Fishy Riot

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Fishy Riot

Taylor and his twin brother are riot squad officers and work a lot of dangerous cases. They come from a big, meddlesome family and they have a lot of siblings who work in related jobs (ie firemen, doctors etc). Taylor has the reputation of being the "mean" one and his family drives him a bit nuts. One day while working a case, he meets Sietta Salisbury, the son of a rich and powerful politician. Sietta's younger brother slips Taylor a USB that will forever change all of their lives.

This story was action packed and the plot was pretty interesting. I enjoyed the case that they work and the antics the brothers got themselves in to. I also enjoyed the romance between Taylor and Sietta. It was an insta-love kind of thing and I didn't find it realistic but it was still sweet.

My biggest issue was all of the family members. They were there to provide comedy but the type of comedy just wasn't my thing. They all drove me nuts. I felt like they overwhelmed the story and it was almost manic when the family was in scenes (which was a lot of them). This is a really subjective thing though. I know a lot of people will find these scenes funny.

So, this story was a mixed bag for me. Parts I really enjoyed and others not so much. I will try something else by this author though.

Book Blurb for Fishy Riot

Most people think riot squad officer Taylor Jameson is an asshole. Little do they know his apparent indifference stems from having a meddlesome family always butting into his business. And little does Taylor know he’s about to stumble into a situation that’ll make indifference impossible.

When everything goes horribly wrong at a political rally on a harbour ferry, Taylor encounters Sietta Salisbury. The son of a wealthy politician, Sietta is a revered—but presumed dead—musician, and an enigma who is so strange, Taylor is compelled to look into his background. What he discovers draws him into a bizarre mess of prisoners, politics, and attempted murder that makes him realise what he’s been missing.

Falling in love isn’t hard. Trying to convince someone else you’re worth loving despite your crazy family and the people trying to kill you? That’s a whole other can of worms.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2017 3.50