Book Review: Tried & True by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Tried & True
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #10
Heroes: Sloane/Dex
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 254 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS….

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water….



I am a huge fan of the THIRDS series, but not a very big fan of weddings so I went into Tried & True with lower than average expectations. What was I thinking? Here I doubted Ms. Cochet and now baby needs to be put in the corner. Honestly, I loved it. It had it’s romantic and fluffy moments, which were great, but the action was front and center, and some long-standing mysteries were solved, and I am so very nervous about what’s in store for our guys and gals once they are fully TIN. I am not going to lie, I was thinking all the action was over at one point, and we were getting to the mushy wedding parts ,when wammo, more action and more drama and, well, just more….we get lots more than meets the eye in Tried & True.

What we don’t lose is the amazing dialogue and group dynamics. Destructive Delta is going through changes but they are family and will be fine. The logistics will be a little different, but the team interactions will be front and center. We all know there is going to be a wedding, eventually, but boy do they get put through the wringer first. I was almost finished when I started to fear it was going to end on a big ol’ cliffhanger. Thankfully, we end on a very high note and I cannot wait to see where Charlie takes our enigmatic group from here. Wherever that may be, I am along for the ride.

Overall Impression: I loved it!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*



Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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