Monday, November 14, 2011


A Bottled Up Story
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date Published: September 2011
ISBN 978-1-61372-113-1
Contemporary GBLT
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

When Dieter Krumpf’s grandmother died, he found she’d left him everything, including her precious photo albums that included pictures of her family art collection…the collection her family left behind when the Nazi’s came. Now many years later, Dieter finds out that the paintings are still around and he meets with Gerald Young, an attorney that seems determined to help win him back his family legacy. There isn’t much hope as the legal challenges begin but as Dieter and Gerald grow closer, they find something much more than they ever imagined: love.

Whenever I pick up an Andrew Grey book, I always feel like I am coming home from being away a long time. The character rich stories this author creates are delightful, sweet and always leave me wanting more. LEGAL ARTISTRY is part of his critically acclaimed Bottled Up Series, and also spins off into a new series as well that is set in this world. We meet up again with familiar faces from past Bottled Up books and meet some new ones like our main characters, Dieter and Gerald, that will keep you intrigued till the very end. The writing is tight, the storyline ebbs and flows perfectly and the sex scenes just enhance the growing closeness between Dieter and Gerald.

Meet Dieter Krumpf. He works in the computer field and finds himself with a mystery on his hands after his grandmother dies. Looking over the photographs of his family’s art collection before WWII, Dieter is stunned to find out that the collection is still around but in a museum. Now the game begins as Dieter starts the legal ball rolling to get his family legacy back. What really impressed me each time I open one of this author’s books, is that he has a way of creating memorable characters within tough situations that don’t come across as whiny, annoying or anything negative like that. You sympathize and grow to love them over the course of the story. I fell in love with Gerald and Dieter as they worked toward the most unbelievable court case, yet also finding the one person they are meant to be with in life. Some of my favorite characters are back in the Bottled Up Series and I was thrilled to see how they were coming along as they helped Dieter as well.

Mr. Grey delivers a wonderful compelling story that leaves you eager for more at the end. The ending alone had me racing to see if the story will continue on his website. The characters, the tough subjects this author isn’t afraid to incorporate in his books, and the lyrical way he writes leaves readers spellbound. LEGAL ARTISTRY is more than a typical male-male story but one of two people finding the love they need and more importantly, deserve. I can not get enough of this author’s work and love that he continues to surprise me with his books. If you are looking for an introduction to this author’s work, take your pick of any of his books. You won’t be disappointed at all. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future and can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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