ARC Review: Shock & Awe by Abigail Roux

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ARC Review: Shock & Awe by Abigail Roux
Shock & Awe
Book Info

Released: Nov. 11, 2013
Series: Sidewinder #1
Pages: 92


SHOCK & AWE is an explosive start to the Sidewinder series. Packed with full-blown hysteria, high-octane passion and a to-die-for romance, Nick and Kelly just may be your new favourite M/M couple!  ~ Under the Covers

There are few things that make me scream; spiders are always one, whenever your team gets a home run and Abigail Roux.

If you’ve read the Cut & Run series thus far, then you’ve been subjected to the same torture and heartbreak as the rest of us. Abigail Roux takes a little step away from Ty and Zane and gifts readers with another couple that I’m sure will melt readers’ hearts with their romance.

A lot of you may be familiar with Nick O’Flaherty. He has always been “the other guy” in Ty’s life, but now Nick has his chance to shine and boy, does he make an impression in this book! If you think you like Ty and Zane together, you may be surprised to find that you adore Nick and Kelly just as much.

But since we’re talking about Abi Roux here, maybe that stretch isn’t so hard to believe. At under 100 pages, SHOCK AND AWE and its mini sequel BAIT AND SWITCH seem unassuming because of its size, but don’t be fooled. Roux minions know what devilish mischief she can accomplish in such a tight word count.

Nick and Kelly had been best friends for all their lives. But when they discover a spark between them that wasn’t there before, they take a chance and explore it. One kiss is explosive. One touch is mesmerizing. And the next thing you know, the dirty words are flying out of Nick’s mouth like bullets and Kelly is just like the rest of us, swooning and wondering why it took us so long to discover this attraction.

Here’s a little taste of what you can expect:

“Wreck me, baby,” Kelly pleaded.


“Come for me,” Nick whispered. “Scream my fucking name.”

Combustible chemistry, right? And it honestly gets better. The sex scene in BAIT & SWITCH just might be the hottest scene I’ve read all year!

Naturally, along with the intensely hot sex and stellar dialogue, Abi wouldn’t be Abi if she didn’t torture her readers a little. Nick and Kelly have just found each other when they are separated again, leaving a lot of questions unanswered and lots of avenues to be explored. As Ty and Zane also experience the same hurdles, we see just how deep Nick and Kelly’s emotions run and determine if they are strong enough to cover the distance between them.

SHOCK & AWE is an explosive start to the Sidewinder series. Packed with full-blown hysteria, high-octane passion and a to-die-for romance, Nick and Kelly just may be your new favourite M/M couple!



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About Abigail Roux

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.


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  1. I loved Shock and Awe, I just discovered the Cut & Run series this year and I am now fangirling over all the books. Looking forward to more in the Sidewinder series.

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