Hatch Day Review | Tried & True by Charlie Cochet

Tried True

About the Book: 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 to 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….

M/M Urban Fantasy

Dreamspinner Press | November 24, 2017
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I’m not sure how to start this review, because I don’t want anyone to think that I’m criticizing this series.  I adore the THIRDS.  My past reviews are a testament to how special this crew is to me.  In no way does what I’m about to talk about next mean that I’m giving up or quitting this series.  I love Destructive Delta.

Now, I think it’s probably good that the focus of the story is changing.  I know some may say that the series is going on too long, and there’s a part of me that even agrees with them.  However, what I really think it needs is a renovation.  If this series is going to keep going, it definitely needs to be shaken up.  The formula of the series so far has been stellar.  Obviously, since Dex is an extremely charismatic lead character with a group of friends and family who are the best supporting cast.  The dynamic between the group is fantastic.  It’s just become a little predictable.

That’s not to say I didn’t get hooked on all the action in Tried & True, because I always do.  I got choked up with Dex, and prayed the book would end on a happy note, because Dex and Sloane deserve a perfect happily ever after.  I wasn’t bored at all, I just don’t think I was quite as excited as I used to be.  (Also, and please don’t shoot me, I skimmed the wedding.  I’m not a fan of actual real life weddings, so reading one wasn’t really good for me.)  I don’t want the THIRDS world to end, but maybe it could do with a good face lift?

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’m excited for what’s coming next.  I know we aren’t going to lose the men I love, but hopefully we get more.  I’m looking forward to more about Wolf.  I want to read about Taylor and Angel.  I’m ready for Austin and Zach to finally be together.  I loved the little glimpse we got of Dom and West.  So, maybe this one wasn’t my favorite, doesn’t matter because I have a feeling there’s good coming.

Thank you to Dreamspinner Press for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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