Friday, July 8, 2016

Smoke & Mirrors by @CharlieCochet @dreamspinners #REVIEW #ULTIMTAEINDULGENCE

Smoke & Mirrors, Charlie Cochet, Dreamspinner Press
Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

The seventh book in the THIRDS series is a game changer. Authors of long running series who are looking to transition the story line need to take a page from Ms. Cochet's book. It sets up the next book seamlessly while staying true to the characters and the world that she has created.

If you are like me and have been screaming since the end of Catch a Tiger by the Tail because of the stop your heart cliffhanger you will be rocking some red eyes for the next 24-48 hours. You will not want to put this book down and will be bereft once you do reach the end. I don't know how long the wait is for the next book, but if it's more than a week, it's too long.

This book picks up right where CATBTT leaves off and our favorite gummy bear eating agent is in deep trouble, Sloane is about to go feral, and Sparks is still rocking the catwoman suit. While the book centers around the 25 year old  mystery of what happened to Dex's parents, you still have all the relationship drama and team interaction that keeps me coming back to these books again and again. There is one WTF moment that happens, that I SO did not see coming and it was completely awesome!

Lots of changes in store for Destructive Delta and especially it's leaders Sloane and Dex. I'm not sure exactly where Charlie is taking us, but if she is driving the BearCat, you can bet I will be along for the ride.

If you have not read this series...STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING....and get them now!


RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press. Many thanks. This book was READ & RATED by Tyra


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