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Dead Men Play the Game (The Dead Men Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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That pushed it up to the top of my TBR. :)
I am going to answer that question before I even get into my review.
That was a tough choice but Jason was the guy I was drawn to the most during the whole story. The other 4 come in a very close second. Don’t make me narrow it down any further. I’m interested to see if Evan has a story where that one goes and who he finds for him.
Back to my review. I didn’t even really read the blurb, just skimmed it a bit. The cover and the title are what had me 1-clicking this and sharing with my own followers.
Dead Men Play The Game has over 500 pages and I finished it in two days. I was completely engrossed in this story, the different twists and turns and how all of the characters would come together.
I really liked Ashley and all of the guys. Their personalities all went well together. There was a bit of instalove going on but in this setting I was ok with it. Ian isn’t your average guy, I don’t expect him to have the average relationship. :)
His (and Ashley’s) relationships with Jason, Quinn, Evan, and Travis were perfectly written. The humor and camaraderie rolled easily through the book. Each had the other’s back as a family should and I really enjoyed this family (as they are to each other).
The bad guys were twisted and played their roles perfectly. The action and drama kept flowing constant through the book, it held my interest from beginning to the last word and when I finished I was wishing that the next book was out already. (No cliff hanger, it’s just this one was just released and now I have to wait. *sniff sniff*)
Great book and I am excited for the next one!
Until one of them, Ian Stewart, falls in love with a detective named Ashley, who happens to be investigating a recent string of gruesome blood-letting deaths that have been occurring in the area. Because of the nature of the crimes, Ian and his pals are almost positive another den of vampires is responsible. And that den wants Ian and everyone he cares about dead. Including Ashley.
This is an interesting story with a bit of suspense, mystery, romance, and even a tad of humor. But for me, the best parts lie in the interactions between the good guy vampires, and how they all come to accept and care for Ashley, too. I mean, they're reeeeeally good guys. Good-looking, too. So what if they prefer their meat a little more rare than most of us? Nobody's perfect.
All in all, this is an enjoyable book. A little long, and it could have benefited from some additional editing, but it's quite entertaining.
For a hundred years, Ian Stuart has fought the monster controlling his life. Living as a human among humans, he wants to fill the void that has followed him from one empty, lonely relationship to another. Ashley Barrow is working the worst murder case in Davenport, Oregon's history. She needs a drink to forget the detailed images in her mind. When she walks into Ian's pub, Ian knows their lives are about to change, if only for a short while. Vampire and human, their relationships can only last so long. But an enemy from Ian's past has his own agenda about their future. His sadistic revenge changes Ashley forever, leaving Ian and his long time friends – Travis, Jason, Quinn and Evan -- desperate to ease her into her new life and find a way to defeat their enemy.
I am not a paranormal fan, but I read this book with a open mind and I did enjoy it. The characters and the mystery kept me turning pages. Loved Ian and Ash together too. Looking forward to the next books in this series.
The last thing Ian wants is for Ash to live the life that was forced on him and his roommates and he struggles with his own urges to Turn her and his desire to protect her. But when the mysterious newcomer in town turns out to be an old enemy - a cruel, sadistic vampire with a grudge against Ian and the guys - everything the guys have built is thrown into jeopardy. Ash gets caught in the middle of this war, being ruthlessly used against Ian. What follows is both harrowing and dark, but the story is well-balanced by the warmth, humor and strength of the bond between Ian, Travis, Jason, Quinn and Evan and their protective affection for Ashley. For the first time, Ash -- who has been alone in the world and comes from a troubled childhood -- finally learns the meaning of family. Even if they are vampires.
This was a really engaging, page-turner for me and I found myself fully invested in the characters. Ian and Ash's relationship has it's ups and downs, but it's a deep, passionate and exciting love story. As for the rest of the guys -- they are each compelling and intriguing in their own way, their personalities well developed and their relationships with each other reflective of the long histories they each share. These characters stick with you and I am excited for Jacoby's future books where these characters will hopefully get their turn to find love. I was especially impressed by the even pacing of Jacoby's writing, weaving together elements of romance, tense drama and heart-pumping action into a fresh paranormal perspective that leaves most vampires stories in the dust. A great read!