Cut & Run

Posted June 25th, 2013 by in *Review / 3 comments


cut and runTitle: Cut & Run
Authors: Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: Sept 2008
Classification: Adult Suspense Novel
Content: M/M Romance, Mature Themes, Violence

Summary from Goodreads:

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 clich: 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.

My Thoughts:

Lately I have been in the mood for a really great story that happens to have the M/M romance element to it. I also have been craving something heartbreaking, real, and raw.

I have to say starting out with this series that I’m a little mixed up inside on how I feel about it. As I was reading I found it extremely hard to follow what was going on. The authors are constantly shifting from being in Zane’s head to being in Ty’s thoughts and I found this confusing. Several times in the book I would have to stop and re-read several lines just so I could grasp who the heck was talking and whose head I was in. I’m sorry but I read for fun and when I have to struggle this much through a book to just understand the thoughts and things being said I’m not sure if I can keep going if the whole series is like this. So obviously now you are sitting there reading this wondering how I finished this book… well there were a few good things that made up for the confusing as heck writing style.

The one good thing that this book had going for it would have to be Ty and Zane. Although they are confusing at times with the things they say because of the way the authors wrote this book I still have to say I loved their dysfunctional relationship. I really enjoyed reading the ups and downs to each scene with them and how they struggled not only with each other but with their pasts as well. I loved watching them tackle demons only to be brought down by more. There were so many times I was so frustrated with these two but at least they had my attention. Plus any time they were together, such as one steamy shower scene, I could not pull my eyes away from the book. I had to have more of them!

Overall, the saving grace in this book was simply Ty and Zane. The writing is really hard to read though so I do hope that the authors are able to grow as writers in the next book and make something that is easier to follow and read.




3 Responses to “Cut & Run”

  1. Andrea @ The Bookish Babe

    I bought this book a few months ago because I kept hearing how great it was, how great this series is, and how great Ty & Zane are. I’m sorry you didn’t like it as much as you’d hoped but I’m glad that you did like it overalll, especially Ty i& Zane. I will keep this in mind when I am ready to begin reading. Thanks for a great review, Alexa.

  2. Sam @ Realm of Fiction

    I read for fun too, so I hate when things become too confusing. It sounds like the narrative is a little messy here! I’m glad you enjoyed Ty and Zane otherwise though. Lovely review!

  3. Amy

    I felt this way too during the first book. It gets better though as you go. Each book is better than the last one. And when it switches down to just one author writing it, it is out of the park.. I am Team Ty all the way though. Trust me in the fact that if you keep on with the series, you won’t be disappointed! Remember that one series with Terrible? How the first book was hard to get past?

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