Review: Eden Winters – Reunion: Diversion Six

Author: Eden Winters
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Genre: MM, Mystery/Suspense

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Summary: Reunions can be murder.

A dial tone instead of a human voice announced Lucky’s ousting from the Lucklighter clan over twelve years ago. After living a life of crime. After testifying against his drug lord lover. After receiving a ten-year sentence. Ah, hell. Lucky would’ve disowned himself too.

Now life’s better. He’s done his time and earned a place in the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau’s Department of Diversion Prevention and Control. He has a house. He has Bo, his partner both on and off the job. And pets. But not his folks. The worst part? He’s not sure exactly why they disowned him. Too late now—they think he’s dead.

Now his father needs a gift only Lucky can give. And Lucky’s family has something that may destroy all he believes:

The truth.

Review: Pardon me, while I gush and squee – Bo and Lucky are back! The Diversion series is in my top ten MM series, so to say I was thrilled when I saw a sixth book was coming, is a gross understatement! I would recommend reading the entire series, although Eden Winters does fill in the pertinent backstory throughout the book. You’d be shortchanging yourself though. Even though each book has its own plot, it’s also a complete story arc. Lucky’s character has expanded and grown so much under Eden Winters masterful writing skills. Lucky was Bo’s mentor in solving crimes for the Southern Narcotics Bureau, but Bo has been Lucky’s tutor in being part of the human race again. I love, love Bo; the vegetarian, southern gentleman with a spine of steel and a heart of gold. Lucky actually has one of those too, he just refuses to admit it, even to Bo, hiding behind his armor of snark and snarls. As always, the wit and humor makes it a fun read, even while biting my nails in suspense.

Lucky’s sister Charlotte, always an unseen figure before, finally gets to be on page as a fully developed character. My favorite recurring characters, Walter and Loretta are back, along with Moose the Great Pyrnee and Lucky the cat. Lucky’s estranged family becomes a focus of the plot and there are some unexpected plot twists and turns. Shining over it all, are Lucky’s inept but heartfelt attempts to show Bo how much he needs and wants to be the man he thinks Bo deserves. All the sighs and all the feels! The heat and passion is still strong but I really missed Bo’s assless chaps!

If you haven’t read these and need a comparison, I like the series even more than Abi Roux/Madeline Urban’s Cut & Run series and Mary Calmes Marshals series and they’re in my top ten too. I highly, highly recommend you give these a try. I’m also pondering over unresolved threads that hopefully, maybe, (oh please, please!) means there will be at least one more book. Pretty please Eden?


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