Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter’s son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found…and then lost…love.
Now, Angel’s life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running his bakery and raising his troubled eleven-year-old half-brother, Roman, Angel has a hectic but happy life. Then West Harris returns to Half Moon Bay and threatens to break Angel all over again by taking away the only home he and Rome ever had.
When they were young, Angel taught West how to love and laugh but when Angel moved on, West locked his heart up and threw away the key. Older and hardened, West returns to Half Moon and finds himself face-to-face with the man he’d lost. Now, West is torn between killing Angel or holding him tight.
But rekindling their passionate relationship is jeopardized as someone wants one or both of them dead, and as the terrifying danger mounts, neither man knows if the menace will bring them together or forever tear them apart.
Hanging the Stars by Rhys Ford is a contemporary, second-chance romantic-suspense novel in her Half Moon Bay series. Angel Daniels spent his life running – from the law and his father. Now that he’s self-supporting, he’s able to care for his younger brother. Between parenting a pre-teen, running a bakery, and tracking down the people targeting him with violence, Angel has his hands full, but that doesn’t mean he can’t make time for the possibility of romance with West Harris.
God, I love Rhys Ford. Her books rarely let me down with their complex characters, exciting (believable) plots, and romantic leads the reader can’t help rooting for. Hanging the Stars is no exception to her pattern. Angel and West had a perfect mix of sexual chemistry and love that popped off the page. The Half Moon series has a wonderful familiar aspect to it that elevates the characters even more.
Hanging the Stars has everything a reader could want: great writing, lovable characters, and enough danger to make their heart race. Definitely recommend!