Cat and I decided to do just one book/audiobook that we enjoyed in 2016 instead of a top 10 or anything along those lines. When it came down to it, we both said THIRDS. Cat has listened to all the Audio's pretty much in the past month, said she couldn't make herself stop and set the iPod down, because the stories were so juicy and enthralling. Myself, I've read all the books in the series at least twice, but my personal favorite that has received much more of my time than any others in the series is book 5, Against the Grain.
So, we decided to make the THIRDS series our top series for 2016. Just in time for the long awaited release of book 8, Thick & Thin, on February 1st. For the month of January we'll be sharing our reviews for the audios and e-books in this series as well as some fun sneak peaks at book 8, ending with the release review of Thick & Thin on release day. So stay tuned and check back daily for updates and more!
THIRDS book 7
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- Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:09-20-16
Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.
Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.
Cat's Audiobook Review...
What made the experience of listening to Smoke & Mirrors the most enjoyable?Everything. This is the best story yet.
Which character – as performed by Mark Westfield – was your favorite?Dex. I loved how he evolved and Mark showed us so much emotion in this book. I have to Admit I like Wolf and Hudson's British accents too.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?What moment didn't! I was scared for Dex at the torture in the beginning. I cried several times. Dex and Sloane's love is touching. I cried when Dex heard his mom's voice on the tapes. I cried hard at one point I can't say why as it would be a spoiler. And the ending gave me happy tears. The entire story is so emotional and awesome.!
Any additional comments?
OH MY GOSH! Just when you think a series can't get better it surprisingly outshines itself. Smoke and Mirrors is the best in this series yet. The entire book evokes so many emotions from laughter to nail-biting suspense to tears of sorrow and joy.
I love Sloan and Dex and this story gives us so much more into their lives.I just can't say enough about how great this book is. You have to read it to see!
If you like unusual shifters, cat shifters, special ops, nail-biting suspense(lots of suspense) romance, hot man sex and a fabulous ending this is a must read!
Let me preface by saying, this a series that MUST be read in order, not a stand alone story. In the last book, Catch a Tiger by the Tail, we were left wondering what happened to Dex after Sloane put out a call to the team that Dex had been taken from their home while they slept. I wasn't sure how this aspect of the story would play out. Would Cochet drag us along while slowly revealing who had Dex and why. Thankfully, that is all revealed in the first few chapters, but it sets a series of events in motion that are going to change everything for Dex, Sloane and Destructive Delta.
Friendships will be tested, loyalties questioned and more than one person's life will be in danger by the time the threat is revealed. And even then, you just know that it is only beginning of the end. Several nagging suspicions, or questions if you will, that I've had since the very first book in this series are answered. But Cochet, being the master storyteller she is, threw some new curve balls and grenades into the already chaotic lives of these THIRDS agents. Seven books in and I am still completely engaged in the stories, intrigued by the characters as they continue to grow and evolve. There is one hell of a shocker revealed at the end of the book that really took me by surprise, made me look at a character I believed to be a snake in disguise in a different way. I love when books can surprise me that way.
Definitely a must read for fans of PNR, Shifter stories, fantastical world building that is completely believable and overall anyone that is looking for a book that will pull you in and have you craving the next installment immediately. Such a great series, one of my favorites.
Action. Humor. Romance. THIRDS!
THIRDS exists to uphold the law for Humans and Therians without prejudice.
During the Vietnam War, biological warfare spread the Melanoe virus, infecting millions worldwide and changing the course of human history forever. The vaccine, Eppione.8, created using strains from animals immune to the virus, activated a dormant mutation within the virus that altered human DNA and gave birth to a new species: Therians.
In an attempt to restore social order, the US government put new regulations and laws into place, along with a Therian branch of government. In 1990, Human and Therian legislators launched the Therian Human Intelligence, Recon, Defense Squadron aka the THIRDS, an elite, military-funded agency comprised of an equal number of Human and Therian agents.
But THIRDS agents are more than a team—they’re a family through thick and thin, and along the way, some find true love. While every day brings dangers and challenges, one thing will never change: standing up for what you believe in and protecting the people you love is never optional.
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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 adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. 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.Website: http://www.charliecochet.comTHIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochetFacebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochetPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/charliecochet/Email: email@example.comSo, there are several opportunities for you to win something here. Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance at an e-book or an audiobook, but remember to leave a comment as well. First, you'll be entered into the monthly giftcard giveaway here at TTC. Second, Mrs. Cochet has been known to pop in and comment on her comments.Remember to leave your contact info in your comment please...
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