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Publisher's Summary

An erotic gay romance, a suspenseful thriller....

A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case.

Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic cliché: total opposites, good cop - bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer.

Practically before their special assignment starts, the murderer strikes again - this time at them. Now on the run, trying to track down a man who has focused on killing his pursuers, Grady and Garrett will have to figure out how to work together before they become two more notches in the murderer's knife.

©2008 Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux (P)2010 Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

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No way could I cut and run from this story!

Stellar writing, believable characters, and an engaging plot are evident from the very beginning. The authors have written the perfect combination of drama, sexual tension, and humor, making it easy to fall in love with Ty and Zane as individuals and as a potential couple. You ache for them to be together as much as they do, even if they won't admit it. They are flawed men, both rough around the edges, but together they balance each other out. To say I was ecstatic to discover that there are more books in this series is an understatement. It's too bad Hollywood hasn't embraced gay romance/erotica as lucrative, because this would be an amazing movie.

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Very enjoyable

Now, I have a thing for serial killers so naturally that was a pull towards this book. I also tried it out due to one review I read here on audible actually.

I fell hard and fast for the main characters and their wonderful and witty banter with each other. The way the relationship between them grew felt right and well written. The tension, the fights, the clever conversations, and later the care and warmth that was expressed in body language rather than words. It felt very real, the relationship.

I liked the storyline, the Poe-thing being a nice touch. I actually really liked how the story ended, I would have been happy with that – but of course I won't keep myself away from trying out the second book *chuckle* What I mean is that I wouldn't have minded if there wasn't one if this hadn't been a serie.

The narrator took a little bit of getting used to for me. Most of the time he did a great job and he was great at pulling off conversations between the main characters. Once in a while he sounded s tiny bit monotone though, or maybe that's not the right way to describe it... It's like once in a while he didn't put enough feeling behind a sentence that I know I would have put more feeling behind if I was reading it myself.

Overall it's a book I can recommend, a very enjoyable listen!

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  • Eli
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • 11-13-12

Better than most Gay Fiction

Would you listen to Cut and Run again? Why?

I love fiction, but usually have a hard time with gay characters, because they are so cheesy. I fell in love with these two boys, though. It's a bit cheesy and the narrator needs to slow down and get better at girls voices, but still, I love it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Zane....I used to have a crush on a guy that reminded me so much of him...or at least I made Zane into him, haha.

Any additional comments?

Parts are hot without being bad erotica....

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  • Rory
  • flynn, Australia
  • 10-30-12

it has everything

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A great story filled with all the elements you would hope for - you won't be disappointed!

What other book might you compare Cut and Run to and why?

This was the first book of a gay genre that I read, but I suppose I would compare to John Grisham work - but with real action.

Have you listened to any of Sawyer Allerde’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have to admit I sort of fell in love with his voice - and there was some disappointment to find he wasn't the voice of the whole cut & run series - he's a great reader and I could listen to him for hours.

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Loved it!

What did you like best about this story?

The interaction of Ty and Zane from beginning to end.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely love this series and Ty/Zane

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  • Bryan
  • ANTIOCH, CA, United States
  • 06-15-12

Pretty good bro-mance...

Would you listen to Cut and Run again? Why?

I might after I listen to the other books in the series. The story wasn't too graphic in it's sexual nature. More emphasis was placed on the mystery than the sex, which is refreshing in this genre of literature.

What other book might you compare Cut and Run to and why?

Maybe Silence of the Lambs and Brokeback Mountain. So many references to FBI stuff made this one reek of Thomas Harris yet the bro-mance was a little violent and reminded me of Brokeback.

What does Sawyer Allerde bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Absolutely.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reactions except I found myself taking the long way home from work to listen longer.

Any additional comments?

I think one could wait till this one is on sale before purchasing.

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  • Tracy
  • Orofino, ID, United States
  • 05-23-12

Great memorable characters .

What did you love best about Cut and Run?

The ongoing relationship between the two agents . Leaves you thinking .

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ty . Always an asshole you learn to like .

What about Sawyer Allerde’s performance did you like?

Great . Nailed down their characters with ease .

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Love , hate murder and vengeance . What more could you ask for ?

Any additional comments?

Glad to see it is the beginning of a series .

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  • matthew
  • englewood, CO, United States
  • 02-09-12

A must for all of age listeners.

What did you love best about Cut and Run?

I loved the devotion between the two FBI partners.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cut and Run?

When Zane Garret saved the life of his partner Ty Grady in the end of the book when he was trapped and chained up behind a wall.

What about Sawyer Allerde’s performance did you like?

The narrator did an amazing job when telling the story.

If you could take any character from Cut and Run out to dinner, who would it be and why?

i would take out Special Agent Ty Grady. because he is so charming, hes a real smart ass and a hard ass too...but he can get away with it because hes such a sweetheart. and i love his attitude through out the whole book.

Any additional comments?

I just loved the over all story line...i loved the way it turned out...it would be amazin if there was a second book to go along with the first one...

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  • Gurcharn
  • Oakland, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 09-30-11

I really liked the book !

It was my first gay book to read, and I was very impressed. The story took a little while to get into but once everything started falling in its place… it was very easy and fun story...

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An excellent who done it with a romantic side

I really enjoyed this book. It is a very good read and the characters are the kind that you just can't wait to see what will happen next. A recommend read for anybody who loves a romantic story along with a great mystery.