- Reviewed by: Scott Burkett
- Print Length: 245 pages
- Posting: M/M Book Review, Romance, Mystery, Action
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 26, 2014)
- Book Provided by: Author
- Author: Rhys Ford
- Posting Date: June 28, 2014
- Rating: 4.5 stars
The 3rd installment in the Sinner Series brings Forest and Connor together. This story doesn’t start in the here and now, you have to go back a decade where we find a scrawny, beat up, blonde boy inside a dumpster. This poor youngster was living a life of an adult at 13 years of age. A life of men, abuse and maternal abandonment. This was Forest’s life until a man that later became known as Dad, rescued him from that dumpster. Frank rescued Forest from the street but it was Connor who rescue his soul. Connor is the oldest of the Morgan siblings and plays on the Het side of the fence.
This is quite a psychological thrill ride as the mystery unfolds. I’m a lover of sleuth so I’m always looking for the clues and Rhys really wrote an exceptional mystery. In the beginning you don’t even know who is getting targeted, as each crime and murder unfolds it leaves you asking more questions then you have been given answers to. This part of the book was brilliantly written and flowed throughout the whole book.
I think Connor and Forest are my new favorite characters, although I think like everyone else, Miki and Kane will always be special. The character development and the relationship development moved at just the right pace. The Author was always taking us into the mind of each of our main characters, as the reader I easily related to what each of the characters were thinking. The amount of sex was good and what I thought was so helpful was the sex was not a character in the book. The story was so GOOD that the sex scenes were used as a means in which I felt more connected to the soul entwining relationship that was developing.
I love banter. The Morgan clan is written about more in this book, some of Connor’s siblings are investigating the murders, while others are used as confidants for Connor. I’ve always enjoyed the Morgan’s but after reading Tequila Mockingbird, I want to know more about them and get more interaction with them. The Author really let the reader into the Morgan family in this book and I for one am very appreciative of that. They may pick on each other and throw jibes at each other but what holds the family together is the strong love that they each have for the other. It really is beautiful.
Rhys is one of the best when it comes to storytelling. Her books are always, right. They hold just the right amount of mystery on each page that keeps you wanting more.
The cliffhanger for the next one……a “Virgin”. Really? I can’t wait to see what she does with her next book in this series.