Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) by Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban

CutAndRunA 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 cliché: 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.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.

What do you get when you throw two alpha males together? Not just any alpha males either. One’s ex-military who’s on a semi-short leash because he constantly bucks the system and the other is a recovering addict who is trying so hard to stay on the straight and narrow that he’s barely tolerated by his fellow agents. You end up with flawed perfection. You get agents Ty and Zane. *sigh*

It’s taken me a while to pick up this series and I have no excuse. Now that I’ve started it I’m as vulnerable to addiction as Zane… in other words, these two have me hooked. As flawed as these two characters are, I fell in love with them and now there’s no turning back.

Ty and Zane were assigned as partners and neither was happy about it. They didn’t work well with others and Ty absolutely couldn’t work with anyone he didn’t trust. He wore crazy t-shirts, a well worn leather jacket and was basically a disheveled mess. Zane went strictly by the book complete with pressed shirt, tie and jacket. Neither was exactly as they seemed, which kept things interesting.

There was so much to love about this book. That’s both good and bad as far as reviewing it goes. One of the things that pulled me in most (besides Ty and Zane of course) was the fact that the plot involved something that I really, really love. I can’t say what that ‘thing’ was because it was central to the ‘theme’ the serial killer in Cut & Run followed. That aspect just made me love it more.

Okay, so I’m rambling, which is kind of appropriate because this book rambled. The POV skipped from Zane to Ty without skipping a beat. There were other POVs thrown in without warning and the main characters were a mess. They started out hating each other. Their physical attraction was too hard to fight yet they ended up pulling away from each other when they needed each other most. They drove me absolutely nuts… and I loved every minute of it.

DragonFlyGreen4-5

 

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