Rico Stays by Ed Duncan Pigeon Blood Red #3 

 January 6, 2023

By  BookishBearx

After enforcer Richard “Rico” Saunders stepped in to protect his girlfriend from a local mob boss’s hot-headed nephew, all hell broke loose. When the smoke cleared, the nephew had vanished, but three goons had tried to help him lay dying where they stood. Fighting for his life, Rico was alive but gravely wounded. Out of the hospital but not fully recovered, he needed a place to crash – a place where he wouldn’t be found by men who would surely be looking. A place like the cabin owned by lawyer Paul Elliott, whose life Rico had saved more than once. Trouble was, Paul’s girlfriend hadn’t forgotten Rico’s dark history. Or Paul’s fascination with him. Using Rico’s girlfriend as bait, vengeful killers soon would be coming for him. The only question was whether he would face them alone or with help from Paul.


I was kindly sent the books from this series to have a read of after reading the first book (again kindly gifted) and really liking it. It is far from my usual kind of genre, but I have found the trilogy very engaging and fun to read. It has been packed with action, highs and lows and some really cool characters!

Book three was a bit of a different feel to the first ones. I feel like we see a different side to Rico in this book. We learn about his past and history about how he came to be the person he is now, and I feel like we see a bit more emotion, for a lack of a better way of describing it, from him. I liked to see this development in the character. Getting to see a glimpse as to what he had gone through to get to where he is and how that could have affected him mentally and therefore his choices was very interesting.

As usual the book had a lot of action and suspense in the fight scenes. It never left you bored. I feel like this book was a nice round up to the end of a really good trilogy. If you like gangsters, fighting and suspense, I think this book and this series will be a bit of you! Would definitely read again.

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