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.
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Murder, Mystery, Music and Mayhem!
Intense, Passionate, Deadly.
How Tristan James brought Rhys Ford's words to life and gave readers a new version of the story when listening.
I actually love the little openers for the chapters. Mickie and Damie crack me up!
Oh yeah, I was so engrossed that someone could have dropped a house on me and I wouldn't have noticed.
Where there is a Morgan, trouble is likely not far behind.
Quinn Morgan is the odd man out when it comes to his very loud, very large Irish Catholic family. His father is a high ranking official with the police department, most of his siblings, of which there are many, are cops as well. There is the black sheep that became a fireman, teenage rebellion and the need to be different than his brother’s and sister’s. But Quinn, he has always had trouble trying to find his own place in this world. The one thing that kept him grounded, centered as a youth was Rafe Andrade. The two always shared a bond, so when Rafe took his leave to recognize his dream of being a Rock Star, it affected Quinn and not in a good way.
Rafe Andrade is a transplant Morgan, again, one of many. Brigid and Donal Morgan, the matriarchs of this large Irish family, are fierce, loyal and loving; not only with their own brood, but with their children’s friends and partners as well. And while Donal is a force to be reckoned with, you do not want to piss off the five foot tall red headed Irish woman that is Brigid Morgan. When Rafe took off for greener pastures, losing his way and making some devastating mistakes, the Morgan’s welcomed him back with open arms. But Rafe has continued to struggle with his past mistakes, and the one that has torn him apart most was walking away from Quinn.
As with all the books in this series, I am in love with the Irish baroque, the camaraderie between brothers and friends, and the unwavering commitment they all have to each other. Even if some of them do their damndest to state otherwise, Yes Mickie, I’m talking to you! A few twists with this story, the usual form of threat for the family is changed up and I honestly didn’t even see the threat to Quinn as what it turned out to be. Also, Brigid gets caught in the crossfire of another Morgan catastrophe, and I tell you what, watching all these big, brooding, alpha males cower in the wake of Brigid being hurt, it was very moving. She is the glue that holds them all together, and you have not seen anything yet to prepare you for the level of pissed off when someone accidently hits mama.
Of course it’s a wild ride, there is a lot of passion and emotions run high, that’s par for the course with this group. What is different is the characters and their struggles. I really enjoy it when an author continues to evolve and show variety for a series that is going in a specific direction. Change it up, give the reader something new and fresh to keep you chomping at the bit for more. Once Quinn and Rafe stop fighting the pull to each other, get past the past, and ignore all the Morgan men that are warning them off each other, Katie bar the door!
Must read series, I highly recommend it; it’s a series where I’ve read the different books multiple times myself. You have to read them in order though or you’ll miss a lot of character interaction and won’t understand some of the things that are said or insinuated throughout. I hope we get at least one more book in this series, there are still a few loose threads to be neatly cut and folded. Now I will just sit back and wait for the audio, I cannot wait for Tristan James to sink his teeth into Rafe and Quinn!
Audio review addition 12/09/2015
I have listened to every book in this series as well as reading them and I have to say, there is something about Tristan James voice and his ability to nail the Irish accent impeccably that takes these books to a whole other level. Not only does he perform a flawless accent, he changes it with subtle tones and nuances for each character. There are a LOT of Morgan's running around, so trust me when I say, he did an amazing job.
This is probably my favorite series in the genre that translates from paper to audio where I've read and listened to them all, several times. The reason I say my favorite is because you get something different from each form (book and audio) I heard things I missed when reading, and things took on a different meaning when spoken in that thick Irish Brogue as well.
Definite a must read and listen series. There is murder, mayhem, passion, romance, brotherhood, a strong family bond, blood, guts and a whole lot of twisted, pleasurable bedroom gymnastics. Translated... fast paced, action packed and smexy!
- Tams (TTC Books and more)
Review in total for the series.