Fish Stick Fridays by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

25832741Title: Fish Stick Fridays

Author: Rhys Ford

Narrator: Spencer Goss

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Notley

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 03/24/2016

Length: 06 hours 58 minutes

Genre: Gay Romance


Deacon Reid was born bad to the bone with no intention of changing. A lifetime of law-bending and living on the edge suited him just fine—until his baby sister died and he found himself raising her little girl.

Staring down a family history of bad decisions and reaped consequences, Deacon cashes in everything he owns, purchases an auto shop in Half Moon Bay, and takes his niece, Zig, far away from the drug dens and murderous streets they grew up on. Zig deserves a better life than what he had, and Deacon is determined to give it to her.

Lang Harris is stunned when Zig, a little girl in combat boots and a purple tutu blows into his bookstore, and then he’s left speechless when her uncle, Deacon Reid walks in, hot on her heels. Lang always played it safe but Deacon tempts him to step over the line… just a little bit.

More than a little bit. And Lang is willing to be tempted.

Unfortunately, Zig isn’t the only bit of chaos dropped into Half Moon Bay. Violence and death strikes leaving Deacon scrambling to fight off a killer before he loses not only Zig but Lang too.

Story Review:

This ended up being not at all like I imagined and I really enjoyed it.

Fish Stick Fridays is definitely not fluffy but it is certainly much softer than Rhys Ford’s usual fare – don’t get me wrong I love the usual fare but I loved this one just as much!

From the blurb I expected Deacon to be a hard assed alpha who rode roughshod over everyone and in fact the opposite was true. He had lived a rough life, not always stayed on the straight and narrow but he was compassionate and had a gentle side that was prevalent around Zig and Lane. He had rescued his young niece from the system when her mother died and was trying his hardest to give her a good life but that was proving difficult when someone seemed determined to kill them.

Deacon and Zig arrive in Half Moon Bay to start their new lives but trouble is never far behind them. When Deacon meets Lane, the local bookstore owner, it’s a bit insta-lust but I found myself okay with it as Lane was great with Zig. For someone who is not that keen on kids in my stories I fell hard for Zig – she was a huge part of the story for me.

Lane has his own demons so when shots are fired, hotels burn down and dead bodies start appearing it’s not immediately clear who the enemy is and who the target is supposed to be but suddenly no one is safe in this small sleepy town.

I hope Rhys has plans to take us back to Half Moon Bay in the very near future.

Narration Review:

Spencer Goss is a new narrator to me and I have completely fallen in love. Without a doubt he made this story, he was so easy to listen to and he pitched his voice perfectly for every single character. He has very quickly and solidly become one of my favourites and I hope I get the chance to listen to him again soon.


Fish Stick Fridays on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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One thought on “Fish Stick Fridays by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

  1. I love this book. I have read it about six times, It has become one of my favorite comfort reads. I find the characters very believable and I love the kid. I hope this is the beginning of a series that will include how the kid evolves!

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