Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
Everyone keeps telling that each book in this series is better than the last and it’s so true!
In Fish & Chips we get to see Ty and Zane have the vacation they should have had in the last book, Sticks & Stone when they were actually on vacation. The two FBI partners have to go undercover as a married gay couple who are involved in an international smuggling ring on a cruise. Neither are very happy about the assignment. Especially Ty.
Ty has to play the boy toy of the marriage and it’s funny to see him go through the waxing, tanning and wardrobe change. Not to mention that Ty tries on the submissive role to get into character. This only drives Zane crazy and makes him wonder how much trouble he is going to be in once they are back in the real world.
Even though the pair are actually working a case they get some R & R while playing the parts of the married couple but it’s not all fun and sun. Someone is trying to kill Ty, well really the person he is playing. It wouldn’t be a Cut & Run book without someone trying to kill the guys.
Fish & Chips is full of suspense that I’ve come to expect from the series with the added bonus of more romance behind Ty and Zane.
I never planned on listening to the book but I got the audio for like $0.95 after using my $5 coupon from audible.com. It took me a few chapters to really get into Sean Crisden’s narration. The biggest problem I had with the narrator was his voice for Ty & Zane’s boss. It sounds like a cross Jim Henson muppet. But luckily he didn’t have a big part in the book so once we moved away from him I started enjoying his narration of Ty and Zane. I’m not a big fan of male narrators and I don’t think I would enjoy listening to Crisden do a lot of female voices but since Cut & Run series is about two male leads I think I’ll give him another try for book 3, Divide & Conquer.
If you’re looking to give the M/M genre a try I highly recommend the Cut & Run series. It focuses on the FBI cases and the romance is secondary and sex is not too graphic in the beginning of the series so it’s a nice way to easy into the M/M sex scenes. Honesty I don’t even see this series as a M/M but a series about two partners falling in love that happen to both be men. It’s really well written and romantic suspense fans will love it.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Ok... I totally loved Sean Crisden as a narrator, but I did not like his italian accents. Horrible Crisden...
This book had its funny moments, nothing like book 1 and 2... but this book is need to show the progression of Ty and Zanes relationship. Ty and Zane both are in love with each other, but neither say it, but well, they are dudes and they are FBI Agents... so they don't need to, or so they think. I loved the "I am in love with you" part.. i wanted to cry cry cry..but since Ty and Zane were locked up in a jail cell on a boat.. and couldn't canoodle... We got no smexing during the I love you moment. **Sad Face**
The case was kinda dumb for Ty and Zane I think, but this is the kinda stuff that happens to them...so i guess it does make sense...
I just want these two to realize they are in love with each other... O M Gush Gush!!!
I have seen a few reviews knocking Fish and Chips as the weak link in this series. I disagree - this one is just more focused on the relationship than the manly FBI action, and I'm OK with that in a huge way. This series is a standout, not only in the m/m genre but in romance as a whole. My only problem with the series is that the last few aren't available on Audible. No reader of romance can go wrong in buying every book in this series. Compelling relationship, intriguing mystery, excellent sex. Not sure what more I can ask for here.
Absolutely! This narrator is truly stellar. His voice differentiation is amazing and so consistent. This is so much more than a narration. Sean Crisden brings every character to life. Of course, the story itself is brilliant. I fell in love with these characters during book one and never looked back. I have read them all several times and listen to the audio frequently.
The whole Cut and Run series grabbed me from the very beginning. I bought book one based off summary and reviews and was blown away. One of the most unique characteristics of this book and series is that they are so unique - a total breath of fresh air that should not be missed if you love this genre.
This was my first experience with Sean Crisden and he totally blew me away. His character differentiation is wonderful and so consistent. I am now officially a Sean Crisden groupie and will buy audiobooks strictly based upon the fact that he is the narrator. I think he could even bring IRS filing instructions to life. He's is not just a narrator but a fine actor which greatly enriches all his narrations.
This is the most humorous and warm book of the five. Ty's and Zane's experiences and interactions here are the hallmark of the entire series.
The writing and the narration come together to create the perfect storm. This is not to be missed if you are a fan of this genre.
Reading this 3rd book of the series is like a vacation, a break from the intensity of the preceding books. It gave the chance for the two protagonists to really have more time with each other and enjoy one other during a cruise. What's more romantic than that?
None. But I could say, it's like "Charlie's Angels" on a "Love Boat".
My only disappointment is the replacement of Sawyer Allende by Sean Crisden. Mr. Allende was perfect for the voices of Ty and Zane. Sean's depiction of Zane is most irritating by using a radio announcer's modulated voice. It wasn't very natural since. It wasn't a conversational voice.
I would take Ty. He could be a handful though but I knew I would be safe and protected. And I'm positive, I would like to receive some of that flirtation.
AGAIN, why replace a very good narrator?
I'm still listening to this one but had to write a comment even before i finished
I love Ty and Zane characters. The author did a great job of building their characters well
The voice of their boss was horrible and hard to listen to. I got used to the voice of Ty in the first 2 books, this one, I'm not so fond of. Wish it could have been the same narrator
Yes, absolutely! I love the fact that Ty and Zane could show there affection in public without recriminations.
The scene where Ty is sitting in front on Zane on the lounge chair on deck rubbing him.
When Ty told Zane that he loved him.
I have recommended this book to others. I've loved this series from book one. Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban rule this genre!
I can't possibly decide which character is my favorite. I want to be Zane and sleep with Ty. Excellent romance and excellent mystery. There is nothing about this series I don't love.
I have listened to Sean Crisden's reading before. This man's voice is so sexy! A perfect amount of masculinity without sounding forced or phony. I will be searching for more audio books narrated by Crisden.
I cannot wait for the next one to be published I intend to buy the series in every format!
I LREADY HAVE LISTENED TO IT AND I WILL AGAIN
Ty and Zane!! I love both of them and how they feel about each other...
Ty and Zane of course that's why I listen!!
I hope 5 and 6 become audiobooks also PLEASEEEEE!!
Yes because the story is brought to life before your ears, lol. I have to admit, I've become a bit lazy because of audibles!
It has to be when Ty tells Zane how he feels about him.
Has to be Ty hands down
Yes! I'm a big fan of this series.
This series is great, no one will be disappointed.