Free Audible Cut & RunAuthor Madeleine Urban –

This book came highly recommended, so I was quite disappointed when I finally got around to reading it This could have been a really good story, instead it was the literary equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie, complete with requisite car chase slow motion car flipping over scene This was basically every buddy cop movie you ve ever seen, except this time the two agents have sex The two agents would have been interesting characters if the dialogue hadn t been designed to beat you over the head with the fact that these two guys don t like each other, no really, they don t like each other, look at how much they don t like each other It was fine, if a little cliched, at first, but then it just kept going Every time I started getting into the book, something would pull me out of it There is a lot of extremely unlikely dialogue For example, I doubt two guys who really don t like each other no really, they really don t like each other and are trying to keep their bisexuality under wraps would spend so much time joking about each other s butts Also, while talking to younger FBI agents, one of the main characters mentions that while the younger man was watching cartoons, he was in the Gulf , to which the other agent replies The gulf of what Not a very likely response from anyone, especially an FBI agent The authors depiction of New York City doesn t ring true at all Where in The Village do you pull out of your parking space into 60mph traffic And why are there so many hippies still hanging around And apparently, if you grab a stewardess s butt and then call her sweetheart or darling or something else cliche and insulting, she will give you her phone number and invite you to her affordable on a flight attendant s salary Manhattan apartment for anonymous sex Also in this world, if you are an FBI agent you never have to go to the hospital After your car is smashed an EMT will set your broken arm and send you home with a bottle of painkillers that they carry with them, even after you tell them you have a previous drug problem, because ambulances are also portable pharmacies, and you don t need X rays of your broken arm or broken ribs or maybe dislocated shoulder or banged up knee or any of the other injuries you ve sustained And then, when all these things hurt really bad and you just can t take it any, you can take the whole bottle of painkillers at once, and this will clear your head and enable you to use your broken arm I generally don t read mysteries, and this book tried really hard to make sure I don t start Some of the ways the serial killer murdered his victims were just plain ridiculous, and I don t see how no one picked up on the pattern before the main characters did And how on earth do you dye someone s hair after you ve killed them Are you lugging dead bodies around the apartment, propping them up in the shower or rinsing their hair in the kitchen sink This is definately not the book to read if you re looking for a good mystery As other reviewers have mentioned, POV switches constantly, sometimes in the same paragraph I m all for knowing what s going on inside people s heads, just not all at once I felt like the editors should have picked up on that and helped the authors clear it up a bit Then again, they should have picked up on a few of the other things I ve mentioned, as well.Despite all this, I wanted to like this book I really did Through all the forced machismo, there is some actual character development If you like blockbusters and cop movies and have a superhuman ability to suspend disbelief, there are a few good spots in this book It s refreshing when the characters drop the attitudes and act like real people for a few pages. This book was a major disappointment Yet again I have learnt not to trust the high star ratings on Goodreads They just are too skewed in opinion The ones who like the book rate it upand most of the people who hate or dislike it don t even bother to waste their time rating it down hence the misleading ratings.I ll try to avoid major spoilers I disliked everything about this book, from the crappy cover art to the poor characterization and plot I know I complain about the male torsos being HELLA overused But after seeing that cover I take it back Unappealing, plain and unimaginative The book was so unbelievably stilted and manufactured It was as if the authors took the readers for gullible, starry eyed idiots I agree with those below who said the mystery was not mysterious I have seen Scooby Doo episodes that wereenigmatic The mystery aspect of the book needed someplanning and development if Roux and Urban expected to captivate anyone with a mental age over 12 with it.This book really made me wonder ARE two head s better than one I never was a fan of multi authored books because if the authors don t mesh the work turns out to be crap with a lot of convoluted rigmarole And don t get me started on the medical aspects of the book as a medical student it is a sore point for me Authors are expected to RESEARCH it is as SIMPLE AS WIKIPEDIA IF YOU HAVE TO.Double fracture, refusing pain meds even then because of your addiction pastdespite being told repeatedly local analgesia won t act centrally and tickle the pleasure centers I don t buy it That injury would make BABIES of the toughest men Spend a few months