Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford

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Series: Sinner’s, Book Four
Release Date: September 4, 2015
Pages: 246 • Format: eBook
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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It isn’t easy being a Morgan. Especially when dead bodies start piling up and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it.

Quinn Morgan never quite fit into the family mold. He dreamed of a life with books instead of badges and knowledge instead of law—and a life with Rafe Andrade, his older brothers’ bad boy friend and the man who broke his very young heart.

Rafe Andrade returned home to lick his wounds following his ejection from the band he helped form. A recovering drug addict, Rafe spends his time wallowing in guilt, until he finds himself faced with his original addiction, Quinn Morgan—the reason he fled the city in the first place.

When Rafe hears the Sinners are looking for a bassist, it’s a chance to redeem himself, but as a crazed murderer draws closer to Quinn, Rafe’s willing to sacrifice everything—including himself—to keep his quixotic Morgan safe and sound.

three-stars

Yeah, so that’s my annoyed face.

Just this once, and instance would have I liked the mystery aspect to be gone. I love Rhys. We all know it. I just felt like it needed to be repeated in case someone was doubting My Queen. With that being said; Why were alllll these extra folks in this story? Excuse the eff out of me, but can Quinn & Rafe get some time together. I mean, Damn. I am not happy. I’m not happy with the progression of the plot. Really??? Quinn out of all people. I didn’t find that funny or nice at all. What really is my issue is the “alluded” to story line. I don’t do well with it. You know why? Because I’m not in Rhys fabulous head so I don’t know the issues that we are referring to. I felt like because these are the only two in the series with a background that Quinn should have got prologue as well. It’s nice to see some of Rafe past indiscretions, but Quinn, and everyone else knew things I felt like the reader should have known as well.

No people of Zoolander, I can’t read minds so I’m right along with you with trying to figure out Quinn’s “problems”. Eventually I kinda figured it out and certain things were told. I still feel like the two main characters were cast B in their own story. And again, What the hell, Morgans? I know Quinn is the sensitive soul in the family, but cuddle him much? They didn’t give him space to breathe. I felt protective over him as well. Not one chance was he able to go to someone, instead they descended on him like a flock of birds!!!

**Sidenote** I love the magpie nick name, and the coffee store name!! Rhys is amazing,and her love for my two favorite historic romance mm authors is uber fantastic!!

I can put away all my disdain for the plot, the family, and the illusions, because at the end of the day Quinn & Rafe together were amazing. They fit perfectly. I’m telling you this as a straight contemporary with the mystery would have been freaking amazing.I can feel it. I just know it would be. I liked seeing Rafe get his redemption, and even when it was on the line his first thought was whatever Quinn needed he was first. Gah! They were adorable and that made me happy in the midst of this semi-ranty review. LOL. It wouldn’t be a Rhys book for me without the tears. That conversation Quinn had with his mother left me in tears. Looking forward to the next book. I liked this book, but felt like my guys were second in their own story.

Not cool.

About Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.

Sinner’s Gin by Rhys Ford

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Series: Sinner’s, Book One
Release Date: December 24th 2012
Pages: 260 • Format: eBook
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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There’s a dead man in Miki St. John’s vintage Pontiac GTO, and he has no idea how it got there.

After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner’s Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. But when the man who sexually abused him as a boy is killed and his remains are dumped in Miki’s car, Miki fears Death isn’t done with him yet.

Kane Morgan, the SFPD inspector renting space in the art co-op next door, initially suspects Miki had a hand in the man’s murder, but Kane soon realizes Miki is as much a victim as the man splattered inside the GTO. As the murderer’s body count rises, the attraction between Miki and Kane heats up. Neither man knows if they can make a relationship work, but despite Miki’s emotional damage, Kane is determined to teach him how to love and be loved — provided, of course, Kane can catch the killer before Miki becomes the murderer’s final victim.

four-stars

I’ve had this book since 2013, and I finally read it in 2014. Originally I gave it 3.5 stars, and I don’t think I was invested in it all the way because of my love for Cole. I never wanted to give all my love to another character of hers because Cole is special to me. Well fast forward to 2016 and Rhys Ford has me email address BITCHES!!! HA!!! She asked me if I wanted an arc of Absinthe of Malice, and I was playing it cool like sure I’d love a copy. LOL. Internally I was fangirling big time!! I hadn’t read the series so I decided I was going to read the series up until the arc is due. I started reading, and then tearing up for Miki, and then really enjoying this much more then the first go around. I paid attention to more things, and I really like the pacing of the story. I loved the growth of the relationship between Miki and Kane. It was totally special to see Miki open up and trust Kane. He has a history with people doing him wrong, and outside of the band and Edie no one seemed to care about him. My goodness my tears and feelings were all over the place at certain times in this book. Goodness, I didn’t expect my emotions to be like this, but who am I kidding? It’s Rhys Ford.

“Oh Miki love, I more than need you. You’re my temptation. My sin. I’ve got no intentions of being anywhere but next to you. We Irish? We like bathing in our sin.”

Loved the mystery aspect of the story. That’s actually my favorite parts because they mysteries are always well written. This is definitely heavy on the past abuse and features some trigger warnings. Goodness the Morgans are an awesome clan, loved Kel and Casey as well. I liked that Kane didn’t fight his feelings for Miki and even if it was a tad insta love which is a first for me by Rhys I enjoyed it. I liked that Miki couldn’t do anything but accept Kane, his words, those baby blues and that clan. Special place in my heart for Donal for sure!! That ending though, I’m so looking forward to book two now. I need to know what happened.

I kiss him. That’s not something I even thought of before, and now I can’t imagine my life without it.

About Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.