Author: Madeleine Urban

Audio Review: Fish & Chips by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

Posted September 2, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Audio Review: Fish & Chips by Abigail Roux, Madeleine UrbanFish & Chips by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
Series: Cut & Run #3
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Published by Dreamspinner Press on December 14th 2011
Genres: M/M, Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Source: Purchased

Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they're assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring-an out-and-proud married couple-on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean. As their boss says, surely they'd rather kiss each other than be shot at, and he has no idea how right he is. Portraying the wealthy criminals requires a particular change in attitude from Ty and Zane while dealing with the frustrating waiting game of their assignment. As it begins to affect how they treat each other in private, Ty and Zane realize there's more to being partners than watching each other's backs, and when the case takes an unexpected turn and threatens Ty's life, Ty and Zane will have to navigate seas of white lies and stormy secrets, including some of their own.

topread Well-Written addictive

Everyone keeps telling that each book in this series is better than the last and it’s so true!

In Fish & Chips we get to see Ty and Zane have the vacation they should have had in the last book, Sticks & Stone when they were actually on vacation. The two FBI partners have to go undercover as a married gay couple who are involved in an international smuggling ring on a cruise. Neither are very happy about the assignment.  Especially Ty.

Ty has to play the boy toy of the marriage and it’s funny to see him go through the waxing, tanning and wardrobe change. Not to mention that Ty tries on the submissive  role to get into character. This only drives Zane crazy and makes him wonder how much trouble he is going to be in once they are back in the real world.

Even though the pair are actually working a case they get some R & R while playing the parts of the married couple but it’s not all fun and sun. Someone is trying to kill Ty, well really the person he is playing. It wouldn’t be a Cut & Run book without someone trying to kill the guys.

Fish & Chips is full of suspense that I’ve come to expect from the series with the added bonus of more romance behind Ty and Zane.

I never planned on listening to the book but I got the audio for like $0.95 after using my $5 coupon from It took me a few chapters to really get into Sean Crisden’s narration. The biggest problem I had with the narrator was his voice for Ty & Zane’s boss. It sounds like a cross Jim Henson muppet. But luckily he didn’t have a big part in the book so once we moved away from him I started enjoying his narration of Ty and Zane. I’m not a big fan of male narrators and I don’t think I would enjoy listening to Crisden do a lot of female voices but since Cut & Run series is about two male leads I think I’ll give him another try for book 3, Divide & Conquer.

If you’re looking to give the M/M genre a try I highly recommend the Cut & Run series. It focuses on the FBI cases and the romance is secondary and sex is not too graphic in the beginning of the series so it’s a nice way to easy into the M/M sex scenes. Honesty I don’t even see this series as a M/M but a series about two partners falling in love that happen to both be men. It’s really well written and romantic suspense fans will love it.


“He sighed heavily and lifted his chin stubbornly, meeting Zane’s eyes without flinching. “I didn’t just say it to get you to jump. I’m in love with you Zane,” he admitted in a calm, clear voice. “I have been for a while.”

“I know you don’t….” He shook his head and glanced up at the stark white wall across the way from his cell, starting over. “I know you care about me. That’s all I need. I just figured… we have enough secrets between us,” he continued as he looked back up at Zane and smiled nervously. “Now it’s just one less.”

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.

Review: Sticks & Stones by Abigail Roux

Review: Sticks & Stones by Abigail Roux

Posted April 8, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

  At a glance: Stick & Stones is an intense read with action, mystery and an emotional and hot budding romance. The Characters: Ty and Zane are two FBI agents that are so messed up and share a dysfunctional partnership and are in love but neither can see it. Ty is ex-military smart ass. Zane is an uptight by the book agent. The Plot: Ty and Zane are finding it after to cope with the events in Cut and Run and have been on desk duty until they can get their heads on straight. Both are ready to head back into the field but after not passing their mental evals they are forced to take a vacation. But this is no relaxing vacation on a beach. It’s chalked full of life […]

Review: Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux

Review: Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux

Posted January 23, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

First I have to give a shout out to Jen over at Red Hot Books for bullying me into reading Cut & Run. THANK YOU!!! I went into reading Cut & Run with the attitude, sweet hot M/M sex and nothing else in mind….. This is not a fluff book with hot sweaty men going at it. Well there is hot sex but that’s not the main focus. Cut & Run has a real back bone. The M/M romance aspect of the book was really just the cherry on top of a great read. I was so caught up in the serial killer case and what was going to happen next. I really had to use my brain to work the case with Ty and Zane. […]