in orthopedics and then tell me different The believable thing would be to have accepted the local after some badgering but NO Roux and Urban had to use it and play it up YET AGAIN to show us LOOK HOW TOUGH MY BOY IS.This bit irritated me He wove dangerously as he headed to the door, the drugs already taking effect since he d bypassed the time release by chewing them up By the time he got to the elevator, the high was rushing through him Yes, that is SURE to make someoneeffective on the field A HIGH rushing through you From what I understand, the MC is exhusted and in pain, over doses on pills and becomes superman rather than fall into a coma like we mortals would Unbelievable.Buried under all the pseudo machismo and crudity the characters are dull I don t get the feeling I really know them And you need to KNOW characters to like them The rest of the cast are the same and can only be referred to as a clip on cast in a failed attempt to inject some interest into the book.And the weird mood swings I mean really Are these men or a bunch of bipolar patients FBI agents need to be mentally stable, right I won t even go into the childish and dumb dialog much Aren t you glad But I will mention this girls, WOMEN COO, BABIES COO, PIGEONS COO, CUCCOO s COO men 99.9% of times DO NOT COO One can only hope their writing they DO seem to write a lot together don t they improved after this fiasco. 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HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS.all my brain cells have just FRIED Phew Just give me one where was I Oh yesReaders please make way for this AMAZING,SPECTACULAR and DYNAMIC DUO Ty AND ZaneHOT ARMED AND DANGEROUS GORGEOUS Careful ladies..don t SWOON But if a pair of strong arms is nearby to catch you then by all means,be my guest Have you ever HATED someone at first sight Well FBI agents Ty Grady and Zane Garret have.Each other.They were partnered to investigate the Tri State case.A serial killer was loose and FBI suspected that it was someone on the inside.So,these two agents were called forth to investigate the case,both superb in their respective skills,but.both are LOOSE CANNONS Being an ex marine and years of undercover work had provided Ty Grady will lethal skills and sharply honed instincts.But after the death of his last partner,he still lives with the guilt and does not want any new partner view spoiler Specially not one with a stick up his ass hide spoiler Granted, I m nine years late to the party and my review may be surplus to requirements but, here it is anyway.Despite the burning need to DNF, I hung in there, soldering through the pages of wince inducing prose but at page 204, I admitted defeat This book and I agreed to never speak on the matter again.Allow me to show you why excerpts from page 203 4, emphasis by me Ty glanced over at it and immediately groaned softly Ty frowned doubtfully He worked quickly and finally pulled the wound together Ty simply nodded and retrieve a glass He filled it from a bottle that sat on the counter and handed it wordlessly to Zane Zane lowered the glass and looked at Ty appraisingly Depends on what kind of action you re talking about, he said, being deliberately vague Tough guy, huh Ty asked sarcastically.Sigh I have never read a book that had this many adverbs, sometimes a page would have over 10 of such Here s the thing I wouldn t have fixated on those pesky words had the plot and characters been developed beyond the pedestrian.TY and Zane are FBI agents who were drafted in to find a serial killer Ty is the usual wisecracking bad boy agent while Zane was the suit Sound familiar Think Riggs and Murtaugh of Lethal Weapon without the charm, wit, and intelligence.Theirs was an enemies to lovers story, sadly, once they got together the plot became secondary turning this into nothingthan a B rated erotica.The story never advanced beyond their sleeping together Even when the killer attempted to blow them up, there was no urgency No rallying of agents or gathering of intel, they basically hid stayed at the hotel to read files I say this with all due respect but I doubt the author did any research on the subject matter Altogether, very sloppy. 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 Personal Interest In The CaseSpecial 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 Of An Obstacle Than The Lack Of Evidence Left By The MurdererPractically 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 Notches In The Murderer S Knife 1.5 StarBrace yourself cause this is gonna hurt I ve read my share of romantic suspense novels and, let me tell you, this one has one of the most ridiculous and lamest storylines ever.In short, two fifteen year old FBI agents spend the majority of their time in a hotel room bantering, arguing and talking gibberish waiting for the murder mystery to solve itself The mystery which was laughable by the way.Talk about banter OVERKILL It wasn t even hot or fun any Do grown up men 34 and 42 years old really talk and behave like this The whole book feels off Artificial Fake I felt zero intensity or chemistry No building of the relationship.There was constant jumping from one topic to another, from one point of view to another The childish conversations were all over the place and extremely difficult to follow.Come to think of it, the whole book consists only of the banterdialogue