Monday, May 14, 2018

ARC Review: Sin and Tonic (Sinners, #6) by Rhys Ford

Sin and Tonic (Sinners, #6)
Miki St. John believed happy endings only existed in fairy tales until his life took a few unexpected turns… and now he’s found his own.

His best friend, Damien, is back from the dead, and their new band, Crossroads Gin, is soaring up the charts. Miki’s got a solid, loving partner named Kane Morgan—an Inspector with SFPD whose enormous Irish family has embraced him as one of their own—and his dog, Dude, at his side.

It’s a pity someone’s trying to kill him.

Old loyalties and even older grudges emerge from Chinatown’s murky, mysterious past, and Miki struggles to deal with his dead mother’s abandonment, her secrets, and her brutal murder while he’s hunted by an enigmatic killer who may have ties to her.

The case lands in Kane’s lap, and he and Miki are caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. When Miki is forced to face his personal demons and the horrors of his childhood, only one thing is certain: the rock star and his cop are determined to fight for their future and survive the evils lurking in Miki’s past.

Jewel's rating:

​​Coming to the end of a series I love is always a little bit bittersweet for me and I do love this series. I'm not afraid to admit I finished Sin and Tonic with both tears in my eyes and the silliest of grins on my face. Ah, Miki.

"I went because I love him, and I'm never going to send him out to face his monsters without me standing there right next to him."​
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Sin and Tonic is the book where Miki St. John finally lets himself be happy. Oh, it's not as easy as that, I mean, how could it be​?​ Miki has always been more than a little feral and barely house broken. He's not one to go quietly anywhere, much less into his happy ever after. But he wants it. He really wants it and he's finally ready to face his demons so that he can get that happy, and the entire Morgan clan is right there beside him. Gah! Miki and Kane just make me so damn happy.

"​You are not alone, Mick. We are all here for you. I am here for you. That is how you get lost. Because you see no one around you when things go bleak. You wrap yourself up in the dark that you carry, and you don’t let any of us in. I need you to let me love you, a ghra, and I need you to find me before you break so I can hold you until you heal. But most of all, I need you to remember I love you. Through thick and thin, Mick.”​

Lots of loose threads get wrapped up, here, amidst the​ suspense part of the plot ​​and we finally learn about Miki's past. ​Not just his childhood, which we already knew the tragedy of, but where Miki really came from. ​It's as heartbreaking as you would expect, but we learn some good, too, and Miki finally gets some long overdue closure​ so he can finally embrace his future.​

"I love you too. More than anyone else in the world. I never want to live without you, K. I might not say it, but that’s how I feel. I want to be better for you. A better person. Someone who can hold your hand out in the open or… all of that.”

Fans of this series are going to love Sin and Tonic, I have no doubt. I want to go back and reread the whole series, just so I don't have to say goodbye just yet.

I can’t give you anything
Other than the love that you’ve taught
There’s nothing bright inside of me
Except for what you’ve wrought
Love me for an eternity
Love me for forever and beyond
I can promise you a Heaven
With the love for you I’ve found


ARC of Sin and Tonic was generously provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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