Monday, August 24, 2015

Book of the Week: Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet

Author: Charlie Cochet
Against the Grain: Book 5 in THIRDS Series
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Length: 231 pages
Available: August 3, 2015


As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul-tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a Recon Agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.


I love every word in this series. We have followed Dex and Sloan through the beginning. We have truly come to just adore everyone in THIRDS… well mostly everyone. In Against the Grain we get to finally see Ash and Cael! Do they make it? Is it love? You’ll find out soon enough. Of course it wouldn’t be perfection without the cheesy doodle-y crunching Dex! That man cracks me up. OMG! I laugh so hard it hurts! And with more Cael in it, watching Dex and him is brilliant. Thanksgiving in the kitchen! EPIC! Pretty much this entire book is everything I have waited for. Charlie has created such an amazing world. When I start one of these books, I never want to leave. We see all the familiar faces, learn so much more about the characters, and *Crosses fingers* get a glimpse of what the future holds for some.
Ash, rough and tough assholish man, isn’t more than the impenetrable armor he wears. He really hugged my heart and to see him and Cael discover each other and their past? That was something else.
THIRDS wouldn’t be THIRDS if not for surprises and Charlie gives you those on top of all that you are hoping to see in this book. Against the Grain is an outstanding addition to the THIRDS books and I impatiently wait for more from Charlie Cochet!

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  1. Love this series. Looking forward to reading Ash and Cael's story :)

  2. LOVED this book! Now can't wait for it to come out in audio!