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Cameron Jacobs is an open book. He considers himself a common waiter with normal friends, boring hobbies, harmless dogs, and nothing even resembling a secret... except a crush on a tall, dark, devastatingly handsome man who dines alone at his restaurant on Tuesday nights. All it takes is one passionate night with Julian Cross to turn Cameron's world on its head. Julian's l...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published August 31st 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published August 1st 2009)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

5 utterly brilliant and beautiful stars for this book and couple

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Unfortunately for me, when I started reading this book I got sick Photobucket It started out as a mild form of butterflitis stomachitis. After a few chapters I got the fever and started melting every now and then, my throat had some problems so I couldn't speak properly, it all came out as squeeling. Near the end matters got worse. My butterflitis stomachitis grew into acute sobbitis, which manifested through my eyes and the constan...more
Vilda
Buddy Read with my fellow Cut & Run addict Nika!

Rating: 4,5 stars

'"Please," he croaked. "Don't leave. Not again."
"I never left," Julian insisted quietly with a shake of his head.'

Gosh, have I've been desperate to pick up this one since reading Armed & Dangerous and first meeting these two! I absolutely loved them then, and have to say that I love them even more now. I just can't seem to get enough of Roux and Urban's writing or characters! Amazingly good. *sigh* Julian & Cameron...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

I went into this story expecting a so-so tale but wanted to read it in preparation for the newly released, Armed & Dangerous, in which the heroes, Julian Cross and Cameron Jacobs play a starring role. Let me just say… wow… the only thing so-so about this story is that I am so, so glad I read it!

Julian Cross is your typical alpha male… undercover agent, rogue, wild card, mercenary… whatever descriptive you apply to him, dangerous must be at the top of the list. Mysterious, sexy, powerful… Jul...more
Duchess Nicole
Buddy read with Wacky Blacky Must Have HEA tomorrow! I bet they all die at the end, mwahahaha!!!!!

FINAL RATING: 3.5 stars
I'm rounding up to four because I think I just expected something different...that's what I get for skimming reviews.

My Own Synopsis:
Cam is a waiter at a posh Chicago restaurant. He's content with his lot in life...he has no big aspirations to be rich or powerful, he's a simple guy with simple tastes. Everything he is reflects his simple character. He is friends with everyo...more
Gwendolyn
Solid 3.5. It would have been a 4.5 if not for the dogs. DOGS NEED TO POO AND PEE SOMEWHERE! Maybe they were paper trained or something but wondering how in the heck the dogs were ok for overnight trips with just food kept bugging me and pulling me out of the scenes. Even before the first and only sex scene I kept thinking "He just got home from 10 hours of work. Why hasn't he taken the dogs out?...He's gonna take the dogs out right?" I had to go back and re-read the scene to actually follow the...more
Shurrn
A beautiful tale of the dangers of forbidden love, and a must read for Cut & Run Fans!
“To your limp...” he said solemnly.
There is something satisfying about being engrossed in a universe as detailed and elaborate as the one which Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban have created. Warrior's Cross is the first of the spinoffs created from the Cut & Run series... The tone was decidedly different than that of Ty & Zane's whirlwind relationship, but it was no less entertaining or well wri...more
Kristalia
Final rating: ★★★☆/★★★★★

“Would you believe me if I told you I was shot?” he finally asked with a mischievous glint in his black eyes.
Cameron stared at him. “Shot? Like, shot? By a gun?”
Julian tilted his head and nodded. “It’s hard to be shot with a knife.”


So...i read this only because Cameron and Julian appear in the Cut & Run series, or so i have heard. But it can be read as standalone as well, so you can read it without reading Cut & run at all. Anyway, it was interesting book, but...more
Vishous
4 BIG, HUGE, HUMONGOUS, ENORMOUS, MASSIVE STARS!!!

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It would have been a perfect 5, but for some reason one of the main characters (read: Cameron) annoyed me to the highest level. So even though he's a male I am putting him on my stupid-irritating-heroin shelf because I did feel like he was some chick and not a guy while reading it.

About the story

Simple, normal and boring waiter Cameron has a crush on one of the guests in the restaurant where he works, but little does he know that that ENIGMATIC,...more
Jenni Lea
Stayed up until 4am to finish this book because I just couldn't put it down. It was that good. Even with all the "fade to black" sex scenes. The writing is superb. I really felt what they were going through and it mad e me want to read their book from the Cut & Run series all over again just so I can have more of them.

I have to go to work now. On 3 hours of sleep. Totally worth it though.
Susan

4.5 stars

I can see how people would LIKE this book. Me? Well, I LOVED IT! It surprised me how much I ended up really loving the simplicity of the story. It was one of my most satisfying reads lately.

Why?

This book doesn’t hide behind anything but builds itself completely on the relationship between Cameron and Julien.

