Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hand Over Fist by Michael Ross

Martin's life has gone to hell.  His work fell apart around him, he found out his wife wasn't faithful and she took everything from him in the divorce.  The only good thing he has left in his life is his son and he has to be careful about how he handles that or she might not permit visitations.  Life sucks.

The author and Goddess Fish Blog Tours sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).   You can buy a copy now on Amazon.

At first, it's a bit confusing because you have two characters living their own lives and no way to connect them.  They're both down on their luck but they don't know each other.  It took about half way through the story before I found out what they had to do with each other.  Once they get together, though, things start happening fast!

Bobby was a cop until the night he got drunk and beat up another police officer who was trying to calm him.  Now he's a private eye and he's got his eye on a young teen that is frequenting the Chemist's house and selling drugs.  He convinces him he doesn't want to continue that by a little man-handling and loud talk and keeping him busy when he's not in school.

Martin meets an old friend who he's always thought was attractive.  She's not just pretty, she's smart.  She has a good job and she's bound and determined to get him back on his feet.  It's working, he's cleaning things up and getting active.  He's even using a young man who likes to work to help him.  They eventually become lovers.  Then she disappears...

With drugs, gangs, the underworld and two broken men trying to put themselves back together again, this is an interesting read with a lot of consequences.  It goes sideways here and there but always comes back to straight.  Read it and see what you think.

Michael will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter HERE.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.

7 comments: said...

Hi Jo Ann
Thank you for hosting today.
Your opening paragraph of the review blew me away - I wish that was on the front cover of Hand Over Fist. The follow up novel is due out October/ Novemeber I would not mind sending you the manuscript, with a request for you to write a blurb, it was that good!
Mest wishes

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing!

Mai T. said...

What’s something you are really good at that few people know about?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read.

Ally Swanson said...

Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

James Robert said...

Good Morning, have a terrific Friday and thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a fabulous read.

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