Where are the descriptions, characters inner thoughts, the background story I never knew what the main characters were thinking or what was going through their heads Sorry, my MM loving peeps I didn t enjoy this book at all It s not the romance I had a problem with it s the writing now goes hiding somewhere safe Ty Zane SIGH Are you feeling this too No Me, either Ok, let me do this short and nice because there are too many GREAT reviews about this book.Let me say and pls don t kill me that I didn t love this book I liked it, A LOT, but didn t love it I looooooved their love story but the case they were working on was kinda boring for me and I knew, I freaking knew who the bad guy was Cut Run tells us the story of Ty Zane SIGH They have to work together on a new case and they basically don t like each other, period.Respectfully, sir, I understand you need someone riding hers on this agent But what am I supposed to learn from him You can learn to kiss my ass Just like you do everyone else s You see They tease each other ALL the time and I LOVED that part of the book.They are fighting all the time and boy, it was soooooo funny Ty is the biggest smart ass ever but I still love Zane the most I ve never made fun of you Making fun of you would imply that something about you is fun And sometimes their teasing wasthan fun, it was hawt He suggested putting you out of your misery Your gun ain t big enough, son At the risk of sounding clich d, I ve never had that complain before I ll believe that when I see it Oh, Ty, you ll see it and you ll LOVE it as much as I did Usually I don t bother people I want to see naked As days go by their relationship starts to change and even if they still keep the teasing, they also like each other, and their chemistry is SOOOOO GOOD And then, the inevitable happened and their first was OH MY GOD Should I go back to my room tonight or will we be able to work together and fuck each other senseless at the same time I can t keep talking about their story or the case because I don t want to spoil you guys but I really recommend this book to all my M M buddies. We can still cut and run, he whisperedTHIS WAS PERFECT It was exactly the kind of book I needed and I m so happy I finally started to read this series Cut Run had everything I craved for and I can t believe it took me so long to get to it I mean Two MC s to die for check An m m relationship check Action and drama check A plot that forced me to guess about the killer s identity check Unbearable tension and suspenseful moments checkGosh, this was just so, so, so damn good That s how I like my books Fast and action packed with lots of soft and tender moments and two MC s that both have a big mouth lol But tell you what The best part about his book was Ty Grady I love Ty, I want his babies, oh boy this man is so swoon worthy, I can t even 333Zane stood there for a moment, mouth slightly agape Ty Grady was a rude, insufferable, egoistical, stinking son of a bitch, and Zane was going to need to figure out how to tune him out Otherwise, he just might give in to the pressure and kill the bastard, for the good of humanity I loved how he didn t give a damn about anything how he hid his soft side under thousands of layers no one was able to penetrate Well, no one except of Zane of course P Was that a pun Sorry, my fault lol And haha I almost died laughing when he told Zane that he s a lethal weapon , but damn me if this isn t the truth That man had so many amazing skills I couldn t help but be awestruck whenever I discovered another side of him I guess I know how Zane felt, because I felt exactly the same way XDWhen he was younger, Ty had allowed himself to enjoy the company of both men and women, whichever struck his fancy at the time But all his time in the Marine Corps had forced him to suppress many of those feelings And can we appreciate the fact that both, Zane as well as Ty, are bisexual YAY Finally two bisexual characters that are falling hard for each other 3 I think this was awesome I mean the word is never mentioned but we know that Zane had a wife and we can see that Ty isthan just inclined towards both sexes as well Oh, and their chemistry Boy, how those two had me in tears at some points of the story It wasn t all just carnal action, no, those two had deep feelings for each other and it showedShut up, Ty hissed in response as his entire body turned over into tackle mode and drove all other thoughts from his mind He ducked his head to lick a trail of water running down Zane s collarbone and then bit him lightly I can t concentrate on anything, not when all I can think about is you Zane swallowed hard as he slid his hand to take Ty s and lace their fingers together Are you feeling this too he asked, echoing what they d asked each other months ago, only to have it pushed aside But not forgotten I cried so much when I read this scene I swear sometimes while reading this I was certain that Zane and Ty would be the death of me Especially the moment when view spoiler Ty refused to leave Zane in the car and wrapped his body around him in order to protect him from the impact of the killer s taxi And oh my, when Zane called him baby for the first time hide spoiler Five are you feeling this too STARS ZANETYI m not going to say too much about this one I loved it I want to start the next one straight away so my review will be mostly