Title: Dirty Kiss
Cole Kenjiro McGinnis, ex-cop and PI, is trying to get over the shooting death of his lover when a supposedly routine investigation lands in his lap. Investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman's son proves to be anything but ordinary, especially when it introduces Cole to the dead man's handsome cousin, Kim Jae-Min.
Jae-Min's cousin had a dirty little secret, the kind that Cole has been familiar with all his life and that Jae-Min is still hiding from his family. The investigation leads Cole from tasteful mansions to seedy lover s trysts to Dirty Kiss, the place where the rich and discreet go to indulge in desires their traditional-minded families would rather know nothing about.
It also leads Cole McGinnis into Jae-Min's arms, and that could be a problem. The death of Jae-Min's cousin is looking less and less like a suicide, and Jae-Min is looking more and more like a target. Cole has already lost one lover to violence he's not about to lose Jae-Min too.
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 Secret, Dirty Laundry, Dirty Deeds, Down and Dirty
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Author
Published: July 1, 2011
Genres: Male Male Romance, Romantic Suspense
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My rating for romantic suspense books goes by if I guessed the motive and culprit and at what point in the book I make my guess. I made my guess early on. I was wrong. I wasn’t too far off on motive though. That makes for a good mystery in my opinion. Ford backs it all up with plenty of action including a car chase, explosions, and a pile of dead bodies. To add to the dark seediness much of this revolves around a gay sex club that’s known for its secrets and entertainment.
Former cop turned private investigator Cole Mcginnis is not a stranger to dangerous near death experiences. Several years ago he nearly lost his live when his partner killed his lover and tried to kill him al before turning a gun on himself. He left the police force and went into business for himself. Most of his cases involve a little spying on a cheating spouse. When his brother Mike comes to him with a suicide note from the only son of a wealthy Korean client Cole decides to take a look into it. The father doesn’t believe his son killed himself in Dirty Kiss a gay sex club.
Investigating takes him to the family home where he meets Jae-Min a disliked cousin of the Kim family. Jae is the only one that seems willing to answer questions. The more questions that Cole asks the answers that he receives digs up secrets that everyone wants to remain hidden. Cole discovers that with every question that Jae answers there an even more pressing matter that he is avoiding giving additional insight to. Much of this revolves around the fascinating yet brutally harsh Korean culture and things that just do not get any type of exposure.
I’m honestly not a fan of series that follow the same couple for multiple books. I’ve made exceptions for a few and this will be one of them. Jae and the aspects of the Korean culture that keep him in a very odd closet have me fascinated. I’m dying to know what happened that caused Cole’s partner to shoot Cole and Rick. The secondary charters that make up Cole’s friends, sibling, and colleagues are also an interesting boon to this series. I have found more than enough reasons to move on to the next book.