Tried & True (Audio Review)

Title: Tried & True (THIRDS #10)
Author: Charlie Cochet and Mark Westfield (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 2nd 2018
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS…

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water…

I love Mark Westfield’s narration for this series! From his character voices, to his audio effects, to the performance as a whole, I loved listening to his narration of the THIRDS series. It’s got great pacing and it’s just an entertaining listen from beginning to end.

The action in Tried & True is heavy with plenty of twists. Fans of the series have been waiting a long time to see a lot of the ongoing threads tied off, and the answers are sometimes blindsiding. It’s not all action though. Told from both Sloane and Dex’s points of view there are some very passionate encounters between Sloan and Dex, as well as some very sweet one-on-one moments between the two affirming just how perfect they are for each other.

I’m really hoping this isn’t the last time we’ll see everyone together.


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Review Copy

Audio copy of Tried & True (THIRDS #10) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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