Book Review: “Bait & Switch” by Abigail Roux

Posted April 1, 2020 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Book Review: “Bait & Switch” by Abigail Roux

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

"Bait & Switch" by Abigail Roux
Series: Cut & Run #7.6
Genres: LGBT Romance
Published by Riptide Publishing on September 30, 2013
Format: eBook
Source: the library

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Also in this series: "High & Tight", Past & Presents

Also by this author: Fish & Chips, Stars & Stripes, Ball & Chain, Shock & Awe, Crash & Burn, Part & Parcel, "Brick & Mortar Books", "Dine & Dash", "High & Tight", "Shake and Bake", Past & Presents

A short story, 1.25 in the Sidewinder spin-off (and 7.6 in the Cut & Run Universe) LGBT romantic suspense series and revolving around Ty Grady and Zane Garrett — and Ty’s Force Recon team. In Sidewinder, the focus is on Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott with this story taking place in Baltimore.

“Bait & Switch” can be found in the back of Shock & Awe, 1 (Cut & Run, 7.5).

My Take

It’s a brief peek in on Kelly and Zane while the team is off on a mission and uses third person point-of-view from Nick’s perspective.

This tale comes after Kelly talks Nick into that kiss while Nick is babysitting him in Colorado (Shock & Awe, 1 (C&R, 7.5)) after events in New Orleans.

It’s pretty heated sexually as Kelly experiences a few firsts. And is terrified to talk to Nick.

It wasn’t the deal.

It also introduces that camera that Kelly loves so much, lol.

Zane gets a bit of news in this about Ty, makes a welcome discovery about Nick, and forges a new relationship with Kelly.

The Story

It’s a sweet bit of friendship when Nick shows up, in uniform, at Zane’s door with a letter.

A visit with more welcome when Kelly shows up.

The Characters

Special Agent Zane Garrett is FBI and missing his partner, Special Agent Ty Grady, who is in the wind with his Force Recon team. Ty is now a captain.

Force Recon is/was…
…a team of six Marines and Navy, now down to five. Nick “Irish” O’Flaherty is now a master sergeant along with the Cajun, Digger. Owen Johns was put into Naval Intelligence. Turns out, each man on this particular mission is on their own. Kelly “Doc” Abbott is their corpsman with some Ute in his background, although he wasn’t in any shape to join the team on this mission after events in Touch & Geaux, 7.

Chiapparelli’s is Zane’s favorite Italian restaurant in Baltimore. Ryan is a cute waiter there of whom Ty is jealous.

The Title

The title is Nick not taking the time to change, to Kelly’s emotions at the end in this “Bait & Switch”.

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