Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path - until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.
Ty, once a Marine and now an FBI hotshot, has a penchant for being unpredictable, a trait Zane can vouch for. Zane is a man who once lived for his job but has come to realize his heartbreaking past doesn’t have to overshadow his future. They're partners, friends, lovers, and the go-to team for unusual cases. With Cross and his innocuous boyfriend, Cameron Jacobs, in tow, Ty and Zane must navigate the obstacles of a cross-country trek, including TSA pat-downs, blizzards, their uncooperative prisoners, CIA kill teams, a desperate lack of sleep and caffeine, and each other.
Ty and Zane are determined to get Julian Cross to DC in one piece, but it’s starting to look like it might be the last thing they do.
This is Cut & Run Series Book 5 - the sequel to Divide & Conquer
©2012 Abigail Roux (P)2013 Abigail Roux
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Ty and Zane are back! YESSSS!!! I was so scared they wouldn’t do any more of these books. These are the best m/m romance book on audible hands down. If you are into m/m romance and you don't have Ty and Zane into your collection... SHAME ON YOU!
When Ty left Zane at the end of Divide and Conquer I was like WHAT!!! OMG!!! and other explanatives. I love not like love the way this book opens up. I love how Ty left, why Ty left and how Ty and Zane came back together... And guess what... we get to see Julian Cross! O Yeah! If you haven't read Julian Cross's book... you might want to read it before this book, to know a bit of background about Julian Cross and his lover, but you don't have to listen to this. This was just awesome. The smex was ultra romantic for Ty and Zane and I mean ultra romantic... OMG! I think I am still blushing... Soooo good!!! 5 stars all the way up!!!
Crisden is the best m/m narrator I think. I am so glad he took over this series...Please Please Please let them continue this... I will scoop them all up the day they come out!!!
The growing relationship between the MCs
Hard to say, I would generally go with Zane, but I think Ty may have this book
Meeting at the Airport
Absolutely - been waiting for it to come to Audible!
Please add books 6 & 7! Thanks
The characters have have become like family members whose dysfunctional relationship in a world of machismo has morphed slowly into being able to accept themselves for who they are. I have to admit that as a gay man I wish there was a little more erotic diversity, but this is a romance novel. I would love to chat with the author about a woman's interest in gay male fiction and perspective. I definitely like the idea of a committed relationship, but would also be more "into it" if there as more description of physical detail. I always hated porn until I found the rare explicit sex video imbedded in a story. Apparently I am in the minority here.
To reconnect I returned to listen to the first book in the series. Now I want to listen to them all again. The narrator has changed. They are both fine, but I think Sean Crisden really adds more character separation and an extra sultry touch.
Listening to this book is like visiting old friends. I read and re read this book many times and the audio version did not disappoint. If you are not a fan of the series and have not read all the other books, I'm not sure you will get as much out of this book. The real appeal in this alpha/alpha relationship is how they got to this point. The secondary story in this book is almost incidental. The other couple in this story makes more sense if you read Warrior's Cross, (their story), But you can still enjoy the book if you haven't read Warrior's Cross. Sean Crisden does a great job with everyone's voices EXCEPT Cam's. He made him sound like a sniveling weasel and he really is a great character (I've read Warrior's Cross). Regardless, this is a must for any Ty and Zane fans while we patiently wait for the release of Stars & Stripes and hopefully Touche & Geux on audio.
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
4.5 stars. This series has really started to grow on me. I’m loving the narration and listening to Ty and Zan through Sean Crisden’s voice. I’m very disappointed that, at time time, book six and seven have not been done in audio yet. I thought it was very well done. I love this series enough to go back to just reading, and hope that the audio will come soon.
I really like Julian and Cameron. Julian is a former CIA agent that Ty and Zane are being asked to bring in to the FBI for questioning. Cameron is his lover. They are both great characters and really help to make the story one of my favorites of this series. All four of them, Julian, Cameron, Ty and Zane all work off each other in this book to keep things very interesting.
There is a great twist at the end that is not expected. We don’t know who the real villain is until the author wants you to know. It really kept the suspense going.
Favorite quote: “Glock, paper, scissors. I win.” ~ Ty.
I love that Julian has two cats named Smith and Wesson. They are very large cats and hate most people, but they took a liking to Ty. Even Cameron can't pick them up, but they snuggle up to Ty like they're kittens.
