- Title: Birds of a Feather
- Author: Nicole Kimberling
- ISBN: 9781623001841
- Page: 182
- Format: ebook
Peter Fontaine just wants to get married He s got a willing man, a house, a cat and the official permission of the State of Washington Everything should be peachy, but weddings mean guests and guests bring the magic of friends and family the enthusiastic, the vengeful and the weird.But figuring out a seating chart that won t result in homicide isn t Peter s only problemPeter Fontaine just wants to get married He s got a willing man, a house, a cat and the official permission of the State of Washington Everything should be peachy, but weddings mean guests and guests bring the magic of friends and family the enthusiastic, the vengeful and the weird.But figuring out a seating chart that won t result in homicide isn t Peter s only problem He s a reporter and reporters need stories Fortunately Peter has one When he finds a dead, dismembered bald eagle near his home, he s on the case As guests converge upon his home, Peter searches the county for the person responsible
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This is one of my favourite mystery series but I was disappointed with this entry. It was great to see plucky reporter Peter and his reserved artist boyfriend Nick again although the connection between them was not as emotional this time. Strange considering this was supposed to be about their wedding. Nick's dad was a hoot as were the other parental units. I didn't feel like a lot of effort was put into the mystery plot. It was not really a mystery, just two separate occurrences that were brief [...]
It could have used a few more minutes in the oven, but very enjoyable. I love these guys. I especially liked Peter's epiphany about he and Nick each falling for someone who was like one of their parents.
Awww, and the last one (or is it? I'm still begging here! Just another very little one? Please please please?) is finished, too. And this one was so sweet! There's lots going on: Nick's and Peter's parents come up for the wedding which means that it's time to meet the family - and that can be a pretty nerve-wrecking occurrence all in itself. Also, wedding preparations still have to be made, and then there's this whole incidident with the dead eagle. Oh and the stray bullets flying around. And le [...]
3.75 stars rounded upIf you like the series, you'll enjoy this installment. Nick and Peter's wedding is just around the corner and family/friends are arriving. Nick is stoically stressing about his family being there while Peter isn't bothering to hide his anxiety. Plus, who killed the bald eagle?Nick's dad is a stitch; I think we may be related. I didn't rate quite a 4 because, for me at least, (view spoiler)[the ending seemed rather rushed and 'pat' (hide spoiler)] and there were some editing [...]
Peter is a character that I love and his humor is what always carries this series for me. Yes, I wished there was more substance to the story, but I still really enjoyed this snapshot in time surrounding their marriage ceremony. Plus you meet all the in laws :D Hopefully next time around there is more of the Peter/Nick banter that I missed this time around.
5 Stars - KAPOW!We were very lucky to get an advance copy! It was AWESOME!!Blurb : Peter Fontaine just wants to get married. He’s got a willing man, a house, a cat and the official permission of the State of Washington. Everything should be peachy, but weddings mean guests and guests bring the magic of friends and family—the enthusiastic, the vengeful and the weird.But figuring out a seating chart that won’t result in homicide isn’t Peter’s only problem. He’s a reporter and reporters [...]
I simply adore these mysteries, so funny, so witty, the mystery so well done, and the characters a pleasure to get to know (plus the sweet moments are exactly right). In this one Peter is dealing with an array of things - a stray bullet, a dead eagle, parents and in-laws (Nick's father is great!) and various wedding related little disasters. He keeps composing really funny inner articles to help him through. I laughed and smiled a lot with this one, and there's the exactly right amount of suspen [...]
Adored this series and Peter. This was a sweet (what I'm assuming to be) end to the series. But I never felt I knew Nick, thru the whole series just too enigmatic. It's like maybe I missed the pivotal conversations that proved to me that Peter knew him any better than I did. And as inquisitive as he was, it just didn't fly. But otherwise I did enjoy peters voice. Maybe some in Nick's POV would hav helped tho. I recommend if you're looking for some light reading. Ms Kimberling did a fab job makin [...]
I actually didn't remember the couple and their previous stories at all, but I just soldiered on. It turned out that the book was easy to get into, what with the established relationship, the minimal drama, and the fun sleuthing with father-in-law. The little bit mystery was surprising, because I really didn't see it go there. There're some inconsistencies and typos, but overall, it's an enjoyable story.
3.5 This series is one of my favorites but this install felt kind of heartless. Hardly any interaction (it FELT like hardly any interaction) between Nick and Peter left me feeling unsatisfied. Plus, (view spoiler)[ ex coming back to interfere with the existing relationship (hide spoiler)] is overused.I'll still keep reading if she keeps writing them.
