Book: Tried and True
Series: THIRDS # 10
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publication date: November 24, 2017
Length: 254 pages
Reviewed by Erin
Sequel to Darkest Hour Before Dawn
When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS….
With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.
Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water….
Now that the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie has been devoured--leftovers, yum!--let us also take a moment to give thanks for the awesome that is Charlie Cochet's THIRDS series. For Sloane Brodie and Dexter J. Daley. For Ash, Cael, Seb, and Hudson. For the Destructive Delta team. For Sergeant Tony Maddock. For every single character, whether good or evil. The THIRDS series is one of a kind. It's been a long and twisty, often hilarious, sometimes heart breaking, road to get to this point. We're not at the end, yet, but we are wrapping up one adventure before moving on to the next.
And what better way to end on a high note than with a wedding? I mean love and happily ever after, is there anything better? However, this is the wedding of Sloane and Dex we're talking about so you know things are bound to go haywire. Boy does it ever! A kidnapping, bad guys, flying bullets, and more. Gah! Tried and True was a roller coaster from beginning to end.
Sloane and Dex have come so, so far. From the beginning when Dex was tripping into Sloane and Sloane was mired in guilt and grief until now, when they are true partners, mated, madly in love, and about to be married, it's been a hell of a journey. In this book, Charlie gives our guys one last mission before they head off to TIN. I don't want to give anything away, but suffice it to say, Destructive Delta kicked some serious ass. This is the action I've been dying for Charlie to get back to and she really delivered. It was action packed and nail biting and I loved every moment of it.
Not to be outdone by the guys and girls being the badasses they are, there is still a wedding that needs to happen. There were many quiet, tender moments between Sloane and Dex that are guaranteed to melt your hearts...and the sexy times to melt other things. Emotional moments between Tony and Dex and ones with Ash and Sloane. Don't worry, there's also plenty of shenanigans, hijinx, and all the laugh out moments you've come to love and expect.
Charlie has given her fans some of everything in Tried and True and it is the perfect ending to this part of the Sloane and Dex saga. Some lingering questions are answered, loose ends tied up, while leaving the future wide open for our favorite THIRDS agents. I am really excited about what Charlie has in store for our dynamic duo (and their merry band of partners in crime) and can't wait to see what happens next!
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