Why I read this:
Because I love mysteries, and detectives, and police and … did I mention I like cops? *BIG JD Robb fan here*
Funny story as to how I got to review Dirty Deeds. She had asked if I would like review Dirty Deeds back in early February since I had reviewed Fish and Ghosts in the beginning of the year.
“…And I can send you Dirty Deeds and Clockwork Tangerine if you like :D”
I told her I had bought CT already and will download it when it was out. I didn’t have DD yet but was planning on reading the others, assuming I could find them.
“What format do you need?” She asked me. I told her what I needed, not thinking about it; and she went off to brunch and I went to play with Google Chrome.
Sure enough, she did get them for me. Right there on Facebook: Clockwork Tangerine and all of the series, too.
“Oh, holy crap. When did fb do file transfers! :)”
“Always :),” she says.
“…Thanks. I’ll probably do a review for the whole series too. Just because I can. :)”
“Hope you like them…”
Well, Rhys. I finally got to finish it, and loved it. And the little series, too. 🙂
Stay tuned for the series review as well.
Sheila Pinelli needed to be taken out.
Former cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis never considered committing murder. But six months ago, when Jae-Min’s blood filled his hands and death came knocking at his lover’s door, killing Sheila Pinelli became a definite possibility.
While Sheila lurks in some hidden corner of Los Angeles, Jae and Cole share a bed, a home, and most of all, happiness. They’d survived Jae’s traditional Korean family disowning him and plan on building a new life—preferably one without the threat of Sheila’s return hanging over them.
Thanks to the Santa Monica police mistakenly releasing Sheila following a loitering arrest, Cole finally gets a lead on Sheila’s whereabouts. That is, until the trail goes crazy and he’s thrown into a tangle of drugs, exotic women, and more death. Regardless of the case going sideways, Cole is determined to find the woman he once loved as a sister and get her out of their lives once and for all.
Hats off to you, Rhys. Like the others I’ve read of yours, I really enjoyed Dirty Deeds. I have to admit that I had to have break after Dirty Laundry because that cliffhanger hit home. The emotional place both Cole and Jae were at had me bawling like babyI have a tendency to get into the characters head when I read and this was no exception. After a little hiatus from Cole and Jae, I read Dirty Deeds in one sitting. The writing was raw and realistic. The anguish and angst between the characters, the secondary characters, the mystery, and the overall story line for the series is woven to a fine line and hardly ever crosses that line..much. It’s gritty, it’s a great detective story, and it’s a wonderful romance, too. I don’t know why I waited this long to read it. Yes, I do. Because it has a cliffhanger ending! I like cliffhangers but not when I don’t see it coming. It’s part of the reason I don’t read or watch soaps. You and Abigail Roux. Did you talk to each other about doing cliffhangers? I’m not going to tell you what the cliffhanger is but if you have read the other books, it won’t surprise you. Go read it. It’s well worth the 9.5 out of 10 pots of gold.
About Rhys Ford:
Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur, a black Pomeranian puffball and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and a purple Bella coffee maker.
And at the Starbucks down the street. No really, they’re 24/7. And a drive-thru. It’s like heaven.
My books can be purchased, folded and first chapters read at Dreamspinner Press.