LeeAnn Reviews: Pyro’s Accidental Shooting by Toni Griffin

Title: Hounds of the Hunt, Book 2: Pyro’s Accidental Shooting

Author: Toni Griffin

Publisher: Mischief Corner Books

Word Count: 90,000

Characters: Pyro, Callum

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre:  Paranormal, Series

Kisses: 5+

Blurb:

Winter in Melbourne makes the hunt for supernatural beings gone bad harder than usual during the cold foggy nights. A chill has settled deep in Pyro’s bones. One he can’t shake loose. More than anything, Pyro wishes for a heart mate of his own to come home to after the long nights of a hunt, one who understands him and his desires, who can hold him together when he needs to let go.

Life has always been planned out for Callum. His family of cops expected him to be a cop, so that’s what he became. But Callum isn’t so sure about being a detective for the Melbourne police. Not many people understand the demands of being a cop, and it’s been the downfall of more than one of his relationships. Why should his chance of loving someone get sidelined for a job he isn’t even sure he wants?

One fateful encounter on a fog-shrouded night changes both their worlds forever. Now Pyro just has to convince his heart mate they belong together while Callum tries to come to terms with a world he never knew existed and does his best to make up for accidentally shooting the unusual and intriguing hellhound.

Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this story from word one. Who doesn’t like a hot, sexy Hellhound ? Pyro is all that and more. He , like his fellow Hellhounds ,spend their lives trying to rid  of evil that has escaped to terrorize the world.

Pyro may be  big and tough  but he longs for his mate. A mate that will have no problem dominating him in the bedroom. Callum is a sexy, hot cop. Smaller in stature than Pyro but a man who knows what he wants in a man and how to control him in the bedroom.

To say Pyro was surprised to find out that not only was Callum his mate but a dominating one..well that just made it so much better. These two characters are so enjoyable to read about. The things they see, feel and encounter in this book make for a great read. Problems arise as they do in a great story but the author did an amazing job laying it all out so I, the reader, was able to see it all as it happened. The intimate scenes are amazing with a little kink on Pyro’s side spicing things up. I will give no more away as I don’t want to take away from the  readers experience.

I highly recommend this book!

Reviewed By: LeeAnn

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Lydia Reviews: Tramps and Thieves by Rhys Ford

TITLE:  Murder and Mayhem, Book Two: Tramps and Thieves

Author: Rhys Ford

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 210

Characters: Rook Stevens and Dante Montoya

POV:  3rd

Sub-Genre:  Mystery, Series

Kisses5+

Blurb:

Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder… and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West LA detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time is not on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

Review:

Tramps and Thieves is the second book in the Murder and Mayhem series.  This is a series that needs to be read in order, please keep that in mind when reading this review if you have not read the first book.

When the book opens it looks as if Rook is back to his old tricks and for a moment there I was a little worried.  I really loved how the author used this hook to pull the readers back into the world created for Rook and Dante.  As I said it looks as if Rook is honing his skills has a cat burglar but, unfortunately for Rook not only does he not find what he is looking for, he ends up finding his cousin, Harold, dead in his bed.  Of course, that is not the worst of it, as he becomes the prime suspect after the police show up.

Standing by Rook through everything is Dante.  I love the way Dante believes in Rook, never thinking for once that the young man could ever kill his cousin.  With all that is going on not once does Dante really worry about how things would go for him at work because of Rook.  While the relationship between Rook and Dante continues to grow, and their passion is intense, it is the mystery that will really hold the reader’s attention until the last page.

The Maltese Falcon plays a key role in this aspect of the story which makes sense given Rooks occupation.  There are a lot of twists and turns as well as a few surprises that will shock the readers.  There is a scene, that at one point about had me crying.

While the mystery is wrapped up in a way that readers are sure to enjoy, it was the finally pages of the story that I am sure will have many fans of the series talking.  Now we just need to wait patiently for book three.

Reviewed By: Lydia

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