Author: Abigail Roux
Narrator: Brock Thompson
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Run Time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
At a Glance: Part & Parcel is a highly recommended audio and read, if you’re a fan of Abigail Roux. I think this is her best story yet!
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend’s call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on.
Moving on together, though, is harder than either of them realized it would be. Kelly struggles with simply being a lover instead of the doc while Nick is mired in his recovery. The distance between them inches along in stilted silence.
Desperately seeking solace, Nick finally gathers the courage to sort through the possessions his dear friend and fellow Sidewinder teammate, Elias Sanchez, left him when he died. Instead of comforting memories, Nick and Kelly find a stack of letters and strict instructions from Eli that prompt them to send out a call for assistance. With Eli’s letters in hand, Sidewinder sets out on one last mission together, seeking peace and absolution from beyond the grave – and from each other.
Review: After reading the last book in the Cut & Run series, I was a bit hesitant to read or listen to Part & Parcel. But, I needed to find out what happened to Nick and how he fared after Crash & Burn.
What I really loved about Part & Parcel was not so much how Nick and Kelly were able to work out their issues but in how this last bittersweet journey the Sidewinders members take was in honor of their teammate and brother Elias Sanchez. No explosions and no one running for their lives, just a journey into what they were, what became of them after Sidewinder went their separate ways, and possibly what their future holds.
I’m so glad that Abigail Roux wrote Part & Parcel the way she did because it gave insight to why these guys are so close knit. I also enjoyed the paranormal hints that were given—it made me wish that I’d known Eli a bit more, and I hope that Owen finds that missing part of Eli. Sounds like a story in the making.
As for Brock Thompson’s narration…outstanding! He is new to me, and I’ve now found another narrator I would listen to instantly, if it’s a book I’m interested in.
Part & Parcel is a highly recommended audio and read, if you’re a fan of Abigail Roux. I think this is her best story yet!
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