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CRASH & BURN – (CUT & RUN BOOK 9) BY ABIGAIL ROUX

Crash & Burn

SYNOPSIS

It’s been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve, while Ty is at sea in a world where he’s no longer the tip of a spear.

There’s just one more hurdle in the way of their happy ever after: a traitor from their inner circle who threatens to burn their world to the ground.

Squeezed between the Vega cartel, an unknown mole, and too many alphabet agencies to count, Ty and Zane must gather all their strength and resources to beat the longest odds they’ve ever faced. To make it out alive, they’ll need help from every friend they’ve got. Even the friends who might betray their trust.

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Reviewed by Gitte

✯✯✯✯✯ Stars

“What good is it to save ourselves if we sacrifice who we love along the way?”

It took me two months to build up my courage and strength to read the last book in this, one of my all-time favourite series. Two months!! I was scared, I felt extremely emotional and I was not in any way ready to say goodbye to my boys – Ty and Zane. They have my heart – they stole it a long time ago. This series has had me riveted, mesmerized and addicted. It’s had me laughing, crying and swooning whilst sitting on the edge of my seat from the dramatic thrills and suspense.

‘..if he had learnt one thing from Ty, it was to take what fate gave you in that moment and not question it.’

My pulse was racing, my heart breaking and rejoicing – this series has it ALL! No question – no doubt – no hesitation. This series is amazing. FBI, CIA, Mafia Cartels and Special Forces – agents’ gone rogue and intriguing mystery and warfare. Over the top? Hell yeah, but who cares when it’s written so well and teamed with an absolutely passionate and beautiful evolving romance.

“Some roads to love aren’t easy, and I’ve never been more thankful for being forced to fight for something.”

“I promise to never leave you alone in the dark.”

This last instalment soared from the get go. It’s been a while and I’ve missed my boys but bloody hell did they take me on an explosive finale of a ride. SO much drama, SO many tears, SO many laughs and SO much love and romance. It was jam packed and I have to say at times I was willing myself to stop as I was too scared or too emotional to read on. We’ve come a long way but Abi Roux did not go gently into that goodnight; she pulled out all the stops to wind this journey up. I didn’t know whether to hide my kindle at times or keep reading.

“We’re not dying today, Zane, not like this….Not like this!”

Let’s talk romance for a minute. Ty and Zane’s romance epitomizes love and passion. Yes, I’m obsessed with them. I love them. They are rough and tough hard arses but they have an endearing vulnerability, a wicked sense of humour – both in their own unique way. I want to know them in real life; I wish they were not living in fiction.

“You shot me, Zane.”

“Baby, if I’d shot you, you wouldn’t be alive complaining about it.”

“Well, someone shot me. It’s upsetting.”

Okay, fine, I’m more than obsessed but I’m proud and I own it. They’ve come a long way and we’ve been with them every step of the way from two agents hating on each other to two men in love.

‘..Ty raised his head, causing the pillow to fall away and squinted at Zane. His hair was an insult to humanity. Was it possible for Zane to love this man any more than he did right now?’

Let’s not forget the gorgeous and lovable Sidewinders too. The rest of the lads all have a special place in my heart; always. On to the explosive suspense…literally explosive and high dramatics. I think I lost count on beatings, gunshot wounds and stabbings. BUT….amongst all the twists and revelations, the double crossings and the fighting with and amongst each other shone friendship, loyalty and brotherhood. I’ll miss it all and I’ll always treasure my time with Ty & Zane.

“Oohrah.”

