Bless Rhys Ford. Whenever I need a go-to book because the one I've just finished has been awful and enraged me or managed to rip my heart out and leave me with a book hangover, I know I can go to a Rhys book and sink into an adventurous love story that hits most, if not all, of my sweetspots.
I loved the two main characters of this book right off. Rough and tumble Deke and the more reticent and maybe even proper, Lang. And Deke's niece, Zig, well, she's just a special creature unto herself! And these three were exactly what I needed after the dark and dreary of the book I had just finished.
It's Rhys, so there had to be at least one dead body. :) But the main thing was that Deke and Lang met, they connected and they fell in love. I thought they complimented each other perfectly and their banter... Oh, Rhys was definitely 'on' when she wrote this one. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. But there is darkness. After all, Deke and Zig have had pretty shitty lives up until they arrive in Half Moon Bay.
So, Rhys does what Rhys does and soothes my mind with a terrific romance and I'm very pleased that I still have a few unread Rhys novels in my TBR.