Monday, March 21, 2016
Dirty Heart by @Rhys_Ford @dreamspinners #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE
Cole McGinnis # 6
Final book in the Dirty Series arc.
Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.
Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.
As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.
This, like most of the books in this series started out with humor...then BAM, Ms. Ford sucker punched me right in the feels! I am sad to see this series come to an end and while questions were answered the end didn't feel final, because the characters still have so much to live for.
You will not be disappointed in the ride that the author takes you on with this book. It's fast paced and full of WTF moments, but I really would expect nothing less from a Ford book. Her characters are what drive her books but the action and plot lines blend seamlessly with the relationships. I laughed, cried, cussed and thoroughly enjoyed this novel from beginning to end and would recommend it to anyone.
The story came to an end but the characters will always live on.