Monday, December 21, 2015

Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux

Title: Crash & Burn
Author: Abigail Roux
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m) 
Series: Cut & Run #9
Main Characters: Ty and Zane
Release Date: March 2015
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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.

My Review:
The final book in the Cut & Run series...just saying that hurts my heart because I love Ty and Zane so much and don't want to let them go. Luckily, Abigail Roux has a spinoff series, the Sidewinders, where we still get to see them. But this book was such a perfect ending for their story. They've been through so much over the years and I think Abigail Roux managed to bring all the other characters into this one so we could see one final glimpse of them together...the Sidewinders team, Julian Cross, Liam, and even the FBI agents that Zane has worked with over the years. 

But the best thing about this book is that Zane and Ty are in a perfect place in their relationship and that never changes throughout the book. There is a ton of conflict in the book with the situation they are in, but that never touches them and who they are to one another. The book starts off with a wonderful surprise between them and it just went up from far as the relationship. 

The suspense line on the other hand was filled with pitfalls and serious ups and downs...several of them real tearjerkers. The situation between them and the cartel and the mole that they have somewhere in their lives comes to a head in a very explosive, action-filled story in this book. It was really well done...and no one was left unscathed. I loved getting to see the Sidewinders come together as a cohesive team...even if they did drive Zane batty when they weren't in the middle of life and death situations. There were some really light moments provided by Ty's family who got involved in the action too. (I was laughing out loud when the book took them to West Virginia.) And yes, Zane's family made an appearance too. Seriously, this book had it all and it was just perfectly told. I loved the book. 

I highly recommend this and the entire series, but don't start with this one. If you do, you will be completely and totally lost. This is a series you need to read together. I recommend buying them all and reading them back-to-back. Someday I'm going to do a re-read of the whole series so that I can enjoy Ty and Zane all over again. I love them and their story has been an amazing one. I'm so glad I got to go on this journey with them. Thank you to Abigail Roux and Madeline Urban for creating the characters and HUGE THANKS for Abigail for continuing their story. 

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