*Opposites attract
*A simple, normal, middle-of-the-road guy can attract the gorgeous, mysterious one
*People can fall in love and THEN get to know each other…and fall more in love
*A...more
Rach  *Feisty kitty*
Thank you for reading it with me Kelly sweetie :)



I Loved this book :) Not really sure why as it wasn't as hot as I usually like. I think it was Julian who made it more than worth while :) :)

I would like to give a special thank you to the lovely Vishous who kindly recommended this wonderful book to me :) She is so sweet telling me there was a character in it who she absolutely adored- Cam

This is for you V to say thank you sweetie :)


She told me she thought Cam was
*Funny
*Sweet
*Caring
*Lovable
*Tho
...more
Ingela
There is only one rating: 5 Big Fat Stars - It's just a beautiful love story - I'm saved!

I think I have a slight preference for low-key, a little melancholy stories. I wish of course both beautiful romance and just enough heat, but the plot feel free to amble a little slow. Is there only desire to turn the page, unspoken and unanswered questions, some hesitation (from me) about how everything will end up - don't I need much more. Just as that, I thought it was in this wonderful love-story.

Camero...more
Ravyn
Sorry folks, I know I am the dissenting opinion here, but I just didn't really care for this book. It wasn't bad, just "ok" for me, thus the 2 stars.

So what was my problem? First, I found the story to move at a terribly slow pace. It's a 303-page novel, and nothing remotely exciting starts to happen until after 200 pages in; and even after that, it's still not all that exciting! I guess I was expecting this book to have a little more action/intrigue/gun-fighting/etc in it than what it actually d...more
Lenore
I bumped this up my TBR list because of the upcoming release of Armed & Dangerous (it is a crossover with Warrior's Cross.)

Some random thoughts while I read this:

- I liked Cameron and Julian all right but my favourite was Preston. He's blond, he's Irish, he's a trained assassin. Any chance he could get his own book?

- I didn't get why Cameron had to be so plain, so nondescript, so ordinary. It made me wonder what gorgeous gorgeous Julian found in him. OK, I'll admit it. I liked Julian better...more
LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog LisaT131
Jan 15, 2013 LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog LisaT131 rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: glbt
Recommended to LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog by: m-m romance
Shelves: adult, m-m-romance
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I found this book endearing.

I thought this was going to be a kind of edgy, cop thriller tale but it wasn't. That would have been fine but I enjoyed this warm, romantic story that depicted the dichotomy of two total opposite MC's.

Typically I love the dark, edgy tortured character and while I fully enjoyed Julian it was Cameron's subtle, gentle, warmth that gave me the most enjoyment in this story. I LOVE Cameron!

I found the writing to move right along and this was a satisfying and fulfilling...more
Isabel
I was reading this book, and the characters names weren't strange but I didn't remembered from where... until Julian said his cats's names :DDD

I loved this couple in Armed & Dangerous, but knowing how they've met, and how their love grew was very nice! I wish there were a sequel, just to understand how did they managed the dogs with the cats...

If I read this book before Armed & Dangerous would have been better... I would understand that beautiful devotion between them and how deep their...more
Kassa
This is an interesting page-turner that I liked a lot, but I didn’t love. The writing is decent to pretty good and the editing is mostly clean with very few, if any, mistakes that will jar the reader out of the created world. The characters are mostly strong with the fascinating and well crafted Julian to the enigmatic and wonderful Preston. Unfortunately the weakness of the story is solidly in the overly emotional and rather weak character of Cameron. His inability to show any confidence, stren...more
Ar-Feiniel

Oh. My. God.

Could this book be more boring? I don't think so.

The story basically comes down to this:
I have a crush on him, but he doesn't notice me:(
He noticed me, but he's not serious about me:<
He's serious about me, but could he love plain ol' me?;{
He loves me, but why, why, WHYYYYYYY?
Oh, I'm such a nobody, how could he really love me???
He says he loves me, but I'm just sooo insecure and unworthy.
I love him, he loves me, but we can't be together.
We're not together, but I want us to be toge...more
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
4 AMAZING STARS!!

After finding out that Julian and Cameron are in the Cut and Run series ,"Armed and Dangerous" I had to read this first. WOW I FREAKING LOVED THEM!! :D

I was ingtrigued by Julian Cross from the start. He was a total mystery. Cameron didn't know much about him except he always showed up at the restaurant on Tuesdays and sat at the same table and ordered the same things. Julian was a powerful bad-ass alpha, who seemed dangerous, was very good looking, quiet, and looked capable of d...more
Catherine
*** 4.5 Swoon-worthy Stars ***

I loved it! I loved it! I LOVED IT! I know I just finished it, but I'm honestly tempted to flip back to Page 1 and start it all over again just so that I can continue to bask in its awesomeness. That's how good this book was.

I'm not going to do a full review, but I just have to say that Julian Cross is possibly the most swoon-worthy leading man I have ever come across. Ever. In fact, he is so swoon-worthy, I had to keep an official Swoon Count while reading this b...more
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
**3.75 stars**

I’ve got a bit of a conundrum with this one. It’s like all the pieces are there and everything was put together correctly, but something is off with the finished product.

