate the characters and their journey I can't really recommend this series enough it's just so fun and sexy Speaking of sex it's all off page and innuendo which for me works so well The love story between Tom and Phil goes through a bit of rough patch here I'm gushing a lot in this review but I can't help it I love them Things work out so well but it was touch and go for a whileOther things that I loved here Gary Gary is an awesome friend to Tom and I'm so glad that we got to see his happy ending with Darren and their wedding They're both awesome characters and I enjoy seeing Darren and Phil become good friends Phil needs friends My big concern here was the wasted potential of Grant Carey Who is Grant Carey really? Psycho? Misunderstood? What really happened? Did it really pan out that out way? It almost felt like the story could have gone one direction that veered off to the easy way out with the killer that was revealed What really happened to Tom that night? I have many uestions and while some of them were answered I was left with an uneasy feeling Maybe these will be addressed in a later book Moar books pleaseI'm so invested in these characters and their lives and I need to know what happens next for Tom and Phil and the crew A great book with characters that I love to revisit every time I open the pages Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  9. says:

    This is a fun mystery series in a cozy mystery style with a great MC in Tom plumber and paranormal body finder I enjoyed this installment a lot I felt that I was gradually getting a better handle on Tom's boyfriend Phil beginning to see his weaknesses and strengths Because these are first person Phil is still a bit of an enigma but this book reveals of who he is and what he feelsThe mystery was decent although not enormously unexpected in its resolution and we learn about Tom's family I'm becoming sold on these two men together as a couple and I like that we hear a bit about Phil's unexpected feet of clay But the fun in these books are the characters and the light good natured self deprecating slightly snarky voice of Tom If you like British flavor to your stories and a light character driven story consider this series I'm already looking forward to the next one


  10. says:

    I loved this book so much Tom and Phil are one of my favourite book couplesthey're so British I have the hugest crush on Tom I love everything about him from his snarky moments to his need to do the right thing He is so perfect in his imperfectability I love the way he thinks and the things he says I adore the fact that a good brew is a cure all for himThe relationship between these two was front and centre of this book despite a good mystery storyline going on in the background It definitely moves up a notch and worked so well They are such a real couple It's not all moonlight and roses or epic arguments over big thingsI love their snarky little grumbles with each other Weird but trueJL Merrow makes the sex real too there's a lot of it but it's not all on page and as much as I lvoe reading a good bit of nooky I don't need every time a couple has sex to be fully documented It makes the times it is worth I genuinely can't think of a thing I disliked about this book It's gone on my favourites list along with the others My only complaint I've gotta wait a year?? for the next hit of Tom and Phil Boo