Sin and Tonic (Audio Review)

Title: Sin and Tonic (Sinners #6)
Author: Rhys Ford and Tristan James (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 27th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Sinners Series: Book Six

Miki St. John believed happy endings only existed in fairy tales until his life took a few unexpected turns… and now he’s found his own.

His best friend, Damien, is back from the dead, and their new band, Crossroads Gin, is soaring up the charts. Miki’s got a solid, loving partner named Kane Morgan—an Inspector with SFPD whose enormous Irish family has embraced him as one of their own—and his dog, Dude, at his side.

It’s a pity someone’s trying to kill him.

Old loyalties and even older grudges emerge from Chinatown’s murky, mysterious past, and Miki struggles to deal with his dead mother’s abandonment, her secrets, and her brutal murder while he’s hunted by an enigmatic killer who may have ties to her.

The case lands in Kane’s lap, and he and Miki are caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. When Miki is forced to face his personal demons and the horrors of his childhood, only one thing is certain: the rock star and his cop are determined to fight for their future and survive the evils lurking in Miki’s past.

Belens Audio Book Review

Rhys Ford blends mystery, suspense, romance, and action together in Sin and Tonic the direct sequel to Absinthe of Malice.

When details from Miki St. John’s past come forward it’s everything the love of his life, Kane Morgan, can do to investigate and try to keep Miki safe. Miki and Kane deal with an abundance of secrets, lies, murder, attempted murder, and crises while finally answering some questions readers have had since the series beginning. But Miki and Kane weather it all together.

“I love you above all others,” Kane whispered—or maybe shouted—into Miki’s ear. It was hard to hear amid the rush of blood through his veins and the final throes of his release, but Miki felt Kane’s words, taking them into his heart. “I will always be yours. Always.”

Tristan James always does such a fantastic job bringing these characters back to life with each installment in the audios. I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep repeating it, Tristan James takes something already great and makes it even better through his narration by performing the action, introspection, and sexy times equally well. James also keeps the varied character voices easy to pick out and follow and performs this all so well – it’s a treat to listen to.

While it’s bittersweet to see the end of a series I’ve loved, I’m glad to know Miki and Kane will continue to live happily ever after and I can visit the Morgan family and Sinners crew again in print or audio whenever the mood strikes.

Sin and Tonic is not a standalone, but if you like angsty action packed mysteries with sexy times, strong men, and their even stronger love for one another, you should think about grabbing this series.

For my full book review click here.

Sinners Series

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Sin and Tonic provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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

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