Series: Cut & Run book #2
Author: Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban
Narrator: Sawyer Allerde
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours and 52 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (03-24-10)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Six months after nearly losing their lives to a serial killer in New York City, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are suffering through something almost as frightening: the monotony of desk duty. When they’re ordered to take a vacation for the good of everyone’s sanity, Ty bites the bullet and takes Zane home with him to West Virginia, hoping the peace and quiet of the mountains will give them the chance to explore the explosive attraction they’ve so far been unable to reconcile with their professional partnership.
Ty and Zane, along with Ty’s father and brother, head up into the Appalachian Mountains for a nice, relaxing hike deep into the woods… where no one will hear them scream. They find themselves facing danger from all directions: unpredictable weather, the unrelenting mountains, wild animals, fellow hikers with nothing to lose, and the most terrifying challenge of all. Each other.
Review: Book 2 in the Cut & Run series and should be read or listened to in order.
So, at the end of Cut & Run things were kind of up in the air for Ty and Zane. It’s been six months now since they squared off against a relentless serial killer and almost paid with their lives. Ty has spent time in and out of the hospital as a result of that spectacular concussion, and is in the final stretch of his forced time off. Zane has been working undercover in Miami, and not a day has gone by that he hasn’t thought about Ty. What they could have had and what he has probably lost.
When they are finally called back home to meet their new partners, both are shocked to learn it will be each other. After all, their boss isn’t certain anyone else could take on the job without serious bodily harm. They are both ordered to take a couple more weeks vacation, and Ty having Zane so close again doesn’t want to let him go. So he takes Zane home with him to meet the family. A few things you should know about Ty and Zane. Wherever they go, trouble follows. And vacation time for them is more like a real life scenario of Modern Warfare!
While hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with Ty’s father and brother they are subjected to bad weather, wild animals, the danger of the mountains themselves and a group of hikers that are up to no good. Add to that their insane attraction to each other that is causing problems within their professional relationship and this is sure to be one hell of a memorable vacation. There will be biting, an attempt at a quiet blowjob in a dark tent, and someone is kidnapped by treasure hunters. If Ty and Zane can survive their surroundings and circumstance, can they survive each other?
While the sexual chemistry was still there for this two, there was a lot more angst within this storyline that drove me a little bit crazy. Of course, it’s expected to have a minimal amount, after all these are two very strong-willed, Alpha males that are going at each other as partners in more ways than one. A little too over board though this time around. I have seriously fallen in love with these guys though. They remind me of Sam and Jory from the Matter of Time series, but both personalities are more in line with Sam.
Narration was okay, that could have been a little better as well. But overall, this is a really well written series with nonstop action and suspense. You never know where these two will end up, but there will be trouble, and the chemistry between these two is blindingly evident; passionate and sensual is what they are. This is surely a must read series, and although I didn’t quite like this installment as much as the first, I did still enjoy it very much.
*I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review from Dreamspinner Press for MM Good Book Reviews*