First things first...let me let the whore out. I wanted more sex damnit! ONE...I’ll repeat ONE sex scene is not enough for me.



Was it hot? Hell yes...especially with all the buildup leading up to it……so I made myself comfortable knowing it was good times ahead, only to be left with...



Too much fade to black for me....more
xbmbgrl
Some books you have to read every other paragraph to keep up with and be able to build the basic story in your head as you continue along. Some you can skip whole pages at times and still not skip a beat in the plot, and others require that you read every word. Every word is necessary, not just because the plot is less predictable but also because the writing is so much more intricate and vital to the voice of the story.

Warrior’s Cross is one of those books that require true dedication to the w...more
Trisha Harrington
I am a huge Abigail Roux fan. I loved her Cut & Run series, so when I heard about this book, I jumped right in. The dynamic's between the couple in this book are different from the ones in that series. This was faster, more insta-loveish. I'm a fan of either, so that didn't bother me at all. Although I know it will bother some. The book was amazing, brilliant, and a fast favourite of mine. I loved it.

Cameron's a waiter, and Julian was a regular customer at the restaurant he works at for a fe...more
Tina


Wow... I have to admit, the story was a great deal better than expected. I loved Julian and Cam in Armed & Dangerous and decided after reading the 5th Cut & Run book to give the spin-off a try.

The result is a suspense-packed cocktail loaded with high-proof ingredients. Do you want my recipe? Yes? Okay, here we go:

We take one part cute waiter Cameron and mix it with one part hot as hell hit man Julian. We pour them into a shaker and give it one brisk shake. Does it taste strong enough? No...more
Heather C
3.5 Stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. I mean I liked it, but there was just something off about it. I was really interested in it at the beginning but then I got kinda bored. Not bored enough to stop, but let's just say that it was easy to put down.

I really liked Cameron even though he was kinda lame. Julian was all dark and mysterious. Okay, I'm usually all into the mysterious, dark lovers theme, but I just didn't feel the connection between Cameron and Julian. They only saw each oth...more
Em
I was 32% into Armed & Dangerous when it was pointed out to me (thank you Ana) that it might be a good idea to read this one. I paused Armed & Dangerous and started on Warrior's Cross straight away. I have to say I wasn't really sure what to expect and while its a completely separate book from the Cut & Run series, it's fascinating finding out just how Julian and Cameron got together.

As it turned out I enjoyed reading this one just as much as the Cut & Run series, and ok shoot me...more
Bev


OK, I admit it...I must've been drunk or half asleep when I rated the book before. This time around it gets 5 stars, a big and bring on the dancing girls!!

Shortie review. I loved it, Jules and Cam are a wonderful couple, Blake is a really good guy to have as a friend, and Preston...you're my hero!! I've now got to re-read Armed & Dangerous again just to get another fix!!
DKristin♥¤♥
A solid 3.5 stars for me. From Cameron and his awesome doggies to Julian and his kitties to Preston's sexy self! I loved Julian's quiet calmness and how protective he was of Cameron. I loved how Cameron adjusted to the situation so well and had true-to-life fears and doubts about himself, his role in Julian's life and the situations he was being thrust into. I did think it was a little too long, and it did have moments where it dragged a bit. Other than that, it was wonderful! :D

~ Cameron &...more
Anna  (Bananas!)
This book made me completely forget about Ty and Zane. *GASP OF HORROR* I started reading it wanting to hurry through to get to Armed and Dangerous ASAP, but Cameron and Julian weren’t having that. They made me LOVE them. Their early interactions were engaging, and their first night together was unexpectedly sweet.

From page one, I was pulled in by Cameron. He could have been a dull character but instead he’s relatable, warm, sweet, and gentle. His everyman-ness is the perfect balance for Julian...more
StellaR
I read this after I read Armed & Dangerous, which Julian Cross and Cameron Jacobs co-starred :D So, naturally I was curious, I felt that I have to know these guys. I wish I read this first, because in A&D their characters were more interesting. Well, I'm trying to understand this book tells their story from the first time they met.

This was enjoyable, I like Cam despite his insecurities, I think it's normal and cute ;D. Julian is typical alpha male heroes and I wish the story gave us more...more
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“He’s the kind of man who if you gave him a gun and told him he had two choices—“shoot one of your dogs or shoot yourself in the head”—he’d put the gun to his ear and pull the trigger.”
“Hell, Jules, you’d do the same thing if someone did that to you and your goddamned cats,” Blake said in amusement.
“No,” Julian murmured with a shake of his head. “No, there’s a third option. People like us, we’re third-option people. We take the gun, stuff it in the person’s mouth, and eliminate the problem. Walk off into the sunset with our kitty.”
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“Would you believe me if I told you I was shot?” he finally asked with a mischievous glint in his black eyes.
Cameron stared at him. “Shot? Like, shot? By a gun?”
Julian tilted his head and nodded. “It’s hard to be shot with a knife.”
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