This was a nice, fluffy, easy read. Every time the story had the possibility to turn into drama/angst it stayed on the nice flowing path. Until the end. For me, like with the previous books, this one again had a mystery that somehow fizzled out, no big surprise or revelation at the end. And again, this time the relationship between Nick and Peter was fun to follow. I liked the epilogue very much.
Not the strongest of the series, but I really enjoyed how strong the relationship between Peter and Nick was, how their families and friends melded together.Because these books are short, and the writing so good, every single time I'm left wanting more.
Please tell me there will be more, because I can't get enough of Peter - and Nick - but mostly Peter. I love his humor and internal monologues and I love how Nick is all indulgent and keeps him grounded. They are absolutely one of my favorite couples :)
I don’t typically like wedding stories because they tend to get all girly, but this one was excellent. In true Peter fashion. Lol
Really good, someone has revealed his true nature I hope he gets punished.
Although Birds of a Feather, book 5 in the series, is the longest book in the series, it’s the least interesting. It feels incomplete and almost like a throw away or unimportant entry, which doesn’t seem to fit with the main characters actually getting married in this installment. It’s hard to describe, but the story feels like more fluff and less actual story. Even the wedding scenes, very few and hurriedly rushed over, feel like filler. There’s no weight to their connection and the mys [...]
I've been reading the entire five-part Bellingham Mysteries series in one go - to try to get the feel of a big book from this excellent suite of novellas. I wanted to really spend time with the characters, not just visit them like episodes in a mini-series (which is really what this is, come to think of it).The last two of the books, "One Man's Treasure" and "Birds of a Feather," seem to take us to the end of our relationship with Peter Fontaine and Nick Olson. As in the rest of the series, ther [...]
I am a fan of Nicole Kimberling's writing and this book did not dissappoint me either. It looks like this is the last book in the series, based on the event happening in Nick's and Peter's personal life, but I certainly will not object to reading more about their adventures if the writer so decides. :)Everything that I love about her works is here - dry humor, observations about human nature that actually make sense. The adult men who actually *act* like ones and who do not become "plot zombies" [...]
I love Nicole Kimberling's writings and have always felt she is under appreciated in the MM romance genre. This is one of my favorite MM romance mystery series and for those of us following it, this is the 5th book. I love plucky and curious Peter and his stoic and dependable hunk of a boyfriend, artistic Nick. As a couple they have come a long way and with this one focusing on their wedding, it could very well be the last in the series. I hope not! The writing is tight and engaging as usual, wi [...]
I love the Bellingham series and was desperately waiting for it to continue. But I have to say that I am rather disappointed by this book. I'm a huge fan of Kimberlings writing and just know that she can do much better than this. To me it appeared as if this one was written in a hurry maybe. It doesn't have the well developed storyline I am used to by the series. The characters appeared shallow; you couldn't really get a feeling for them which I thought is sad because we finally meet the guys' p [...]
Not so much a mystery as an update on Peter and Nick's wedding plans.Definitely a series to be read in order, and really back to back as they seem to almost be 5 installments of one story.I enjoyed Peter and Nick together, though despite the span of time covered in the whole series, they hadn't grown much but do understand each other.The introduction of the parents was interesting, especially Nick's parents and the dynamics they show vs Peter and Nick's dynamics. I'm not sure the eagle story add [...]
Wedding bells are finally ringing in Bellingham, WA for Peter and Nick now that gay marriage is legal in the state. But things never run smoothly for this couple as a Bald Eagle is killed, ex boyfriends arrive and their parents meet for the first time before the wedding. Humorous and heartwarming. My favorite of the series to date.Rating 5 out of 5 stars.Read my full review here wp/p220KL-1knFor more reviews of Nicole Kimberling's books, visit scatteredthoughtsandroguewords
Overall this was a quick and fairly amusing read. I especially liked some of the theories that were formulated by Nick's father (I'm pretty sure his oars aren't quite hitting the water at times). If you've followed this series than like me, you'll find this a satisfying conclusion to Peter & Nick's story or the potential lead in to the next part of their relationship, it really does lend itself to either thought.
The mystery was definitely a throwaway in this one interesting but not important. It serve red a purpose though. The real focus was the wedding and Peter and Nick's feelings for one another. The book still had me laughing out loud and I totally enjoyed it!
I'm not sure what it is about the Bellingham mysteries, but they never fail to deliver. Good mystery, characters I want to keep dropping in on and catching up with. And everything you want in a slightly-more-gritty-than-cozy mystery novel. Recommended.
A fun addition to the series.
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