Release Blitz ~ Sizzling Chauffeur by Elouise East (Reviews)

Title: Sizzling Chauffeur
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Elouise East
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
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Coincidence or fate? Either way, there will be no second guesses…
Louis wants what his parents had: all encompassing love. He never believed he’d find it until a chance meeting with a man in his childhood vacation spot. Unfortunately, a brief encounter is all they have before Mal disappears. When Louis unexpectedly meets up with him again, he refuses to let go, not willing to trust that fate would allow them to meet a third time.
Mal doesn’t begrudge becoming guardian to his sister, but nothing will ever be the same. Especially when he meets the man of his dreams on vacation days before his life is turned upside down. Leaving Louis was the hardest thing he’d ever had to do, but he can’t allow someone to get too close and upset the precarious balance of his new responsibilities. However, Fate has other plans.
Does Louis have what it takes to change Mal’s mind?
Sizzling Chauffeur is an M/M contemporary romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.

New Release Review ~ Surviving Love by SC Wynne

Survivor Meets True Love!

Mason Brenton lived most of his life like a scared mouse. Suffering from anxiety and asthma, he rarely ventured from his mundane routine. He lived vicariously through his books and TV shows, envious of the exciting lives others led. But when Mason is involved in a car accident that almost claims his life, he realizes hiding from the world to protect himself was a fool’s game all along. Mason decides it’s time to truly live his life. He tries out for a spot on his favorite reality TV show Devious Island and he gets accepted.

Jack Harrison teaches people how to survive in the wild. He’s everything Mason isn’t: confident. Commanding. Cunning. The minute Jack sets eyes on Mason, he enjoys making life difficult for the city boy. He thinks Mason is sexy, but in over his head. In his opinion, the sooner the wimpy city boy is sent home, the better.

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Blog Tour ~ Puck Drills & Quick Thrills by Eden Finley & Saxon James (Reviews + Giveaway)

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PUCK DRILLS & QUICK THRILLS

CU Hockey – Book Five

by Eden Finley & Saxon James

 

Release Date: October 6, 2021


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Genre: M/M College Sports Romance

Trope: Friends to lovers, secret relationship


Synopsis

WESTLY

The fall from NHL superstar to domestic disaster was swift and painful. When I became the legal guardian of my five younger siblings, I had no idea what I was doing.

One year later, I’m still lost.

Coaching CU’s hockey team might be the only thing I’m excelling at. But when our star forward is failing math, I have to do what it takes to keep him on the team. Even if it’s going head-to-head with Jasper Eckstein.

One minute I’m confronting the notorious hockey-hating professor, and the next I’m agreeing to be his date to his twenty-year high school reunion.

I don’t know how that happened.

JASPER

My rules are simple. I don’t give extra credit. Ever. No matter how entitled jocks think they are, I refuse to give them special treatment.

It’s not because I hate them. It’s not because a hockey player broke my nose in high school.

It’s fair.

But when Westly Dalton bursts into my office like a hurricane, all my principles fly out the window.

Suddenly I’m giving extra credit.

And I have a date to my reunion.

After one explosive night together, I want more, but his home life is a mess, and I don’t want to get in the way. If all we can have is quick thrills, I’m okay with that.

It’s not like I could ever fall for a jock.


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Release Blitz ~ Wrath by Ella James (Review)

 

WRATH: An Enemies to Lovers MM Sports Romance by Ella James

Release Date: September 30th

Genre/Tropes: emotional, forbidden MM stepbrother romance,

New adult romance, sports romance, complete standalone

From USA Today Bestseller Ella James comes an addictive, enemies-to-lovers MM romance that readers are calling one of the best love stories of the year.

𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦…

Stepbrothers who hate each other at first

Forced proximity

Dark secrets

Hurt / comfort

Every. Single. Feel.

Sports romance

Some pain before your HEA

An epic and unforgettable MM love story

…then Wrath is your book!

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Blurb:

From USA Today Bestseller Ella James comes an addictive, enemies-to-lovers MM romance that readers are calling one of the best love stories of the year.

It’s true, I’m keeping secrets.

But I just found out one of his…

My new stepbrother is insufferable.

You’d think it wouldn’t matter since I won’t be here for long, but this guy gets under my skin like no one ever has. All-American, baby-faced, blue-eyed band dork and star soccer player. Everything about him is the picture of perfection—unlike me.

