Tempest (Playing the Fool #3) by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

TempestSomething wicked this way comes.

FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness and con man Henry Page are on the run again. This time they’re headed back to where it all began: Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats. Henry’s not happy about lying low at the McGuinness family farm, but they’ve got nowhere else to go.

While Mac fights to clear his name and Henry struggles with whose side he’s really on, a ghost from the past threatens to destroy everything. And those aren’t the only storms on the radar. Cut off from both sides of the law, Mac and Henry must rely on their tenuous partnership to survive.

If Henry can convince himself to let Mac see the man behind the disguises, they’ll stand a chance of beating the forces that conspire against them. The course of true love never did run smooth, but for the two of them, it might be their only hope.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Every once in a while you read a book or a series that sticks with you. The author (or in this case authors) plant small unique little nuggets that bring the characters to mind in unexpected ways. Playing the Fool has several of those little nuggets that still make me smile when they nudge my memory of Mac, Henry and other key characters.

Tempest is a roller coaster ride of danger, suspense, loss and love both passionate and emotional. It wasn’t only a story of Mac trying to clear his name, it was a story of Henry coming to terms with his past and grasping at hope for his future. A future he didn’t think he deserved.

There were new characters introduced and some surprising twists that made me wonder if there was any possible way for Mac and Henry to ever reach their HEA.

As for those little nuggets? Not surprisingly, perfectly fried eggs make me smile as well as pink marshmallows. (Which actually do exist 😉 ) Speaking of which, I fell in love with Viola in Tempest. Getting to Mac’s family made it evident where he gained not only his personality but his character traits.

Playing the Fool was a surprising series and I loved every laugh, smile and tear that I experienced while reading it. My favorite part…. the tiny hint of hope that this may not be the last we see of Mac and Henry.




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