Monday, November 20, 2017

ARC Review: Tried & True (THIRDS, #10) by Charlie Cochet

Tried & True (THIRDS, #10)
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….

Jewel's rating:

Tried & True is the last novel in the THIRDS series before it spins off into the new TIN series. That makes things a touch bittersweet, for me, since I'm still not sure about sending Destructive Delta to TIN. TIN strikes me as an organization that's more "the ends justify the means", to me, and well...I hate to see this very beloved team get sent down that road. But we'll see how it goes. I fully intend to give the new series a chance.

In Tried & True, Sloane and Dex are finally getting ready for their wedding and, of course the honeymoon that follows, ​but their enemies don't take breaks. Our guys don't even have time to take a breath because they are working against the clock to bring their enemy down and ​keep ​their loved ones ​safe. I so enjoy watching Sloane and Dex get their Alpha on.​ I'm also rather enjoying seeing the changes in Dex. I really want to know how much further that plotline goes.​

The story, while still mostly THIRDS in feel, is transitioning in tone. It's getting a little more ruthless, a little less 'by the book'. Destructive Delta has been unleashed and their previous limits are becoming a bit more flexible.

But we still get humor and silliness from the usual suspects. We still get plenty of emotion expressed -- they're not hardened TIN agents just yet. We get hot and tender smexy--times. And ​Dex & Sloane get their hard earned happy! Amazingly enough. However, this is THIRDS, so you know things...​don't always go to plan.

​I enjoyed Tried & True, quite a lot. I've loved this series and their adventures and the silly OTT Dexter Daley style and I think their send off to the new series was done well! If you're a THIRDS Nerd, I think you'll enjoy Tried & True.


ARC of Tried & True was generously provided, by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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