FBI agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett
have been sent on ďvacationĒ to recuperate after a serial
killer almost killed them both the year before. Neither man
is healing well mentally, but Zane is having a particularly
hard time. Zane reluctantly agrees to accompany Ty home to
West Virginia for some R&R in the mountains. He quickly sees
where Ty gets his craziness from after meeting Tyís family.
Between the family and a hike in the mountains turning into
a deadly mission, if they can get off the mountain alive,
Zane and Ty may need a vacation from their vacation.
I was slightly infatuated with Ty and
Zane after reading Cut and Run, but I fell in love
with them in Sticks and Stones. While
Sticks and Stones has all of the action, humor, hot
sex, and even more of Tyís hilarious t-shirts as Cut and
Run does, it also has a bit more emotion and gave me the
affirmation Iíve been waiting for between Ty and Zane. I
donít think Ty is as crazy as he is hard-edged and stubborn.
Heís cynical, realistic, and he doesnít take bull from
anyone. He shows glimpses of vulnerability rarely, so his
heart to heart with his brother and then Zane is endearing.
Zane is understandably going through a rough time. Add to
that his insecurity regarding his relationship with Ty and
he gets himself in a bit of an emotional mess. Ty and Zane
donít communicate well. They spend more time arguing than
making love, and they can be down right rude to each other,
but theyíre perfect together. They make me smile every time
they insult each other. Their bond is very strong. You may
have to look for it, but itís there. Everything I read from
Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux rocks, so I knew
Stick and Stones would as well. It is well written,
full of angst, and exciting. It is character driven, intense
and edgy, and itís very erotic. It made me want to go
camping, minus the snake, the cougar, and the bad guys, of
course. I love Sticks and Stones so I was
bummed when it ended. But then I read this: Check out
this exclusive sneak peek at the sequel to Sticks &
Stones Fish & Chips. Can you say ecstatic?