Fish Stick Fridays

Fish Stick Fridays

by Rhys Ford

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Half Moon bay: Book One Deacon Reid was born bad to the bone with no intention of changing. A lifetime of law-bending and living on the edge suits him just fine—until his baby sister dies and he finds himself raising her little girl. Staring down a family history of bad decisions and reaped consequences, Deacon cashes in everything he owns, purchases an auto shop in Half Moon Bay, and takes his niece, Zig, far away from the drug dens and murderous streets they grew up on. Zig deserves a better life than what he had, and Deacon is determined to give it to her. Lang Harris is stunned when Zig, a little girl in combat boots and a purple tutu, blows into his bookstore, and then he’s left speechless when her uncle, Deacon Reid, walks in hot on her heels. Lang always played it safe, but Deacon tempts him to step over the line… just a little bit. More than a little bit. And Lang is willing to be tempted. Unfortunately, Zig isn’t the only bit of chaos dropped into Half Moon Bay. Violence and death strike, leaving Deacon scrambling to fight off a killer before he loses not only Zig but Lang too.

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ISBN-13: 9781623809478
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Series: Half Moon Bay Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition,First edition
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Fish Stick Fridays 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Debby236 More than 1 year ago
Deacon Reid has not made the best decisions in life. He had no problem filling his life with many more. Then, his younger sister dies leaving a little girl, Zig. He is determined to obtain custody of her and give her the life she deserves, far from drugs and murder. That means changing. He sells what he can and buys an auto shop in Half Moon Bay. The two move in and being their life by meeting those nearby. Lang Harris has a store near the auto shop and is not sure what to think when he meets a little gal wearing combat boots and a purple tutu. Then he sees her uncle. Deacon brings out emotions and thoughts Lang was sure he would never think, much less experience. He tempts Lang to step outside his comfort zone. But trouble has also followed Deacon and Zig. Deacon has his hands full keeping himself and Zig alive. Now he adds in Lang to the list. R.J. Scott does an excellent of bring this story to life. Deacon is an amazing man. He will do anything to help Zig adjust and what he does is incredible. Zig has so many issues that your heart will go out to her. Lang is match for Deacon, even though they are so different. Each is just what the other needs. What a fantastic story! It will have you laughing and have you crying. But above all, it will have you glued to the pages.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
"He couldn’t hide away the things he didn’t want to know about himself if he stood too long in the light of day, especially once he’d grown big enough to hurt others before they could hurt him." It's difficult for me to harden my heart to many of the characters Rhys Ford creates. Deacon and Zig are no different. I think I fell in love with both of them during the prologue. Deacon with his history of foster homes, fights, juvie, and misdemeanor prison time, all hiding a really good man underneath. Or at least one who spent almost two years fighting to clean up his act and then fighting to get custody of his niece - and, in my opinion, that makes him a good man. Zig with her attitude, her mouth, her fears, her anger, and her hidden tears, brought out every protective instinct I didn't know I had. So, I guess you could say that 'Fish Stick Fridays' was a win-win for me right from the start. And no, Ms. Ford, I am not biased. I just recognize great writing when I see it. Lang could have been a snotty, stuck-up priss of a man. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, after all. He's wealthy and owns the rental house Deacon and Zig are in along with many others, plus most of the buildings in Half Moon Bay. But Lang is the complete opposite of that. He may have been born into wealth but his father was as cold and disinterested as they come, and these days Lang doesn't have much contact with his family. Deacon sets every one of Lang's buttons screaming, and even though he isn't a risk taker, he's spending some time reevaluating that personality flaw as he's drawn into Deacon and Zig's world. Unfortunately someone else is taking an interest in Deacon, Zig, and Lang, and they have to figure out whose past has caught up to them. Considering this is a Rhys Ford novel, I think I'll agree with her assessment that this is "murder light", at least in terms of some of her other books. Regardless, I was captivated and charmed by the people in this book, and I'm looking forward to the next installment. It'll be interesting to see where the author leads me next, and if she's going to continue my education of all things seriously geeky.
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Deacon was a bad boy, through and through. But he turned his life around for the sake of his 8 year old niece, Zig, who had no one else. He sells up, packs up and moves to Half Moon Bay to start a new life with Zig, far away from his troubles. Lang owns the book shop close to the garage Deke bought. His reaction to Deke is...unexpected. But Lang has his own demons to face. When Deke's follow him to Half Moon Bay, Lang knows he can't lose Deke, or Zig. Oh. I Just....OH! I LOVED THIS!!! Well, I don't think I've read a less than four stars for Ms Ford, but still. LOVED IT!! Deke is a bad boy turned good for his niece. Lang was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but both men had a less than perfect upbringing for very different reasons. Lang's pain is horrific, both physically, and reading about it, it really is. I'm not saying what it is, that would give it away. But it made me cry. Deke made me cry. Zig made me cry! Come to think of it, Ms Ford had me crying a lot of this book, and its been a long while since I became so emotional over a book. Its deadly, the person behind the trouble isn't revealed til late in the book, and I didn't put the clues together fast enough to get it before then. The reasons behind why they are doing what they do is equally deadly. Its painful, both emotionally, Deke and Zig together, Deke and Lang, Lang and Zig and all three, and physically. Well, being shot in the leg would hurt some, don't you think?? Its also beautiful to watch these two men come together, to fall for each other and to fall hard and fast! But, I'm sorry to say, the star of this book, is Zig. She is such a character! Boots and tutus, black eyes and a swear jar! I LOVED the swear jar! I didn't find it as explicit as some of Ms Ford's books, but that might just be me. It has love and passion, and heat and steam aplenty though! This is billed as book one in the Half Moon Bay Mysteries series. Who is next, I've no idea. Plenty of characters to play with here, or new ones to arrive in the bay. I'll be reading them, regardless. I just hope Deke, Lang and Zig play a part, that's all I ask! Thank you, Ms Ford, for introducing me to Dke, Lang and Zig. They'll stay with me for some time! 5 full fish finger stars (cos that what we call those nasty things here!) **same worded review will appear on Goodreads,, and Barnes and Noble**