You guys, Touch & Geaux by Abigail Roux was my most anticipated read of 2013. M/M romance isn’t a genre that I frequent, but that doesn’t stop me from being deeply obsessed with this series. To an unstable degree. Seriously, my excitement about these characters actually frightens people. I am delighted to be able to say that this latest release in the Cut & Run series met all my expectations and left me dying for the next release. (Um, is it 2014 yet?)
If you want to know a little more background about the series and why I love it, check out my reviews of a couple of the previous books: Armed & Dangerous and Stars & Stripes. Since this is the seventh book in a series, I’ll try to keep my spoilers general and to a minimum. Still, if you haven’t read the series? QUIT WASTING YOUR TIME READING THIS REVIEW. Go ye forth and start. (Once you’re addicted, for details on how to thank me in the form of monetary compensation or other gift items, feel free to email.)
Also, if you want to see my completely spoiler-free review, as well as the status updates as I added as I read, head over to Goodreads.
When we last left our boys, Ty and Zane, all was well. They had just come out to their families and started thinking of the future and possible long-term plans. Ahh, the bliss. The romance. Yadda yadda. If you know Abigail Roux, you know that couldn’t last for long. And, as we were all warned, Touch & Geaux brought the angst. Seriously. All kinds of secrets were revealed, flashbacks into the past were shown and basically? All Hell broke loose.
I really hurt for my boys as I read. No matter how bad the secrets were, I never stopped rooting for both of them. Having to hold in some of the truths they were hiding? OUCH. So, instead of blaming them, I decided to blame Richard Burns. (Yeah, that’s right Dick, I don’t like you anymore.) I know a lot of people were convinced that one of them would be (or had been) cheating, but I actually wasn’t worried about that at all. As angst-happy as Abigail Roux may be, I trust her to know what would be considered going too far. Believe me, what actually happens is bad enough.
Still, I appreciated the few moments of “aww, how sweet” time in Touch & Geaux more than what we’ve had in the entire rest of the series because THEY EARNED IT.
As for the “ambiguous” ending we’ve been warned about and scared of for months? The “uh oh” was interrupted by a fist-pumping HELL YES! moment, so I’ll take it and be thankful. It could have been much worse, y’all.
Basically, this series is awesome and Touch & Geaux might have just been the most awesome of all. I can appreciate the need for hard truths and terrible fights – these boys were holding in a lot, and it needed to come out. The fact that I’m more than half convinced that they are real people and might actually have a mental breakdown due to having to wait a year for the next book? SMALL PRICE TO PAY, MY FRIENDS.
To Sum it Up:
- Ty & Zane are high atop the list of my favorite characters of all time. Touch & Geaux did nothing if not cement that further.
- I almost forgot to mention that Zane FINALLY got to kick ass and prove to Ty’s Marine buddies that insanity isn’t exclusive to their Recon team. YES!
- If you don’t read this series, you are missing out. Just sayin’.
The Book Vixen