Series: Every #1
Published by Tundra Books
Pub Date: October 14th 2014
Format: Hardcover | Source: Purchased
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult
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When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft's numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft's passion for forensics leads him to realize that something about the scene isn't right--and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder.
While Watts battles her attraction to bad-boy Mycroft, he's busy getting himself expelled and clashing with the police, becoming murder suspect number one. When Watts and Mycroft unknowingly reveal too much to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion's den--literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning to Rachel Watts again...
To start off, I loved Every Breath (5 stars) and read the sequel Every Word IN A DAY. I ordered it from the Australian publisher because there was no way I could wait for the September US release date! My immediate reaction? “Heart wrenching and LONDON and duuuude some fiery hot scenes like whoa.” So yes. Read this immensely clever Aussie series with complex characters, an excellent mystery, tension, great friends, and a ship the size of the Titanic. WATTSCROFT. Seriously, their chemistry is electric. Which brings me to this song:
Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
I heard it on the radio. I liked it. I Shazaamed it. I bought it. I now listen to it 10 times a day because I’m OBSESSED. It’s so dancy and fun and upbeat, and I love the 80s vibe and the lyrics and just how happy this song makes me feel!!
And somehow, all I could picture in my head while driving home one day was an awards event where Mycroft was being honored. A crowded room with an open dance floor, with Rachel in a black dress not caring for once and just enjoying herself. Maybe dancing with her friend Alicia. And Mycroft on the other side of the room with his curly black hair, in a white button down shirt and slacks, a giant grin slowly spreading across his face as he stares at Rachel dancing. She catches his eye and beckons him to come over, Mycroft shaking his head with a smile, and Rachel runs over to grab him by the arm and drag him to her. They jump around and spin to the music, grinning, as Mycroft slides his hands around her waist and pulls her close. And then they share a mind meltingly hot kiss. Oh look at that, I just wrote Wattscroft fanfic in my head BECAUSE OF THIS SONG. You’re welcome.