- Book Title: Fish Stick Fridays
- Author: Rhys Ford
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (November 30, 2015)
- Book Length: 224 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Family, Drama
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: November 30, 2015
This book has the perfect mixture of Drama, Realism, Mystery, Romance and Family. Have you ever watched a show and said that this or that character stole the show? That happens in this book, a small girl with a huge personality sucks you right in. Speaking about being sucked right in, this books starts out explosive.
Deacon has fought the system and won, by that I mean he is now the guardian of his niece Zig. After losing her mother Zig bounced around in the foster system until Uncle Deacon saves her. Deacon has given up and sold everything to start a new life in Half Moon Bay, buying a repair shop and hoping to nurture his little family and give Zig a life where she has a chance. The book opens with the motel room they are in exploding, and everything they had in the room going up in flames.
As Zig and Deacon make it to Half Moon Bay they find the shop that Deacon bought and he really saw the possibilities that it offered. We also start meeting the secondary characters in the book as well. I’m not going to go into all of the characters, but I will let you know they are all instrumental in filling out the story and giving it a familial small town feeling.
I’m declaring this my favorite Rhys Ford book so far. Rhys did such a superb job of bringing her characters to life, and let me as the reader easily attach myself to them. The mystery in the story had me guessing until the end, she really is a master of illusion, you never can tell who the antagonist is until she reveals the mystery. Like I said earlier, Zig stole the show you couldn’t help by smile at her antics and use of words :). Deacon and Lang were really HOT together, both in bed and out. They really fit together as a couple and with the addition of Zig, they fit together as a Family.
I have no problem giving this book a 5 star with my Highest Recommendation.
Deacon Reid was born bad to the bone with no intention of changing. A lifetime of law-bending and living on the edge suited him just fine—until his baby sister died and he found himself raising her little girl.
Staring down a family history of bad decisions and reaped consequences, Deacon cashes in everything he owns, purchases an auto shop in Half Moon Bay, and takes his niece, Zig, far away from the drug dens and murderous streets they grew up on. Zig deserves a better life than what he had, and Deacon is determined to give it to her.
Lang Harris is stunned when Zig, a little girl in combat boots and a purple tutu blows into his bookstore, and then he’s left speechless when her uncle, Deacon Reid walks in, hot on her heels. Lang always played it safe but Deacon tempts him to step over the line… just a little bit.
More than a little bit. And Lang is willing to be tempted.
Unfortunately, Zig isn’t the only bit of chaos dropped into Half Moon Bay. Violence and death strikes leaving Deacon scrambling to fight off a killer before he loses not only Zig but Lang too.
Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawaii 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.
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