I don’t think Do Gooder knows I’m starting senior year late. And he definitely doesn’t know why. I’ve got secrets I’m taking with me to the grave.

Everyone thinks I moved to my dad’s small town to play varsity football, but I’ve got other plans, and DG’s trying to thwart them all. He’s making my life worse than it already is.

Having him around is a damn plague. But I can fight back.

I found out a little secret about Mr. Perfect. He plays for the “other” team. That ball bat he’s got stuffed into his gray sweatpants—it swings “that” way. The best part about this twisted game is when I find out it gets hard for me.

The Do Gooder…he wants me. I don’t know why. But I know how to make him pay.

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* This story is emotional, tender, and beautiful, but it has some dark parts. Triggers include mental health struggles, trauma, abuse, drug use, and some themes that may be difficult for LGBTIQA+ readers struggling with faith issues. All these things are handled as gently as possible.

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Blog Tour ~ Dragon by K. Webster (Reviews)

DRAGON (RBMC: Tulsa, OK)

by K. Webster

Release Date: September 21st

Genre/Tropes: M/M, Dark MC

Blurb:

From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster comes a new motorcycle club dark standalone MM romance novel!

They created this monster when they took me as a teen.

Abused me, tortured me, psychologically ruined me.

I was once innocent, fragile, and good.

Now I’m older and everything wicked.

The worst of the worst.

I’m filled with fiery rage and burn with the need to avenge the death of the boy I used to be.

Vicious and violent and vindictive.

A metaphorical dragon among men, thirsty to set fire to them all.

Only my mission of depraved justice will have to wait because Prez needs me for something else. If he wasn’t single-handedly responsible for dragging me from the sick nightmare my life had become, I’d tell him exactly where to shove his stupid idea of putting me on babysitting duty.

My charge is a prospect.

Not just any prospect, but the young, innocent Cove Gale who shouldn’t be within a hundred-mile radius of this vile club I call home.

I’m supposed to be keeping him safe.

But Cove’s a reckless brat with a mouth that begs for trouble.

Prez should know better than to give me a toy to play with.

I break things and I’ll break him too.

The prospect is just a boy.

And he’s just unleashed the dragon…

***This is a gay romance and the third book in the RBMC: Tulsa, OK series. It can be read as a standalone but may be better enjoyed after reading the first two, Koyn and Copper. Koyn and Copper are both MF stories while this one is MM.***

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~ * ~ Priscillas Review ~ * ~

5 Stars

Just damn!!! That is precisely what I said when I finished this story last night. I couldn’t put it down. I started it last night and finished it in the early hours this morning. School this morning was an afterthought as I just kept going from chapter to chapter.

This intense book had me wondering how Dragon could ever come back from the ordeals he went through as a teenager. It’s dark. It’s the only thing I can think of that sums it up because anything else doesn’t give his abuse justice. He does things his teenage self would never imagine after becoming Dragon. He knows it, and it’s descriptive when he does. And yet, you understand. How could you not? Then we meet Cove. He almost has the same fate Dragon does, but not quite. And he meets Dragon in the worst way. Yet when they come together again, it’s incredible what develops. They’re so yin and yang. And yet they just fit perfectly; it’s almost unbelievable. The chemistry is off the charts.

I felt every emotion possible with this story: anger for the main characters, excited that they have something you’d never believe they could after the hell Dragon went through, shocked by the detail of some parts, but surprisingly I was never grossed out. Not once! I will say again. It’s dark. At least for me. I’m usually that fluffy romance reader.

Again, I cannot recommend this book enough. I didn’t read the first two in the series. I wish I had. If you get a chance, I strongly advise you to go back and read them first. It’s not necessary if you just read MM like I usually do. The story survived just fine without them. However, if those are as good as this, as I’m sure they are, I highly recommend them. I have a feeling this whole series is going to be incredible.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. *** 

 

~ * ~ Maris Review ~ * ~

4.75 Stars!

Dragon is the last book in the Royal Bastards MC: Tulsa, OK series, and while I read it as a standalone, I think reading the previous two books might make the experience better.

Dragon was taken from his family when he was a teenager and endured unspeakable things at the hands of his captor, who controlled him and made him do things that have shaped him into the man he’s now. Cove lived through a similar experience, but to a lesser degree. Now they are both part of the Tulsa, OK Chapter and will need to put their differences aside to take down a common enemy.

