Review – Mad Lizard Mambo (Kai Gracen #2) by Rhys Ford

September 9, 2016 Review 0

Review – Mad Lizard Mambo (Kai Gracen #2) by Rhys Ford

Kai Gracen has no intention of being anyone’s pawn. A pity Fate and SoCalGov have a different opinion on the matter.

Licensed Stalkers make their living hunting down monsters and dangerous criminals… and their lives are usually brief, brutal, and thankless. Despite being elfin and cursed with a nearly immortal lifespan, Kai didn’t expect to be any different. Then Ryder, the High Lord of the Southern Rise Court, arrived in San Diego, Kai’s not-so-mundane life went from mild mayhem to full-throttle chaos.

Now an official liaison between the growing Sidhe Court and the human populace, Kai is at Ryder’s beck and call for anything a High Lord might need a Stalker to do. Unfortunately for Kai, this means chasing down a flimsy rumor about an ancient lost Court somewhere in the Nevada desert—a court with powerful magics that might save Ryder—and Kai’s—people from becoming a bloody memory in their Merged world’s violent history.

The race for the elfin people’s salvation opens unwelcome windows into Kai’s murky past, and it could also slam the door on any future he might have with his own kind and Ryder.

Title: Mad Lizard Mambo
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: Kai Gracen
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Black Dog Blues
Published by DSP Pulblications
Source: Author
Published: September 13th 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 220
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: one-flame
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Once again I’m thrust into the world that is Kai Gracen. Since I’ve read the first one and got used to the world, it didn’t take too long to get back in to the different lingo and language differences. I mean, it’s pretty easy to get back in to a series where Kai is concerned. I think I fell for this one a little more with each chapter.

DRAGONS!!!! Did I mention how much I like dragons? No? Well I do. Although I got to experience one in the first book (very briefly I might add), I get a little more in this one. Oh yeah, and of course those damn Black Dogs are back. Geez, those things are vicious. But I digress. We’re sent on another journey with Kai to find a lost Court in Nevada and of course Ryder is along for the ride. As with the first one, the journey is brutal and graphic. But we get more Kai and more understanding and more…sigh…

I was REALLY hoping that the romance level would kick up a notch in this one, but alas, no such luck. Although we’re still teased with the promise of a blooming friendship/relationship between Kai and Ryder, I just wish we got a little more than…eh. Considering this story was jam packed with action, adventure and self reflection, the romance wasn’t missed too much. Except now I’m wondering, “did they finally enjoy each other?”. ARGH. Sigh….

All in all, I enjoyed this book. I think that you SHOULD read the first one before venturing into this one, but the author did a good job recapping and filling us in, that it’s not “necessary”. Now I wonder…will there be another one??? Hmmmmm….


Be sure to click here to check out Rhys Ford’s tour post for Mad Lizard Mambo. She has prepared some special pieces about Kai. There are also links to the other posts that follow this tour. 

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