4 Stars for Down and Dirty (Cole McGinnis #5) by Rhys Ford #MM #Mystery @rhys_ford @dreamspinners


Title: Down and Dirty (Cole McGinnis #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Rhys Ford (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 2, 2015 – 200 pgs


From the moment former LAPD detective Bobby Dawson spots Ichiro Tokugawa, he knows the man is trouble. And not just because the much younger Japanese inker is hot, complicated, and pushes every one of Bobby’s buttons. No, Ichi is trouble because he’s Cole McGinnis’s younger brother and off-limits in every possible way. And Bobby knows that even before Cole threatens to kill him for looking Ichi’s way. But despite his gut telling him Ichi is bad news, Bobby can’t stop looking… or wanting.

Ichi was never one to play by the rules. Growing up in Japan as his father’s heir, he’d been bound by every rule imaginable until he had enough and walked away from everything to become his own man. Los Angeles was supposed to be a brief pitstop before he moved on, but after connecting with his American half-brothers, it looks like a good city to call home for a while—if it weren’t for Bobby Dawson.

Bobby is definitely a love-them-and-leave-them type, a philosophy Ichi whole-heartedly agrees with. Family was as much of a relationship as Ichi was looking for, but something about the gruff and handsome Bobby Dawson that makes Ichi want more.

Much, much more.

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Book 5 brings us Bobby and Ichi story.  It does overlap from prior books.

I loved Bobby in the other books for being such a good friend to Cole.  But Bobby really isn’t into relationships more one night stands.  So this was such a different view of Bobby and I loved it.  Ichi is Coles younger brother who wants more out of life than one night stands. Ichi is the opposite of Bobby, but I loved the idea of them together.

The dialogue is so great in these books you will find yourself laughing so much. And the ending gave me goosebumps, it was perfect.



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Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.

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