Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 stars
Provided by Publisher
Blurb: Sequel to Tequila Mockingbird
Sinners Series: Book Four
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.
Review: Glory hallelujah, this day is finally here! Woo hoo! The book about Quinn and Rafe has been on my TBR wishlist for quite some time and this book did not disappoint. The gorgeously descriptive lyrical phrasing, the incongruous pairing of an introverted, cerebral academic with a flamboyantly uber-bad-boy rock star, and the slow burn of attraction that finally flames out of control as these two act on an attraction that’s been simmering for years. Things don’t get much better than this book; and with the addition of a mysterious stalker who’s trying to kill Quinn, we’ve got all the makings of a super-romantic mystery on steroids, Morgan-family style.
Quinn’s always been the odd man out in this family of alpha jocks who physically dominate their world. No firefighting or law enforcement for him. He’s always been more interested in using his brain than his brawn, and musician Rafe Andrade has always admired that about him. But for a long time, Rafe was afraid to admit to his crush on Q. Being friends with his older brother Connor made it awkward–actually impossible since he’d warned him off!–and then the age difference was an issue. Now Rafe is concerned about his drug-addicted past and rehab. Would someone like Quinn, a successful professor with a great reputation, want to be with a has-been musician whose past includes hitting bottom in a trashed hotel room with a dead guy?
Quinn has been in love with Rafe since he was a young teenager following his older brothers and their friends around. Rafe understood him in a way no one else ever had, but when he’d left town after kissing Q on his eighteenth birthday, he guessed it was never meant to be. Now that Rafe’s back and gone through rehab, is there a possibility they can finally be together? Approaching him at the coffee shop opening, he makes a sexual appeal, only to have Rafe brush him off. Dammit.
Meanwhile, someone’s got a hard-on against Quinn. Once, twice, three times they’ve tried to kill him. It’s going to take a whole lot of Morgan’s, a Murphy and an Andrade to shut that $@cker down. Where’s Quinn going to stay in the meantime, since his home was the scene of a car explosion?
Rafe’s got a room…
This has got to be my favorite of all the Sinner’s stories, bar none. Like Goldilocks, it was just right. Not too scary, not too short. Hot sex, sweet heat, an overload of testosterone and steam. I loved Quinn and his mercurial mind and Rafe, the unlikely intellect, suits him perfectly. I love how their relationship is so giving and loving, with Rafe the caretaker and Q the supporter. They compliment and complete one another in a way I’ve never seen before in a romance and I completely ate that up with a spoon. More, please!!!