After having their faces plastered across the news during a high-profile case, FBI special agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have become more useful to the bureau posing for photo ops than working undercover. Just as Zane is beginning to consider retirement a viable option, Ty receives a distress call from a friend, leading them to a city rife with echoes from the past.
New Orleans wears its history on its streets, and it's the one place Ty's face could get him killed. Surrounded by trouble as soon as they land, Ty and Zane are swiftly confronted with a past from which Ty can't hide - one with a surprising connection to Zane's. As threats close in from all directions, both men must come to terms with the lives they've led and the lies they've told. They soon discover that not all their secrets are out yet, and nothing lasts forever.
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A Heartfelt Adrenaline Rush of the First Order
I think this book in the series was the one that digs deep and isn't afraid to delve into the darkest corners. Things get pretty ugly with the relationship between Ty & Zane while at the same time putting them into the familiar corner of danger hemming them in on all sides. This is definitely the 'that which doesn't break us will make us stronger' book. Unputdownable.
I loved many things- camaraderie of Sidewinder, visiting with old ghosts from Ty and Zane's pasts, the atmosphere of the book, the tempestuous battle of wills between Ty and Zane as they fight for and against their own love and relationship, the twists and turns. All good.
I was impacted by the relationships and atmosphere more. Reading two guys trying to work through the cause and affects of deep, dark secrets is one thing, but hearing the harsh words and bitter anger was another. Amazing work!
Yes and no. Yes because I was totally engaged in the story, but no, because of how hard it was on the emotions with Ty's secrets out and Zane and Ty having to recover from that.
As I've said before, this is not one that can be read out of order or as a standalone. The series must be treated as one long story thread even if the case in this one is new.
This is a tough book to read because Zane's reaction is huge and epic. He wants to make Ty hurt as much as he does. And yet, Ty's secrets and need to keep them out of honor and love made it all so heartbreaking. It will be hard, but so worth it in the end.
- Sophia Rose "Reviewer for Delighted Reader Blog"
Emotional and heavy, yet passionate and real.
Hell yes! I would recommend the entire series, one of the best MM series I've listened too.
The make up sex :)
Three words... chair, motorcycle, knife. You'll see what I mean.
Yes, it's a bit long though, so it took two sittings.
Special agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have been through a lot over the last decade, walked different paths until they eventually crossed. But Zane is about to find out that their paths actually crossed years before they became partners in the FBI, as well as some closely guarded secrets his lover would rather he not know.
Ty Grady may be a certifiable son of a bitch, but is loyal to a fault. So when his best friend and former team member, Nick O’Flaherty, calls that he and Doc are in trouble, of course Ty drops everything and rushes to the last place on earth he ever wanted to be again… New Orleans. Years ago when Ty was still on the force, he did an undercover stint in NOLA and didn’t leave on the best of terms. The city is all around a bad omen for Ty and his Sidewinder team mates, and several bad decisions are about to come back to try and kill them.
Zane is completely, totally, one hundred and ten percent in love with his partner. Of course the feelings are reciprocated, but Ty is a master manipulator that has redefined the definition of the words truth and lies. Both men are about to learn exactly how far they can be pushed before they break, how far they are willing to go for one another, and all I can tell you is… it is not pretty. Roux could have easily titled this series Murphy’s Law, because whatever can go wrong most definitely will if it involves Ty and Zane.
Lord but this book almost gave me a damn heartattack! There was a little bit of grown man angst that had me wanting to pull Zane through my iPod and smack him around a little, but thankfully, he pulled his head out of the nether regions eventually. That being said, I could completely understand why he was livid with Ty. It is a thin line between a moral obligation to the man you profess to love, the man you want to spend the rest of your life with, and being sworn to secrecy by your boss. And even though at the end of the day Ty and Zane are smart enough to figure out what is important and fight for it, I don’t think all the secrets have truly been shared.
Narrated by JF Harding and I love that I am already associating his voice to these characters after just one book. It read more like a continuation for me between Harding’s attention to details with the tones and nuances he has given the guys, and bringing them smoothly over to this story, and the story picking back up right where Stars & Stripes left off. Harding captured every emotion that poured of Roux’s words in this story. There were some seriously emotional and devastating aspects to this book and I could almost feel Ty and Zane’s pain when they spoke.
This book will put you through the ringer. It’s emotional and heavy, but it’s passionate and real as well. I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat at work while listening. There were a couple of times I was so engrossed that I sat with my fingers perched over the keyboard, staring blindly at the monitor because all I could concentrate on was Ty and Zane. I highly recommend this book/series if you enjoy highly detailed stories where the world and the characters are so real while you listen, that you not only become invested, you are embedded in their fictional lives, anxiously awaiting the next installment.
- Tams (TTC Books and more) "Avid reader, reviewer, blogger and budding author."