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Dirty Minds Part Twelve

Bobby and I should have had our own cell waiting for us at the downtown station but Pierce headed us off before they got the shoelaces off of our sneakers. A flurry of lawyer-speak, bail money chattering then a rousing screaming match between Garbeaux, Johnson and Dawson made the rest of the afternoon a delight.

As usual, Jae was waiting for me at the end of the long walk out of the personal effects and release corridor. We’d done a full circuit of interview rooms, fingerprinting and Bobby catching up with old friends before Pierce got us shaken loose of the charges Garbeaux tossed at us.

It was worth it. Because damn, Jae looked good when I walked through that final door. Reserved, he approached me with a skeptical look on his face, a knowing smirk poised on his mouth and just waiting for me to kiss it off. I reached for him and got an armful of Ichi instead.

“Are you nuts?” Ichi growled at me, gripping my arm.

I whimpered. Couldn’t help it because the bruises on my arms and shoulders, while fading, were still tender. Also, Muttley the fabulous definitely had left his mark on my bicep, a long set of dimpled scratches deep enough to send Bobby into a panic about rabies. His owner, a delightfully foul-mouthed woman by the name of Earline, produced a rabies tag and an ass-whopping on her son, Richard, the owner of the purple Monte Carlo.

“You are so lucky she dropped those damned charges, agi,” Jae shoved Ichiro aside and pulled me into a fierce hug. It hurt as much as Ichiro’s embrace did but my body was much happier with the change of scenery.

“Are you fucking nuts too?” I heard Ichi mutter as he gave Bobby a quick hug. “You shouldn’t let him talk you into shit like this.”

“Kind of have to, ba-Ichi,” Bobby shot him a goofy lopsided grin. “Besides, you think I’d let your brother go it alone out there? That’s what best friends are for.”

“Pierce is lucky I like him.” Jae gave me another tight squeeze. “How many times do people have to shoot at you over a cat? Or a dog?”

“Hey, no holes.” I reluctantly let Jae go when he stepped back. Patting my chest, I said, “See? Not shot. Nothing but a little bit of rug burn and some bruises.”

“And a dented brain,” Bobby interjected. “Seriously, Cole, how about the next time you have a brilliant idea to jump on top of a van or run into oncoming traffic, you let that tiny bit of common sense hibernating in the back of your head to kick in and just say no?”

“Hey, it all worked out,” I objected. “And good things came out of this. You and Ichi worked together pretty well. Jae got me back in one piece. Think of it as a team-building exercise.”

Bobby hooked an arm over my brother’s shoulder, a casual lazy embrace I wasn’t used to seeing them share. Whatever time they’d spent trawling Los Angeles looking for Sam did wonders for their animosity because I’d never seen them come near one another without snarling before. Them touching was like a rainbow unicorn trotting out past us with Excalibur clenched between its teeth.

“Team-building, Princess?” Bobby snorted.

“Yeah, like the Musketeers.” I replied.

“Dude, I love you like a brother but you got hit in the head one too many times.” He shook his head, pulling Ichi along with him as he headed to the door. “’Cause if with you building a team, it’s less Musketeers and more Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”

Down and Dirty Blog Tour

Dec 30              Part One — 3Chicks after dark

Dec 31              Part Two — Boy Meets Boy Reviews

Jan 1                Part Three — Joyfully Jay

Jan 2                Part Four — LoveBytes

Part Five — On Top Down Under

Jan 3                Part Six — Prism Alliance

Jan 4                Part Seven — It’s About The Book

Part Eight — The Blogger Girls

Jan 5                Part Nine — Sinfully Sexy

Jan 6                Part Ten — NDulgent Bloggers

Jan 7                Part Eleven — The Novel Approach

Jan 8                Part Twelve — Under the Covers Book Blog


From the moment former LAPD detective Bobby Dawson spots Ichiro Tokugawa, he knows the man is trouble. And not just because the much younger Japanese inker is hot, complicated, and pushes every one of Bobby’s buttons. No, Ichi is trouble because he’s Cole McGinnis’s younger brother and off-limits in every possible way. And Bobby knows that even before Cole threatens to kill him for looking Ichi’s way. But despite his gut telling him Ichi is bad news, Bobby can’t stop looking… or wanting.