Okay, so, first, heed the warnings, because this book is dark. K. Webster didn’t shy away from writing the violence that takes place in the story, although thankfully other scenes at the start of the book with what Dragon had to do under the influence of Night Giant, were mostly mentioned. Still, it definitely wasn’t an easy read. It’s emotional and angsty, a veritable rollercoaster of feelings and emotions as Dragon works through his issues and gets closer to Cove.

Dragon and Cove were so good together. I loved that Cove was so sassy and fought back at every single moment. And Dragon, well, he broke my heart with all he went through. I was glad Cove knew that Dragon wouldn’t hurt him, even when he was privy to the unrestrained violence Dragon was capable of.

This is definitely a read not for the faint of heart, but oh so worth it in the end. Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

 

About K. Webster:

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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Release Blitz ~ Truth or Dare by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine (Review)

Truth or Dare, the highly-anticipated and beautiful final chapter in the Dare to Try Trilogy from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine is available now!

Cover Designer: Hang Le

 

Truth or Dare is the final book in the Dare to Try trilogy and should only be read after Dare You and Dare Me. 

Lieutenant Kieran Bailey never saw his life anywhere but the bustling streets of Chicago—but then again, he never saw his life with a boyfriend, either. That all changed when he fell in love with bombshell CEO Sebastian “Bash” Vogel.

But it’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to try to build a life together when you live hundreds of miles apart. 

How do you choose between everything you’ve ever known and everything you’ve ever dreamed of?

 

This series must be read in the following order:

Dare You (book one)

Dare Me (book two)

Truth or Dare (book three)

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New Release Review ~ Five Dead Herrings by E.J. Russell

Something’s definitely fishy about this case…

On my last stakeout for Quest Investigations, I nearly got clotheslined by a grove of angry dryads. I expected my bosses to reprimand me, but instead they handed me my first solo assignment. Me! Matt Steinitz, the only human on the Quest roster!

Okay, so the mission isn’t exactly demanding. Obviously, the bosses wanted to give me something they think I can’t screw up. I’m determined to show them what I can do, however, so I dive right in with no complaints.

At first glance, it looks as simple as baiting a hook: A selkie’s almost-ex-husband is vandalizing his boat with unwanted deliveries of deceased sea life. All I have to do is document the scene, tell the ex to cease and desist, and present the bill for property damages. Boom. Mission accomplished, another Quest success, and as a bonus, I get to keep my job.

But then things get…complicated. Suspicious undercurrents muddy up my oh-so-easy case. Nothing is as clear as it should be. And the biggest complication? My inappropriate attraction to the client, who may not be as blameless as he claims.

Turns out those dead herrings aren’t the only things that stink about this situation.

Dammit.

Five Dead Herrings is the first in the Quest Investigations M/M paranormal mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no on-page sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance.

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New Release Review ~ Seducing the Sorcerer by Lee Welch

SEDUCING THE SORCERER by Lee Welch  – a new fantasy m/m romance by the author of SALT MAGIC, SKIN MAGIC and MENDED WITH GOLD.

 

Release date: 23 September 2021

Length: 100,000 words

Genre: fantasy m/m romance

Blurb:

Homeless and jobless, Fenn Todd has nearly run out of hope. All he has left is his longing for horses and the strength of his own two hands. But when he’s cheated into accepting a very ugly sackcloth horse, he’s catapulted into a world of magic, politics and desire.

Fenn’s invited to stay at the black tower, home of the most terrifying man in the realm: Morgrim, the court sorcerer. Morgrim has a reputation as a scheming villain, but he seems surprisingly charming—and sexy—and Fenn falls hard for him.

However, nothing is as it seems and everyone at the tower is lying about something. Beset by evil hexes, violent political intrigue and a horse that eats eiderdowns, Fenn must make the hardest choices of his life.

Can a plain man like Fenn ever find true love with a scheming sorcerer?

 

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Content warnings: graphic sex scenes including consensual rough sex/spanking/humiliation; kidnapping (named character is tied up and gagged); gun violence (gun is held to a named character’s head); death by crushing (non-named character); mention of suicide.

Author’s note: Seducing the Sorcerer is written from the point of view of a hero whose grammar isn’t perfect. These are not errors in the text but deliberate style choices. Thank you!

