Fish and Ghosts by @rhys_ford #LGBT #Review

MtSnow and Bethany review Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford. (Published by Dreamspinner Press on December 29th, 2013, 240 pgs)

We were given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Oops. Actually, USUALLY this is the case. Here, both reviewers already purchased a copy of this book previous to their reviews *smiles*. This review was done in anticipation of the release of the second in the Hellsinger series, ‘Duck Duck Ghost’  which was released on September 8th, 2014.

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Blurb:

When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age mansion, Tristan Pryce became the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. Tristan is prepared for challenges, though not necessarily from the ghosts he’s seen since childhood. Determined to establish Tristan’s insanity and gain access to his trust fund, his loving relatives hire Dr. Wolf Kincaid and his paranormal researchers, Hellsinger Investigations, to prove the Grange is not haunted.

Skeptic Wolf Kincaid has made it his life’s work to debunk the supernatural. After years of cons and fakes, he can’t wait to reveal the Grange’s ghostly activity is just badly leveled floorboards and a drafty old house. More than a few surprises await him at the Grange, including its prickly, reclusive owner. Tristan Pryce is much less insane and much more attractive than Wolf wants to admit, and when his team releases a ghostly serial killer on the Grange, Wolf is torn between his skepticism and protecting the man he’s been sent to discredit.

Why MtSnow read this: Because it’s Rhys. What other reason do I need?

Review

Word. Rhys Ford series. Addictive. All of them. And snark. Lots and lots of sarcastic wit, and loving family, whether by blood or life circumstance.. Gotta love that combination. And dry humor. And tears *I’m a softie…damn you, dear author*

This time around she comes up with a storyline that I can only think to describe as a mix of paranormal/contemporary/gothic/horror. And does she do the horror well.., if you like your graphic blood and guts, and some super hot man-on-man action, you’ve come to the right place. And the adventures begin!

I admit, when I was first introduced to Tristan and Wolf in this series, it took me a little bit to warm up to them. The new storyline including some paranormal ghosts and spirits had been a new approach from what I was used to from Rhys.

But, saying that, I was pulled in quickly. There is no sitting around being bored waiting for the action. I always tell myself I’ll put it down after reading the first sentence in the next chapter (I know authors everywhere must laugh at us poor readers thinking we’ll be able to stop there)..then, low and behold, I find myself engrossed in the next chapter! *sleep is over-rated anyway*

This book helped me get a fresh look back into paranormal after thinking I was well and over that genre. And with the introduction of some crazy, meddling family members, a creepy ghost that comes back for her wedding ring, pond scum, and salt, bone, and a detached flopping tongue, well, let’s just say this story was a very fun trip into the graphically gross unknown! I’m loving this series, and can’t wait for the next one.

Just know, it has a cliffhanger ending, and I have a feeling you’ll be anxious to read them all. One of my auto-buy authors. Highly recommended.   Thank you, Rhys *smiles*

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Why Bethany read this: It’s a Rhys Ford book and I am a total FANGIRL!!!!

Review

I hate to say this, ok no I don’t, but I loved Wolf’s mom. She alone is reason enough to read this book. Luckily she isn’t the only reason. I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this book since “ghosts stories” are not something I would normally read. But since Rhys has not steered me wrong in the past, I mean Sinner’s Gin is one of my all time favorites, I picked it up any way. And I am glad I did. It was just what I needed to read after the last emotional book I read.

Sometimes the secondary characters do one of two things that irritate me in a book. One, they play too big of a role and overpower the MC’s or two, they play too minor of a role and blend in the background only to make an appearance when necessary. Not the case here, the balance was perfect. And like I said before I LOVED Wolf’s mom.

There was no real angst, I mean other than the poltergeist, no major drama, so this book was just what I needed. The chemistry between these two is hot, and yet at the same time sweet. The type of relationship that you pull for from the beginning cause you want, no need, to see them happy.

So yea, I loved this book and what makes it even better is that I know it is just book one, with more to come. My suggestion…..get this book, read this book, and love it just like I do. Thanks Rhys for another awesome read.

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Order:

Amazon ♥ Dreamspinner Press ♥ All Romance ♥ Goodreads ♥ Barnes & Noble  ♥

 

AuthorBio


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 three 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.

 

 

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