Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Dyed and Gone to Heaven
SERIES: Curl up and Dye #3
AUTHOR: Aimee Nicole Walker
PUBLISHER: Self- Published
LENGTH: 264 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 7, 2017
Gabe and Josh’s romantic dinner date to celebrate love and life takes a shocking twist when a man who’s presumed dead enters the restaurant. What Gabe learns that night and the days that follow sends the homicide investigation down a road full of sharp twists and dangerous turns.
Josh is finally living the life he’s always wanted. He has a man who loves him just the way he is and an exciting new career opportunity. All of that feels threatened when a mysterious neighbor moves into the neighborhood. Josh is convinced his presence is more than a coincidence and questions what fate has in store for the happy couple.
Can Gabe find the balance between work and love or will his focus on justice put their harmony in jeopardy? Can Josh continue to overcome his insecurities or will they overshadow the beautiful life he’s building with the man he loves?
Dyed and Gone to Heaven is the third book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books were written to be read in order. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.
I think this is the best book so far in this series. The characters continue to amaze me and the mystery finally gave me what I needed.
This book was a switch from the previous with the mystery and police procedure really taking the stage. And man was the mystery well done. I can’t speak to the realisticness of the procedural stuff as I am not a cop, but part of me thinks the author took some creative liberties and some of the things Gabe and his partner did may not be very realistic at all. But the rest was fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat wondering who the bad guy was and why. And as each new piece of information was found, I was in my head trying to figure it out by myself. It never happened, because I was shocked when the bad guy was revealed. I am a tad upset we never found out the why of it all and felt a bit like we were left needlessly hanging. But that was just a minor niggle that may be revealed is the next book as is the precedence set so far in this series.
While the mystery may have been the main focus, the author did a fantastic job of integrating the various relationships into the story so that they fit naturally into the forward movement. Josh and Gabe were able to use the case to learn from and more about each other and themselves. In fact, their romance grew to the point it was so sweet I almost got cavities. It was a great contrast to the drama and the violence unfolding elsewhere.
The thing I loved most about this one though was the secondary relationships developing. Yes, Josh and Gabe were the primary force here, and their love was just as amazing as before, but my heart was really with Chaz and Kyle and Emory and Jonathan. Emory broke me and I really want to know more about this man. I know the next book is all set up to be bells and streamers, but I hope Chaz/Kyle and Emory/Jonathan get some great page time, or maybe they can get their own stories? PLease because I am really invested in these men even if my pairing is off or just plain wrong. The author has me hooked and I NEED to know what comes next.
You really need to read this series in publication order so that you can understand all the facets being presented. That may mean you have to shell out a bit more, but I highly recommend this series. Totally worth the money and the time.