Cut & Run Series Book Three: Sequel to Sticks & Stones
Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they’re assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring—an out-and-proud married couple—on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean. As their boss says, surely they’d rather kiss each other than be shot at, and he has no idea how right he is. Portraying the wealthy criminals requires a particular change in attitude from Ty and Zane while dealing with the frustrating waiting game that is their assignment. As it begins to affect how they treat each other in private, they realize there’s more to being partners than watching each other’s backs, and when the case takes an unexpected turn and threatens Ty’s life, he and Zane will have to navigate seas of white lies and stormy secrets, including some of their own.
©2010 Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux (P)2011 Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
I would recommend the series to a friend for sure. I think the story is entertaining enough to keep people that can tolerate reading about 2 gay guys having sex, for a few minutes, would enjoy the rest of the book.
This one is in a class of it's own in my knowledge of books. It had a slight James Bond feel to it because of all the secret identity story-line.
Oh MAN, I laughed out loud so many times at the BAD accents! Ty was supposed to be impersonating a British accent and the poor reader sounded like a male Scarlett O'Hara. Which is pretty funny since Vivian Leigh was English. Another funny character voice was for the McCoy character. I kept picturing Oscar the Grouch while listening to the poor guy performing those parts of the book.
This cruise will leave you hungry... for more Ty and Zane!
Wait for it to go on sale or if you have some credits to burn.
I love Zane and Ty antics! You cannot get two better written charcters out there!
This is a new reader then the two previous books and I did enjoy him more. He had a lighter tone and I feel it went well with the story. I think I just still need to get used to him though.
While this is probably my least favorite book in the series and I did fast forward through a couple parts it still needs to be read or listened to. There are several important pieces that you need later in the book.
I loved this story one of my favorites and blending the story with Sean Crisden coming on board as a narrator just made it so much better
It really is quite singular in itself. Although I suppose the premise is not "new" but its carried off so well you don't feel like you're just reading the same ol trope
Yes I really enjoy Sean Crisden's work
I loved this one it really did just cement how much I enjoy this whole series
Impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring.
Zane-Corbin Porter, the man in charge
Ty-Del Porter, arm candy
Pose as the gay married couple to gather information.
Murder with a twist. Admission of love (bout time!)
What is supposed to be a simple intel gathering mission turns into much more. After a few life threatening "accidents", they learn that Del Porter is not just arm candy and they need to figure out who is trying to kill him and why.
That's all good and well but we read this series for the Ty and Zane times. I'm glad to say, there were a lot. Because of the assignment, they were able to be openly affectionate and test the waters on having a relationship in the public eye. Boy, did they! There were a lot of tender moments and the usual humor mingled in. I loved it. Ty even admitted to Zane that he loves him *squeee*. Even with the admission though, they're still moving at a snails pace with the feels. I want to hug and strangle them at the same time.
I listened to the audio which was narrated by Sean Crisden. I thought he did a good job except for the terrible British accent. I mean it was baaad. Anyways, I'm excited for the next book and to see where things go from here.
I think I enjoyed the book - it's hard to say, because the narrator was not very good. Limited emotional range, and his impersonation of an English accent was terrible!
Although the story does have some flaws, I love it. The best out of the entire series.
Sean Crisden is a King. Keeps pace, does multiple accents and voices in one scene. He's an amazing narrator.
I am not happy with Sean Chrisden's version of Ty and Zane as I do not even recognize my boys. They now sound like all of the MC's from any Mary Calmes' series.
Narration aside, I still enjoyed the story very much. Being able to watch Ty and Zane with frequents PDA's was a very nice change and made me so happy. I read this book several years ago and rated it 5 stars. I have revised my rating to 4 stars because, besides my undying love of Ty and Zane and the scorchingly hot sex, the story was the weakest in the series. I am continuing on with my audio-love of these men and starting Divide & Conquer!
I could have done without this one...it does have relevance, yes. It has some good character development yes. There were some exciting moments in it, I must admit, but...Just didn't think it was all that good compared to the others. BUT you need to get thru it in order to keep the series in tact.
This is the book I've been waiting on! I knew this series was going to get me hooked! I just knew it! This is finally the book that did it for me. I knew this was going to be excellent story as soon as they learned they were going on this cruise undercover. Ty and Zane's relationship is still early volatile stage and they are still learning about one another and still have tons of secrets. It was just icing on the cake when Ty learns he had to pretend to be a very colorful, gay, englishman. I smiled every time Zane called Ty, "doll."
There are no other books to compare to Fish & Chips. It's Ty and Zane!
Both Ty and Zane were performed extremely well by Sean. He has Ty's sarcastic tone down perfectly and I really prefer his version of Zane's much deep more reserved tone. The last reader was okay but this guy, yes. Now as far as reading the other characters, I thought it was very good considering the multiple accents he had to tightrope between.
Honestly, look at what this guy had to accomplish here. He had to act out a character who is ALSO acting out another character. It's almost like a book within a book. Then he had to keep in mind that from time to time in the story, Okay wait would Ty still be using the accent here or would he drop it. Would Zane's tone slowly merge into Corbin here? I thought Sean worked his ass off and I was very pleased with the results. There were moments when he is narrator tone drooped a bit but I let it slide given the fact that this was his first go at reading this series. I hope they keep him as a reader for the series and maybe republish the first two with Sean.
Absolutely! I wanted to but I can't. I usually listen while on my commute or in my cubicle. So if you're asking if I was ready to pause the book and the end of my commute the answer is no. I continued to listen while in my cubicle.
When I initially listen to the first Cut & Run book I was not too pleased with the reader and I wasn't planning on continuing. But now I'm much more pleased with this current voice actor. There is a difference.
What? 4 stars? Yep. This one was totally fun, sexy and had some semblance of a plot. (Kudos for that!)Definitely the best so far in the series.
I never thought this series would be one of my favorites. But I am starting to enjoy some Ty and Zane shenanigans. And I find that my emotional attachment to the characters shows my hidden love for these books.
We got to see Ty and Zane switching up their usual "roles" in their relationship. Which provided some steamy scenes aboard the cruise ship. And Ty portraying Del Porter (one half of the "out-and-proud" married couple that they were pretending to be) was just classic.
I see a lot of negative reviews on Sean Crisden's narration. However, I enjoyed the new voices he gave these characters. It breathed new life in this series for me, and I think he made this book (IMO the best written so far) a 4 star review for me.
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