‘Crash & Burn’ by @abigailroux #VirtualBlogTour #Giveaway #Review

Bethany reviews Crash & Burn’ Cut & Run series #9, by Abi Roux.  Published by Riptide on March 30th, 2015.  413 pgs

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Hello and thank you for joining me as I bid a fond farewell to Ty and Zane on the Crash & Burn virtual tour! For the next five days, join me on my virtual stops to help me say goodbye to the Cut & Run series with cut scenes, playlists, behind the scenes looks at the process of writing this last book, and a peek at the original plan for the series and the twists and turns it took on its journey to the end.

Did I mention the prizes? I have incredible prizes for two winners; a go-bag put together by one B. Tyler Grady. Each bag has over $370 worth of goodies in it. For more detail on the contents, you can click the link at the end of this post! Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of these bags. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 4, and winners will be announced on April 6th. Contest is valid worldwide.


Why I read this book:  I think that is a silly question but I will go with it.  I have loved this series since May 14th, 2012 so there was no question that I would be reading this one.

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It’s been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve, while Ty is at sea in a world where he’s no longer the tip of a spear.

There’s just one more hurdle in the way of their happy ever after: a traitor from their inner circle who threatens to burn their world to the ground.

Squeezed between the Vega cartel, an unknown mole, and too many alphabet agencies to count, Ty and Zane must gather all their strength and resources to beat the longest odds they’ve ever faced. To make it out alive, they’ll need help from every friend they’ve got. Even the friends who might betray their trust.

 

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Review

Conversation with hubby earlier this week went like this.

Me: I should have Ty & Zane’s last book Saturday.

Hubby: That’s nice.

Me: Its the LAST book in the series.

Hubby: (looking unfazed)  That sucks.

Me: YOU HAVE NO SOUL.

Then Friday when I got the book and started it and I was sobbing like a baby.

Hubby: It will be ok.

Me: YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND

I am not sure how to review this book.  Because it is pure perfection and I am not sure I will be able to do it justice.  But I will try, because this is the end of something that has been a comfort to me for so many years.  This series holds a special place in my heart, it is a big reason I sit here today as a co-owner of RGR, and am able to write this review.  This series showed me that a book can be more than a novella with mostly smexy times.  Nothing wrong with those, heck I still loves those.  But it showed me its pretty cool to have a kick ass plot and characters that have depth, so much so that you are still unpeeling those layers 9 books later.

I have watched these people grow.  Not just Ty & Zane but every single character that Abi writes in these book.  I have seen them change, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the worse.  I have walked this journey with them from the very beginning. I have felt their pain and their happiness.  I have rooted for them and been angry with them when they screw up.  I have laughed and cried.  I have been happy and felt pure hatred.  I have thought I had it all figured out only to be knocked on my ass then the truth was revealed.  There have been twists and turns, death and destruction.  Yet as far as I am concerned the good has far outweighed the bad.  Cause when all is said and done, in the end its Ty & Zane, the unlikely couple that you can’t help but love.

I am not a writer, so sometimes the words don’t come easy for me.  But I will try my best to convey the pure wonderfulness that is this book.  We see everyone, and when I say everyone I mean EVERYONE.  Co-workers, Sidewinder members, family, enemies are all brought back for this book.  And I can’t tell you how much I loved that, it was like we got to say goodbye to all the people who helped Ty & Zane get to where they are today, and that was wonderful to have that chance to thank them for being a part of Ty & Zane’s lives.

From the very beginning till the very last word in this book I was hooked.  Rights were wronged, and new betrayals come to light.  There were twists and turns that take place like it does in all nine books of the series, but this time it felt different.  It felt final, and man does that hurt to write.  The story felt like Ty & Zane: passionate, determined, faithful, loyal and amazing wrapped in 413 pages of pure wonderful.  I went into this one with a sense of dread yet a calmness of sorts.  I knew that I would be seeing them in upcoming sidewinder books, but this was their goodbye, their farewell, their finale.  It was my chance to mourn the final book, yet it was my chance to say goodbye and wish them well.

