Shock & Awe by Abigail Roux
(A Sidewinder Story)
"Does this mean I get to say I love you and you have to say it back?"
After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He’s not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O’Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet—after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can. He’s very surprised, though, when Nick humors his moment of curiosity and kisses him.
Nick knows all of Kelly’s quirks and caprices, so the kiss was a low-risk move on his part . . . or so he thought. But what should’ve been a simple moment unleashes a flood of confusing emotions and urges that neither man is prepared to address.
"Do you believe me when I say I want the D?"
"If I beg, will you shove that into me?"
Now, Kelly and Nick must figure out what they mean to each other—friends and brothers in arms, or something even deeper?—before the past can come back to ruin their tenuous future
To clarify things I am a huge Cut & Run fan, and this story picks up were Touch & Geaux left us in New Orleans. In the previous books I have had issues with Nick O'Flaherty simply because he was in love with my Ty Brady and the only man for Ty is Zane Garrett. This is a wonderful written story as always, that changes focus to Kelly Abbott and Nick. This side of Nick we have not seen, the best friend, the protector and the possible lover for Kelly. From their first kiss to their baby steps into a real relationship is a wonderful journey that only Abigail can tell. At the end of Shock & Awe Ms. Roux changed my mind about "O" and I'm really glad she did.
I give this book a rating of ★★★★1/2's
Can't wait for Bait & Switch coming in 2014!