Stars & Stripes by Abigail Roux ~ Audiobook

51ScqE3r+vL._AA300_Title: Stars & Stripes

Series: Cut & Run, #6

Author: Abigail Roux

Narrator: J.F. Harding

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 10 hours and 19 minutes

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (12-15-15)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts (because Portia won’t let me give 10)

Blurb: Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have managed the impossible: a few months of peace and quiet. After nearly a year of personal and professional turmoil, they’re living together conflict-free, work is going smoothly, and they’re both happy, healthy, and home every night before dark. But anyone who knows them knows that can’t possibly last.

When an emergency call from home upsets the balance of their carefully arranged world, Ty and Zane must juggle family drama with a perplexing crime to save a helpless victim before time runs out.

From the mountains of West Virginia to a remote Texas horse ranch harboring more than just livestock and childhood memories, Ty and Zane must face their fears—and their families—to overcome an unlikely enemy and bring peace back into their newly shared world.

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Reviewer: Tams


The stars at night are big and bright

Deep in the heart of Texas

The prairie sky is wide and high

Deep in the heart of Texas


The sage in bloom is like perfume Ty’s cologne makes Zane’s hands roam

Deep in the heart of Texas

Reminds me of the one that I love

Deep in the heart of Texas


The coyotes wail  tigers growl and are on the prowl

Deep in the heart of Texas

The rabbits rush around the brush

Deep in the heart of Texas


Ty The cowboys cries, “Ki yippee yi!” (while he rides Zane on the couch)

Deep in the heart of Texas

The dogies bawl and bawl and bawl The horse don’t like Ty though he tries and tries

Deep in the heart of Texas


The stars at night are big and bright  Gun shots ring and bullets zing

Deep in the heart of Texas

The prairie sky is wide and high Ty and Zane fight through the pain

Deep in the heart of Texas

So, a little bit of an unconventional review here, but I thought it was perfect for the unconventional coupling that is Tyler Grady and Xander Garrett. In this latest installment of the Cut and Run series, Ty and Zane take a vacation and accompany each other to their homes. It’s time to meet the parent’s boys!

Ty basically cut and ran when he was old enough, joining the military and putting himself in one dangerous situation after another. When he finally tells his parents that Zane is more than just his partner at work, he is his partner at home; it doesn’t get the reception he thought it would. Mom and Pops don’t mind him being gay, they are just pissed that Ty thought he had to run away rather than tell them.

If Zane was hoping for the same reaction, what he gets is mixed. The people who matter don’t mind, aside from his mother, who Zane has never had any type of relationship with. And let me just say, what this bitch does at the end of the book pisses me off to no end. Lord forgive me, but in the shootout at the OK corral I wish she would have been a casualty of war.

It took me about an hour to get used to the new narrator as the books that were published through DSP had a different person telling the stories. Once I warmed to Harding the story took off and I was so engrossed I could not put down my iPod. All the elements I have come to love about these two men and the borderline psychotic lives they led were there, just under a different voice. I enjoyed how Harding was able to give each character their own distinct voice and still add emotion to the voices.

Of course if you are a Ty and Zane fan you’ll absolutely love this story. Action packed and nonstop from the first letter until the last. Ty and Zane are a special kind of crazy and one of these days they are going to figure out that they anchor each other. The storyline was brilliant, what is it about Ty and large, demented cats?

I had a blast getting to know both men’s families, aside from mommy dearest who can take a long walk off a short pier. Emotional, not only intriguing but completely engrossing, edge of your seat shenanigans that I have come to expect with these two men.

Oh but my favorite part is how these two love each other with every fiber of their being. So passionate, enigmatic and dangerous.

Definitely a must listen series. You can’t just jump right in though. Sorry, you must start at the beginning. And now I’m off to start the next book and see if Ty and Zane can blow up the White House, or something equally scandalous.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *