Book Review: Tempest by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

1Title: Tempest
Author: Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock
Series: Playing the Fool #3
Heroes: Ryan “Mac” McGuinness/Henry Page
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 205 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 9, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Something wicked this way comes.

FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness and con man Henry Page are on the run again. This time they’re headed back to where it all began: Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats. Henry’s not happy about lying low at the McGuinness family farm, but they’ve got nowhere else to go.

While Mac fights to clear his name and Henry struggles with whose side he’s really on, a ghost from the past threatens to destroy everything. And those aren’t the only storms on the radar. Cut off from both sides of the law, Mac and Henry must rely on their tenuous partnership to survive.

If Henry can convince himself to let Mac see the man behind the disguises, they’ll stand a chance of beating the forces that conspire against them. The course of true love never did run smooth, but for the two of them, it might be their only hope


Review: Whew! What a ride! This is the last installment of Lisa Henry and JA Rock’s Playing the Fool series. You have to read the first two to truly enjoy this book, and if you have been keeping up with Mac and Cheese, you know this book’s going to be a great one!

Mac and Henry are in hiding at Mac’s family’s farm because now Henry is wanted by the FBI and Mac is both protecting him from both the good and the bad guys.

There is tons more comedic dialog between our two lovers. More “additions” to their alternate movie/TV show “Mac and Cheese”. More ridiculous arguments. More smexy times. More drama and a satisfying conclusion to the “crime”. And most importantly, more (or should I say FINALLY?) loving declarations and good feels.

I have really enjoyed this series. The writing is sharp, witty, fast-paced and fun. The characterizations are three-dimensional, gritty, compassionate, real and easy to root for. I hang my head in shame when I say this, but I’m sure there are wonderful Shakespearean allusions to be seen within all the tales, but I can’t talk about them knowledgeably – but I bet the authors can! The smexy times were hot and the romantic elements left me feeling really satisfied.

Overall I really recommend this book and this series.

Overall Impression: I loved it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Book Review: Tempest by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

  1. Ran

    I just finish Book 2 and jfc can’t wait to read this!!!!

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