I would have loved to have reviewed this book from a non-emotional standpoint.  That just couldn’t happen, I love these books, and the characters that fill them.  They have been a part of my life for almost three years and they hold a place in my heart that they will always hold.  Look here is the thing, if you are reading this review you probably fall into one of two categories. One: you are already a Cut & Run fan and you are following this tour because you ARE a fan and you are showing support for Abi and these books.  So you have probably already read, are currently reading, or will be reading Crash & Burn very soon, so really this review would be unnecessary for you anyway.  (But thanks for reading anyway)  And if you fall into the second category: you have yet to read these books.

All I want to say if you fall into the second one is, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pick this series up.  Try them, fall in love with them like I have.  Each one gets better and better, and you will fall harder and harder for these characters.  You will recommend them to readers who have not yet read them.  You will find people like you who love them just as much, and you will spent hours chatting about them.  You will read them and re-read them over and over because you just can’t get enough of them.  When someone ask you your favorite book and/or series this will be what you tell them.  How do I know, cause everything I just said applies to me.

Thank you Abi for the perfect final book for these boys.  Thank you for letting me love them.  Thank you  for sharing their journey to happy ever after with me and the rest of your minions.  Thank you.

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AuthorBio

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year.

Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of Call of Duty throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

If you care to follow me more closely, you can find me on TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr.

Giveaway

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Thanks for stopping by! You can follow the entire tour by going to Riptide Publishing.

I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Abi Roux and Riptide for letting us take place in this Virtual Blog Tour.

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142 thoughts on “‘Crash & Burn’ by @abigailroux #VirtualBlogTour #Giveaway #Review

  1. Reading Crash & Burn was perfection and gave me the worst book hangover in a very long time (if not ever). I’m heartbroken having to say goodbye to Ty & Zane but if it hadn’t been done it couldn’t have happened in a better, more fitting way. Abigail Roux lived up to all my hopes and expectations and then some.

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  2. I’ve only recently picked up this series after hearing about it for so long. And I’m glad I waited, that way I hadn’t have to suffer for long to wait for the next book!

    Congrats, Abigail! Job well done. 🙂

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  3. I haven’t read Crash & Burn yet, because I’m re-reading the wholes series to get “in the mood”. But every single review I read makes me question my decision… Honestly, I can’t wait to get to it…

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  4. Thank you!
    can’t wait to pick this up!!! RL is kind of in the way right now but I’m really looking forward to reading this book

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  5. I love this series. Like you, I have loved watching the characters grow and change and evolve. They started as well rounded characters when they crashed onto our pages, and they left as complete and whole characters. I laughed, I cried, I sobbed to be more accurate when it was over. I loved every second of the whole series and I loved Crash and Burn. I’m sad it’s over, but excited I can now read it start to finish, and enjoy the Sidewinder boys and hopefully Ty and Zane popping their heads into the pages now and again too.

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  6. These books have seen me through some rough times and the love I have for the characters is pretty deep. Abi always shows us how strong love can make people, as well as writing a rattling good story. I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next Sidewinder book – suffering withdrawal symptoms already!

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  7. I did not read the book yet, because I am kind of scared.
    I really want to read it, because I finally want them to have a perfect ending, but I also don`t want to part from Ty an Zane 🙂 😦

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  8. This is one of my favorites series. I love that we learn more about the MCs with every book. So sad to see it end, but this was inevitable. Loved the review, I can honestly feel the anguish.

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  9. There are not enough stars in the world for this book. It had everything I hoped for and then some, and it was a fitting end to Ty and Zane’s story. I’ll miss them forever.