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THE CUT & RUN SERIES by ABIGAIL ROUX

Cut & Run Books


CUT & RUN – BOOK ONE

Amazon US || Amazon UK 

STICKS & STONES – BOOK TWO
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

 *FISH & CHIPS – BOOK THREE
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

DIVIDE & CONQUER – BOOK FOUR
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

ARMED & DANGEROUS – BOOK FIVE
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

STARS & STRIPES – BOOK SIX
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

TOUCH & GEAUX – BOOK SEVEN
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

BALL & CHAIN – BOOK EIGHT
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

CRASH & BURN – BOOK NINE
Amazon US || Amazon UK 

 

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BALL & CHAIN (Cut & Run #8) by ABIGAIL ROUX

ball and chain

SYNOPSIS

Home from their unexpected deployment, the former members of Marine Force Recon team Sidewinder rejoin their loved ones and try to pick up the pieces of the lives they were forced to leave behind. Ty Grady comes home to Zane Garrett, only to find that everything around him has changed—even the men he went to war with. He barely has time to adjust before his brother, Deuce, asks Ty to be his best man. But that isn’t all Deuce asks Ty to do, and Ty must call for backup to deal with the business issues of Deuce’s future father-in-law.

Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott join Ty and Zane at the wedding on an island in Scotland, thinking they’re there to assuage Deuce’s paranoia. But when bodies start dropping and boats start sinking, the four men get more involved with the festivities than they’d ever planned to.

With the clock ticking and the killer just as stuck on the isolated island as they are, Ty and Zane must navigate a veritable minefield of family, friends, and foes to stop the whole island from being destroyed.

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Reviewed by Gitte

4.5 Ty & Zane Swoony Stars

First off, I love this series, it’s my indulgence, my kindle crack if you will. I start each new book that comes out with a beating heart and a huge smile on my face because I know, every time, it will feel like coming home. Abi Roux makes it so.

Ty and Zane are my boys and I will always love them, they make me laugh, swoon and cry. They test me yes, yet they always confirm why I love them so; their romance and passion is addictive and somewhat volatile at times. Their personal journey together and apart through this series is epic as it unfolds amongst the drama and the slightly insane conflicts they find themselves embroiled in, some brilliant some less so. But….it’s Ty and Zane after all. That warm and fuzzy feeling will never go away as these characters have a permanent place in my heart; they feel like old friends who’ll always be special to me. I will fight fiercely for these characters and often marvel at the protectiveness I truly feel over them. I always end up saying, I wanted more Ty & Zane and I think, actually I know that this is why.

‘Ty’s fingers tangled with his, lacing together. Ty didn’t say anything. They were content to hold hands as they lay on the floor together, soaking in the warmth of the fire and the morning sun stretching toward them.’

Adding Nick and Kelly so prolifically to the mix this time in Ball & Chain made it even better in some respects and it made perfect sense in regards to Nick which fell in line with Ty’s self-realisation and the part they’ve played through this series and will play. Though at times I did think they monopolised it too much and took away the much wanted and desired spot light from Ty and Zane’s relationship. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve fallen utterly and completely in love with these lads too from their roles in this series and from reading Sidewinder. There were some truly beautiful and epic moments between Nick and Kelly in this instalment, I may have cried hard during one in particular! So yeah, mostly I loved that we got them too in Ball and Chain.

I’m not going to go into the story of Ty and Zane, after all this is book #8. What I will say is, please pick this series up. Whether you are new to m/m or old hat; this series demands to be read. It deserves to be read. The writing is brilliant, the characters are extremely lovable and there’s never a dull moment. In fact, at times it’s bloody exhausting with the predicaments they find themselves in, with the one constant simmering in the periphery that I’m guessing will be the next final focus now.

The character growth of Ty and Zane; the changes they’ve gone through, be they good or bad, self-inflicted or not, well it’s a journey that’s embedded in my heart. Ty and Zane make me cry for so many reasons; but mostly I cry over ‘the beauty of them’.

‘Zane thought he had experienced love before. Thought he had known what it felt like to be the center of someone’s world. He had been wrong, because it had never felt like this.’

