Audio Review: Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux

Posted March 15, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 6 Comments

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Audio Review: Ball & Chain by Abigail RouxBall & Chain by Abigail Roux
Series: Cut & Run #8
Narrator: J. F. Harding
Published by Audible on 12-15-15
Genres: M/M Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hrs
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads

Home from their unexpected deployment, the former members of Marine Force Recon team Sidewinder rejoin their loved ones and try to pick up the pieces of the lives they were forced to leave behind. Ty Grady comes home to Zane Garrett, only to find that everything around him has changed—even the men he went to war with. He barely has time to adjust before his brother, Deuce, asks Ty to be his best man. But that isn’t all Deuce asks Ty to do, and Ty must call for backup to deal with the business issues of Deuce’s future father-in-law.

Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott join Ty and Zane at the wedding on an island in Scotland, thinking they’re there to assuage Deuce’s paranoia. But when bodies start dropping and boats start sinking, the four men get more involved with the festivities than they’d ever planned to.

With the clock ticking and the killer just as stuck on the isolated island as they are, Ty and Zane must navigate a veritable minefield of family, friends, and foes to stop the whole island from being destroyed.

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Ty and Zane get invited to be a part of Duce’s (Ty’s brother) wedding. It’s taking place in Scotland and if you’re a fan of the series you know that these guys can’t go on a vacation without murder and mayhem happening.

Zane sighed. “I was so hoping this would be a normal vacation.”
Ty smacked him on the side of the head. “Don’t use bad words.”

Ty and Zane on a rug, in front of a fire, in a castle in Scotland. OH. MY. LAWD!

Once their breathing calmed and the ringing in Zane’s ears faded, he heard the muffled sound of Nick and Kelly in their bedroom, catcalling and applauding. Ty must have heard it as well, because they both began to laugh at the same time.
“Is wrong that I’m turned on by the idea of forcing your friends to listen to us having sex?”, Zane asked with a frown.
Ty laughed harder. “Just don’t tell Nick that. He’ll offer to critique your performance. Or worse, join us.”

I love that Nick and Kelly came along for the ride in Ball & Chain. They are Ty and Zane 2.0. The banter between the group is great. I was laughing so much while I listened. J. F. Harding does a wonderful job with the narration. Having mostly a male cast of characters, Harding has no problem making each of them stand out as individuals.

There was some twisted and turns with some of the characters and more secrets from their pasts come out and I feel like Ty and Zane are heading to a fantastic HEA. I can’t believe I only have one more book left in the series, Crash & Burn is up next.


About J. F. Harding

J.F. Harding has been in the audiobook game since 2013. He has been profiled by USA Today, and has been nominated for Best Narrator and Best Audiobook by Sinfully Addicted. He is known for his distinct, multi-layered character voices, and immersive delivery. Follow him on Twitter @hardingvoice.

About Abigail Roux

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year. Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of ‘Call of Duty’ throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

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6 responses to “Audio Review: Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux

  1. I have tried the first one in this series and it just wasn’t for me. However, I have fun reading everyone’s reviews of the books. I almost feel like I get all the good parts and can live through y’all. Yes this is my secret: books that don’t work for me I get enjoyment from other people enjoying them LOL