Rise & Fall by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

RiseFallAUDLGTitle: Rise & Fall

Author: Charlie Cochet

Narrator: Mark Westfield

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 05/28/2015

Length: 08 hours 47 minutes

Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Paranormal

Summary:

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.

Story Review:

I must say I was so glad Rise & Fall picked up right where Rack & Ruin ended! Those were some traumatic times. It set our story up to see our heroes grow and change while getting the bad guy.

Unfortunately, Dex and Sloane are apart for quite a lot of the book. Dex having decided to protect his family no matter the cost leaves Sloane recuperating at home. Lies are made and relationships are worn thin. However from this comes determination and finding out what means the most to them.

We see more of the other couples’ relationships, which is nice. Ash and Cael as well as Calvin and Hobbs move to address their issues.

There is lots of action and adventure. Although Dex is a little tstl at times, he is still his crazy fun self and I liked the music references throughout the book. We see a sweeter, sappier side of Sloane and I really liked the time they do spend together.

The story set up over the last three books came to a close, but I look forward to whatever else awaits the Destructive Delta team in future books.

Narration Review:

I really like this narrator, he has different voices for the characters and he is easy to listen to. I like that they do effects for talking on the phone or over headsets, it lends more depth to the production.

Links

Rise & Fall on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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