I think this is the only time I’ve said to myself upon finishing that I wanted more and actually meant that there really and truly wasn’t enough of just Ty and Zane. The drama of the running storyline overshadowed all the beloved characters at different times. The balance felt slightly off kilter in my opinion. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the drama and intrigue of the murder mystery which Ty, Zane, Nick & Kelly had to fight through. However, I wasn’t overly sold on the ‘whodunit Miss Marple style’~ stuck with a killer in a stranded location and drawing all the suspects into the drawing room for questioning/elimination with dead bodies left, right and centre. I wanted the gritty, suspenseful and raw emotion that’s been part and parcel of this series on the whole. Did I enjoy it less because of this, hmm not overly so, but it did play a part when having to rate it in comparison to the previous books.

To end this review I just want to emphasise that if you want to fall in love, cry, laugh, and feel your heart beating like the clappers from thrilling suspense yet also from intense passion and romance. Feel the value of friendships and family ties. Well, then I honestly urge you to pick this series up and be blown away by just how much you’ll end up loving and feeling…you’ll soon become addicted! Oh and if you can’t tell already, this is one of my favourite series EVER! That.Is.All♥♥

“You’ve taken a lot of hits in the last few days, Ty. Let me take this last one for you.”

Ty stared at him, struck breathless, struck speechless. He snaked his arm around Zane’s neck and hugged him tight. He nodded, still unable to speak.”

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THE CUT & RUN SERIES by ABIGAIL ROUX

Cut & Run Books

CUT & RUN – BOOK ONE
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

STICKS & STONES – BOOK TWO
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

 *FISH & CHIPS – BOOK THREE
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

DIVIDE & CONQUER – BOOK FOUR
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

ARMED & DANGEROUS – BOOK FIVE
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

STARS & STRIPES – BOOK SIX
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

TOUCH & GEAUX – BOOK SEVEN
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

BALL & CHAIN – BOOK EIGHT
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

CRASH & BURN – BOOK NINE
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

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SHOCK & AWE (Sidewinder #1) by ABIGAIL ROUX

shock and awe

SYNOSPIS

After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He’s not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O’Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet—after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can. He’s very surprised, though, when Nick humors his moment of curiosity and kisses him.

Nick knows all of Kelly’s quirks and caprices, so the kiss was a low-risk move on his part . . . or so he thought. But what should’ve been a simple moment unleashes a flood of confusing emotions and urges that neither man is prepared to address.

Now, Kelly and Nick must figure out what they mean to each other—friends and brothers in arms, or something even deeper?—before the past can come back to ruin their tenuous future.

shock and awe

Reviewed by Gitte

Gitte:  5 Sexy and Emotional Stars

So, my favourite m/m series EVER is ‘Cut & Run’ by Abigail Roux, now, if you’ve read that series you’ll have met Nick and Kelly already and in my opinion all m/m readers should go buy the Cut & Run series NOW along with Shock & Awe, if you haven’t. You will NOT regret it.

So, these guys are part of the same Marine Force Recon team along with Ty…sigh!!!! We find ourselves in the aftermath of what went down in New Orleans from ‘Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7)’.

Kelly got badly injured when we were last with them, so Nick helps him home and decides to stay and help his friend. They both get caught up in the additional aftermath of the possibility that there’s more to their friendship. So Kelly gets real, he gets brave and he wants to know what it feels like to kiss Nick.

“I want to know what it feels like to kiss a guy. And you’ve had a lot of practice, I so I know you’re a good kisser.” ~ Kelly

“Are you simultaneously complimenting me and calling me a whore?” ~ Nick

Actually before I continue let me confess my love for Abigail Roux. She is nothing short of brilliant. Her writing is always beautiful, yet also sarcastic, funny, so bloody hot and steamy and she makes me feel every damn time as the depth of the emotion literally leaps from the pages into my heart. I have a huge girl crush on her and the men in her books. Well as for them, I just want to be part of their lives in any way I can. I know them, I understand them and I feel them. The way Abi writes is so flawless, she makes me not only care deeply for her characters and fall in love, she also makes me:

Laugh….

