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A Long Con Adventure Book One
Amy Lane
LGBTQ Romance/Action Adventure
Dreamspinner Press
April 6, 2021

Once upon a time in Rome, Felix Salinger got caught picking his first pocket and Danny Mitchell saved his bacon. The two of them were inseparable… until they weren’t.

Twenty years after that first meeting, Danny returns to Chicago, the city he shared with Felix and their perfect, secret family, to save him again. Felix’s news network—the business that broke them apart—is under fire from an unscrupulous employee pointing the finger at Felix. An official investigation could topple their house of cards. The only way to prove Felix is innocent is to pull off their biggest con yet.

But though Felix still has the gift of grift, his reunion with Danny is bittersweet. Their ten-year separation left holes in their hearts that no amount of stolen property can fill. A green crew of young thieves looks to them for guidance as they negotiate old jewels and new threats to pull off the perfect heist—but the hardest job is proving that love is the only thing of value they’ve ever had.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr Reviewer & Chair of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

A longtime fan of this author, I read the blurb and admit,  I wasn’t sold…. And then I opened the book and never put it down……Amy Lane I swear I will NEVER doubt you again….( I Remember Adrian)


The ins and outs of the Past and Present was done beautifully, allowing us to see the young men 20 years ago, falling in love, and seeing what they had to do to survive. The 10 years apart and now to come together as one reckoning force,


Amy’s skill is writing hearth and home and here in these pages she has grown a wonderful ensemble of mismatched, eclectic young men and women joining together their skills for a common cause.  


Felix and Danny’s early romance was so sweet,     I couldn’t believe they separated for 10 long years. Josh was instrumental in keeping the channels open and now they have a chance to gain back what was lost. 


Amy this new series is going to be wonderful……I’m already jonesing for the next.