Title: Rise & Fall (THIRDS #4)
Author: Charlie Cochet and Mark Westfield (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: May 28th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Sequel to Rack & Ruin
After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.
With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well intentioned—begin to spiral out of control. Sloane is all too familiar with the desire to retaliate, but some things are more important, like the man who’s pledged to stand beside him. As Dex starts down a dark path, it’s up to Sloane to show him what’s at stake, and finally put a name to what’s in his heart.
Once again, Mark Westfield elevates the story with his wonderful character voices and narration. 5 stars for the audio!
I absolutely love and adore Mark Westfield’s narration of this series! To me, it’s Westfield’s narration that makes this series shine.
I enjoyed this story the best out of the series. I loved getting to see the relationship between Sloane and Dex deepen. I loved seeing Calvin and Hobbs give in to their feelings for one another. Finally, I loved Cael and Ash finally begin to come to terms with the feelings they are having for each other (or really, Ash come to terms, because Cael was already there).
I didn’t like Dex lying and going off on his own to investigate. It was good it was cleared up without too many mistakes that Dex wouldn’t have been able to come back from.
One thing I did miss is the humor that was present in the other books. There is some humor just not as much as the other books. However, it’s totally understandable being there was so much pain, etc. happening. This story definitely has a heavier emotional and angst-filled tone than the others in the series, but the emotion is so well done and the story flows really, really well.
Finally, Tony in the end? Classic!
What can I say? This series is full of humor, action, suspense, and sexy times. Couple all of that with Mark Westfield’s narrative delivery, and I’m hooked!
Fans of the series won’t be disappointed with this installment. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next audio book in the series!