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  11. though the series ended, Ty and Zane will remain in my heart forever. Sappy, yes. But these fictional characters gave my life more flavor than it has. Gonna miss those two. ♥ Thank you for a wonderful journey, Abigail! ♥

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  12. This is an absolutely amazing book! It grabbed you by the throat from the first moments and did not let go….even after you finished. From laughing out loud to sobbing tears….this was a befitting conclusion to the series.

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  13. My boyfriend was absolutely plagued by incessant text messages from me whilst reading this book. He was so thankful when I finished it because I stopped spamming him! However, I’m so glad he wasn’t around to witness me actually reading it because my God I cried so badly! And I laughed and I shrieked and of course I talked to my kindle the whole damn time…

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  14. I’m having the biggest book hangover for this series. Heck, I was having a pre-hangover book hangover when I read all of the books last month (For the first time) and found out the next one would be the last.

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  15. I sobbed so hard too reading this book. My dad caught me crying and just started laughing and saying that I “need to get a life”. Ugh they’ll never understand that this is my life and I have no regrets.
    Cut & Run is one of my favorites series of all time and I still can’t believe this was the last book. 😥

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  16. I loved every second of Crash and Burn! My love for Ty and Zane is never ending. I love rereading and listening to the audiobooks. Thank you, Abi!

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  17. This review is on point. Nine books is a long series, but Ty & Zane’s story never drags because of the carefully laid out plot and the growth of all the characters we meet along the way. It was amazing to see things from book one of the series come back and be relevant in the last book. I wholeheartedly agree with the second paragraph, these books are a journey for the character and the readers and it’s impossible to come out the other side and not feel what they do.

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  18. This book was so hard to read and I was afrid I wouldn’t be satisfied with the end. Not because I don’t have absolute trust in Abi’s writing skills, but because we have all grown along with these characters. Luckily, Abi did an absolutely splendid ending!

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  19. My world, literally crashed and burned (I forgot about dinner while reading, so it burned lol). I’m still in denial that Cut & Run has reached its end, but hey, at least we still have one more Sidewinder to look forward to…

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  20. Spent the weekend trying to avoid the hubby and kid in order to read it. Was not disappointed. Only wish this wasn’t the end!

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  21. Stand & Cheer for a great series and its fitting end. Ty and Zane were also a compass and anchor for so many of us. We will miss them terribly!

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  22. Perfect review for a perfect book! I will have Ty and Zane in my heart forever. There’s only one other series that has had such an impact on my life. Thank you, Abi! 💕

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  23. i loved the ending to this amazing series with all of it’s wonderful characters. Ty & Zane will always be two of my favorites.

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  24. This series is one of those that can have the power to change a person. I sure as hell know I’ll never be the same after reading it!

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  25. i identify with so much of what you said. This series has been such a wonderful thing in my life and I certainly didn’t expect it to change it so much when I started reading the books just a little over a year ago.

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  26. This is probably gonna be the worst book hangover of my life. I can see myself haunting The Interrogation Room for days to come. I thoroughly enjoyed every single moment of this and I look forward to more from Abi… and more Sidewinder of course.

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  27. I think it’s been an amazing ride, reading and waiting on these books to be published! I am amazed by the leaps and bounds Roux has made as a writer, developing her craft. I know she’s working on that Sidewinder spinny and whatnot, but I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for her next.

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  28. I adored the book, it was fantastic, but I can’t bring myself to accept the end of the series. I might just have to go back and read it all from the beginning. Again.

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  29. It’s awesome seeing so many people expressing the same love for the books i feel. Since I’ve never been very good with words, I can only nod in approval. Love it, great ending!

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  30. I’ve stared for hours and hours at the opening page of the last book and I just can’t bring myself to read it. I can’t believe this is the GRAND FINALE of Ty and Zane’s story. I’m sure it will be perfect and satisfying but I’m still mustering the courage to begin reading it. *sobs* I hoped their story would never end. *sobs*

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  31. Wonderful review! I’m so glad I found this series. I truly don’t know what I’d do without Ty & Zane! This book hurt sometimes, but it was a perfect way to end the series.

