Title: Down and Dirty
From the moment former LAPD detective Bobby Dawson spots Ichiro Tokugawa, he knows the man is trouble. And not just because the much younger Japanese inker is hot, complicated, and pushes every one of Bobby’s buttons. No, Ichi is trouble because he’s Cole McGinnis’s younger brother and off-limits in every possible way. And Bobby knows that even before Cole threatens to kill him for looking Ichi’s way. But despite his gut telling him Ichi is bad news, Bobby can’t stop looking… or wanting.
Ichi was never one to play by the rules. Growing up in Japan as his father’s heir, he’d been bound by every rule imaginable until he had enough and walked away from everything to become his own man. Los Angeles was supposed to be a brief pitstop before he moved on, but after connecting with his American half-brothers, it looks like a good city to call home for a while—if it weren’t for Bobby Dawson.
Bobby is definitely a love-them-and-leave-them type, a philosophy Ichi whole-heartedly agrees with. Family was as much of a relationship as Ichi was looking for, but something about the gruff and handsome Bobby Dawson that makes Ichi want more.
Much, much more.
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: January 2, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
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Readers find out about Cole having another brother in Dirty Secret although Ichiro doesn’t have any page time until Dirty Laundry. From the first moment Bobby sees Ichi he wants him. Cole does everything he can to shut those thoughts down. Cole has witnessed how Bobby goes through men and he doesn’t want his baby brother to be another notch in Bobby’s belt.
I loved seeing Cole and Jae from Bobby and Ichi’s point of view. From the very first meet and greet Ichi and Booby have so many odds stacked against them. The age difference is obvious. Cole and his numerous warnings are front and center to both men. They both have some personal drama that they will have to come to terms with before they can make what they believe they have work. The initial attraction and the sexual tension is enough for them to throw caution to the wind though and what they find there makes them see that they have more to offer the other.
Down and Dirty easily works as a stand-alone. In fact readers find out just when Bobby and Ichi started their little snipe and tease romance and how difficult it was for them to keep what was going on from Cole. Several key events from the Cole McGinnis books take place here so if you’re keeping up with those books you’ll see how we go back a few books, but not on to the next/last book in the series.