Tuesday 20 August 2013

Series Review for Cut and Run (Cut & Run #1-7) by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban

Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run, #5) Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7)

Posted by Jess
Release Date: 2008-2012
Read between: June-August 2013
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press/Riptide Publishing
Source: Bought
Format: Kindle
Pages: 300+ for each

Review: Well. Can I just say I don't even understand why it took my so damn long to pick up these books! Omg. I love M/M romance and this is series is probably the best I've read yet! Yes most definitely.

I've decided to review the series as a whole rather than individually as there are 7 books. I pretty much devoured this entire series from Cut & Run right through until Touch & Geaux. I found them completely intense and just incredibly well written. I instantly fell for Ty and Zane and I rooted for them from book 1, and I couldn't stop. I needed more.

Each book continues on from the previous one, and Ty and Zane always seem to run into some sort of crime that they inevitably must then go undercover and solve. Even if they're on holiday....crimes seem to follow them like little lost sheep. 

Books 1-4 is written by two authors, and you do feel the difference, but Abi and Madeleine worked so well bringing Ty and Zanes stories together that you don't notice it as much. Both know where they want their story to go and they pull this off exceptionally well. Books 5-7, we just have author Abi continuing their story, and it's just fabulous, if anything books 5-7 are even better. This series was just so well written, plenty of plot development, character development (this especially you notice with Ty and Zane as the series continues), plenty of violence, mystery, love, betrayal and hot sex.

I loved every moment of this series, I regret nothing. I have no bad points to include, the whole series was fabulous. I loved seeing all the crimes get resolved, I was on the edge of my seat for the most part of this series. I kept trying to fathom how Ty and Zane were going to get out of all this trouble they find themselves in, but they always did. Their development with regards to their relationship was wonderful, they went from two broken men with bad pasts and tortured souls to healing and fixing each other and ultimately falling in love. Their love is powerful, a very powerful thing and you feel it. You feel every emotion they go through, you get sad, you get hot, you get happy and you feel the anger. Their moments of intimacy and love declaration is amazing and you feel it oh so much more because you'll already be incredibly invested in both of them.

As far as secondary characters go, there are some real characters to be hand. They bring a new dynamic to Ty and Zanes relationship, makes them jealous, makes them happy, makes them sad, and makes them powerful.

As a series overall it's a wonderful one. If you are looking to dip your feet into some male/male romance/erotica then you could start with this series. It's a slow start, but the pay off at the end is incredibly worth it, and each book will just leave you wanting more and more. I am completely mind blown. MIND. BLOWN! 

As I said if you're looking for a great series, and you're willing to step away from your comfort zone, I would recommend the Cut & Run series 100%! I guarantee you won't regret it, and you'll fall instantly in love for Ty and for Zane, because it's incredibly hard not to.

Anyway, Ball & Chain book 8 isn't released until March, so I'm eagerly anticipated this as book 7 ended in a cliffhanger that had me almost in tears and gasping for breath. In the mean time, Shock & Awe which involve some of the secondary characters releases in November, and this will help me get by :)

5 Mind blowing stars for EVERY SINGLE BOOK SO FAR!!

"You're so freaking romantic. I don't know how I keep my pants on"-Ty, Fish & Chips

“Who are you, Zane?" Zane cocked his head. "I'm an artist. I'm a geek." He felt Ty smile. "I am one badass motherfucker on a motorcycle." Ty began to laugh. Zane dipped his head until they were staring into each other's eyes. "And I'm yours.” -Zane and Ty, Touch & Geaux

“Zane was starting to piss him off again. Which was good, he supposed. It meant the urge to lick him all over was passing, at least.” -Ty, Cut & Run

“I love you," Ty said out of the blue, his voice almost sing-song. Zane laughed. "You're drunk." "I loved you before I was drunk.” -Ty and Zane, Stars & Stripes

“Ty is like...a ninja on crack.” - Armed & Dangerous

“First time I saw you, after I got over hating you, I knew,” he said, echoing Ty’s words, “I knew I’d fall in love with you” -Zane, Divide & Conquer

“Hell would be more relaxing than this," Zane muttered as he glared at the water. "And I could get a tan.” -Zane, Stick & Stones

Note: This series is for readers of 18+ ages. Due to extreme violence, sexual content involving two men, and scenes some people may find disturbing.

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