The Devil’s Brew (Sinners #2.5), Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Gay Romance
Tags: Contemporary, Series
Length: 70 Pages
Purchase At: Dreamspinner Press, amazon.com – Coming Soon. Release Date: May 21, 2014
A Sinners Series Novella
Miki St. John’s life has been turned upside down but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.
His best friend, Damien Mitchell, is back from the dead. He has a dog named Dude. And more importantly, he and his lover, SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan, now share Miki’s converted warehouse.
For the first time ever, Miki’s living a happy and normal-ish life but when Valentine’s Day rolls around, Miki realizes he knows next to nothing about being domestic or domesticated. Nothing about the traditional lover’s holiday makes sense to him but Miki wants to give Kane a Valentine’s Day the man will never forget.
Can he pull off a day of wine and roses? Or will his screwed up childhood come back and bite Miki in the ass?
I discovered Rhys Ford’s writing when I read Sinner’s Gin way back when. Miki and Kane will forever be my favorite characters of hers. Sure, I love the others too but Miki and Kane were my firsts and they will always hold a special place for me.
If you read this novella, you already know the story of Miki and Kane and all they have gone through, especially Miki. Miki, the lead singer of popular rock band Sinner’s Gin, and his band mates were in a horrific accident that left Miki injured and believing the others had died. It turned out that Damien, his best friend, had actually survived that accident but it took a long time for him to get back to Miki. Damien plays a large part in The Devil’s Brew but this is all about Miki and Kane.
It’s Valentine’s Day and Miki wants to do something special for his man but he’s not good at the romance thing. Damien tries to help him out but Miki is still dealing with issues from his past. He feels he’s not good enough and that anything he does will be stupid. He bought a special gift for Kane but the more he thinks about it, the more he believes it’s not romantic enough, sweet enough.
I cried like a little girl when I read Whiskey and Wry, the second Sinners book. If you have read it, you understand why. I found myself quite teary reading The Devil’s Brew as well. You can’t read this and not feel for Miki and the past he’s trying to leave behind. There is a scene in this story with Donal, Kane’s father, that got me choked up all over again.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t quite go the way Miki and Kane plan but in the end, it is exactly as it should be for these guys. And we all know how well Rhys Ford writes sex scenes. She did not disappoint in The Devil’s Brew.
Another outstanding addition to the Sinners series. As always, at the end of each story I am left wanting more. I can’t wait until the release of Tequila Mockingbird when I can see more of these guys.
“Spread yourself out, Miki love. I think our Valentine’s Day is going to last just a little bit longer.”
This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.