Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Rough Trade by Sidney Bell

Quick-witted hustler Ghost is no stranger to living dangerously; survival has always been the name of the game.

He’s just always gone it alone.

Now he’s got the wrong people breathing down his neck, and the only way out demands placing his trust in the unlikeliest of heroes: Duncan Rook, a gruff cop whose ethics are as solid as his body.

Cozying up to a criminal is hardly what Duncan’s reputation on the force needs—especially when that criminal is temptation personified. Ghost is Duncan’s polar opposite, and the last person he expected to fall for.

So then why does every imaginable scenario for taking down their common enemy end with Ghost in his arms?

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

If it’s even possible, this third book is even darker and more grim than the first two. It is also more of an action/suspense story than the previous books. Ghost has been a slightly terrifying enigma through Church and Tobias’ books and he spends most of his own story running from corrupt cops and the sadistic matriarch of an organised crime family. Ghost’s memories of the Woodbury institution will be familiar to readers, but Ghost’s life has been even bleaker than the other boys.

Ghost’s very unlikely partner through this story is Duncan Rook, a disgraced and incorruptible cop. In many ways, Rook is a complete foil for Ghost. He is huge and brutish where Ghost is beautiful and elfin. Rook is solid and steady, and Ghost actually wants to trust him.

The action in this story is exciting and the book moves quickly. Later in the story, Ghost’s journey through therapy and self-discovery is slower. This is a difficult read. The subject matter is brutal, and some scenes will trigger many readers. I’m not sure I enjoyed the story, but I did appreciate it. The writing in this series gets stronger with every book and I loved the strong female characters who support Ghost and Rook in this book.

Also Available in The Woodbury Boys Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Loose Cannon post.

Book 2
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Carina Press

For reviews & more info, check out our Hard Line post.

Sidney Bell lives in the drizzly Pacific Northwest with her amazingly supportive husband. She received her MFA degree in creative writing in 2010, considered aiming for the Great American Novel, and then promptly started writing fanfiction instead. More realistic grown-ups eventually convinced her to try writing something more fiscally responsible, though, which is how she ended up here. When she’s not writing, she’s playing violent video games, yelling at the television during hockey games or supporting her local library by turning books in late.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rough Trade (The Woodbury Boys #3) by Sidney Bell to read and review.

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