Title: Rhino Ash (Saturday Barbies: Book Two)
Author: Lindsey Black
Publisher: Self-Published/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 295 Pages
At a Glance: Lindsey Black doesn’t disappoint with Rhino Ash. It’s suspenseful, dangerous, exciting, and has lots of emotional moments. It also has just the right amount of seriousness melded with hilarity.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Ashley Jameson always tries to do the right thing, but that’s hard when your nephew keeps eating crayons, your niece is dressed as a pudding and your obnoxious older brothers crash the church’s Sunday brunch with the guy you’ve been crushing on for five years. Going to work to fight fires is a welcome relief from family obligations, until the Riot Squad arrives to investigate and Ashley once again finds himself dealing with his siblings. Oh … and Finn Hale.
But Finn’s dark past continues to haunt him. As work gets increasingly busy with a string of arson attacks on illegal immigrants, Finn steps in to be the shoulder Ashley needs to lean on, but Ashley struggles to do the same for the man he loves. Juggling family and work can be difficult, but Ashley soon discovers that the real challenge is when it’s not a struggle at all … because you’ll do anything for the ones you love.
Review: Ashley Jameson is the youngest and the sanest of the dysfunctional Jameson family. He lives with roommates, is a firefighter—but heaven forbid that he has to actually fight a fire, have a building fall on him, or rescue someone. When he does do his job, his family acts like it’s his fault that he’s in these situations.
Finn Hale is part of the Riot Squad team that includes Ashley’s older twin brothers, Clay and Taylor. It’s embarrassing for Ashley when the squad shows up at some of the fires. He takes a lot of ribbing from his brothers, and, of course, he’s more than panicked when Finn comes with them.
Ashley’s has had a crush on Finn for years. Finn is somewhat of a mystery. When Ashley discovers Finn’s odd tattoo, he’s intrigued but doesn’t want to push Finn into revealing its story. Both men have to face family interruptions and their own kind of turmoil and heartbreaking moments that come with their jobs.
Rhino Ash is about the growing relationship between Ashley and Finn, and Ashley realizing it is all about a fun and loving family. With Finn being a little more reserved, Ashley has to worry about how he’ll fit in. I thought they made a great couple; they’re just the right amount of opposite. Warning: the story also contains kids that have no boundaries, a dog and his bunny, worms, snakes, toilet paper, colorful vomit and lots of laughs!
Lindsey Black doesn’t disappoint with Rhino Ash. It’s suspenseful, dangerous, exciting, and has lots of emotional moments. It also has just the right amount of seriousness melded with hilarity. The setting of this story is Australia, and since it’s law enforcement driven, politics do creep into the storyline. Gun laws, sexual harassment, and a serious look at illegal immigrant trafficking add elements to the dangerous professions of firefighter and law enforcement.
Fishy Riot is the first novel in the Saturday Barbies series, appropriately named and well worth the read. I’m curious to see what the author will come up with next. This is a series that’s worth investing in.
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