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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 50 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: November 18, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016WPXS1O
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Hot, sexy, alpha men, a treasure hunt, a piece of (hopefully accurate) American history, an Irish treasure… an Irish anything, really!
Damn that accent is HOT, gets me every time! Yea, got the audiobook and man was that awesome. Also that Boston swagger, fcking delicious.
Totally solid book 2, will read again for sure (also just FYI there’s some connection to the Cut & Run series happening, so you might want to read that first to fully get the background story here… not absolutely necessary though, just easier to get in on everything)
I really liked the first half of Cross & Crown. I was intrigued by Nick and his dominant nature, "Nick was about as alpha top as a man could get". I wanted to see that, but this book didn't show much of that side of him. For example, a good lead up would get started and then.....details are skipped and it's the next day and you really don't know what happened. There's a comment about Nick's dominating behavior from Nick's partner Hagen, and a few from Kelly, but little action to support it. I did think Kelly was a lot stronger in this book. In the past he's come across as more of a sidekick to Nick. Sadly, Zane and Ty do not make an appearance. There is a phone call with each of them,which I loved and they are mentioned a few times, but that's it. Just like other Cut & Run fans, I crave more of Ty and Zane. Can't get enough.
Nick and Kelly are way more open about their relationship then Ty and Zane. Nick has no qualms about kissing Kelly in front of co-workers or in front of anyone else. JD included. There were several moments that I thoroughly enjoyed. The blurb suggested more interference with Nick's "feelings" for JD than I thought there actually was. Nick doesn't hesitate turning JD down in favor of Kelly. It was a non-issue for me.
I get a little tired of all the history in Abigail's books and found myself skipping parts of this book. I didn't skip similar parts in Cut & Run, because I didn't want to miss anything whatsoever that was happening in that series. I keep mentioning Cut & Run because it's easy to think of the two series as one, since Nick and Kelly are prevalent in several books from Cut & Run. I think anyone reading this series should first read about Nick and Kelly's in Cut & Run, which I think their first appearance is in book 4, Divide & Conquer, and they are also heavily featured in books 7, 8 and 9. Shock & Awe (Sidewinder series book 1) takes place immediately following the trip to New Orleans in Touch & Geaux (book 7 of Cut & Run). Sorry for all the confusion mentioning both series, but they are heavily entwined.
I probably would have given this 5 stars, but I kept expecting to see more intimate scenes like in Cut & Run (which were epic). I wanted to see that side of Nick and I didn't get it.
First - this is not part of the cut & run series. It's a new series with Nick and Kelly as the MCs. And I realized that was the problem with the last book - it was supposed to be about Zane & Ty - no, Nick & Kelly - no, Zane & Ty... Ok, not really sure who's book it was supposed to be so it was so confusing. This book is about Nick & Kelly. In this book Zane and Ty are not secondary or supporting characters - they are a mentioned, a footnote and less then a few pages devoted to both - which was perfect. The story is Nick and Kelly's story and it is a very good story.
I liked the development of both MCs - Nick's background is filled in and you can see why he became who he is. Kelly as the Sidewinder medic had the supporting role on the Sidewinder team - that's the role he continues here. Supporting doesn't mean not important - Kelly is very important in this story - he is Nick's everything. Kelly's background is not as expanded as Nick's, but Kelly's character was further developed and expanded. He is a strong loving man who is able follow his partner's lead or take charge as needed. I look forward to learning more about Kelly in future series.
Warrior's Cross is one of my re-read books. I have to admit the negative comments about Julian is one of the reasons why I hesitated to buy this book. The reviews were wrong (in my opinion). Julian is completely believable and this book portrays who he became with the love and what happens when his HEA is threatened. I love who he became. In my opinion Julian's development and growth is 'spot on'.
I liked the mystery and the use of the history of Boston - Civil war, Irish mafia and the Masons - was well done. Not sure if Abi will continue down this path with the Sidewinder series - it doesn't seem like it. If not, perhaps in another series this can be expanded.
Bottom line, great book. Pick it up and be prepared to curl up for an afternoon of entertainment. I promise you at the end you will have a 'warm and fuzzy' feeling. Then five minutes after that you will go to the author's website to find out when the next book in this series will be coming out.
Read the book - go to Abi's website - fyi... Abi is more active on her Tumbler side.
Julian was a very small part of the story and Cameron, aside from being the kidnappee, was pretty much non-existent (which was OK with me because I'm not a Cameron fan, I'm more in the "What does he see in him"???? camp).
For the rabid Ty and Zane fans - there's one Kelly/Zane snarky phone call; one Nick and Ty angsty - our friendship is still fractured phone call and one funny Julian mentioning Ty. Other than that - apparently the whole "crossover" thing only goes one way.
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