5 Stars - KAPOW!!
This is book 3 in a series about PI Cole McGinnis and his Korean lover, photographer Kim Jae-Min. I absolutely recommend reading them all, and in order, to best understand the full history of Cole, Jae and their complexities.
Wow, where to start!! This is such an absolutely fantastic addition to a wonderful series in which Rhys Ford has taken each book up a notch and increased my emotional investment in Cole and Jae. Dirty Laundry had me alternatingly laughing, crying and peeking between my fingers to see what was happening next in Cole and Jae’s oft challenging journey through life as individuals and as a couple.
One of the things I loved most about this book is that I felt as though I became Cole when I was reading. His emotions, his reactions, his absolute bone deep love and need for Jae, I felt them all. While at times it might have been nice to gain access to Jae’s absolute inner thoughts, the writer leaves us with no need. Not when Cole is so good at telling us what he deciphers from Jae’s words and actions, and when the author graces us with dialogue from Jae such as this:“I need to be this man with you, Cole-ah. A man who loves men, and it scares me. It scares me so deep inside, I am cold from the fear of it, but,” he whispered in the deepening darkness, “I want to come home to you. When we’re here, I feel…safe. I feel wanted. You make me doubt when I’m happy because I feel like I can’t hold it inside of me. Being with you is like…my soul coming with happiness. Does that make any sense?”
Well, hell yes! It certainly makes sense to this reader. Lovely words. They speak volumes. Sigh....
Dianne's full review can be found atLive Your Life, Buy The Book