Sloe Ride by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

23296379Title: Sloe Ride

Author: Rhys Ford

Narrator: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reece Notley

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 11/02/2015

Length: 09 hours 11 minutes

Genre: M/M Romance

Summary:

It isn’t easy being a Morgan. Especially when dead bodies start piling up and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it.

Quinn Morgan never quite fit into the family mold. He dreamed of a life with books instead of badges and knowledge instead of law—and a life with Rafe Andrade, his older brothers’ bad boy friend and the man who broke his very young heart.

Rafe Andrade returned home to lick his wounds following his ejection from the band he helped form. A recovering drug addict, Rafe spends his time wallowing in guilt, until he finds himself faced with his original addiction, Quinn Morgan—the reason he fled the city in the first place.

When Rafe hears the Sinners are looking for a bassist, it’s a chance to redeem himself, but as a crazed murderer draws closer to Quinn, Rafe’s willing to sacrifice everything—including himself—to keep his quixotic Morgan safe and sound.

Story Review:

Sinner’s Gin is a fantastic series and I couldn’t wait for Quinn’s story. The Morgan family is addictive and they live with a lot of expectations. The biggest of these is that they will go into Law Enforcement and follow in their father’s footsteps, which to be fair they mostly have – except for Quinn. He was always a little different with his love of books and super quick brain and he followed his own dream into teaching. He sits slightly apart from the rest of the family, he often appears to be in his own little bubble oblivious to what goes on around him. He is very set in his ways and doesn’t like to be touched – well until Rafe comes along.

Rafe is the bad boy rocker that has returned home under a dark cloud. He spent his youth with the Morgan boys which is when he fell in love with Quinn. His chance to be with the quirky Morgan has long since passed, or so Rafe believes, Quinn deserves far more and far better than Rafe could ever offer.

When people start dying around Quinn the Morgan boys go into protection mode but it is Rafe that Quinn turns to for support.

There didn’t seem to be a defining moment when Quinn and Rafe actually start a relationship. It’s almost as though it was always there and always expected. Their friends to lovers seemed seamless. The murder and mystery burned in the background for me, I was more fascinated by Quinn, how his brain worked, what his reactions were and how he was so totally different with Rafe – he was fascinating.

This book felt slower than the others in the series. Quinn falling in love felt different to his brothers. It was still all consuming, just in different ways and I loved that Rafe seemed so naturally in tune with what he needed and was brave enough to stand up for him even when it meant going against the whole Morgan Clan. Great fourth book in the series.

Narration Review:

Perfect!  I could listen to Tristan James read menus to me all day. I could certainly listen to him talk Gaelic or use his sexy Irish accent forever. This is a perfect example of when a narrator really makes a story stand out.

Links

Sloe Ride on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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