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Rise & Fall


4.38  ·  Rating details ·  4,958 ratings  ·  666 reviews
After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any ch ...more
ebook, 236 pages
Published February 2nd 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

I honestly think most fans of Charlie Cochet's addictive THIRDS series will really like this one. Me? I enjoyed it but it wasn't groundbreaking. To be honest, and Dex and Sloane fans, don't hate me, but I'm ready for another couple to take center stage.

This book has more of what we've come to love in other books in this series. Action? Check! Sexy times? Check! Danger? Check! For those that want to see some progression in Dex and Sloane's relationship, you won't be disappointed. In f
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
2.5 Stars

This book? In a nutshell?



Yeah, that about sums it up.

I felt like this book - which focused mainly on Dex and Sloane, a-fuckin-gain - was super circuitous.

Full Definition of circuitous

: having a circular or winding course, a circuitous route.

I couldn't have said it better myself, Merriam-Webster.


Seriously though, to beat a dead horse - much like this book - I feel as though we are going around in circles with Dex and Sloane's relationship.

And don't ev
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

I can't believe I've read 4 books about the same characters! And loved them all! That says something about this series. It's fantastic! So why not 5 stars?

What I loved....

**Where Dex and Sloan ended up as a couple**

.....I really loved where their relationship ended.

**Sloane "marking" Dex**

.....I loved possessive Sloane! When his cat came to life and wanted to claim Dex! SO HOT!

**All of the secondary characters**

I honestly love every single one of them. And I can't wait to read their
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Second re-read: 10.03.2020
Seriously, the last scene is just epic. Never fails to put a smile on my face. Love it. That being said, I'm still struggling with focusing so I skimmed the parts that didn't center around Dex and Sloane's scenes. I love how closer they have become.

Re-read: 10.06.2019
The last scene in the book is absolutely great. I love it. Makes me laugh. This series is good. In this book we get to see another side to Dex. We also get to see Dex and Ash grow ‘closer’ in a way,
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2015
4 Stars

Still loving this series and of course, Dex is still my fave character. This story made me laugh so hard in some parts and if I wasn’t laughing I was smiling! Don’t get me wrong, it still had some action scenes but the funny moments were really good. Loved the writing as always and so glad Sloane finally embraced fully what he had and I meant Dex! Dex was as charming as ever, Sloane got better in this relationship and I enjoyed the interaction between other characters! Told in multiple PO
Reread May 2020

I really do love these two.

Reread June 2019

This one was just as good the second time around.

Originally read August 2018

**4.5 Stars**

Well, I got what I was looking for in this book from Sloane and it's about time. He's definitely growing on me and I can tell he loves Dex a lot. Now this go round, Dex got on my nerves a wee bit. He was just not using his head. Little did I know he's a bit screwed up too so I guess him and Sloane are actually perfect for each other.

There's lots of
I was going to give this book 4 stars but the last chapter alone is worth 5 stars so

5+++++++ stars

The first part dragged on and I wanted to smack Dex most of the time but once he came to his senses the Dex I loved was back and I quickly forgave him for his TSTL phase.

This book had me like:


The reason I loved this a lot

Dex and Sloane

“Sloane went thoughtful. “Did you get turned on?” His partner’s face went beet red and Sloane laughed. “Oh my God! You got turned on. You little perv.”
“What? It was
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this series more and more with each book. It always makes me laugh and this time it also left me with a big smile on my face.

In this installment all relationships progress. Ash and Hobbs finally decide to do what they feel deep down in their heart instead of running away and hiding their feelings to the person they truly love. Plus, some guys drop the L word. It made me so freakin happy.

As always, there's lots of action, humor and feels. The ending is just hilarious; Dad Tony and Old Bets
aksana  -  4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 -
4.5 Stars

To say I was excited for this book is a huge understatement


I still love each single character in this series and can not wait for their books. Especially Austen. I was a little  dissappointed that Sloane was more  stuck at home than kick some asses with his teammates. But that didnt stop me from enjoying this book.

I loved sappy Sloane, I loved possesive Sloane even more. And now Im ready for Ash and Cael.

My casting for Cael:

 My casting for Ash

(Just kidding, thats not really the casti
Trisha Harrington
I think I have a new favorite book in the series. This bad boy is amazing. It's easily the best book for Sloane and Dex's relationship, but it's also not an easy ride. There are ups and downs and things go wrong and things go right. But no matter what happens in this book, you get one thing. Relationship progress. Dex and Sloane are a great couple. I've always enjoyed reading them. But this book made me fall completely head over heels in love with them.

Rise & Fall picks up where Rack & Ruin ende
The next book in this incestuous little group of gay-shifter cops. Pretty much, everyone is hooking up with someone else in the squad.

An outsider's question to the team:

"Question one: are you all screwing each other?
Question two: how can I get in on the action?"

What the hell. What's one more guy at this point?

The only problem with this book in the series is that my favorite character, Dex, gets serious. You know how much I hate serious stuff. I'm against it. But, he's all being Mr. Broody an
You know when you're reading a book, that you're loving, and the end is coming... and you don't want the end to come... not yet, please, not yet!!!! I felt like this when I've finished this book! I could be reading about Dex&Sloane, Delta Destructive, Thirds... all day, and I wouldn't get tired... it wouldn't be enough...

This series is absolutely fantastic, and this book is fabulous... I love everything about it: Dex (that's it, I love all of Dex), how Sloane realized what he really felt for Dex
Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
So amazingly good. Exciting roller coaster of goodness.
It couldn't have ended better! For me, this series just keeps improving. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars to this book because it was freaking awesome. I think this is the last book of Sloan and Dex story and Geez, it was perfect!!!

