Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Absinthe of Malice by @Rhys_Ford @dreamspinners #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE

Absinthe of Malice, Rhys Ford, Dreamspinner Press
Sinners # 5
We’re getting the band back together.

Those five words send a chill down Miki St. John’s spine, especially when they’re spoken with a nearly religious fervor by his brother-in-all-but-blood, Damien Mitchell. However, those words were nothing compared to what Damien says next.

And we’re going on tour.

When Crossroads Gin hits the road, Damien hopes it will draw them closer together. There’s something magical about being on tour, especially when traveling in a van with no roadies, managers, or lovers to act as a buffer. The band is already close, but Damien knows they can be more—brothers of sorts, bound not only by familial ties but by their intense love for music.

As they travel from gig to gig, the band is haunted by past mistakes and personal demons, but they forge on. For Miki, Damie, Forest, and Rafe, the stage is where they all truly come alive, and the music they play is as important to them as the air they breathe.

But those demons and troubles won’t leave them alone, and with every mile under their belts, the band faces its greatest challenge—overcoming their deepest flaws and not killing one another along the way.

Sinner's Gin has become Crossroads Gin and to help the band gel they are going out on the road. But things aren't all groupies and sunshine....this band comes with a lot of baggage, and it's not the kind that can be carried by roadies.

Their first stop is Boston and things don't go well...from there it's a rollercoaster ride of hospital stays, second guesses, crisis of faith and cheap motels. For the boys of Crossroads it's all about the music, they're just not sure if even that is enough to get them through the hard times. Thankfully they have the Morgan/Murphy clan to call in as back-up.

With bits of mystery, action, suspense and Fords trademark dose of pop culture and poetic imagery, this book will pull you in quickly and not let go. There are great scenes with just the band and intimate one on one's with each guys significant other. But I think my favorite from this one is between the cantankerous lead singer and the flame haired Matriarch, POW right in the feels!

This book is the set up for the last in the series and with the way things went I think they and we are in for a bumpy ride. The emotions run strong through this book and the cliffhanger is a doozy, that has me both excited and anxious.

Dreamspinner Press

RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks. This book was READ & RATED by Tyra!

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