Title: Every Word
Author: Ellie Marney
Series: Every #2
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release Date: September 8th 2015
Source: ARC via publisher
James Mycroft has just left for London to investigate a car accident similar to the one that killed his parents seven years ago...without saying goodbye to Rachel Watts, his 'partner in crime'.
Rachel is furious and worried about his strange behaviour - not that Mycroft's ever exactly normal, but London is the scene of so many of his nightmares. So Rachel jumps on a plane to follow him...and lands straight in a whole storm of trouble.
The theft of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, the possible murder of a rare books conservator, and the deaths of Mycroft's parents...Can Watts help Mycroft make sense of the three events - or will she lose him forever?
Sparks fly when Watts and Mycroft reunite in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen sleuthing duo.
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion whatsoever nor was I compensated in any shape or form in exchange for this review.
God. I forgot how much I love Watts and Mycroft. The book really started out with a bang on that romantic front. I just really adore those two so much. So. Much.
In this book, we see Mycroft jetting off to London to help on a case with a startlingly similar MO as the murder of his own parents. Worried, Watts chases after him to London, only to get caught up in all the drama and action, as the pair always seem to. While Every Breath was action packed, Every Word is more emotionally heavy.
The relationship between Mycroft and Watts is probably my favourite thing about this series. They're both intelligent and they compliment each other so well. When they're together, you can just tell that they were made for each other. And that chemistry. Oh boy. *fans self* Sparks fly between the two and it makes me so so so happy. I started reading the beginning of this book when I was out with relatives and I had to try so hard to keep myself from smiling really hard because of the really hot scenes between Mycroft and Watts.
It's rare that I enjoy the character relationships in a novel more than the plot or the concept of the novel. I still adore the plot and the mystery of it all. As always, there's a lot of mystery and forensic-y stuff which I love. Mycroft is well versed in forensics but he's not an expert yet so it's fun to see him learning from others instead of teaching people as he always seems to be in his adult portrayals. It's always great fun to read an awesome Sherlock retelling.
I just really love this series a lot okay. Rachel Watts and James Mycroft are everything. I will probably be re reading the first one whenever I get around to purchasing the first book because I can't get enough of Watts and Mycroft. I also can't wait for the last book, Every Move. I'm super sad that it's ending, but I'm excited to see how Ellie Marney is going to end the series.