ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Romantic Behavior by LA Witt & Cari Z


36291125Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: January 15, 2017
Received From: NetGalley

Detective Andreas Ruffner is no fool—he’s found a man who loves him, puts up with him, and has stuck with him through hell and back, and it’s time to put a ring on it. Darren Corliss is the love of his life, and he wants the whole world to know it.

Now the fun part—the wedding!

Well, after the not-so-fun part of planning the wedding in between dealing with overbearing and impossible-to-please family members. With future mothers-in-law driving them both up a wall, the guest list growing out of control, and the wedding getting ever more complicated, Darren and Andreas have to wonder if they’re in over their heads.

But they’re going to make it to the altar if it kills them . . . and at this rate, it just might.


GENDER: cisgender
SEXUALITY: bisexual, homosexual


TROPES: age gap
TAGS: adult, contemporary, romance, queer romance, queer characters, law enforcement, existing relationship
WARNINGS: physical illness (HIV), ableism, slurs, gendered slurs, cissexism / transmisia


This book was absolutely adorable and the perfect ending to this series!

It was so lovely to be able to read a book that was all about Darren and Andreas being happy–with minimal angst–especially after the last book. These two deserve the happy ending like nothing else, and I was so pleased to see them achieve it. And it’s so incredible to see how far they’ve come and how much they’ve changed since the first book. In large part, they are still the same, but they have grown stronger together and separately, and the bond between them is clearly unbreakable. It’s so refreshing to read about a couple who are so secure in each other and are able to communicate well, and one where the drama doesn’t come from within their relationship but as outside factors that they work together to take down.

Also, I loved seeing so much of both of their families! Andreas’ kids, ex-wife, and ex-girlfriend are all fabulous characters, and I loved seeing them bond with Andreas and Darren. Additionally, Darren’s parents are so great, and I loved seeing more of his interactions with his mom, Jessica.

While I’m sad this series has come to an end, I think LA Witt and Cari Z did a fabulous job with it as a whole and in giving the characters the kind of happy ending they deserve.


LoriWittL.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .

Connect with L.A.:

g3Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, “See ya!” She also started writing, because some things she just thought she could do better. She’s still climbing that ladder, but can’t stop herself from writing, or from sharing what she creates.

Cari enjoys a wide range of literary genres, from the classics (get ‘im, Ahab) to science fiction and fantasy of all types, to historical fiction and reference materials (no, seriously, there are so many great encyclopedias out there). She writes in a wide range of genres as well, but somehow 90% of what she produces ends up falling into the broad and exciting category of m/m erotica. There’s a sprinkling of f/m and f/f and even m/f/m in her repertoire, but her true love is man love. And there’s a lot of love to go around.

Cari has published short stories, novellas, and novels with numerous print and e-presses, and she also offers up a tremendous amount of free content on, under the name Carizabeth.

Connect with Cari:


Riptide Publishing
Amazon (to be updated)
Barnes & Noble (to be updated)
Book Depository (to be updated)
Kobo (to be updated)
IndieBound (to be updated)


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