Welcome to What-To-Read Wednesday. Each week our Fiction Vixen reviewers will tell you about a book they think you need to read ASAP. This week Angela recommends:
Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford
I know fans of the Sinners series have been looking forward to finally getting Quinn’s happily ever after. The black sheep, academic brother who chose to walk a different career path than his law enforcement siblings always intrigued me. Not much of a shocker that he would fall in love with a damaged, bad boy rock star.
Rafe is an old friend of Quinn’s older brothers and cousin and at one time the boy Quinn desperately crushed on. Now he’s just another casualty of the crazy rock star life. His addiction led him down a path of self-destruction that ultimately ended in the death of his career. Finally out of rehab and ready to start over he returns home and to the welcoming arms of the Morgans.
Quinn and Rafe have a connection that reignites as soon as they see each other again.
“Stupid of me. You know that, right?” Rafe glanced over at Quinn, who studiously avoided making eye contact. “I’m serious, Q. You’re one of the bet fucking things–people— I’ve got in my life, and I didn’t make for you. Time I should have. You’re like touchstone for me. And I feel like I buried you in my pocket when I should have held you in my hand.”
Of course, there is a suspense plot that has the Morgans closing rank and creating a tight circle of protectiveness around Quinn. Which he chafes under and repeatedly tries to throw off and get around. If I have one issue with this romance, it’s Quinn’s out-and-out hostility toward his family trying to protect him. I mean I did kind of understand his need for independence from his overbearing parents and siblings, but at the same time I kept thinking he was being a little too passive about his safety after everything that had happened.
But as always, I enjoyed this romance and still think the Morgans are one of my favorite fictional families. You’ve got to love the love that pours off of them and touches on every single person they decide needs it. Rafe and Quinn are a good match and their love scenes are signature Rhys Ford hot. I loved that Rafe understood Quinn like no one else and that Quinn made Rafe want to be a better man. I felt like they healed each other.
For some reason I thought this was to be the last Sinners book, but I recently read on a Rhys Ford blog post that there will be two more stories in this world. I really have no idea who the main characters will be, but I am happy to still have more time with the Morgans and the members of Crossroads Gin.
Rafe quieted his world— became his world— and Quinn reveled in its blessed, sweet silence.