Cover art: Tiferet Design – M/M book covers

Editing: May Peterson, May Peterson Books – Books, blogging, and editorial


Features:

  • Scheming court sorcerer (probably evil)
  • Gruff, out-of-work groom (possibly with a heart of gold)
  • Magical sackcloth horse
  • Spies, lies, saving the realm
  • True love and spanking.

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Blog Tour ~ Caged in Darkness by Amy Thorn (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Caged in Darkness
By Amy Thorn

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Caged Duet, Book 1

ISAAC
Getting kicked out of the army was the worst day of my life. I never thought I’d find direction again, until my brother suggested I prospect for the Black Death Riders Motorcycle Club. I wanted brotherhood, loyalty, and respect. I didn’t expect to find him. Thanatos. He’s the devil on a steel horse and I’m falling for him. He has demons, a darkness caging him that I can’t break through. If I’m not careful, he might drag us both into the abyss.

THANATOS
Ever since my sister was killed, I’ve been on a path of self-destruction. They don’t call me after Death for no reason. I’ve slain more men than I can count, and I did it with a smile. I’m broken, destroyed, living in torment and I don’t deserve one moment of happiness—until Isaac walks into my life, and I find I want all of that and more.

But my path of destruction has put my club on the radar of people who will kill us all without a second thought. I never considered the consequences of my war with them, until Isaac got in their path. Now, the only good thing I’ve ever had in my life might be taken from me, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

*Warning : Contains adult content, reading age 18 +. Graphic violence and dark emotional scenes that may trigger some readers.

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New Release Review ~ Got Me Hoping by Casey Cox (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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New Release Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Got Me Hoping
By Casey Cox

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Vet Shop Boys, Book 1

It’s just a one-night stand, they said. It’ll be simple, no-strings fun, they said. They. Lied.

I’m done with love and being broken-hearted. The only dogs I want to deal with are the ones I treat in the veterinary clinic I work at.

But at thirty-four, having my first one-night stand can’t hurt. Right? The rules are pretty simple.

1. Don’t spend the night.
2. Don’t see him again.
3. Don’t share anything personal.
4. Don’t fall in love with him.

But when Haze, the guy I spent a blazing hot night with and haven’t been able to forget about, shows up as our new receptionist, the rules fly out the window.

There’s no way one night could lead to anything more. So why has Haze got me hoping this might just last?

Got Me Hoping is book 1 in the Vet Shop Boys series and can be read as a stand-alone. Expect plenty of humor, found family, an adorable golden retriever, a foul-mouthed parrot, a whole new way of getting clean (as well as very, very dirty) and a heartwarming happily ever after!

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Release Blitz ~ Tempting Him by Isabel Lucero (Reviews)

 

TEMPTING HIM (South River University #4) by Isabel Lucero

Release Date: September 18th

Blurb:

When my dad called to lecture me about how it’s time to settle down, quit partying, and get a job that will actually prepare me for life after college, I agreed. Mostly.

After spring break, I’ll buckle down and be ready to work, but until then, I’m getting my fill of fun. Which is why when I spot an attractive man sitting alone at a bar, I approach him with the hopes of being able to tempt him into a night full of pleasure. After all, being with an older guy is just about the only thing I haven’t done.

When I wake up in his bed with a note that makes it clear he doesn’t intend on seeing me again, I take it in stride. But when I show up to the job my dad set up for me, it turns out my new boss, Aleksander Drakos, is the guy who thought he’d be done with me after a one-night stand. On top of that, apparently he’s a friend of my dad’s.

Trying to remain professional is pointless. Working with him day after day is just too tempting to not have another taste.

 

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Blog Tour ~ Encore by Eden Finley (Reviews + Giveaway)

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Famous #4

by Eden Finley


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Release Date: September 9, 2021

Cover Design:

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Photographer:


Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Griffin

Genre: Bisexual romance

Trope: Co-star’s to lovers



Synopsis

BLAKE

Never make a bet with Jordan Brooks. That’s how I’ve ended up here, doing a movie that risks my entire acting career.

Taking on a gay role when I’m straight is problematic in its own right, but when production gets put on hold, and a fabricated story breaks out in the media, Jordan and I have to go into hiding.

Our livelihoods are put on the line all because of an ill-timed photo and Jordan’s bitter ex-boyfriend.

