When a 911 call goes wrong and a young man goes missing, it falls to Malcolm and Seong-Jae to investigate the responding officers when Internal Affairs' internal politics leave the case compromised and the officers aren't willing to talk. But with Seong-Jae on the wrong side of the thin blue line, tensions just may turn violent before the detectives ...more
Mystery was 100% on another level. Loved it! Criminal Minds and CSI all rolled in one.
The writing is so engaging and flows so well.
I will just leave this here:
“Say the things you always want me to say. Say the words that tell me you want me.”
Fuck. Malcolm gasped “Do it,” he breathed, his voice breaking. “Fuck me.”
“How much do you want me to hurt you?” Seong-Jae purred, and Malcolm’s pulse jumped wild and erratic.
“As much as you need to,” he whispered, and steeled himself for ...more
"This is just the start of the storm... and it's going to get worse before it gets better."
Truer words were never spoken... This starts to feel more and more like some kind of chess game with Sila moving the playing pieces into position before making his next gambit. And move he did... I wonder if there are more pieces at play than I already assumed. *side-eyes Sade*
Speaking of Sade... I still don't know if I want to hug or murder them. Probably a combo of both, actually, and yet I...more
This is just the start of the storm… and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.”
I could go on and on about why this episode hit all the right spots and believe me it does—I barely moved from start to finish—but I’m not going to as we’re at the point where me rabbitting away could so easily ruin ...more
That gif was my reaction, basically, while reading the last 10 percent of this book.
I think it took me slightly more time to read this one than usual because I was dreading the promised angst. And BOY does it come! But mostly at the end. It's building throughout this but then...oh BOY does shit get REAL.
Seeing as we only have 3 eps left in this season - and the way Cole talks about seasons 2 and 3, this Sila storyline might get wrapped up by the end of season 1, although I could be wrong - I'm ...more
I’ve been waiting for Sila to show up and now he has. We all know what Seong-Jae’s natural reaction will be. I just pray to the author-god that’s he’s learned better, but I’m afraid.....
I knew the hammer was coming, because the rest of the book, even while working the case *which was so damn good*, was so emotional as the rest of the armor melted, what was between them so raw and intimate that ...more
The book was really good then things happened and they kept happening and now I’m in pain (the book is still good!)
I won’t spoil anything (much?) but it’s hard to talk about a tenth (!) installment of the series without any spoiling happening.
Anyways, I really liked the case. It was intense and gripping, but the stakes weren’t as life or death as in some of the previous cases, so it was very readable. There was an urge to solve the case, to ...more
Things are definitely hotting up on the Sila front. He threatens Seong-Jae, Gabi and will eventually get to Malcolm I have no doubt. Sade makes a risky fleeting appearance to warn Malcolm about Yoon, but is also having problems with Huang at the moment...Huang who still insists he is just a small cog in the big wheel of the Baltimore drug market, and is well down the pecking order in Lilliane Wellington's organisation. Sade drops a folder off at Malcolm's...a folder marked ...more
So... things escalated! I was thinking of not reading it till the rest came out 'cause I was sure I'd need them immediately after that one... why did it have to end there? Thank god we won't have to wait long!
This one topped the other books, I liked it a lot! Oh boy.
Cole's writing is luscious and evocative and descriptive. When you open one of his books, they are an immersive experience. In this case, you are being immersed in a world of crime cases with two hot as fuck messes who are doing the best they can to treat themselves and each other well on progressively little sleep.
In this book, we have our main characters taking over an IA case due ...more
We knew that after the reprieve of episode 9 Malcolm and Saeng-Jae were going to head for troubled waters.
To make it worse before all my alarm systems started blinking red and a monotonous voice kept repeating “Red Alert! Red Alert!” in the back of my head, we get two absolutely breath-taking love scenes.
The second one, in particular (Malcolm bottoms!), is so special and moving and abyss deep, it near overwhelmed me with all the feels. Stunning writing, with every word sheer, ...more
READ THE AFTERWORDS!
Sade, Sade Sade. You are yankin my chain. One min I’m feeling sorry for you, the next I want to smack ...more
Ok, truthfully this one could have easily gotten more than 5 stars from me it I had that option. I honestly can't remember the last time I was as so enchanted with a book series and don't get me wrong there are so really good series out there and I've read a few of them but for me 'Criminal Intentions' is by far among the cream of the crop.
After 10 books I had honestly expected my interest and enjoyment of this series to have at least leveled off, if not maybe even ...more
Oh this was a great episode in the Criminal Intentions series. Everything is slowly and quietly leading up to something and I'm so here for it!
We got to see much more of Sila in this episode and he was terrifying. We've only read heard about Sila before and seen very small interactions of him with Gabrielle, but now we get so much more and I'm genuinely scared. So, thanks!
The investigative case in this episode ...more
First of all, the case is a serious one (...not that murder isn't always serious). Mal and Seong-jae have been put in charge of investigating a pair of fellow officers who may or may not have shot and killed a civilian. As usual, McCade is very critical of how police can get away with abusing their power up to and including murder. It's always interesting to see how this kind of critique works in a series that is basically procedurals, and ...more
Well ok no it's not but it may as well be because I WANT SILA TO JUST LET MAL AND SEONG-JAE BE HAPPY OK??? *whew* so many things going on that i just knew the one sweet moment of Seong-Jae being all nervous meeting mal's parents wasn't going to last because WTF for so many reasons.
Sila you better leave Gabrielle TF alone too cuz i STG!!
And Sade *sobs* just let them be happy i am too emotional about this!
And stuff at the end i am always a wreck after ...more
I couldn't put this down, but, oh my heart, something bad happens in or at least every single chapter. And, it's only going to get worse from here. I'm torn between wanting to know what happens next and needing an emotional break. This series is battering my heartstrings with its intensity and the mystery has pulled me in to.
*waits for #11*
Join in the CI fan enthusiasm! Mal and Seong-Jae are intense!
The case in Backdraft was less action and more a mental workout as the partners try to piece together what really transpired, and yet it still had me glued to my kindle to see how Malcolm and Seong-Jae would solve it. I also loved how the Sila plotline continues to build over ...more
I love the connection with Yoon and Malcolm, how they interact with each other from police work to their personal lives. I love how much they try to be better for each other. This one was a lot about Yoon, which is perfect and yet daunting. The more we know about Yoon the closer we get to Sila. But, whew are these two sweet and sexy, dayum.
And now we know for sure the creepy young thing Malcolm had a little me night stand with, is Sila. Yikes. And finally Sila has made ...more
1) Malcolm and Seong-Jae being in love but also being afraid of revealing too much of their feelings to one another.
2) Seong-Jae freaking out about meeting Malcolm's parents and fucking things up.
3) Malcolm's parents being an UTTER DELIGHT and that conversation between his mom and Seong-Jae.
4) The casual "We could leave a couple things at each others' places just for the sake of convenience," at the end. (hide spoiler)]
Things I did not love in this ...more
|Turning Pages At ...: Backdraft (Criminal Intentions: Season 1 #10) (M/M Buddy Read) by Cole McCade||1||4||Nov 30, 2019 04:13PM|
Yeah, that about sums me up.
Hi. I’m Cole. Xen. Whatever you want to call me; both are true, and both are lies. My pen names are multitudes, my nicknames legion. Tall, bi/queer, introverted author of a brown-ish persuasion made up of various flavors of Black, Asian, and Native American. I’m cuter than Hello Kitty, more bitter than the blackest coffee, and able to trip ...more