Title: Whisky and Wry (Sinners #2)
Author: Rhys Ford and Tristan James (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: January 14, 2014
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 8 hours 41 minutes
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Book Two of the Sinners Series
He was dead. And it was murder most foul. If erasing a man’s existence could even be called murder.
When Damien Mitchell wakes, he finds himself without a life or a name. The Montana asylum’s doctors tell him he’s delusional and his memories are all lies: he’s really Stephen Thompson, and he’d gone over the edge, obsessing about a rock star who died in a fiery crash. His chance to escape back to his own life comes when his prison burns, but a gunman is waiting for him, determined that neither Stephen Thompson nor Damien Mitchell will escape.
With the assassin on his tail, Damien flees to the City by the Bay, but keeping a low profile is the only way he’ll survive as he searches San Francisco for his best friend, Miki St. John. Falling back on what kept him fed before he made it big, Damien sings for his supper outside Finnegan’s, an Irish pub on the pier, and he soon falls in with the owner, Sionn Murphy. Damien doesn’t need a complication like Sionn, and to make matters worse, the gunman—who doesn’t mind going through Sionn or anyone else if that’s what it takes kill Damien—shows up to finish what he started.
Let me start by saying that though you do not have to…you really should read/listen to Sinner’s Gin (book one of the series) before Whiskey and Wry, even though it isn’t necessary if you happened to pick this up first. (But I would recommend you go back and read/listen to book one – it’s totally enjoyable!)
Tristan James is a favorite narrator of mine. He has a voice like honeyed whiskey, it just pours out, enveloping me in the story and keeping me enthralled until the very last second. *coughs* Um, where was I? Oh, right! The story!
I suppose it doesn’t hurt that Tristan James had such a fun book to read to me. I mean, Rhys Ford once again delivered a fast paced, fun, sexy whodunit that kept me guessing. And I just loved all James’s fabulous accents and character voices!
It was lovely getting to spend time with the characters I got to know in Sinner’s Gin, particularly Kane and Miki, and getting to know Sionn and Damie, and getting to hang out some more with the Morgan clan. What can I say? I’m a sucker for this loud, boisterous Irish clan. I love them so much!
So, yeah, there’s all my love for the family, but this wouldn’t be a Sinners story without murder, blood, and fuckery most foul…and I LOVED IT!
My biggest complaint is the time it takes Damien to come forward and spill his little amnesiac heart out to Sionn.
- What bothers me more is that even after Damien shows the tattoos and tells his story the Sionn, Sionn doesn’t immediately say, okay well most my family is cops, and they can help you! No, instead they wait. And it was so convenient how Sionn hadn’t been to a family dinner to know Kane was with Miki.
Bottom line, if you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, sexy mystery with great narration and hot sexy times look no further!