Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet



Title: Rack & Ruin
Author: Charlie Cochet
My Rating: A

Narrator: Mark Westfield

Genre: Paranormal Suspense (m/m)
Series: THIRDS #3
Main Characters: Sloane and Dex
Release Date: March 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
7 hrs 6 mins

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.
 
My Review:
Overall.... 4.5
Performance... 4.5

Story.... 4.5
What can I say about this book that I haven't already said about the other two? It's actually pretty simple... This series just gets better and better, but you need to read/listen to all the books in order...and if you haven't done that yet, then YOU NEED TO!

But honestly, things between Dex and Sloane have been going on now for quite a few months and they are getting more settled overall in their relationship. I loved them in this book. They are so cute and fun and good together. And I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but wow, they are sexy too...sooo sexy, but that's been pretty consistent throughout the entire series.

But while things have been really good between the two of them, the team is having some real difficulties. Calvin and Hobbs are at odd. Cael and Ash are in a weird place because Ash, for the first time ever, is pretty much ignoring Cael and he doesn't know how to handle that. Although they've never been romantically involved, they have that style relationship...just without the sex and kissing. But now they don't even have that weird closeness that everyone has gotten used to and no one knows why.

And the entire team is having zero luck finding clues as to where the Coalition is going to strike next. The suspense and action was great, although I will admit that this side of the book seemed like a lot of setting up for Book #4. Oh, and note...you probably really want to have #4 ready to read as soon as this one is done, because there is a HUGE cliffhanger to it. Luckily, I had a copy, but I am sad that #4 isn't available yet in audiobook, because I've really loved listening to the series so far. This narrator is fabulous. But I'm not willing to wait for the next audiobook to come out. I'm ready to read #4...NOW! It just better not stop on a cliffhanger since #5 isn't out yet. 

But overview...I love it and HIGHLY recommend it, but you need to read the whole series, not just this one.


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