Author: Abigail Roux
Cover Artist: L C Chase
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/21/2015
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: M/M Romance
Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend’s call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near-disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on.
Moving on together, though, is harder than either of them realized it would be. Kelly struggles with simply being a lover instead of the Doc, while Nick is mired in his recovery. The distance between them inches along in stilted silence.
Desperately seeking solace, Nick finally gathers the courage to sort through the possessions his dear friend and fellow Sidewinder teammate Elias Sanchez left him when he died. Instead of comforting memories, Nick and Kelly find a stack of letters and strict instructions from Eli that prompt them to send out a call for assistance. With Eli’s letters in hand, Sidewinder sets out on one last mission together, seeking peace and absolution from beyond the grave—and from each other.
Without a doubt my favourite of the Sidewinder series and perhaps one of my favourites by Abigail Roux full stop.
This book was not at all what I was expecting, it was more, so much more!
I think the author did quite a brave thing considering the amount of love there is out there for some of her characters. She took out all the bad guys, the explosions, the guns, the sprint to save the day and she stripped her boys raw then sent them cross country on an emotional ride to put them all back together again.
As they follow Eli’s last request in the form of many letters and a bedraggled sock monkey the entire Sidewinder team plus Zane are brought back together for one last hurrah. Although the focus is still primarily on Kelly and Nick it takes the whole team, their baggage, their secrets and their honesty for these men to finally find any sort of peace.
There is laughter, hi-jinks, memories and tears, lots and lots of tears as these men look back at their pasts to move forward with their future. Eli it seems was very astute and knew just what each of them needed, what each of them struggled with and how he could help each of them in some small way to move on.
This book answers a lot of questions and fills in a lot of blanks from both the Sidewinder and Cut & Run series but it does raise some other points that come as both a shock to the team and the reader and I guess we have to watch this space to see if we will be given the answers.
Abigail Roux – you are a menace who made me cry big ugly tears!
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