- File Size: 1631 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HLORZYG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,778 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hell & High Water (THIRDS Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I'm going to start by saying that some of my most trusted book lover BFFs have been singing the praises of Charlie Cochet's THIRDS for ages now, I've even had the first two in the series on my Kindle for nearly three years. With it coming up on October, I decided it was a perfect time to give it a read for my paranormal posts. Simply put: THIRDS is BRILLIANT!
When I started Hell & High Water I thought, hmmm Dex is interesting. Talk about an understatement. As a high school graduate of the Class of '91, I grew up with the music of the 80's, now I can't say they ever filled me with the "drop everything, sing, & dance" adrenaline rush that Dex brings to the team, but it made me smile every time he starts singing. As an life-long devoted Star Wars geek, I really loved Sloane's closeted geek side that he shares with Dex.
As for the mystery side of the series, to say it had me on the edge of my seat from cover to cover may sound cliche but its no less true. I won't touch on the plot as I don't do spoilers but let me say I could not put it down, when I finished one I immediately started the next. The characters just blend together so well, even when they are at odds, as in Dex and Ash, he is not a fan of Dex's fire or his love of everything 80s. As for the romance, well lets just say that its off the charts and the chemistry between Dex and Sloane is what we all hope to find.
Dex, Sloane, and Destructive Delta is the paranormal equivalent of Abigail Roux's Ty, Zane, and Sidewinder. Now, I am not saying its a copy, far from it! The passion, anticipation, intrigue, excitement it sparks in me is similar to how I felt with the Cut & Run series. THIRDS is most definitely an incredible, emotional roller coaster all on its own and I can't believe it took me so long to check it out because now I'm waiting on tender hooks waiting for more of Delta's adventures.
Okay, so I actually started with the ending; does that mean I have nothing to say about the rest of the book?
Of course not!
Would I be writing a review, if I didn't want to tell you more about it?
Let's get to plot, characters and setting.
The plot seemed interesting - obviously, if I got the book - and I wasn't disappointed while reading. There was a certain degree of predictability, but it wasn't a case of me being a hundred percent sure something will take place. Except for the bad guy/gal (not telling you which it is); I saw them coming, although I didn't realize the extent of their motives until the final chapters.
The setting was something I was immersed into. There's enough of our (real) world that no lengthy info dumps were needed, but there were also enough made-up things about shifters and their place in society to read about something new.
I enjoyed the fighting - training or real - scenes and the interactions between the characters, except for that between Dex and his little brother. Characters kept saying how important they are to each other, but I barely saw them interact and when I did, it felt like it was too staged, as if the brother was a plot device. Since I'm a sucker for good brother relationships, I was really hoping that this would change throughout the book and while Dex did things for his brother, I could never shake of the feeling of Cael existing for the sole purpose of being convenient to the plot.
If I have to sum the book up, I'd go with entertaining, somewhat predictable and could use some work on brotherly relationships.
If you enjoy shifters and cop stories with romance going on along the rest of the plot, check out Hell & High Water.
I got this free, on "sale" and it is hands-down the best free novel I've ever read and among the best novels I've read, total. Very clever, hook me on a long series. I see what y'all did there... *buys next book*
Bonus YAY, it's also the cleanest read - I noticed a single typo, missing end-quotes. Remarkable line editing.
Dex is a hilarious main character - he was pretty serious/sombre at the start of the book due to the situation in which he found himself, but once he is transferred to the THIRDS his personality starts to shine - he is the one that provides the amusement for everyone, and diffuses serious situations with humour.
Sloan Brodie is more serious throughout the story, he's still suffering after experiencing the loss of a partner ( both work and relationship wise ). Dex is just the person he needs to spend time - someone that seems to annoy and amuse him equally.
Maybe the bad guy in the story was just a little predictable, but I still enjoyed the storyline and all the characters in the THIRDS.
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