Something to Dye For (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #2)

Title: Something to Dye For (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #2)
Author: Aimee Nicole Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 3rd 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Murder/Mystery
Length: 241 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


A phone call in the middle of the night forces Detective Gabriel Wyatt out of his warm bed and into the frigid night to identify the body of a murdered man whose wallet contains Gabe’s business card instead of an ID. That night sets off a chain of events that chills Gabe to his bones when it appears that the killer has set his eyes on a new target – Josh Roman.

Josh comes face-to-face with a painful reminder of his past just when he’s ready to acknowledge that his feelings for Gabe go way beyond liking the man. How can he trust that his feelings for Gabe are right when before he’d always been so wrong?

Will Josh and Gabe finally acknowledge that what they have is something to live for or will they allow danger and doubts to destroy their chance at something amazing?

Something to Dye For is book 2 in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books are written to be read in order. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.

** Cliffhanger Alert **

The romance between Gabe and Josh is heating up. There’s quite a few sexy scenes sure to please those who love seeing their Mcs worlds get rocked. Sure, there were some pretty cheesy lovey-dovey interactions between Gabe and Josh, but I liked that they are becoming a truly established couple and cheesy sometimes works for me. In this case, all the endearments and sweet talk worked for me.

One of the things that’s becoming a pattern and is really annoying for me personally is the way, once again, the mysteries are partially tied up mostly off page or told anecdotally. This grates on me quite a bit because I want to see the action – I want to be shown and not told. It’s especially odd to me being that the series is told from both Josh and Gabe’s points of view, so I don’t understand the reason for the reader to only find out what happened when Gabe thinks about it later or explains something to Josh after the fact.

This ends with another cliffhanger ending, flowing straight in the next book. Luckily I already picked up book 3, Dyed and Gone to Heaven, on Kindle Unlimited and can dive right in.

There’s definitely something about this series though that pulls me in like a tractor beam. I love the supporting characters and seeing Josh and Gabe reach their full relationship potential is addicting. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Note for the sticklers: There are some proofreading and editing errors which sometimes took me out of the story, but weren’t egregious.

Curl Up and Dye Mysteries Series

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future