Title: Cross and Crown ( A SidewinderStory)
Author: Abigail Roux
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M romance/ Contemporary/ Mystery
When Nick O’Flaherty arrives at the scene of a double homicide to find he has a witness to the crime, he thinks it’s his lucky day. But when he realizes his witness is suffering from amnesia and can’t even remember his own name, Nick wishes he’d gone with his gut and put in for vacation time.
Then Nick’s boyfriend and former Recon teammate, Kelly Abbott, joins him in Boston, and Nick finds his hands a little too full as the case and his personal life collide. The witness he’s dubbed “JD” is being tailed by Julian Cross, a retired CIA hitman. To complicate matters further, JD forms an attachment to Nick that Nick struggles not to respond to as they search for the key to JD’s identity.
Trying to determine whether JD is friend or foe as they investigate the crime puts them on the trail of a much older mystery. When multiple attempts are made on their lives, Nick is forced to turn to old enemies and new allies to solve a centuries-old crime before he and Kelly get added to the history books.
I am a huge fan of the Cut and Run Series, this book is a SideWinder Story which is tied to the Cut and Run Series.
Nick and Kelly make a wonderful couple and you can tell they just belong to together. The blurb tells you some of the adventures they get into while Kelly is on vacation visiting his lover Nick.
Once they decide to guard a man who has amnesia who, may or may not be the bad guy, things get hairy and the bullets start to fly.
It is great to see Nick and Kelly as lovers and as partners in solving a crime together and it was a joy to also have Julian and Cameron (from the Warriors Cross series) as part of this story.
The Sidewinders Series is a very well written and has a nice plot to dig into, but I am a little biased by the Cut and Run series and always want to see more of Ty and Zane.
It is always great to see characters from previous books, so I recommend this book. I hope you will look up the other books I have mentioned by Abigail Roux you won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed by: Cheryl