The bomb that went off at the end of Rack & Ruin threw Dex's life into chaos. With Sloane being injured in the blast and stuck in ICU, and Ash still recovering from his injuries as well, both by the hand of the Coalition, Lieutenant Sparks removes Destructive Delta from the case. But Dex is determined to protect his lover, his team and his family, so he sets out to take down the Coalition on his own. Sloane Brody didn't become the team leader of Delta because he was slow, he quickly figures out what Dex is doing and now, per Sloane's request, Ash has become Dex's new best friend.
The team may be off the case officially, but when have they ever played by the rules. If they are going to take down Beck and the Coalition, they are going to have to set aside personal grievances, learn to communicate and several team members will have to admit how they truly feel about each other. Dex loves Sloane more than anything and he knows Sloane loves him, he just needs to hear the words. Ash thinks that he has convinced himself not to love Cael, but that ship sailed long ago. The harder he fights his feelings, the larger the rift between them becomes. And Calvin and Hobbs, sometimes I want to lock them in a room and throw away the key. Hobbs is a man of few words, which is perfectly fine, words aren't going to heal the break in his relationship with Cal, Hobbs will have to show his partner how he really feels.
While the men of Destructive Delta are in emotional overload, Beck and the Coalition continue to elude them. Because Beck, as it turns out, is as smart as he is ruthless. He watches, waits, biding his time until the perfect opportunity presents itself to use the teams emotional turmoil and love for one another against them.
This book was non stop, action packed, drama, drama, drama from beginning to end. As I said, the men of DD all have some extreme personal issues they are dealing with but there is the constant threat of the Coalition to contend with at the same time. With so much going on, stories within stories and lives intersecting, it almost seems like too much for one book. But I think that is what I've come to love about this series. It is chaotic, insane, intense, hysterical and most of all, imaginative. It's hard for me to differentiate between main characters and secondary ones because everyone is a vital part of the story. I think my favorite aspect of this world Cochet has created is the camaraderie among the characters. Everyone is fiercely loyal regardless of what is going on in their lives, or the fact that they just may dislike each other.
This is a must read series for anyone that likes Shifter stories, paranormal romance, action, suspense or just a well woven and written story. It is a must that you start at the beginning though, this series must be read in order.
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! When she isn't writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
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