Now we have Rook Stevens retired Cat Burglar extraordinaire and Dante Montoya the man who stole his heart and spends his days fighting to keep that same heart alive because Rook seems to have a penchant for trouble...the kind of trouble that can get a person dead.
When I first started reading this author's works I actually started with her 'Sinner's' series and by the time I was part way through that one I was wondering what was wrong with me that I'd been ignoring 'Cole McGinnis' for so long? I mean seriously, how could I have been so obtuse? Well never mind, that deficiency has long since been remedied.
So here we are several Rhys Ford books later and we have what has quickly become an absolute favorite couple for me with Rook and Dante...please understand I love Cole and Jai, I adore the men of 'Sinners' like seriously adore them...they are some of the hottest men going, but something about Rook and Dante just speaks directly to my heart. When these two men are together they just melt my heart. I want them to be together.
I'm not even sure how to explain these men. They're like to parts of the same puzzle. For me these men just click. I loved the first book and absolutely delighted in the story as I listened to the voice of Greg Tremblay...the man really is an audio narrator marvel and I have to say that for the first time ever when I started reading 'Tramps and Thieves' the voice in my head reading this story to me sounded suspiciously like his.
There was definitely a mystery here and I did enjoy it but more than that I love the relationship developing between Rook and Dante. Dante's definitely an alpha male and while it goes against his instincts at times and he struggles with it being what Rook needs and loving him is all Dante wants to do...well that and keep Rook alive.
Rook's not an easy man to love. He's not had anyone in his life like Dante and more than the thrill he gets from pulling off a job. He want's what having Dante in his life offers him and he's willing to give up his old ways to keep him but it seems like his old life isn't so willing to give him up.
Add in the mystery that was full of twist and turns and a surprise or two. Along with a whole lot of interesting characters like Dante's Uncle Manny and his partner Hank, Rooks Grandfather Archie and his cousin Alex and for me this was pure reading bliss.
I'm still more than happy to revisit the world of Cole McGinnis, the men of 'Sinners', 'Hellsinger', 'Half Moon Bay or anywhere else that Ms Ford would like to take me but please oh please let there be more 'Murder and Mayhem'!
An ARC of 'Tramps and Thieves' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Another one that won't come out until January, sorry! but these are just the ones that are exciting me right now!
Jim Byrd died of heart failure. He was revived in time and being a young man suffered no lasting damage. After the installation of a new device to monitor his heart he makes a full recovery. What gnaws at him is the fact that he has no memories of his experience. He saw no light at the end of the tunnel and he realizes he needs to know what, if anything, happens after death.
A routine task at work leads him to a haunted house and leads him to reconnect with an old girlfriend. Following a whim he comes into contact with a haunted house and, coincidentally, an old girlfriend. Him, his father, and his girlfriend are all pulled into the mystery of this house and the larger question of life after death. Religion, technology, philosophy, love and fear intersect in The Afterlives as we follow Jim's quest for understanding. The stories of those who lived in and visited the haunted house periodically break up the story and deepen the mystery.
Thomas Pierce's writing was a pleasure to read. He tackles enormous issues with respect and genuine insight. His characters often deliver their lines and thoughts with a wry sense of humor. Once I picked the book up, I could hardly put it down. I haven't read anything like it in a long time.
Despised by his tiger shifter pride as an abomination, Grey has ventured far from home, deep into the bowels of Hell in search of answers about the machinations of Archangel, the mortal hunter organisation who held his twin captive. With no knowledge of the realm, and little skill with the local languages, he quickly finds himself at a dead end—until he crosses paths with a beautiful hellcat female who rouses his darkest most dangerous instincts.
Lyra has been a fool, falling for the charms of a male whose only desire was to make a fast buck by selling her. Shackled and collared, her strength muted by magic, she awaits her time on the stage at a black-market auction, but before it can come, all hell breaks loose and she seizes a chance to escape—and runs straight into a majestic warrior who steals her breath away and tempts her like no other as he battles alone to free everyone.
When Lyra offers her services as a translator to repay Grey for saving her, will he be strong enough to resist the needs she awakens in him and spare himself the pain of her inevitable rejection when she discovers the truth about him? And when the powerful male in charge of the slave ring starts a bloody hunt for Lyra, can she escape another collar and find the courage to trust the tiger who is capturing her heart?
Another magnificent addition to the Eternal Mates series. Treasured by a Tiger was a brilliant way to wrap-up the the sibling tigers HEA’s.
We are taking back to HELL where answers and more questions arise on what Archangel is up to, we meet some old and new characters, and Grey finds more then he expected to on his adventure.
I wasn’t much of a fan of the Hellcat’s when they popped up in Bitten by a Hellcat, but I found myself liking Lyra, our feisty Hellcat lead. Grey, our humble hero I was already in love with him the my moment he was introduced in Turned by a Tiger.
The story flowed nicely. I love the wide verity of paranormal creatures and I really loved finding out more of what Archangel is up to. Their are still questions, but we get a little more. Besides Archangel the author also throws in an old foe and wraps that little loose thread up. I like the little hits and answers we get throughout the story. They keep things going, besides the sexy romance.
Lyra and Grey’s romance was wonderful. I just loved watching these two together. Lyra is afraid of males and that is expected after the betrayal, but she finds the strength to see past that and open up to Grey. Grey, OMG he was fabulous. He doesn’t want to hurt Lyra and fights his instincts along the way as well as he doesn’t feel worthy of any female, but WOW when he shows Lyra what he is, she does what any fated mate would do and tells him how AMAZING and WONDERFUL he is. I had tears in my eyes.
Treasured by a Tiger gives us action, steamy romance, and an exciting story. As this story ends another will come. The author has created a captivating world, where their is no shortage of excited and interesting characters, plus clues and mischief thrown in to keep you coming back for more.
Rated: 4.5 Stars
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Felicity Heaton with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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This is book # 5 in the Aces Hockey series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this great series in order.
Kendra meet Max at a wedding. The chemistry if off the charts right from the get go. The timing however, seems off. She is beginning to feel like it was just a one off.
Max wants more from Kendra, but his issues from losing his wife are still there. He is hoping to heal, and Kendra is a big part of that. Her touch soothes him.
This was an amazing story. So much was in it with surprises and fun. The banter is delicious. The heat was right on, and the story just flowed really well. I give this book a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.