Title: Dirty Heart
Final book in the Dirty Series arc.
Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.
Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.
As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.
Author: Rhys Ford
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Fish and Ghosts, Duck Duck Ghost, Murder and Mayhem, Ink and Shadows
Series: Cole McGinnis
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Dirty Kiss, Dirty Secret, Dirty Laundry, Dirty Deeds
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Author
Published: March 21, 2016
Genres: Drama, Male Male Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Cole’s past will always be a part of his present. The most horrific day of his life is something he has to see everyday in the scars on his body. It’s taken time and a lot of Jae-love but Cole has reached a point in his life where he is simply past so much of the hurt from that day. All it takes is one phone call from animal services, a new case with old faces, and all of a sudden Cole’s past is in his current daily affairs and it’s trying its damnedest to wreck pure havoc on Cole’s and everyone he holds dear. Having found his happy place in life Cole goes on the offensive to bring down the person responsible for his most recent hospital visits.
Dirty Heart takes this series out with a big bang. As with every book in the series I never guessed the whys of it all. The glimpse into Cole’s (Mac’s) past was interesting. The action was intense. Seeing how far Jae has come was sweet. Jae has struggled with his sexuality being known from the beginning. He seems to have also found a good place in his life where he can still be a Korean man and in love with Cole.
Thank you Rhys Ford for that perfect finale to your Cole McGinnis books. I love that the pattern of Cole in life threatening situations that drive Jae absolutely insane remained the same. It just wouldn’t be one of his books if he wasn’t trying to get shot. I also thoroughly enjoyed the evolution of Cole’s family. Cole went from mostly a loner with one close friend to a man with plenty of family, a new brother, a lover that complements him so well, and the most amazing mother any person could ask for.
There were a couple of questions that were not pertinent to anything important but I would have still loved to know the answers to. That is not a real complaint in any way. It’s just that I enjoyed some of the characters so much I would have liked to have known more.