ARMED AND DANGEROUS by Abigail Roux
Armed & Dangerous by Abigail Roux
Cut & Run, Book 5
Erotic M/M Suspense
Reviewed by Nannette
Special Agent Zane Garrett is almost relieved to fly to his latest assignment inChicagobecause his partner and lover, Special Agent Ty Grady, has bailed again, and who knows when he’s coming back. Turns out, Ty is the undercover operative he’s supposed to be meeting. When Ty and Zane locate their mark, Julian Cross, they have to drag him (kicking, screaming, and punching) and his boyfriend Cameron back to Baltimore. But the danger around every corner might make it impossible for any of them to get there in one piece.
It’s extremely satisfying when after devoting yourself to a series and its characters and praying they’d stop dangling you off a cliff, you finally get what you want. Or maybe I’m just masochistic. Either way, Cut & Run is that series, Ty and Zane are those characters, and Armed & Dangerous is that book for me. And the best part is, there’s more to come. Stars & Stripes can’t get here soon enough. Armed & Dangerous is exciting, funny, sexy, and suspenseful. There are guns, brawls, handcuffs, hotel rooms, snowstorms, and snipers. The sex is hot, the fights are brutal, and the plot is intriguing. I was challenged to find my inner lion, pondered how I’d cross a river during an animal convention, and am now looking a little more closely at the so-called antique dealers nearby. Those who love Julian and Cameron from Warrior’s Cross will love how seamlessly Roux integrates them into Ty and Zane’s latest adventure. The dynamic created by handcuffing Julian and Ty together is worth the price of admission by itself. There are partners, and then there are partners. And then there’s Ty and Zane. They’re evenly matched and made for each other. While Zane is integral to the plot in all aspects, Roux delves pretty deeply into who Ty is, what he’s been through, and what makes him tick in Armed & Dangerous. Ty has incredible fortitude, and his ability to kick ass in any fight in any environment against any foe is endlessly fascinating. Armed & Dangerous reminds us that underneath his badass, amped-up, caustic shell, Ty is just a man, who’s been through hell and clawed his way back. Roux captures the essence of Ty and Zane perfectly while taking readers on a log-distance, action-packed road trip. She deserves applause for having the guts to continue the Cut & Run Series sans Madeleine Urban and for rocking it hard. Armed & Dangerous is as good as it gets.