Craft Brew (Trouble Brewing #2) by Layla Reyne

Assistant US attorney Dominic Price is staring down the barrel of his father’s debts. The bull’s-eye on his back makes him a threat to everyone he cares about, so when his lover wants to go public with their relationship, he bolts. Not because he isn’t in love—he can’t stomach the thought of putting Cam in danger.
Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne is determined to figure out what trouble Nic is running from, but devastating news from home brings him back to Boston and to the cold case that has haunted his family for two decades. Shoving aside his pride, he calls Nic for help.
Together they search for answers, navigating the minefield of Cam’s past. But when they get too close to the truth, Cam must use every skill in his arsenal to save the man he loves…before it’s too late.

I skimmed a couple of reviews of Craft Brew before I started mine. Bad habit, I know, but really, I just take quick glances – it’s really hard to not look at all. Anyway, at least one reviewer mentioned that they didn’t even have to read the description of this book to make the request for the ARC. I can totally relate, because I feel exactly the same way. I’m loving the Trouble Brewing series just as much as the Agents Irish and Whiskey series – so picking up any book in this series is a no-brainer 😉

Craft Brew took Cam & Nic to Boston because of a family emergency. That emergency led to a request that Cam couldn’t refuse, even though it brought up some pretty strong memories that were connected to one of his biggest regrets. A case he could never solve and caused him to carry a lifetime of guilt.

I loved this addition to the Trouble Brewing series for a lot of reasons. Readers learned a lot more about Cam & Nic. There were more “warnings” for Nic. Cam’s history and his family were obviously a huge part of Craft Brew, but there was a lot more to the story. I liked seeing everyone’s roots. It was also great watching Nic and Cam become even closer – regardless of Nic’s reservations. Oh, and seeing characters from the Irish and Whiskey series was a nice bonus. 😉

I like where the characters were left at the end of Craft Brew, but the series isn’t over yet. I can’t wait to see where Layla Reyne takes these characters next.