Shock & Awe by Abigail Roux

Shock & AweShock & Awe by Abigail Roux
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Riptide Publishing
Short Story:  25,300 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  4

After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He’s not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O’Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet—after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can. He’s very surprised, though, when Nick humors his moment of curiosity and kisses him.

Nick knows all of Kelly’s quirks and caprices, so the kiss was a low-risk move on his part . . . or so he thought. But what should’ve been a simple moment unleashes a flood of confusing emotions and urges that neither man is prepared to address.

Now, Kelly and Nick must figure out what they mean to each other—friends and brothers in arms, or something even deeper?—before the past can come back to ruin their tenuous future.


So this is a spin off to the “Cut & Run” series, this is featuring the men of Sidewinder, Ty’s military group.  The story picks up with Kelly’s release from the hospital after being shot in New Orleans and his and Nick’s arrival at Kelly’s cabin in Colorado.

My major gripe is this book is soooo short.  I wish I could have had a longer story.  I felt like I was just getting into these two and the story is over.  There is an additional short at the end but I couldn’t figure out why it was separate.  It is such a continuation of the story it didn’t seem like it needed to be separate.  The characters are interesting and much deeper than the length of the story would lead you to believe.  Nick is the more complex and interesting of the two and I would have loved to have get more insight into the man.  Kelly was too shallow in this story to get much of a read on him.  It will be interesting if we see more of these two in this series to see if more of Kelly comes out.

The writing is excellent.  What is glimpsed of the characters is just as good.  The sex is SIZZLING!!!!  If you are a fan of the “Cut & Run” series you will enjoy this book.  I think most fans will be disappointed at the length though.



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Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Four Roses, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, TJ and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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