Divide & Conquer By
Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
Well, this book sure was a teeny bit emotional. Not overly so, but a bit. We had Zane getting injured, Ty dealing with things the best way Ty can, plus a crazy teenager blowing things up.
I wasn’t as interested in the antagonist as I was in the repercussions of his actions, but that’s okay, because in the long run this is really about the continuing saga of Ty and Zane, so…
I was pleasantly surprised (and kind of proud) to see Zane so easily admit to Ryan that Ty was more than just his work partner. In that situation, he could have easily taken the simpler route and allowed Ryan to believe in the mistake. Especially considering Ryan isn’t anyone he works with or is friends with (not really). He doesn’t really give Ryan any thought at all (despite Ty’s obvious jealousy).
It was also interesting to meet Ty’s Recon team. I was a little leery of Nick, just because of his clear disdain for Zane. I mean, I get that they want someone partnered with Ty who can be trusted to watch his back, but they weren’t exactly catching him on his best day.
Then, of course, there’s that other *thing* however, that I get. Ty’s a force of nature, and Ty and Nick have known each other a long time and have some of the same experiences, etc… The thing about incident that was more annoying (and maybe it was more due to the alcohol) was it felt like (no matter how much Nick may have really felt for Ty and how much he wished he would have known about Ty’s bisexuality sooner) the fact Nick was making a move *now* when he knew Ty was not available, and that Ty was in love with Zane it felt like an extension of his dislike and disdain for Zane and disrespect for Ty-and-Zane and their relationship.
Having said that, I don’t dislike Nick (or any of the others–except Own, obviously). I hope we see them again in the future (which I’m assuming is the case).
Zane finally, *finally* managed to say those pesky little words….it’s kind of sad that it’s a panic-inducing thing, especially considering he feels it, he knows it, Ty knows it, but expressing it is such a trial.
I loved that Ty knows Zane so well, that he knows exactly what his process is like:
“Ty knew his partner had to take the issue from every angle, analyze it to death, resurrect it, and then study its dead, rotting body to see the results. Yeah, it might take Zane four months to decide if he loved someone, and then more to decide if that was a good idea.”
And the end? I get how Ty could feel that way, especially considering some of the confining spaces of late, but I can definitely see how devasting that might be to wake up to for Zane.
I’ll definitely have to be diving right into the next book.
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