Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Part & Parcel
Author: Abigail Roux
Narrator: Brock Thompson
Series: Sidewinder #3
Heroes: Nick O’Flaherty/Kelly Abbot
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 8 hours, 55 minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend’s call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near-disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on.
Moving on together, though, is harder than either of them realized it would be. Kelly struggles with simply being a lover instead of the Doc, while Nick is mired in his recovery. The distance between them inches along in stilted silence.
Desperately seeking solace, Nick finally gathers the courage to sort through the possessions his dear friend and fellow Sidewinder teammate Elias Sanchez left him when he died. Instead of comforting memories, Nick and Kelly find a stack of letters and strict instructions from Eli that prompt them to send out a call for assistance. With Eli’s letters in hand, Sidewinder sets out on one last mission together, seeking peace and absolution from beyond the grave—and from each other.
Review – Book: I reviewed this book here previously.
I’ve have read this book and have now listened to the audio and can safely say that it gets better the second time around. I was firmly locked into the four star rating after my first reading, but the audio upped it a notch, and though not perfect, is easily a firm 4.5 stars.
I have no idea if it’s because the Sidewinder/Cut & Run series is so ingrained in my head that I feel as if I know these guys, or if it’s the brilliant writing, or whatever the reason, but I love it and cannot see that diminishing anytime soon. I am now eagerly awaiting how the series moves on from here. A part of me was thrilled to finally get a better grasp of just who Sanchez was, and it’s more palpable in audio, but the bittersweet after affects leave a small hole in my heart because I know he will not play a bigger role in future books.
Review – Audio: Brock Thompson has done a stellar job of staying in character with this series. As soon as he spoke his first word, I was instantly transported back into the Sidewinder universe and had very little trouble distinguishing the voices between the team. I must admit though that I am not huge fan of Ty’s voice. It is not a knock on the narrator, and I know his performance is pretty indicative of a W. Virginia accent, but for some reason, that accent doesn’t make him sound like the badass that I know him to be. Again, just me, but there you have it.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*