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  32. I cried as well because I still can’t believe this is the last book. At least I know I can always open up any book in the series and Ty & Zane will be there waiting. ♥

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  33. This review was perfect. It expressed so much of what we are all feeling. Though it is over, Ty and Zane will always be with us. Hail and Fairwell

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  34. I’ve fallen in love with Ty and Zane. I’m so excited to read this final installment. Unfortunately I’m still playing catch up with the series as I was late to the game. But it’s been an incredible journey, that’s for sure!

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  35. I love this series and never wanted it to end, unfortunately it did but hope we get to see some of zane and ty in the sidewinder books 🙂

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  36. I absolutely LOVE this series! I’ve reread them all so many times that I’ve lost count and every night I listen to a few chapters of the audio books to help ease me into dreamland. I preordered No. 9 and I’m eagerly awaiting it’s arrival.

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  37. I don’t think there is a book series that I’ve reread as often as the Cut & Run Series (you can actually see the books are well read, lol)

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  38. After zipping through Crash & Burn to find out what happens, I now need to re-read it slowly in case I missed something since so much happens in this book. Wonderful ending to an awesome series!

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  39. I reread all the books in the series including Warriors Cross and with Crash and Burn Abi has out done herself. This is a great series and I will be rereading at least once a year.

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  40. I love this series. I decided a long time ago that I was going to reread the whole thing before this last one. I’m sticking by that even as I see all the amazing reviews. I know that starting from the beginning will be a long journey, but it should be. It’ll be fantastic too. I can’t wait. Thanks for the great review without spoilers. 🙂

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  41. I love seeing other people who are as equally torn up about this book as I am… makes me feel better about sitting in bed and refusing to move for four hours while I devoured every page, and then sniffled and ate chocolate to hold the tears back after. Such a great end to the series, and your review sums it up perfectly!

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  42. Loved, loved, loved this book–and the series. Am sorry to see the C&R series end, but it was excellent. Thank you for sharing these characters with us, Abi. Your writing is just amazing.

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  43. I couldn’t have hoped for a better ending to the Cut & Run Series. Crash & Burn brought it all together for me and gave Ty & Zane the ending they deserved.

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  44. I had to keep telling my two teenage girls to leave me alone. “No – go away! Please be quiet! I can’t pick you up from practice! Don’t you understand?? IT’S THE LAST ONE!!!” Now they have me back.

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  45. I don’t think it’s possible to review this from a non-emotional standpoint!!This whole series has been one giant emotional rollercoaster and I have loved every single minute of it. So while this was goodbye, it still felt like a new beginning! It was just great!

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  46. What a great goodbye to my favorite characters! I am filled with bittersweet emotions-perfect walk into the sunset for Ty & Zane, but I really don’t want them to go. Great job,Abi.

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  47. I am so torn with this book!!! On one hand, I can’t wait to read it!! I know I won’t put it down until I’m done… And even then, I may have to reread it again – like I did with the other books… But on the other hand – it’s the last book!!! I’m heartbroken and don’t want the C&R series to end!! Omg the struggle…

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  48. I’ve been looking forward to this final book in the Cut & Run series with excitement and dismay–as eager as I’ve been to discover how Ty and Zane’s story finally turned out, I’ve also dreaded saying goodbye. I enjoyed Crash & Burn more than I ever expected to and, while saying goodbye to these characters still stings, the end of this series felt satisfying, well balanced, and just *right.*

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  49. Fantastic review. I’m so looking forward to reading the last book in my free time. I had a similar conversation with my sister about it since she told me she wouldn’t be reading it after she read the first eight books.

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  50. Fabulous review! While I’m heartbroken to see the series end, it was everything I hoped it would be — and more! What a phenomenal ending to the Cut & Run series.

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  51. I’m still having a book hangover and it’s the worst book hangover I have ever hand. EVER. It’s almost a week since I read Crash & Burn and now I’m re-reading it for the nth time. Never have I highlighted an ebook so much. Goodness! I’m going to miss Ty and Zane.

