Monday, December 5, 2016

Hanging the Stars by @Rhys_Ford @dreamspinners #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE

Hanging the Stars, Rhys Ford, Dreamspinner Press
Half Moon Bay #2
Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter’s son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found…and then lost…love.

Now, Angel’s life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running his bakery and raising his troubled eleven-year-old half-brother, Roman, Angel has a hectic but happy life. Then West Harris returns to Half Moon Bay and threatens to break Angel all over again by taking away the only home he and Rome ever had.

When they were young, Angel taught West how to love and laugh but when Angel moved on, West locked his heart up and threw away the key. Older and hardened, West returns to Half Moon and finds himself face-to-face with the man he’d lost. Now, West is torn between killing Angel or holding him tight.

But rekindling their passionate relationship is jeopardized as someone wants one or both of them dead, and as the terrifying danger mounts, neither man knows if the menace will bring them together or forever tear them apart.

We are back in Half Moon Bay and it's still a deadly place to be. This story does not start out slowly and build up, it throws you right into the line of fire and and doesn't stop still it spits you out at the end. For me this was definitely a, "can't stop once you start" book.

When we met West in Fish Stick Friday's I thought he was a bit of an ass. So, I wasn't too sure how I was going to connect to him, but I don't know why I ever doubt or hesitate with Ms Ford because it wasn't long before I was totally on his side. His loneliness was palpable and you can feel how much he needs not just Angel, but Roman as well.

Angel's life was rough, but he has pulled himself up and is making things work. He has created a home for Roman and himself with a ragtag group of "family" who he cares for, but doesn't really have anyone who takes care of him.

The history between West and Angel is solid but cracked and while trying to rebuild it they have to deal with shootings, car wrecks, kidnappings and trust. So it's not going to be easy, but the important things never are.

It was great getting to revisit with Deacon and Lang, and my all time favorite character, Zig, and see how happy they are. This book is filled with the signature secondary characters that I love in this authors writing. There is so much action and mystery and angst and love that you will be done before you are ready and left wanting more.


 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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