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Review: Wrecked (IQ #3) by Joe Ide



Blurb from Goodreads:
Isaiah Quintabe--IQ for short--has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his full-fledged partner, hell-bent on giving IQ's PI business some real legitimacy: a Facebook page, and IQ's promise to stop accepting Christmas sweaters and carpet cleanings in exchange for PI services. 
So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for, but the human connection. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation, IQ falls victim to a threat even a genius can't see coming.  
Waiting for Isaiah around every corner is Seb, the Oxford-educated African gangster who was responsible for the death of his brother, Marcus. Only, this time, Isaiah's not alone. Joined by a new love interest and his familiar band of accomplices, IQ is back--and the adventures are better than ever.
My Review:
If you haven't started this series, what are you waiting for?  Isaiah, known as IQ, is one of the most complex, well-developed, lovable yet realistic heroes I've read in a long, long time.  To be honest, I could read about him reading a phone book - he is so well written! This latest book pushes Isaiah past his comfort zone more than ever before and, without giving much away, it's a necessary push. I loved seeing Isaiah confront his new challenge and placed in this new light.  I loved this book and can't wait for more!

Wrecked came out last week on October 16, 2018, you can purchase HERE!  I am in love with this series; you can read my review of book 1 HERE.
Slowly, they moved toward each other, and with that came a growing anxiety that made the progression even more momentous. The pieces massed together and conjoined, breathtaking in their scope and meaning. It was as if an exploded star had reassembled itself, its shards and fragments returned to their proper places, its shining form filling the emptiness with light. He didn't move for fear it would fall apart.

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