visual Ty Grady was a rude, insufferable, egotistical, stinking son of a bitch, and Zane was going to figure out how to tune him out Otherwise, he just might give in to the pressure and kill the bastard, for the good of humanity It was now or never Zane took a slow, deep breath and ducked his chin, tilted his head sideways, and slid his lips firmly against Ty s Fuck, Ty finally muttered as they broke another heated kiss Is that a comment or a request Zane asked breathlessly What the hell is a SpongeBob But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you Love one another but make not a bond of love let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls by Khalil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand The Love Poems ofKhalil Gibran FBI Special Agent Tyler Grady is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Branch FBI Special Agent Zane Garrett is glad to quit his boring ass desk job at cyber crimes He s transferred promoted to the Criminal Investigations Branch and meetsTy, his new partner.When the two men meet for the first time, they re shocked to discover that they are forced to work together Assistant Director Burns is putting them on the Tri State case A really messy, conniving, and frightening serial killer is on the loose The villain is killing people in New York every few weeks The latest victims are two FBI agents working this case and that means that the Bureau was nowpersonally invested Ty and Zane have to replace those two agents who got killed.Ty and Zane are complete opposites Zane became an alcoholic and did drugs after his wife was killed a few years ago He doesn t drink any, however he s a heavy smoker Zane works by the book, and he works with complete and utter focus Zane is logical and single minded And he is well groomed Ty is a former Marine Force Recon He is cocky and a smart mouth And he is fun Ty was bisexual in his youth He stopped having sex with men after he joined the Marines Now he s a bit confused because he s not all that sure what he really wants women or men Zane is only seeing men after his wife s death Soon after Ty and Zane start working together, they feel attracted to each other They fight and insult each other but become lovers eventually.An advice to the readers don t read this book for the plot, read it for the characters They are superb loved them Ty and Zane were shining The plot is clearly not as strong as the main characters.I love it when two very tough guys go all tender over each other Don t strangle me now when I say that this was sweet The author writes with great care for tenderness and that s something I love to read about Tenderness isa specific look, a touch, a word I was very fond of Ty and Zane and I was particularly invested in them There s lots and lots of dialogs Smooth, good, cool, and hilarious dialogs Yes, there s a serial killer on the loose but I didn t really care about that fact I was captivated by those two guys and their character and relationship development My oh my, this was a rocky, unsteady, and volatile relationship laden with a lot of conflicts They separate and come together Again Their relationship is like a moving sea, and therefore I think that the quote I ve chosen fits rather nicely.They have a lot of interaction and it helps the reader to get to know them Further, it was rather interesting to see that Ty had to undergo quite a transformation In the beginning he is this daredevil who doesn t give a damn about rules After a specific incident I can t give awayhere he is quite the oppositedetached, as it is It s like they switched roles because Zane isagitated he s lacking his usual aloofness I was wondering if their unusual behavior is only temporary Maybe this will change again in the sequel.During the second half of the book the dialogs getserious The banter is still present but you can feel that there s justA lot of stuff seems to be buried and you re waiting that everything will have to surface somehow I m rather sure that we will unravel a few secrets in book 2, 3, and 4 I don t want to sound clich d but this book specifically the characters, their demeanor, their way to act and speak is exactly what I would assimilate to a female author in the m m genre There are emotions and tenderness and passionate sexd Women love to chat generally speaking There are so many dialogs here, absolutely incredible But I love that You feel connected and you are right there with Ty and Zane This is what makes you believe that you could crawl into their heads and it gives you a feeling what it could mean to live their lives There is not a lot of sex in this book but I didn t mind Not at all However, what s thereis really substantial, it is passionate and hot and it s well written It is there because it needs to be there Jeez, I m a sucker for touching, good hands, good kisses it s all there and then some.From the get go I was absolutely hooked For the record, I am a Ty person Ty reminds me a bit of Dan of Special Forces And Dan is closer to my heart as is Ty now LOVED their banter so hilarious I think that the character development was good two very, very MACHO men Memorable quotes Fortunately for you, Grady you havelives than a cat, the man said to him with a small frown And you re getting another chance to prove to us that you can do this job without blowing shit up I won t say one , because God