Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.
Ty, once a marine and now an FBI hotshot, has a penchant for being unpredictable, a trait Zane can vouch for. Zane is a man who once lived for his job but has come to realize his heartbreaking past doesn’t have to overshadow his future. They're partners, friends, lovers, and the go-to team for unusual cases. With Cross and his innocuous boyfriend, Cameron Jacobs, in tow, Ty and Zane must navigate the obstacles of a cross-country trek, including TSA pat-downs, blizzards, their uncooperative prisoners, CIA kill teams, a desperate lack of sleep or caffeine, and each other. Ty and Zane are determined to get Julian Cross to DC in one piece, but it’s starting to look like it might be the last thing they do.
“Why a compass?” Ty asked. He hadn’t taken his eyes off Zane’s yet.
Zane smiled and ran his thumb across the pendant. “Because you gave me direction when I was lost. You showed me the way.” He looked up to meet Ty’s eyes. “You’re like my very own compass.”
Now i remember completely why i started reading this series and the reason why i love Ty and Zane.They made me laugh out loud a lot and it was fun reading about they journey.Fun,intense and hot ,pretty much crazy and..of course,a perfect adventure for two agents whose life was twisted beetwen trying to stay alive and trying to hide what was happening between them.
If i find a book that makes me laugh so much it means that i want more and it's true!i loved it.
Once again Special Agent Ty Grady and Special Agent Zane Garrett are forced to deal with what is coming when they are assigned to a mission without knowing that they are going to be partners,but Zane's feelings are all over the places after Ty up and left him,without telling him why or if he was coming back.The main reason:Ty's tendecies to run after something major is happening,something like admiting his feeling or if he felt like he might blow up.
“Goddammit!” Zane lashed out without warning and hit the water bottle, sending it skidding across the carpet and splattering at Julian’s feet. “I’m gonna end up in the fucking madhouse because of you!” He reached out and grabbed Ty’s wrist, pulling him closer. “Loving you is going to make me fucking insane! I said no, and I mean it!”
Despite the situation,despite what the mission was about,Ty and Zane finally got the chance to talk about them and what was going to happen.It was pretty funny ,because i have to admit that i'm still wondering how two different guys like them could be together:Ty:sarcastic,always shoot-first-ask-questions-later,easy to get angry,but usual he had very good ideas.Zane?Calm,always two-step-ahead and the one who could calm Ty down,without getting a bullet in his head.But still,they were the reason why this book was entertaining and a lot easier to read.
I laughed out loud so many times because of the way Ty was acting,or when something happened and they had to lie or hide.It was fun because in each book i've read about Ty and Zane,they always were the ones who had to do something that made Ty cranky and ready to run,something was funny because he was acting like a little child who was one step away from stomping his foot because he wasn't getting what he wanted.In this case,they were hunted ,so i understand why Ty was acting like that.
Julian met Cameron’s eyes.
“I’ll die before anything happens to you,” he promised.
“That’s what I’m afraid of,” Cameron whispered.”
The mission:Julian Cross.One more reason why this book made me laugh so much.That guy was exactly like Ty and Zane.Dangerous,sarcastic(a little ,not much),always prepared for something,always ready to keep safe the person who he loved the most:Cameron,his boyfriend.But Julian's actions in this book were tactful and each step had a meaning,because after all he was hunted by someone who wanted him dead.But the one thing he had in common with Ty and Zane:he was in love and he was capable of everything to keep his lover alive.
This whole book was crazy.From the beginning untile the end.Why?Because the whole time i got the chance to see another side of Ty's:the antsy one,prepared to run first and explain later.Another part of Zane's:curious and determined to know more about Ty's past ,the answers to all those many why's behind the way Ty was acting.And ,of course,i got the chance to read about Julian and Cameron,two men whose life was turned upside down from the moment Ty and Zane appeared .Prepared or not,Julian wasn't surprised.Cameron?Poor guy.And he was too sweet and normal for all this.Perfect for Julian.And,oh!I almost forgot about Nick..That guy is still a mystery to me,but he had a a part in what happened in this book and it was good a part.Best friend,huh?Well,i liked him and now knowing what happened to Ty and Nick in the past,made me believe and hope that i will read about him again,and soon!
''Life is hard and confusing, Zane. Love doesn’t have to be.''
Why this book was crazy?Because it was a little crazy the way things happened and it wasn't easy at all for Ty and Zane to solve everything,especially with Julian's attempts to escape or the fact that they were being followed.
It's easy to admit the fact that i missed reading about Ty and Zane .Uh-huh!Crazy guys,but still the best Special Agents,even if maybe someday something will blow up in their faces because of Ty.
You can find my review on Goodreads: Armed & Dangerous .