Review: Filthy Acquisitions, by Edmond Manning

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cover-edmondmanning-filthyacquisitionsKeldon Thurman hates his job, purchasing serial killer art for a private investor. He would quit if he weren’t completely impoverished, but with no life skills and no ways to generate income, Keldon has no options.

However, Acquisition Number Five proves to be more challenging than expected. Wheel-chair bound Irene Woullet and her handsome nurse caretaker, Joshua Greene, refuse to cooperate. Keldon’s only chance is to seduce the old-fashioned, simple-living Josh in the hopes that Joshua can persuade Irene. But Keldon has to work fast—he has only two dates to win Josh’s affection.

With love’s potential in bloom, how can Keldon live with his own worsening conscience as he gathers these filthy acquisitions?


Dates read:
Edition read:
July 23, 2014
Wilde City Press
Contemporary, M/M, GLBT+
145 e-book pages
3rd person
July 11, 2015
Kindle Edition
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Rating:     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This review originally posted on GoodReads July 11, 2015

This was a bit different from the Manning I learned of and adore in The Lost and Founds series (hereafter TLAF because I’m typing on my Kindle screen and it’s slow going). This was, and wasn’t what I expected.

It was because it was a unique story (serial-killer art! Holy wow!). It was a morality tale of self-actualization and self-efficacy. Manning excels at that shiz like nobody’s business.

It wasn’t because I missed the humor and the unexpected twists and turns that Manning delivers so effortlessly in his TLAF series. This was a wee bit predictable, and the feels weren’t as profound.

I wanted more of the romance/relationship-building between Keldon and Josh. But that’s me being greedy for romance and man-on-man lovin’.

Manning can tell a captivating story, no doubt about it. Read this. It’s good. Then, if you haven’t read the TLAF series get on that…stat. Seriously. It’s superb.


For serious y’all, The Lost and Founds series is AMAZING. In no way is it a typical romance at the same time it is EVERYTHING. I’m listing the details of the series here because I am proud beyond reason to pimp these books — and a new one is releasing soon! Get to reading! GET TO READING!!

The Lost and Founds:

1. King Perry
2. King Mai
3. The Butterfly King
4. King John
GoodReads * Amazon * Katie’s Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
GoodReads * Amazon * Katie’s Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
GoodReads * Amazon * Katie’s Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
GoodReads * Amazon * Katie’s Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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