Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 5 stars
Type: Novel in Series
Provided by Publisher
Blurb: We’re getting the band back together.
Those six words send a chill down Miki St. John’s spine, especially when they’re spoken with a nearly religious fervor by his brother-in-all-but-blood, Damien Mitchell. However, those words were nothing compared to what Damien says next.
And we’re going on tour.
When Crossroads Gin hits the road, Damien hopes it will draw them closer together. There’s something magical about being on tour, especially when traveling in a van with no roadies, managers, or lovers to act as a buffer. The band is already close, but Damien knows they can be more—brothers of sorts, bound not only by familial ties but by their intense love for music.
As they travel from gig to gig, the band is haunted by past mistakes and personal demons, but they forge on. For Miki, Damie, Forest, and Rafe, the stage is where they all truly come alive, and the music they play is as important to them as the air they breathe.
But those demons and troubles won’t leave them alone, and with every mile under their belts, the band faces its greatest challenge—overcoming their deepest flaws and not killing one another along the way.
Review: I don’t want to sound like a squealing fangirl, but I’ve gotta get it out of my system. The words, man! Rhys Ford’s style of writing is totally unlike any other I’ve read. It’s like music to my eyes because the words ebb and flow like the sounds of a song, encompassing me. You’re not reading this book, you’re surrounded by it.
That’s what I’m going to say and I’m sticking to it.
Of course, being back with the old gang still rocks my socks off. I could have used a little more Quinn, but what the hey. These guys on tour without a keeper? Scary as $hiT! I mean, at least Forest is pretty calm, but jeez, Miki? Crazy much? Add in Damie who’s still got ADHD or something going on with him and it’s just a cluster freak up in that van! I love Rafe, but I’m scared for him in that group. Watching them all get pushed to the limit by being on tour–especially Miki and Damie–I really felt torn. They love getting the raw feedback from the crowds in the little bars and places they play–but is the cost of being away from home, trapped on the bus with each other 24/7, worth it?
Will they come together as a band, or fracture into parts? And why do I have the sinking feeling that something is building in the background?
I’m really really hoping that there’s going to be some more of the fabulous men of Crossroads Gin and their entourage of assorted Murphys because I’m still hooked on them and you fed me a cliffhanger, dammit. I’m not going to spill it here, but needless to say, WTF? I have so many questions…
If you love to read about hot sexy men who behave a little outrageously and those who love/hate them, Absinthe of Malice is a sure hit. The author brings you into this world of testosterone and mayhem… sex and music… with wordplay that’ll leave you breathless. I’m a huge fan, are you?