Monday, July 12, 2010

Lily White Rose Red

Title: Lily White Rose Red
Author: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-472-5
Genre: {M/M} Erotic Mystery
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Private Dick Grey Randall has a nose for the PI business and a way of getting his man, regardless of the case. When a wealthy client retains his services to investigate a murder, Grey is sure he’s not being told the entire truth. His sleuthing skills, contacts and some dumb luck helps him find the bones most hoped would remain buried. The highlight of this case is meeting Phillip Martin, AKA Mr. Big—AKA Mr. Beautiful, a man who makes Grey act on his inclinations and brings out the dormant desires he allowed Mr. Lefty and Sir Righty to take care of in the past.

As time passes, Grey discovers Phillip is more connected than he anticipated. Will the man who revs up his engine be the culprit or is someone else guilty of the crime?

Lily White Rose Red is the beginning of Catt Ford’s new series Grey Randall: Private Dick. This fast-paced suspenseful tale is a fantastic beginning and paves the way for what I hope to be many more interesting mysteries to come. I was drawn in from the first chapter, thanks to its carefully detailed plot and fascinating supporting characters. Set in Las Vegas in 1948, the social injustices make it harder for Grey to perform his job as an openly gay man. And while he may have to stay in the closet for the most part, when his desires come out to play, they lead to some passionate moments sure to leave you breathless. The heat between Phillip and Grey can only intensify in the upcoming stories.

The supporting characters all add their own special touch to this story, and help it to flow effortlessly from one scene to the next. I’m looking reading about the next case file to cross Grey’s desk.

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