The Austrian J.O. Mantel (Men of the World Series)

The Austrian is part of a multi-book series that follows Deacon through a series of dates and this time not only does he have to deal with a very young man, he also has to deal with pandemic protocols and more!

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Twelve countries. Twelve men. Twelve million dollars!

The game of reality TV hasn’t been an easy road for former Hollywood A-Lister, Deacon Brady, but he’s playing to win. 

This time in Salzburg, Austria ...

When a global pandemic forces the entire cast and crew into lockdown, things get complicated. For the first time in television history, Tainted Love goes live online, making the game interactive and oh so interesting. 

Former Navel Officer, Fynn, is the next bachelor in a long line trying to capture Deacon’s heart. The catch— he’s never even heard of Deacon Brady, so Fynn doesn’t give a damn about the competition. 

But what is Fynn really hiding?

Just when Deacon thought he’d seen and heard it all, the show’s producer, Dante, does what he does best, and drops yet another plot twist. It wouldn’t be good reality TV without a little drama ... or a lot! 

Has Deacon Brady finally met his match?

The hills are alive - Salzburg, Austria.

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My Review:

I have to be honest, I didn't understand exactly what I was getting into reading until I was knee deep in it, and I don't typically read books without a guaranteed HEA (hence the Romance part of the title) but it was interesting to both get to know the characters and also see how they coped with the pandemic conditions.

This series is a continuum that would probably make more sense if you read from the beginning, and each book has the potential but not the promise of a HEA, but it is an interesting premise and it was fun to read how this author interpreted and interlaced the pandemic into the novella.

I am not sure I'll continue to read the series, as it's not really my thing, but I do think it's well written and has some fun elements.