Monday, November 25, 2013

Cut and Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

Title: Cut And Run
Authors: Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Genre: M/M Contemporary Suspense
Series: Cut And Run #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Number of Pages: 348
Source: My Copy

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 cliche: 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.

I have to be honest. I have no idea why I bought or read this book because it's so out of my reading norm.  However, this series has gotten a lot of love on twitter, and after reading this book I can see why. It's one of those times I'm glad I took the risk and read it.

Now, everyone knows I'm not a big fan of romantic suspense books, but this book changed my mind and me realize when done right, the suspense factor can add some great layers to a romance.  This is going to be one of those times when my review doesn't do justice to this book. My advice? Buy it now and you won't regret it!

Ty and Zane are quickly becoming one of my all time favorite book couples. They are arrogant, jerkish, yet at the same time have so many issues that you just want to give them both a big hug and shake some sense into them at the same time. I liked this was not instalove, and they fought their feelings for each other. it just made everything so much more realistic.  I loved how they grudgingly and painfully learned to respect each other and learned that there was more to the other then what was on the surface. Oh, I have to mention that there were some sizzling love scenes between the two that I just loved.

I guessed who the murderer was about halfway through, but you know what? I was still surprised to learn that I was right when it was revealed, and it didn't take anything away from the story.  This is just one book I'm glad I took a chance on because Ty and Zane have wormed their way into my heart.