This whole book kept me grinning, laughing, swooning and sighing from beginning to end.

I can't write a proper review: first I'm writing it up from my phone and second, I'm still giggling like a stupid with that ending, I hope Sarge Tony won't be too hard wit
5 stars

This is book #4 in the THIRDS series and it's my favorite so far.

We get again a lot of action and suspense.And what's better than going against orders and rules? Their team was stronger than ever!

What I really LOVED here would be that DEX and Sloane's relationship became stronger! *sigh*
And things are starting to move between Cael and Ash and Calvin and Hobbs. Finally!!!

Some scenes are hard to believe and over the top, but overall I absolutely adore these characters and Dex still makes
There's plenty of reviews out there already that say exactly what I want to say so to be succinct ... I loved it, loving the series too and moving straight on to the next one.

The narrator is superb!
* A Reader Obsessed *
4.5 Stars!!

Wow. For some reason that just totally clicked for me.

I’ve got to say that the best part of this book was the fantastic fun factor, in and amongst the serious parts of finding and bringing down some bad guys. As this series continues, stories and backgrounds are layered and growing more complex, making it all the more interesting. This cast of characters mesh so well as they bring an extremely entertaining view into the various shenanigans and crazy situations they find themselves in
Finally we’re getting somewhere. I still adore Dex. One of the things I love about this series is the closeness of Destructive Delta. They are not just a team but a family. This series is so good.
Again a bit of a mixed bag. There’s enough to keep me reading but not enough to totally win me over.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Re-read February 2019
I still feel the same. Good, but I'm still not a fan of the whole keeping secrets to protect the other one plot.


I was a bit disappointed in this one. I'm not a fan of relationship angst, and I didn't like it here. It wasn't too bad, but I just didn't like Dex keeping secrets from Sloane (even though Sloane guessed what Dex was doing). It made for a very tense book, while all I wanted for them to be happy.

What bothered me a bit about the
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
Before I start, major points for sticky sweet by way of Def Leppard. One of the best tracks on one of the best albums evah.

Ahem, now then, I'm gonna review this partially through the lens of Star Wars. Why? Because I can.

Oh and also, because I can, I'm gonna start in the middle.

Just like parts of Empire Strikes Back, the story got in the way of the characters during... yup, the middle. The characters were separated most of the time, therefore the levels of chemistry, humor, and emotion dipped, w
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
These books are really so much fun. Another enjoyable installment with the THIRDS.

As you all know, Rack & Ruin ended with a bang and then, well, ended. What a freaking cliffie! Thank God this picked right up where the other left off and we got thrown right back into the story. This story was as exciting as the first three, it was as funny and it was seriously as steamy. Bonus, we got much more of the other couples in the book that I am sure all of us are anxious for. I really enjoyed it, mostly…
5 HUGE AMAZING STARS!! Sloan and Dex are wonderful together, the crew is just as awesomely ass-kicking as usual, and the laughs-well it was great. This is one of those rare series that continues to improve and grow with each new book and I for one cannot wait to see what happens next!
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this series and I LOVED this book!

I loved the progression in the relationship between Dex and Sloane.

I loved the intertactions between Calvin and Ethan as well as Ash and Cael.

There were so many good lines that made me laugh (especially when Cael was being sarcastic with Dex).

I loved the struggle that Dex had with himself between what he was doing and how it was impacting his relationship with Sloane. He did do some dumbass stuff, but I'm cutting him some slack because he was blinded by l
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: MM Paranormal/Shifter Fans
This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

It's safe to say by now that I'm a total fangirl when it comes to this amazing shifter world Charlie Cochet created. I remember like it was yesterday when I first read Hell & High Water (Thirds, Book 1), going into it without any expectations because it was my first read by this author and also to see what's the whole hype about and then finishing it and being totally enthralled. Since then the story has only got better with every next book and with the
Not my favourite instalment of the series. Too many lies from basically everyone but especially Dex. :( I loved that he and Sloane finally got it together after Sloane's injury, and the L word has not only been acknowledged by Sloane but has been eclipsed by (view spoiler). Ash has finally woken up and I suspect Cael's dreams will eventually come true, the same for Calvin and Ethan Hobbs and SURELY Seb and the goo ...more
Shit....I can't believe I'm done. I'm so sad right now. But of course I'm gonna read all of them again pretty soon. I also can't wait for the next book about Cael. I read somewhere that are gonna be more books anout Sloane and Dex, I hope that's true, because I would love to read more about them. The ending still felt so open to me. The waiting is gonna kill me....Well'...I loved reading every single book and I especialy loved the "marking" in this HOT and sexy. Never thought I would ...more
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: aaa-2
I lost my passion for this story after reading Rack & (cliff-hanger) Ruin.
I had hoped to reclaim it after reading Rise & Fall.
Sadly, I did not.
Richard Derus
May 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommended to Richard by: Irish Smurfette
Rating: 3.5* of five

Don't let the missing half-star fool you, this book made my fucking miserable migraine bearable for several hours. That's an astonishing achievement. Add to that the storm front making its way here, and I've been a complete and utter case of baskets all day long.

So I read about Sloane and Dex doin' the nasty, fighting each other's massive issues, making their alleged world-class expertise in stealthcraft and crime-solving look like a tissue of lies barely holding together on
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Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found devouring a book, re

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