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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

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One step forward!

Assignment:
Impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring.

Roles:
Zane-Corbin Porter, the man in charge
Ty-Del Porter, arm candy

Objective:
Pose as the gay married couple to gather information.

Results:
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.

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  • Barbara
  • Mesa, AZ, United States
  • 06-08-16

Narrator detracted from the story

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!

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Loved

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.

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  • Laura
  • Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States
  • 01-09-16

Why Sean Crisden, Why?

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!

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Read it because you have to...BUT..

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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.

No return.

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New reader new ATTITUDE.

What did you love best about Fish & Chips?

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."

What other book might you compare Fish & Chips to and why?

There are no other books to compare to Fish & Chips. It's Ty and Zane!

Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favorite?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Just too awesome!

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Thank God it's Sean Crisden who is narrator for this story! I think I laughed more from this story than some of the others. And man oh man, Ty is truly in love. It's so great to have this story brought to life. It was good the first time I read it and it is absolutely amazing this 2nd time around because of the narrator.

And the action never quits. Fabulous, just fabulous! This is what man on man action is all about!

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Love

Love how he voices Ty and Zane. Excellent job. This is my favorite book of the entire series!! Love it

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Great Story - Problems with Audio

What did you like best about this story?

The writing and character development

What three words best describe Sean Crisden’s performance?

Great performance. Technical glitches in the recording that would cause the volume to drop. When recorded, gain wasn't high enough so volume was limited.

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One of my faves in the series.

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.

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