5-star reads,  M/M,  Suspense

The All’s Fair series by Josh Lanyon

So here’s a quick recommendation for a great series I’ve just binge listened my way through the last couple of days. It’s the All’s Fair series, by Josh Lanyon, that had me totally hooked. It’s a three installment series; Fair Game, Fair Play and Fair Chance. Despite the uninspired and generic titles, they’re actually awesome stories.

The series main character is the former FBI agent Elliot Mills. After a crippling injury, he left the bureau and is now working as a College history professor.

In Fair Game, Elliot agrees to look into the disappearance of the son of a family friend. This forces him back in contact with agent Tucker Lance, Elliot’s former lover and the agent in charge of the missing person’s case. And while old feelings are re-awakened, Elliot has unwittingly caught the interest of a serial-killer.


In Fair Play, someone tries to kill Elliot’s father in order to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. There’s arson, cross-bow shootings and former peace activist shenanigans. The events from Fair Game aren’t forgotten but they’re not the main focus here.

In Fair Chance, the series finale, the serial killer angle is back in full force and this was by far the most intense of the three books. Not only because of the plot developments but because at this point I had gotten way more invested in Elliot and Tucker and had my heart in my throat for fear of their happily ever after being thwarted.    

Each book has a distinct ending and case conclusion, but the events of each installment still meld together nicely, forming a cohesive, overall storyline. It’s great really.

Suspense isn’t my favourite genre, but there’s no denying that paired with romance it can be bloody brilliant. And the All’s Fair series is captivating. It’s mystery. It’s nail-biting suspense. It’s crazy murderers. And it’s love of the M/M variety. So, this is just an incredibly yummy series.

I love how the two main attractions of the books – solving tricky cases and the relationship between Elliot and Tucker – are seamlessly weaved together to drive the story forward. So there’s never a dull moment. If it’s not a crazy guy with a cross-bow or a serial killer, it’s steamy sex and man-love. It can’t get much better than that really.

The only thing I’m not happy about is that it’s only a three part series. I would have loved to continue reading about Elliot and Tucker.


I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).