knows I ll just keep giving youuntil you get yourself killed Meet your new partner, Special Agent Zane Z Garrett Zane couldn t have beenappalled, and it showed clearly in his reaction This WRECK of an agent was his new partner Director Burns, he started impulsively, but he caught his tongue and tightened his grip on the chair What kind of reward was this The hell he is Ty interrupted as he sat up straight I can t do my job with aaposter boy partner, he practically stuttered angrily as he flopped his hand toward the squeaky clean man next to him Frankly, it will take a miracle to make him even remotely professional No one will take him seriously Take ME seriously Ty echoed in disbelief Christ, have those shoes ever even seen pavement Shit, he exclaimed in a sudden panic as he gripped the arms of his chair and leaned forward Are you sending me to Cyber he asked Burns, who was sitting behind the desk and grinning like a small child at Christmas Listen up, cause I m only gonna say this once, Ty muttered as they walked to their gate I don t talk when I fly I sleep And I don t listen when I eat, understand I don t wanna be buddies, I don t wanna chat, he said with a sarcastic lilt to the word I don t wanna know about your childhood or how your momma whipped you with a rubber glove or how much therapy you had to go through cause you flunked out of preschool I don t wanna hear about how you want to be Director someday or how many collars you got chasin those Internet freaks or how proud you are of your bowel movements I don t wanna go shopping at Barney s with you, and I m not gonna help you pick out your ties to match your socks and, I swear to God, if you get me shot, I ll kill you You have absolutely no people skills, Zane muttered, shaking his head No wonder you re sinking fast in the Bureau Yeah, I m a real anchor, Ty drawled as he leaned his head back and smiled I hear no one else will work with you Zane s lips pressed together slightly and he didn t look up from his paperwork You should have your hearing checked, he said flatly My hearing s just fine, Skippy You were promoted , right Ty asked sarcastically, giving the word quotations with his fingers without opening his eyes Hate to tell you, Sport, but being transferred to another division in the same level ain t a promotion It s called shuffling the unwanted Reliable information, I m sure, from someone on a landslide down the ladder We both seem to be on the slip n slide to the gutter, Shuffleboard, Ty observed happily Difference is, I don t give a shit, How many harsh words will it take to send you into a bottle Ty asked as he yanked his forearm away and smacked at Zane s hand Not too damn many, I m guessing How many times am I gonna have to rip down those walls you keep putting up before you fucking pop and go ballistic at precisely the wrong time Zane snapped, fingers grasping and tightening despite the smack How long can you keep it all inside Cause believe me, you ve got no chance of doing it forever Ty reached for Zane s hand suddenly, squeezing his wrist to free his other hand As soon as Zane s fingers let go, Ty reached out and backhanded him.If Zane had been a smaller man, he might have fallen sideways under the blow As it was, his chin snapped to the side from the strength of it, and when he looked back at Ty, he had to lick a trickle of blood off his split lip When he spoke, his voice was strong and even with the surety of hard won personal experience If you can t learn to let go of the anger and frustration somehow, it will eat you up inside, he adevised And I don t mean hiding in the bottom of a bottle or between some stranger s thighs Ty closed his eyes and looked away, visibly trying to calm himself I m sorry, he finally murmured He turned slightly and reached back to Zane, sliding his hand against the side of his face as he wiped the blood away from Zane s lip with his thumb regretfully.Zane pressed his cheek into Ty s hand, looking over him with softer eyes, and his mouth quirked Well, I deserved it, he said I don t want you to go through what I did Come here, he requested, reaching out an arm.Ty glanced over at him to see if he was making light When he didn t see any signs of joking he narrowed his eyes slightly Fuck off Priss, he offered with a small smile.Zane s eyes sparkled and he laid his hand over his propped up knee Who are you callin Priss, Mr Suited Up and Shiny he taunted If this is going to resort to name calling, I ve already got you beat, Spanky, Ty warned with a smirk How do you figure that, Jarhead Zane replied Cause I rock, Ty explained in an even voice And you don t, he continued as he pointed at Zane, pinky finger held out to the side daintily as if he were drinking tea.Smirking, Zane sat up, grabbed Ty and dragged him down onto the bed and under his bigger body I d poke you, but you d beat the shit out of me Ty flailed briefly before he was pinned, and he blinked up at Zane suspiciously as he flexed his fingers under Zane s grip Power trip, he accused softly.Zane waggled his eyebrows I gave you a chance to come peacefully Honestly, Cut Run is what makes me enjoy the m m genre It is not quite on the same level as Zero at The Bone, but to be fair it is a different book You cannot really compare those two books Both of them are special in one s own way I can t Cut Run, either I must read the sequel Sticks Stones