Title: Tequila Mockingbird (Sinners #3)
Author: Rhys Ford and Tristan James (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: November 4th 2014
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 9 hrs 11 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Book three of the Sinners Series
Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.
No, Connor has everything worked out – a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men – it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.
Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.
Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first – his life or his heart.
I’ve liked the other books in the series. No doubt about it, but I LOVED Tequila Mockingbird so, so much more! What can I say? Rhys Ford’s Sinners Gin series is my jam.
I LOVE the Sinners stories. They get consistently better with each new book. Ford seamlessly blends mystery/suspense, complicated yet sexy relationships, super HOT sexy times, and some of the most loveable characters (even the broken ones).
I don’t know if it’s that Rhys Ford took so much time to set up the other characters and get the storylines in place with Miki and Kane and Damian and Sionn, or if I was just so floored and happy that Connor, who seemed to be a total Het-boy, turned for the love of Forest. *squee* I thought they made such a great couple. In any case, this is just such a fun, bite-your-nails, edge-of-your-seat read. I felt even with all the horrible things happening, the horror and sadness of Forest’s past, the murders…even with all of that the tone still wasn’t too dark or depressing. I just really, really loved it.
- And I am SO excited about the whole Rafe and Quinn relationship to come. It’s been pretty obvious since the end of the second book that Rhys has been working up to this and I’m now REALLY looking forward to “Sloe Ride”.
I absolutely LOVED Tristan James’s narration. Once again, his easy flow drew me in and kept me utterly captivated.