If you enjoy cop style suspense novels with some romance to them, then you should give this series a try. Even if you’ve never read a m/m romance before, you should still give this a try. I hope that isn’t what is keeping you from reading this series. It is a great suspense cop style story that just happens to have two male leads that are lovers.
Best book in the series so far, though Stick & Stones was a closed second for me. I wish the next two books were available in audio. Not sure why they stopped the audios are wonderful, or at least books three, four and five were. I didn't like the narrator for books one and two.
Yes, kind of gives one a different perspective. Characters come to life.
Love his voice characterizations. Would miss that with "just reading".
Hot, Funny and entertaining
Ty, because I love his carefree attitude.
Ty, because I think it would be interesting and fun
pretty high up there. This whole series is one of my all time favorites. I have listened to them over and over again they are that good
Ty, for sure. And Zane because Ty wouldn't be Ty with out Zane. although Cameron was pretty adorable too. And Julian.
When Zane accidentally tells Ty he loves him in front of Julian and Cameron. Julians reaction was...priceless. And the sex after was amazing ;)
I love this series because not only is it engaging and hot, but you really fall in love with the characters. You cant help but root for Ty and Zane to get their happy ending. Will they, I dunno, but I sure as hell hope so!
I am eagerly awaiting they next book! The wait for this one just about killed me, what with the last cliffhanger.
I think if I'd not listened to all the books in the series, I would have been disappointed. This book is different with just Roux at the helm, but the series it better for it. This book is a lot less violent, less adventurous, but more importantly, it FINALLY gets to grips with Zane and Ty's relationship. It feels like the final book in the series - in this book, both Zane and Ty deal with the intense love between them. It resolves, anything after this book will feel frivolous.
I personally feel like anyone who gives Armed & Dangerous more than a 3 star rating does so on merit of all the other books in the series and the work of the two authors in the books prior. No argument whatsoever that this series in general is lovely. I wish to judge Armed & Dangerous on its own as its own book, and as such, well I have to say that this is one book in the series that was like nails on a chalkboard to me. It took me almost two weeks to finish listening to it when usually I stay up all night and lose sleep.
One of the most disgusting thing to me is that Cameron and Julian from 'Warrior's Cross' was introduced into the Cut & Run series. This irritates me to no end and makes me think that the authors sank to a new low just by doing something so distasteful. Still, fair is fair and Julian's character, and even Preston, upheld their part of the deal by being two very brilliant characters, even as they had to compete for the limelight with Ty and Zane. I will refrain from giving too much of my opinion on Cameron. I can't stand the character in Warrior's Cross, and I despised him even more in Armed & Dangerous, but that's enough said. It was interesting to see Ty and Julian battle against each other. Two fierce fighters in their own rights, ruthless and smart, were the most engaging parts of this book to listen to. Ty and Zane were also lovely as usual in their muted interactions as they tried to remain professional. I'm not sure I came out of listening to this book with much confidence in Ty's ability to love Zane entirely though, especially as Nick makes an appearance. Still, for what was involved, and with the twists and sad turns, I didn't entirely hate the plot. Little things, however, I found could have been tweaked to strengthen the story. But Roux, having shed Urban, have decided to take the two characters down a winding path in this and the upcoming books, and we the readers/listeners must go with where she takes us or jump ship.
Sean Crisden as the narrator did his usual style whilst reading this book. Not bad, and not his very best, but good enough to propel me forward at the points when listening to certain parts made me want to rip my hair out. Nick's voice is still annoying. Julian's voice was so 'wrong' that I had to bite my tongue to stop from swearing the first few times the appalling Irish accent made an appearance. In spite of this though, Crisden kept the pace and worked with what he had. To this, fair due must be given.
Overall, I can't imagine I will ever be re-listening to Armed & Dangerous again. It's an okay stepping stone within the series but if it had never been written, we would be missing absolutely nothing important within the storyline. As it is, having listened to it, I'm relieved I got through it. Some people might truly have loved it. I'm not so convinced. But as I said, the series in general is very good and we can't all like all the books. Bring on Stars & Stripes to audiobook! Hopefully that one does not disappoint quite so much.
Having finished book 5 I am left wanting more. I started with book 1 thinking it probably wasn't the sort of thing I would enjoy & to my amazement I haven't been able to leave them alone. I understand there are 2 more in the series & I can't seem to get them, I am hoping that Audible will be able to get them soon or I will suffer withdrawal. Love these guys I need to know where they go from here PLEASE.
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