Title: Vieux Carré Voodoo
Series: Scotty Bradley 04
Author: Greg Herren
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novel (242 Pages)
Publisher: Kensington (May 10, 2010)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Former go-go boy turned detective Scotty Bradley is back!
When an old family friend apparently commits suicide from his French Quarter balcony, Scotty’s life accelerates from boring to exciting again in a nanosecond. Why would anyone want the old man dead, and what were they looking for in his ransacked apartment? It’s up to Scotty, Frank, his crazy family, and friends to get to the bottom of this bizarre mystery—and when an old, all-too-familiar face turns up, it’s not just Scotty’s life that’s in danger, but his heart.
Review: Damn this was just as good as book three. Although I will still say that I don’t see the point in having the characters doing drugs, it just brought it down for me. This story is book four in this series and I must say that you should read them in order. It would give you a back ground into these guys. Although for me I started with book three, because the first two books are just in print which sucks.
It has been three years since Colin took off, leaving Frank and Scotty alone. Scotty missed him but things were getting better. That is until Doc committed suicide, people were dying, a missing stone that was linked to extreme evil and Scotty’s life is about to get more intense. Frank was gone learning how to be a wrestler and he was left alone to deal with life. Then a shock happens, he walks in to his family home and can you believe, there is Colin sitting as he pleased.
Now there are parts of the story I absolutely love but I still hate the damn book. I can’t believe Greg would write a story and then break your heart in the end. Now once you get into the story let’s just say the mystery starts right off the bat and will keep you involved the whole way there. There are so many damn twists to this story that it will give you a blasted headache just trying to figure them out. Not to mention laughing your ass at some parts, for example the Ninja Lesbian’s. Frank’s reaction to Colin being back, I think there would have been just a bit more bloodshed. Although Frank’s admission might get him his own ass kicked by Scotty.
Now for me I love a good romance, but in these stories the romance is a bit left out which actually worked for these stories. The mystery itself was pretty cool but did have a few problems with it. Although keeping the characters straight was my main problem. Other than that the story rocked.
If you like a very action packed story, with murder, missing religious relic, danger, excitement and our very own sexy trio, then this is for you. Although I have to say that I wished the author would let our Colin stay home with the guys, their hearts break every time he leaves and quite frankly I think it brought the book down in points for me. However that is just me. I would definitely recommend this story.