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Finding Armando, by Joe Cosentino

Finding Armando, by Joe Cosentino

 
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Book Series
Found At Last, Book 2
About the Author
JOE COSENTINO was voted favorite LGBT mystery, humorous, and contemporary author of the year by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery. The other Nicky and Noah mysteries are: Drama Muscle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Fraternity, Drama Castle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Dance (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Faerie. He is also the author of the Cozzi Cove series (NineStar Press): Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention/TBR Pile Favorite Book of the Month), Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginning, Cozzi Cove: Happy Endings; the Dreamspinner Press novellas: In My Heart: An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (with Holiday Tales from Fairyland, Rainbow Award Honorable Mention, Open Skye Book Reviews Favorite Audiobook of the Month), the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holiday, The Perfect Gift, The First Noel, and the Found At Last series: Finding Giorgio and Finding Armando; and the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Chair of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and he is happily married.
http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com
Publication Date
June 23, 2020
Available Formats
epub, mobi, pdf
Pages
114
Content Warning
 deals with cancer and grief, DADT, death of a secondary character
ISBN
978-1-64405-653-0
ASIN
B0873DFXZC
An investigative adventure in search of an elderly man’s first love brought Theo and Jamison together. Now they’re called to put their sleuthing skills to use once again and reunite Pocono resort manager Asher with his lost love, Armando. But the hunt through rural Pennsylvania won’t be easy with Jamison’s younger brother locking horns with the resort’s assistant manager and a shocking offer from the sous chef, Grace.

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Funny and Heartwarming!
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5.0
 ** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE **
 POV: 1st person, past tense, one character POV


 Finding Armando is a story of love, friendship, family and a found family that is all woven together like a warm woollen blanket on a winter night.

 We were introduced to Theo and Jamison Finding Giorgio, where the ending was bittersweet. Here, we begin less than a year later, with Theo and Jamison passing on the generosity and happiness they've found with each other, by opening a resort that welcomes all. With a new adventure, new business, new staff and new friends, it's the same Theo and Jamison, but happily married and on a new adventure.

 The characters were wonderful. Unlike the Cozzi Cove series, there isn't a multi-POV for the couples who find their way to each other, (though I wouldn't have objected!) but rather, Theo – as nosy and wonderfully cheeky as he is – manages to find himself loitering nearby for those pivotal moments. And, I'm glad! I absolutely wanted to see the complete story of Kendall's first foray into love, and how Phoenix handled an outrageous flirt. I needed to see those things, and I'm so happy I did. Kendall was a riot, and Phoenix was a nicely level-headed counter point to his antics.

 And, can I also offer some props for the nicely done Military rep? In a book that has a heavy and heartbreaking reminder of DADT and its consequences, it was nice to have that counterbalance of GOOD military men, to showcase the changed times, with Kendall and Phoenix both being military: Navy and Marines, respectively.

 As for Asher and Armando, they were stunningly adorable, and their story was both heartbreaking and lovely, because – unlike Nolan and Giorgio, who were at the end of their lives, when they were reunited – they were young enough to mend the bond, heal the pain and move on together into a new future. And, if Theo managed to unite a few more couples along the way, well...crown him The Matchmaking Wonder, because he's good at it, and each moment was short but sweet.

 Just like the Cozzi Cove series, each Found At Last novel wraps you up in a familiarity that says “Welcome home” and leaves you with a smile. By the time you turn that last page, you feel good, happy and content. Everyone got their happily ever after, and you spent a pleasant few hours with old friends.

 Will there be more? I'm not sure. Finding Armando ends on a perfect note for an ending, but also offers the opportunity for a fresh new start, if Cosentino chooses. Either way, I'll be happy, and you can bet I'll be back for another round if they choose to write more.

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 Favourite Quotes

 “Kendall scratched at his bulging bicep. “Are you trying to find Armando for Asher like you located Giorgio for Nolan?”
“That’s the plan,” I replied.
“How come you never found anybody for me?” Kendall asked.
“Have you lost somebody?”
“Sure. But it was on purpose.”

“Maybe we should change the name of the resort to Honeymoon Hotel.”
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A Great Super Sleuth Story.
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 "A Perfect Match" with "Watson and Holmes' mixed story.
A second book for the series the first being Theo and Jamison in "Finding Giorgio" and Nolan love stories. Now married and now the owners of the resort, they try and help Asher find his past love. 
Theo hadn't changed as he's a big gossip which Jamison constantly tells him. Funny scenes and humour is not far this in any of this authors books including this one. Ooh Kendall and Phoenix have a huge fire between the dislike snarky comments to each other..lol There was one scene that I'd hmm about, but I sensed something's up with Grace. 
A story about love and mystery coming together for all in this series. 
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