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Rack & Ruin


4.38  ·  Rating details ·  4,578 ratings  ·  604 reviews
New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly emerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to ...more
ebook, 206 pages
Published November 7th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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Suzzle Yes, A brilliant series. Start with Hell and High Water. Wish I could unread it so I could read it again.

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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
It's good to be back with the toughest and gayest group of crime fighters around! The third book in the THIRDS series was intense, emotional, and delivered on the heat. Charlie Cochet is on fire with this series!

Break out the wine, folks, this book is going to be a 3-glasser.

For once, the drama is less between Dex and Sloane and more between all of the other potential couples. Be prepared for some brooding and a lot of sexual tension. Yes, I'm talking about my beloved Cael and his grumpy love i
~Mindy Lynn~
Reading it:

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Them together:
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They really grew as a couple in this book. I loved every minute of it!

Cael and Ash:
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These two...

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I wanted Ash to quit being an ass to Cael and for Cael to not let Ash be such an ass to him. They frustrated the hell outta me!

The reveal of the Mole:
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Totally figured that out!
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And then the ending....
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Then it just ends with that freaking cliff hanger...
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I absolutely need the next book...
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Charlie Cochet...
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

These cats.... freaking adorable.

Is it weird that I like when Sloane rubs, licks and purrs at Dex??

I keep thinking I will get tired of reading about the same couple. I never read continuous books about the same couple. Why you ask? Because usually it means...

But that's not the case here....this series is almost like standalones in a way. Yes, Dex and Sloane progress as a couple along the way, a mostly mature way (Dex is rarely mature). And yes, the plot kind of co
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
2.5 Stars


I think this might truly be a case of it's not you it's me.

Because I found this plot and story line to be kind of convoluted, frustrating, and ridiculous to be honest.



Just kidding.

It was totally this book.


This story was like a kangaroo on a pogo stick.

AKA: All over the fucking place.

It kept jumping from Dex/Sloane's relationship, to Ash/Cael, to Sloane/Ash's childhood, to the convuluted mess of a story line with the Coalition and the Order.

Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, m-m
4 Stars

This team is so amazing! I want to skip the next book so I can read Ash & Cael’s story but I have to know what’s going to happen to Dex & Sloane! Yep, I have to be a bit more patient! It’s just every time a new character comes to the story I want to go after their stories! And still, Dex is my fave character! So well-written with lovable characters and a bit angsty. Told in dual POV, 3rd person. It’s the third installment in the "THIRDS" series and has to be read in order. Overall
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Re-read February 2019


This was great! I missed Dex and Sloane. I was so happy when this came out yesterday.


I love Dex.

“We had sex in your bathroom during my party!”
Sloane gaped at Dex who clamped his hands over his mouth, as if doing so might miraculously take back what he’d just blurted out. “What. The. Fuck! You had sex in my bathroom?” Ash went from flabbergasted to disgust in point five seconds.
“Oh my God. Please tell me you didn’t jizz on my towels.” Dex held a hand up in pr
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OK....where do I begin?

First, I would like to apologize to the next book that I'm going to read. Why, you ask? It's because it will more than likely go down like this:

I start reading, and then, after about a page I think, 'I wonder what Dex and Sloane are doing?'. I chastise myself because I've moved on to a new book. Several words later, 'do you think Dex just made an 80's reference and Sloane rolled his eyes?'. OK...once again, I get back on track only to think 'do you think they're having sex
Charlie Cochet
Sep 04, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-own-books
Hello all! I've had quite a few folks ask me about the Rack & Ruin Audiobook. I dropped an email to the publisher, so I thought I'd post the reply here for folks who were wondering. Due to the narrator's busy schedule, we're looking at a March/April release date.

I have my fingers crossed for March. <3 I think Mark Westfield is doing a fab job and can't wait to see how he tackles Rack & Ruin! :D
Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
OMFG The end! Really Charlie? Your killing me! This was so worth the wait I can't wait for book 4 but OMG I might die before then. Dex and Sloane and the team are amazing this story was the best yet! TEAM DEX! Thank you Cory for the BR. XO
I love this series SO much!!!
Jenni Lea
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: growl-and-howl





I knew I shoulda waited for the next one to come out before I read this. I just knew it. Dammit.
Trisha Harrington
I was reluctant to start this series at first. Don't ask me why, I'm not even sure myself. But I knew others loved it so much, so I decided to give it a chance thanks to some really awesome reviews of the first book. And I'm so glad I did because I got to meet one of my favorite book characters ever.

Dex. I don't know if I can actually describe why I love him as much as I do. He's one of those characters I didn't need time to love, it just sort of happened. He's definitely my favorite in this ser
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Can Contain Spoilers*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

The third book in the series still centers around the Defense Agent (used to be a homicide detective; the Human Police Force) Dexter ‘Dex’ ‘Rookie’ Justice Daley (33) and his Team Leader Sloane Brodie (37), who's also his jaguar Therian partner and lover. After the death of the leader of The Order, The Order is a struggling, but that doesn't mean they've given up. Then there's The Coalition who is out for blood against The Order, not caring if innocent lives
Marte - Thunderella

**** 4 purring stars ****

This book, or rather series, reads as a good TV Show, where each book is like an episode. So when you're reading you can just sit back and let the THIRDS take you along for the story.

Dex and Sloane's relationships continue to develop, but the rest of the bunch are hitting some bumps in the road. Ash pretty much was an asshole in this. Okay, so he was one before, but here it's much more "in your face". It gets explained, but... *sigh* He really was an ass. I feel with Cae
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Destructive Delta rounds up members of the Order and the Coalition case hits Threat Level Red. The THIRDS have a mole in their organization that's feeding Coalition information and it's up to the team to reveal the traitor.