Scandals, lies, and PR nightmares. Welcome to Hollywood.

JORDAN

Why am I always drawn to the straight ones? You’d think I’d learn my lesson, but when our movie is delayed, I repeat old patterns.

My plan to bury my hurt and anger toward my ex by “method acting” with Blake Monroe is foolish. But Blake is as irresistible as he is good-looking, and he settles into his role easier than I thought he would. In fact, he likes it a little too much.

There are too many PR problems hooking up with Blake for real would bring, especially when the media thinks he’s the reason my relationship fell apart. Yet, I can’t walk away from him, and it seems, he can’t walk away from me either.


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New Release Review ~ Imposing Saint by Jess Bryant (Excerpt)

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Imposing Saint
By Jess Bryant

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All Saints Security Series, Book 3

Aaron Laughlin is young, rich, and a star among the Nashville political elite. That’s why nobody is more surprised than him when he ends up abandoned at the altar. But here he is, dumped on the most important day of his life, embarrassed in front of his entire city, and left with a bruised ego in place of a broken heart.

Needing time away to regroup after the fiasco that could very well derail his career, he decides to head to the mountains and enjoy his honeymoon on his own. Only, he isn’t alone. His imposing new bodyguard refuses to let Aaron out of his sight, or his reach, and the way his dark eyes follow Aaron’s every move gets under his skin in a way he can’t shake, and isn’t sure he wants to.

Isaac Chinn is practical, professional and takes pride in being good at his job. He’s never even considered breaching the client/bodyguard boundary, which is why being stuck on the side of a mountain with the gorgeous jilted groom that isn’t quite as straight as he’d like people to think, is such an imposition. The mayor might annoy and intrigue him in equal measure but Isaac knows better than to cross the line.

Only, the heat that flares between them refuses to be ignored. They’re like gasoline and a match, destined to consume each other if they get too close. But when faced with the cold of loneliness, is it worth the risk to feel the heat of passion, even if it might destroy them both?

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Blog Tour ~ Saint by Sierra Simone (Reviews)

 

SAINT by Sierra Simone

Release Date: September 7th

Genre/Tropes: M/M/Second-chance romance/Brothers Best Friend/Forbidden Romance

 

 

Blurb:

I can’t have Elijah Iverson.

I can’t have him because he’s my older brother’s best friend. I can’t have him because I broke his heart five years ago; because he’s now engaged to someone else—someone kind and dependable who deserves his whiskey eyes, his soft mouth, his fierce intellect.

I can’t have Elijah because I’ve chosen God instead.

The Bell brothers, though . . . well, we don’t exactly have the greatest track record with vows. But I’m determined to do this monk thing right—to pledge myself to a cloistered life and spend the rest of my years in chastity and prayer. But now Elijah’s here. He’s here and he’s coming with me on my European monastery road trip, and between the whispered confessions and the stolen kisses and the moments bent over an ancient altar, my vows are feeling flimsier by the day.

And vows or not, I know in my heart that it would take more than a good and holy monk to resist Elijah Iverson right now. It would take a saint.

And we all know that I’m no saint.

(This is the third full-length standalone in the Priest Collection, featuring Father Bell’s brother, Aiden Bell. You do not have to read Priest or Sinner to read Saint.)

 

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Book Review ~ A Friend in the Fire by Gregory Ashe and CS Poe

Title: A Friend in the Fire

Series: An Auden & O’Callaghan Mystery

Book #: 2

Genre: Contemporary mystery, amateur sleuth, romance

Length: 70,800 words (novel)

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Publisher: Emporium Press

Release Date: April 29, 2021

 

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Blurb: After solving the mystery behind the death of his former friend in July, ex-Army Sam Auden has been aimlessly wandering the country. Everything had gone sideways in New York City, so when his phone rings three months later, the caller is the last person Sam expected to be asking for help.

Confidential informant Rufus O’Callaghan has been struggling. His NYPD contact was murdered over the summer, and the man Rufus is head over heels for was driven away by his own undiagnosed trauma. But when he receives an anonymous letter that promises information on his mother, life goes from dark to dangerous in the blink of an eye.

Sam and Rufus must dig into Rufus’s rough and turbulent past in order to solve a series of contemporary murders connected to his mother. And if the two can’t expose who the killer is in time, they will most certainly become his next targets.

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