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  52. Ms. Roux brought the characters to life for me. I winced at each of Zane’s puns, laughed when Ty was nuttier as squirrel shit, and cried with them each time they experienced pain or heartbreak. My love for them has grown with each book and while the characters are Ms. Roux’s babies they are mine too as the faithful, loving reader. I am in awe of her stories.

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  53. loved this book but now I’m going to have to go back and reread the whole series to see the foreshadowing on some of those twists.

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  54. Some books you merely pause your life to dive into, others never leave you. The Cut & Run series falls into the latter category, and to find it at the end after having just discovered the series a few months ago… I think I’m still in shock? But going back and re-reading gives as much enjoyment, delight and heartbreak (sometimes more, now knowing certain things) as it did the first time, and the books are such a treasure.

    I altered my sleeping patter to be able to wake up at 5am and read the whole thing in one go. No regrets, I loved it. 10/10, would do again, highly recommend.

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  55. Some books you merely pause your life to dive into, others never leave you. The Cut & Run series falls into the latter category, and to find it at the end after having just discovered the series a few months ago… I think I’m still in shock? But going back and re-reading gives as much enjoyment, delight and heartbreak (sometimes more, now knowing certain things) as it did the first time, and the books are such a treasure.

    I altered my sleeping patter to be able to wake up at 5am and read the whole thing in one go. No regrets, I loved it. 10/10, would do again, highly recommend.

    (Yay for misspelling your own email on the form *facepalms*)

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  56. Perfect review B! As a former Marine, Ty and his boys will always have a special place in my heart.

    Abi, I’ve just loved these guys from beginning to end, and look forward to glimpses of them via Nick & Kelly’s stories. *oohrah!*

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  57. I am so happy I got into this series. They gave me a new love for the genre and I love everything single book in the C&R universe!!

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  58. I haven’t read it yet. I can’t. It took me several weeks to start reading the last Adrien English book, even though I pre-ordered and had it on my Kindle, because I didn’t want to say goodbye. This is the same.

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  59. I was very torn when I got the email saying my download was ready. On one hand, I wanted to dive right in and devour this book. On the other hand, I wanted to never read it because finishing it meant saying goodbye to Ty and Zane and so many other characters that I’ve fallen in love with over these 9 books.

    I’m not ready for this adventure to be over, but I do take comfort in the fact that I can reread these books time and again and get just as much enjoyment as I did the first, second, third times I read them. I catch new things each time I pick one of the books back up, and I love that.

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  60. I’ve been waiting not so patiently, for this book to come out, and now that it’s here I’m so sad that it’s over. i have yet to read it, but when i do I’ll be crying when I’m finished.

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  61. I might have to reread the rest of the series before I read Crash & Burn, just so I don’t miss anything. Plus, that way I can put off the end for just a little while longer. Ty & Zane are special, and they deserve not to be rushed. And I don’t wanna say goodbye quite yet.

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  62. This. So very very very much THIS. I have nothing to add because you printed my heart on this screen. So much love for all of them, Abi most especially.

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  63. I’m not too far from the end of this book, but I had to take a break and breathe and absorb everything that has happened so far. I’m loving every minute of it. Reading this series renewed my love for books and opened me up to many new genres!

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  64. I’m so in denial about the series ending I decided to re-read from the beginning before reading Crash & Burn – I’m putting it off as long as possible and really enjoying the re-read!

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  65. This entire series has left a mark on my heart ~ book 9 was a fitting end ( than God, I was SO nervous), although it breaks my heart to know it’s over. Thank you, Abi Roux, for bringing this amazing cast of characters to life & for Ty and Zane’s “happily ever after” (they deserve it) 🙂

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  66. I am ashamed to admit that I have had the series on my TBR list but now the last book has been released. The good news is that I always like to start and the beginning so now when I start I won’t have to wait for the next release! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

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