Love's Going to Kill You by James Cox

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SKU 978-0-3695-0858-4

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Big Balls and Brass Knuckles, 8

Would you kill for the one you love? A delivery drone is shot down and kills the woman it hits. The package is stolen and Detective Brett Knucks is on the case. Despite tensions between the partners, Genius and Brett work together to find out whose package was stolen. It leads them to a prisoner recently murdered and a millionaire losing his mind. Can they unravel the mystery to find the killer? Brett and Genius are still dealing with the fallout from his last investigation. Will the men be able to move from the past or is this the end of the crime solving duo?

Be Warned: m/m sex


I lost myself for so long trying to figure out who killed my parents. I can’t do that again. A lead is great, but if it heads to another dead end … I can’t go through that heartbreak again.” He cleared his throat. His eyes were glassy.

“I understand and I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you or invade your past. I just, honestly, wanted to help.”

“Yeah, Nax said you were doing it to get in my pants.”

Genius snorted. “Already did that. Plan to do it again.”

Brett rolled his eyes and sat. “So. Let’s just … move on?”

Another question or statement? “I like that idea.” Genius sat beside him on the couch.

“Okay. Good. Then let’s eat dinner and talk about the new case.”

“Can I have a kiss first? As a show of friendship.” Genius grinned.

“Friendship, huh?” Brett arched a brow.

That sounded good, didn’t it? Not sinister or sexual at all? Genius slid a hand into his hair and tugged him closer. When their lips touched, it was warm and perfect. Two mouths meeting and forming a bond. Simple.

It quickly became more. He closed his eyes. His tongue slithered out to explore. Suddenly, his breath was fast and his body responded. Genius was definitely getting a hard-on. He shifted his hands to Brett’s shirt, pausing only to pull it over his head.

“I think that kiss was good enough to make up,” Brett mumbled, grinning as he took off his belt. The gun clanked on the table as he set it down.

“Is it? I’m not too sure. We might have to try again.” Genius kissed him, harder this time. He took control and loved how Brett just melted in his arms. His whole body went slack. He started a wet trail down Brett’s neck. Kiss. Lick. Kiss. Lick. Nibble. Those nipple piercings flashed at him, beckoning. Fuck. Genius became more aggressive. He pulled on those hoops with his teeth, hearing a groan. “Like that, do you?”

“It’s okay.” Brett was smiling as he said it.

Oh, so he wanted to be cheeky? Genius pushed at his shoulders until the man laid on the couch. He went right for those pants, unbuttoning them and prying them open. “That bulge in your underwear says it was more than okay.”


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Score: 4 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings)
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I love this series!
Written by Carrie K on 31st Oct 2023

I loved Love's Going to Kill You by James Cox. It's the eighth book in the Big Balls and Brass Knuckles. I love this series. In this book Brett and Genius solve a case that was thought to have been closed five years ago. I love how they interact together and how they manage to keep their relationship secret.

Another Fab Mystery
Written by smjw2004 on 31st Oct 2023

Short, fast-paced and thoroughly entertaining. If you love a great mystery series, this is for you. Despite their length, these stories are well written. The plot and the characters are phenomenal. Nicely done!

Another Interesting Case
Written by DLB2572 on 31st Oct 2023

This series has been full of interesting cases and the mystery surrounding this one is another good one. These are quick stories but I don't feel like I miss anything when reading them. I can't wait for the next one.

Brett and Genius
Written by Ddee2 on 31st Oct 2023

This is a really quick book with the crime solving duo. When a woman is killed with a falling drone and the package disappears, the two work together to track down links to an old case and find some surprising discoveries. Interesting characters, some unexpected clues and deductive reasoning solve the case.

Great Series
Written by dubdub on 31st Oct 2023

I have enjoyed all the books in this series and loved this one just as much. The great dynamic and chemistry between MC';s carries on and they both come across as smart and sexy in the interplay between them. Even though this is a relatively short mystery story everything is covered!.

Another enjoyable entry to series
Written by Rani on 31st Oct 2023

I have enjoyed each book in this series. I like Brett and Genius and seeing what they are up to with each case.

Quick Satisfying Read
Written by Daisiemae on 31st Oct 2023

Love's Going to Kill You is a fast paced, quick read full of mystery, action and romance. The story begins with our heroes in a partnership and a relationship. Brett and Genius have a strong bond, but a miscommunication, or lack thereof, has them at odds in the beginning of the story. Together, they make efforts to work it out and they make a strong team and I really liked them as a couple. Its obvious that Mr.Cox knows how to write sizzling chemistry and some steamy *fans self* sex. I really found myself invested in this couple, even though it is a relatively short story. I want to read more about them and its obvious this saga with these two intriguing man will continue. You can bet I'll be waiting.

Good intentions, sometimes have unexpectedly bad fallout.
Written by C. B. on 31st Oct 2023

I love how Genius sees a problem and immediately looks for a solution through continuous improvement. Genius acted before talking to Brett and the fallout put their relationship in jeopardy. There's a new mystery that ends going back a 5 years and touching many in unexpected ways. Will Brett and Genius make up? Can they work together or have things gone too far? Great story, excellent mystery! The mystery path starts out crooked and turns into a fun pretzel. Nicely done.