Fish Stick Fridays : Half Moon Bay

  • by Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by Spencer Goss
  • Series: Half Moon Bay
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Deacon Reid was born bad to the bone with no intention of changing. A lifetime of law-bending and living on the edge suits him just fine, until his baby sister dies and he finds himself raising her little girl.
Staring down a family history of bad decisions and reaped consequences, Deacon cashes in everything he owns, purchases an auto shop in Half Moon Bay, and takes his niece, Zig, far away from the drug dens and murderous streets they grew up on. Zig deserves a better life than what he had, and Deacon is determined to give it to her.
Lang Harris is stunned when Zig, a little girl in combat boots and a purple tutu, blows into his bookstore, and then he's left speechless when her uncle, Deacon Reid, walks in hot on her heels. Lang always played it safe, but Deacon tempts him to step over the line...just a little bit.
More than a little bit. And Lang is willing to be tempted.
Unfortunately, Zig isn't the only bit of chaos dropped into Half Moon Bay. Violence and death strike, leaving Deacon scrambling to fight off a killer before he loses not only Zig but Lang too.

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So Gripping It Stole My Saturday

I'm not really the "write a review" type of person. My husband says I like to let the world drive past me. However, this audiobook was fabulous. It usually takes me a week or maybe more to get through an audiobook, but after about chapter three I was hooked. It may have been the fact that it centered around a little girl, Zig, who is about two years younger than my own daughter, and I could feel for the main character, Deacon, who was trying to wrangle his young niece out of her tortured past after getting custody due to a sudden death.

This is about the third MM romance I've read, and this one is much more about sincere romance, but not in an overly sexual way, more in a thoughtful and complicated way. It felt more sophisticated somehow, more nuanced. I give the author credit for how well she laid the groundwork for who these people were and the narrator is absolutely perfect. I could listen to this guy read a phone book. He gave such life to moments that I felt as if he might have been improvising...I even tried to engage Whispersync, but it's not available on this title to see if he was doing the dialogue word-for-word as written. I give him much credit...because it sounded like much of the dialogue was off the top of his head. Truly impressive and engaging. And the voices -- they seemed like different people. I was entranced. And, remember, one of the voices was that of an eight year old girl. Just fabulous.

So, yes...the woman who doesn't quite care enough to tell others what she thinks thought she needed to...so she...or, rather, I...did. ;-)

And, while I'll give no spoilers here, the way the final few chapters unfolded was perfection. It's probably what made me think to write this review. The author, Ms. Ford deserves much praise for her way with a pen, as does Mr. Goss who has a way with his voice that is simply sublime.
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- Kris

A Real Sleeper

Would you listen to Fish Stick Fridays again? Why?

Absolutely! In addition to a great story line and compelling, flawed but strong characters, the real revelation is Spencer Goss and his narration. Listening to a good book performed by a good narrator adds both depth and richness to the story.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Fish Stick Fridays?

There's a pivotal scene about halfway through the story where Deacon Reid and his 8-year old niece have a phone conversation that, on the page, is emotional enough. Hearing it performed is intense.


What does Spencer Goss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ha! Spencer Goss brings these characters alive. His Zig is spot on, but it's really the voice of Deacon that seals the deal for me. Deacon is written as a strong, down to earth man, but Spencer breathes life into his words and Deacon comes across as 'sex on a stick.' He's a character everybody wants to know.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Rule #1: Don't be an A$$hole.


Any additional comments?

Rhys Ford is on a very short list of authors I will auto buy, whether print books, ebooks or audio books. This book was a bit out of her normal 'wheelhouse', so to speak, but she knocked it out of the park. It's really fantastic storytelling.

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- Steve L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC