Ramen Assassin by Rhys Ford
Series: Ramen Assassin #1
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Page Count: 216 pages
When life gives Kuro Jenkins lemons, he wants to make ponzu to serve at his Los Angeles ramen shop.
Instead he’s dodging bullets and wondering how the hell he ended up back in the black ops lifestyle he left behind. After rescuing former child star Trey Bishop from a pair of murderous thugs, he reluctantly picks his guns up again. It seems trouble isn’t done with Trey, and Kuro can’t quite let go… of either danger or Trey.
Trey never denied his life’s downward spiral was his own fault. After stints in rehab, he’s finally shaken off his Hollywood bad-boy lifestyle, but not his reputation. The destruction of his career and relationships was epic, and no one trusts anything he says, including the LAPD. When two men dragging a dead body spot him on a late-night run, then try to murder him, Trey is thankful for the tall, dark, and deadly ramen shop owner not just for rescuing him, but also for believing him.
Now caught in a web of murders and lies, Trey knows someone wants him dead, and the only one on his side is a man with dark secrets. Trey hopes Kuro will stick around to see what the future holds for them once the dust settles, but from the looks of things, neither of them may survive to find out.
Ramen Assassin is a good start to a new series. I really liked Kuro and Trey. Written in dual POV it can be classified as insta love. The mystery was a bit too confusing. It didn’t hold my interest for long. Yes it’s action packed and suspenseful but something was just missing.
The secondary characters were interesting, especially Aoki and Sera. I wanted a bit more romance but since it’s the first in a series, hopefully there’ll be more of that in future. Trey and Kuro are really great together. They are like puzzle pieces that fit together so well.
Also I’m craving Kuro’s cooking right now!! Will look forward to the next book.