Reviewed by Mandi
It’s hard to say goodbye to my boys. My boys. Mine. Ty and Zane are one of my favorite couples. Their sarcastic humor paired with their passionate love for one another makes my obsession with them unhealthy. I’m not ashamed to admit it.
I was nervous coming into this final book. I didn’t love the previous book and felt like too much page time was spent with Nick. Then Riptide decided to not publish a cover, a blurb or have any advanced reviews for the book. I don’t care about a cover (the covers are not good anyway) or advanced reviews, but I wanted a blurb. I was scared Ty and Zane would not get a proper HEA and send off. But I should have trusted Roux. My fears were thrown away by about chapter two, then I just sat back and enjoyed the ride.
I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m not going to go into too many details and I’ll just write a vague review. Ty and Zane have a few things to wrap up. Who is the mole? Richard Burns is dead and what does this mean for them? And that pesky Vega Cartel won’t leave them alone.
But who cares about that stuff when we have Ty and Zane’s relationship?! And we get such good things! Their relationship is solid and loving and sexy. By the last book they knew they want to spend their life together and even settle down into something of a non-active lifestyle. However, with bad guys on your tail trying to kill you, that is difficult. Their life takes a new, and different turn in this book, but before the crazy sets in, Roux gives us lots of romance.
We still have Ty’s biting sense of humor throughout the book which I adore. I also was worried about Zane a bit. Not just his sobriety but I felt like he had all the weight on his shoulders, still working as a FBI agent, trying to sniff out the mole, and trying to keep his team and Ty safe. I felt like Zane’s story was well done and his journey was really rich. At the end of the book there is an author’s note from Roux. When the series first starts, Roux wrote with another person – Roux wrote Ty and the other author wrote Zane. When Roux took over the series on her own, she notes that she was unsure about how to get into Zane’s head. But I really think she figured him out. While I always thought I was a Ty girl, Zane is the one that tugged at my heart more in the end.
Nick and Kelly have a decent amount of page time as their story needed to be wrapped up, but I didn’t feel like he took over this book like the previous one. Owen and Digger and Liam (oh Liam Bell) get plenty of page time and I love them all.
The end is a little crazy, but expected I guess. Roux brings in all supporting characters from the series as a send-off. It may have gotten jumbled a bit but overall it made me smile.
I think Roux plans to continue to write Sidewinder books – I’d love a Liam book – he really needs a HEA. I can’t imagine what kind of woman will woo him.
With a few ups and downs, this is one of my favorite series.