Dex and Sloane are more of an established couple now. They finally talk about what's wrong or what's bothering them. And even though Sloane has a tendency to run away from Dex when something relationship related scares him, he keeps coming back.

There's a lot of drama between t
Cristina T.
First read: March 2015
Reread: February 2016 – BR with Trisha


Rack & Ruin was one hell of a ride!

If this book were a 'Friends' episode, the first half would be entitled 'The One Where They Screw Like Bunnies'. They being Dex & Sloane, of course. That is in no way a complaint on my side. Au contraire. The second half would be called 'The One Where Shit Hits The Fan'. Everything, and I mean every possible thing, blows up–relationships get tested, patience runs low, and a lot of things h
4.5 Stars

It took me almost three books but I'm totally on board with this (now) epic relationship between Sloane and Dex. I loved the developments in this book regarding the growth in their relationship. I've always loved Dex - who wouldn't!?! The guy's a fucking legend! - but it's taken me a little longer to warm to Sloane. I'm grateful for all the insights in this story surrounding Sloane's (and Ash's) history; I finally feel like I understand them and can relate a bit more to their attitudes
Things are heating up in this one. The team is under fire but also imploding within with all the relationships developing and crashing. The traitor is revealed (I guess I'm not good at figuring stuff like that out because while it crossed my mind who it was, I thought, nah...can't be them).

I still love Dex and Sloane is growing on me. I'm sick of Gabe honestly but I'm seeing it be less and less of an issue. The author has done a good job at little subtle things that show Dex is definitely differ

4,5 stars.

Charlie Cochet did it again!

With Rack & Ruin she created the next chapter of an outstanding intense story with action packed scenes and wonderful heartwarming moments, I just couldn’t stop smiling while reading. Her story development is impressive and her pacing brilliant done, her writing excellent, and her characters… *swoon*… I just love them all to bits. :)

Reading the next adventure of Dex, Sloane and the Destructive Delta gang was exciting and comforting, it felt like coming
Damn...they just keep getting better and better. The steam was definatey higher in this one. There was still lots of action and funny times. God these books make me happy. I can say a whole bunch of stuff, but i would just suggest you start with the first one and you'll know soon enough that these books are awesome. All the characters are amazing and I can't wait to read more about all of them.
5 stars for me
BWT (Belen)
Belens Audio Book Review

I absolutely love and adore Mark Westfield's narration of this series! To me, it's Westfield's narration that makes this series shine.

Things I enjoyed about the book:

1. Getting to see the progression of the Sloane and Dex's relationship. Finally getting to see Sloane remove his head from his ass and recognize what he has in Dex was awesome.

2. The humor. Once again, it was the humor, and in many cases with this particular story, it was only the humor that kept me from throwing my Kindle out the w
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
Charlie Cochet must have had a ball writing this one. And she is poking fun at the drama unfolding at Destruction Delta at one point...

Jesus Christ, MTV would make a mint with a reality TV show about their unit.

And that’s exactly what it is like!
Calvin and Hobbs clearly have issues, while Cael and Ash frustrate the hell out of me. They’re clearly mad about each other, but Ash simply can’t move forward. I sincerely hope we will find out why soon.

Most emphasis is of course on Dex and Sloane. They
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
What you need to know about this book?

It will make you want to bribe Charlie Cochet with all of the things to get book 4 and more importantly book 5!!

Dex and Sloane are awesome. I have loved them both equally in the past but I think Dex is starting to push out in front. He is ridiculous and over the top but he is also sweet and kind and I just absolutely love him!!

But as mush as I love Dex and Sloane, Ash and Cael stole the show here. Their book is book 5. Book 5 is scheduled for release in Jul
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Holy freaking cliff hanger. WTF?

This series is totally awesome.

I love all these boys and want more about each of them.

Oh, and I want it NOW!!

Shit, fuck, damn, FUCK!

Shoo, this was a busy book, lots going on, and lots of Gabe. I get it, he was Sloan's everything but that story is done now. D.O.N.E.

And what the hell was that (non) ending? Seriously, I really want to know. So glad I could move on to the next book because otherwise I would be pissed to the max and 2 starred this one. This is NOT the way to end a book, cliffhanger or not.

Right off the top I will say I loved this! I love Dex and Sloane! What i am still missing in this series is shifter action, I want more!! And the end was excitement and an "OH NO!"

Now the wait! :D
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
4.5 stars

What a damn ending. The ending blew my ass away. Let me tell ya'll I've been Team Sloane for two books now. I like Dex, not in love with him, but this book I was all finger wagging in Sloane's face like Dex, this and Dex that. Dex was amazing in the book. Damn him for making me tear up for him, he was a wonderful brother, friend and boyfriend. Though everyone doesn't seem to appreciate him. Gosh, these Therians had serious attitudes. I mean everyone was short with him, Calvin, Cael, Ash
Things are looking up! The series is getting better with each installment so is the melodrama and cheese factor
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“Ash went over to the closet, and Sloane maintained his stoic expression. There was no way Dex would be hiding in the closet. It was too obvious. Ash opened the door, looking unimpressed. “There’s a fuckwit naked in your closet.”
Dex looked up at Ash with wide eyes. “This isn’t what it looks like. I dropped some change, it rolled under the closet door, and when I went to pick it up, my clothes fell off. True story.”
“You're so cute."
Dex let out a laugh. "And you're such a dork."
"Says the guy who owns Star Wars Lightsaber chopsticks."
"Sushi tastes better when you use the Force."
"You're only strenghtening my case.”
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