Ichi was never one to play by the rules. Growing up in Japan as his father’s heir, he’d been bound by every rule imaginable until he had enough and walked away from everything to become his own man. Los Angeles was supposed to be a brief pitstop before he moved on, but after connecting with his American half-brothers, it looks like a good city to call home for a while—if it weren’t for Bobby Dawson.

Bobby is definitely a love-them-and-leave-them type, a philosophy Ichi whole-heartedly agrees with. Family was as much of a relationship as Ichi was looking for, but something about the gruff and handsome Bobby Dawson that makes Ichi want more.

Much, much more.


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About Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats, a black Pomeranian puffball, a bonsai wolfhound, and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and a red Hamilton Beach coffee maker.



To celebrate the release of my new book, Down and Dirty, I’m inviting you to follow along with blog tour serial of a Cole McGinnis case, Dirty Minds! Enter to win a giveaway at every site!

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never a dull moment with Cole 🙂


Loved it! Already finished Down and Dirty and was already jonesing for more…..this was awesome to follow.

Thank you!


Love Bobby! Love Ichi! What a great romance!


Loved it. Team Building!!!!


get story..


Great story


Thanks for sharing


Loved this story and Down and Dirty as well! But I read the book too fast…now I’m sad it’s over.

Shirley Ann Speakman

That was great and funny too!


Loved the finishing touches to the story. I just love all of these characters so much. Thanks for sharing the wonderful story with us.


I loved reading Bobby’s store!

Cathy R

All’s well that ends well. At least Cole didn’t get shot. I will read this again when I get a few minutes.


Awwww! Bobby hugging Ichi! I love Cole & his ability to totally miss the obvious hehehe

Miranda P

Love this series. So happy to have Bobby and Ichi’s story.


It’s over already? Awwwww dang it, I’m missing me some Cole and Jae! I guess I’m gonna have to reread the series while I wait for the next book, Lol!


I have loved this series of blog chapters. These books are my go to audios for visiting the gym.

Amy R

I haven’t read this series but it sounds good.


Sad to see it over, I loved the book. I think I’m going to re-read it again tonight.



can’t wait to read this!!!!

Jen B.

I’m always looking for something new to read. I will have to check out this series.


Thanks for the great short story Rhys, it’s been fun seeeing them get into trouble once again!


Loved following you and the story! Thanks again! aahickmanathotmaildotcom


I’m glad my work team building exercises are, um, a bit more sedate. Thanks for the great serial – I am sorry it’s over.


Took me a second to remember this is set BEFORE Down & Dirty. What a great happy ending. 🙂

Alica Mckenna-Johnson

What a fun ending. Poor Cole he’s never going to win is he 🙂 Oh well Jae will make it okay.


*claps* Yay, fun story! 🙂


Tiffany M

It was wonderful. Thanks for the story.


Team building. *snorts*

Loved the serial short Rhys!


Cool story…thank you


I loved the blog posts, they were a great bit for the book which I finished the other day. And I’m not going to post any spoilers. But I did NOT see it ending like that. I know I didn’t think Bobby had it in him. It was amazing.


Totally enjoyed the blog tour and the book, excellent job Rhys! 🙂

Mary Preston

Fabulous thank you!!

Bonnie Herbert

LOVED this book and I really loved Bobby and Ichi.


Such a fun tour, I love the story!


Thanks for the fun tour, Rhys. I really enjoyed it. Loved Down and Dirty too. If only Cole new the amount of “team-building” going on between Bobby and Ichi at the time…lol. 🙂


Thanks for this fun story!


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Jessica Lynn

Love Rhys Ford books!!!!

Jen CW

Thanks for another fun story.


Sounds interesting

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Thanks for the excerpt. Can’t wait for you to put the whole thing up for downloading. Pretty please. I need it for my Cole and Jae file.

Thanks for the contest.

Amanda Sheila

Haven’t had a chance to read this series but I’d love to, though! Added to my TBR list. Awesome excerpt too, it’s intriguing. Look forward to purchase this book. Would loooooove to win!


Thanks for the serial!


I just knew a trip to the police station was going to happen!


I have to finish rereading Dirty Deeds and then I’m on my way to the new one! Rhys alone has got me way ahead on my book goal for the year!


Sounds really good!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen C.

Most excellent last line for your blog story! Loved it and D & D!




Awesome way to send it! Thank you =)
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Vanessa N.

Great excerpt. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the chance.

Catherine Siborutorop

Great story! Team Building 😀

Thanks for the giveaway.