“I’m not asking you to buy the milk, O’Flaherty, I just want you to grope the cow.”

Cry…..

This could work out pretty nice for both of us, Nicko. I’ve never been with anyone where it was so easy so fast. Where it felt like home. But you’ve always been home to me.” ~ Kelly

And Clench….

“Now you should be thinking of me fucking you,” he hissed. “Because I sure as hell am.”~ Nick

“Oh God,” Kelly breathed.

“No, you don’t say his name when I fuck you. You say mine.” ~ Nick

“You don’t say his name, you say mine?” Kelly repeated incredulously. “I almost came right then, where the fuck have you been hiding that?”

Kelly and Nick are mates, they feel an almost unrivaled sense of friendship and serve as a natural protector of the other. They are brothers in arms. So this change to their relationship is almost frightening. They already love each other, deeply. They know everything there is to know about each other, and then some.  Adding romance, feelings and emotional sex to the equation scares the shit out of Nick and Kelly to a degree.

Nick is so scared of taking that leap, scared of the timing of it considering Kelly is not only possibly high as a kite from his medication, but is also confusing his feelings for something else. However, the attraction is undeniable and all attempts of denying it are futile.

“I’m not going inside you,” he hissed in Kelly’s ear”…”But I do plan on coming all over your ass, so buckle the fuck up.” ~ Nick

Gah………..enough said!!!!

There’s so many beautiful, sexy and funny moments, well I knew there would be. This is Abi after all. Yet there’s also a scene that had me bawling like a baby and then….then came Ty and Zane and I was a goner…I was beside myself and I’ll admit to something I never usually do. I re-read it again straight after I’d finished. This isn’t a long story nor is it of Cut & Run plot-line depth. But that didn’t affect me, this was an emotional romance and we know these characters already. We know the cloth they’re made off and we know their capabilities. END OF!

“You’re dirty, Kels.”

“That’s like Satan calling me a bad boy.”


THE SIDEWINDER SERIES

SHOCK & AWE BOOK ONE – Amazon US | Amazon UK
CROSS & CROWN BOOK TWO  – Amazon US | Amazon UK
PART & PARCEL BOOK THREE  – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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WARRIOR’S CROSS by MADELINE URBAN and ABIGAIL ROUX

SYNOPSIS

Cameron Jacobs is an open book. He considers himself a common waiter with normal friends, boring hobbies, harmless dogs, and nothing even resembling a secret… except a crush on a tall, dark, devastatingly handsome man who dines alone at his restaurant on Tuesday nights. All it takes is one passionate night with Julian Cross to turn Cameron’s world on its head.

Julian’s love and devotion are all Cameron could have hoped for and more. But when his ordinary life meets and clashes with Julian’s extraordinary lifestyle, Cameron discovers that trust and fear can go hand in hand, and love is just a step away from danger.

WARRIOR’S CROSS is available to purchase below
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4 Stars – Reviewed by Gitte

I have to say I started reading this book without any expectations and I fell in love with it immediately. I am so happy I found it because this is a very clever, well written, classy and emotional m-m story.

It was bloody brilliant!

It very quickly became obvious to me that every single written word is important to the story and the reader. Not much is given away so full attention to what is written and in this case not is important and significant.

Julian and Cameron are two completely different characters. They are night and day. Good and evil. Soft and hard. Even in visual characteristics they are at opposite ends of the scale. Their story is neither pretty nor warm and fuzzy.

However, ultimately it is a story of love and trust. How fear and uncertainty, lies and dishonesty can make or break you and it questions whether love does conquer all?!

I have to say I too fell in complete love with Julian, this great hunk of a man. He was a man of few words, dark and dangerous but his undercurrent of wit and vulnerability was exposed subtly in the clever writing.

My only small problem is I wanted more. I didn’t want it to end. My curiosity overwhelmed me several times and I was left with questions and why’s. However despite this, Julian and Cameron’s story is darkly beautiful and simply brilliant!

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