Title: Dyed and Gone to Heaven (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #3)
Author: Aimee Nicole Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 7th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Murder/Mystery
Length: 238 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Gabe and Josh’s romantic dinner date to celebrate love and life takes a shocking twist when a man who’s presumed dead enters the restaurant. What Gabe learns that night and the days that follow sends the homicide investigation down a road full of sharp twists and dangerous turns.
Josh is finally living the life he’s always wanted. He has a man who loves him just the way he is and an exciting new career opportunity. All of that feels threatened when a mysterious neighbor moves into the neighborhood. Josh is convinced his presence is more than a coincidence and questions what fate has in store for the happy couple.
Can Gabe find the balance between work and love or will his focus on justice put their harmony in jeopardy? Can Josh continue to overcome his insecurities or will they overshadow the beautiful life he’s building with the man he loves?
Dyed and Gone to Heaven is the third book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books were written to be read in order. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.
The romance between Gabe and Josh just keeps getting better. Sure, there are what some might consider excessive endearments and lovey-dovey sweetness between the two, but I admit it…I love the schmaltzy fluffiness between Gabe and Josh. There’s no shortage of hot, sexy scenes, and Gabe and Josh are melding into a fairy tale-esque perfect couple. I love all the supporting characters and the family that Gabe and Josh are gathering around them. It’s especially funny to see how determined Josh is to make sure his besties also find their own happily-ever-afters.
There are some answers to long-awaited questions readers of the series have been waiting for and some mysteries are tied up as well. While I felt the mystery element was handled better this time around, I can’t help but to wish that it wouldn’t continue to have parts partially tied up off page or told anecdotally after the fact. It’s my biggest peeve from the series, but it seems the pattern is set and that’s just how things work. There were some things that weren’t explained that I still would love an answer to – my biggest example of this is where was the old man getting all those millions from? His house and barns are described as practically falling apart at the seams, but it’s never explained just where all the cash and accounts came from.
Told once again from both Josh and Gabe’s points of view, there’s a pretty solid ending to this one, one that melted my heart, but it does set up the next book. I’m really glad that I came to this series later on when all the books had been written because I can (and have) just pick up book 4, I Do, or Dye Trying, on Kindle Unlimited and don’t have to wait to get my next Gabe and Josh fix.