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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  3,364 ratings  ·  464 reviews
In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.

After the events of Smo
ebook, 95 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
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Myca I think it's because you really need to read this first before book 9. If it was 7.5 it would be a side story... and it's not. I just wished it was th…moreI think it's because you really need to read this first before book 9. If it was 7.5 it would be a side story... and it's not. I just wished it was the firsts chapters of book 9 and not a separated book all together... but hey! It's the author's choice! (less)
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Third re-read: 11.07.2021
I'm really looking forward to TIN series with Dex and Sloane. I'm glad their story isn't over. Still hate Sparks and hope Dex takes her down in TIN. If we ever get that series....

Second re-read: 11.03.2020
I truly don't like the thought of Sparks and Tony. Seriously. I don't like Sparks, not after everything she's put Dex through. Hobbs and Dex's scene yet again brought tears in my eyes. Hobbs just seems to innocent and I just want to hug him. That being said, I'm
Warning - spoilers from Book 7.

I am a huge fan of this series, but I might be at a point where I'm kinda done. I feel like I'm really not getting anything new anymore. That's not to say that there aren't new plot points - there are - but it's still feels same ol' to me.

The first few books in the series were magic. Laugh out loud funny, awesome relationship angst with a great relationship-building that was anything but insta-love. But now that Dex and Sloane have settled into their coupledom, I'
Reread October 2019

I still love Dex.

Originally read August 2018

Nice filler book inbetween the others. Ash had yet another asshole moment...just when I was starting to like him. But then you can see what’s going on. Glad to see he actually has some feelings. But I did feel like Dex is starting to loose the part of his personality I love so much. I also feel like the series is getting really angsty. I’m thinking a break is in order from my bingeing.
* A Reader Obsessed *
1 Star for the Audio -- 4 Stars for the Story!
Let me preface with the fact that I love this series and it is one of my few favorites, so when the opportunity came for me to listen to it, I grabbed it right up! Suffice it to say, despite having listened to over 150 various audios and podfics, it was quite clear that this audio and I would not be getting along. Unfortunately, Mark Westfield is just not for me which of course, sucks. However, everyone’s likes and dislikes are different, so I simpl

I love Mark Westfield's narration for this series! I have yet to be disappointed by his narration of one of the THIRDS books. It's got great character voices and good pacing...I just pop in my ear buds and then sit back, relax, and enjoy.

I look forward to more THIRDS action - especially on audio!

Note: For the sticklers be warned - Westfield doesn't give Hudson an English accent for some reason and his voice for Cael is different than in the rest of the series. He also has audible intakes of brea
I will make it short: I loved it!

Okay, probably not that short. ;-) This series never ceases to amaze me....

After all this time you would think that I would be fed up with it by now, that it would loose its appeal at some point and to be honest, with each new book I fear that the time has come. Slowly but surely, though, it seems to me that this will never be the case. I just cannot get enough of it.

After the events in Smoke & Mirrors I could not get my grabby hands fast enough on this book
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-r2r, mm-romance
Best quote from the book? "Yeah, you like that? Who's the apex predator now?" oh my god, so funny! Dex coming to grips with his new alpha self *grins* but Sloane puts him back in his place. There are so many great moments with these guys dealing with all the changes and it is all handled really well. (I can't wait to hear Mark Westfield read it to me.)

A good bridge between the rest of the series and the new directions these guys are heading.

an ARC of this book was provided by the author at no ch
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Still loving the shit out of this series, on to Seb and Hudson 💖
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Having loved the previous book I was excited at yet another Dex and Sloane one. And yes I enjoyed this but everything’s changing and I don’t like change 🤣

The next book has very mixed reviews so I’m taking a Christmas romance break.
Wendys Wycked Words
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor 3,5 black stars

This novella starts right after the ending of book 7, "Smoke and Mirrors". To me, it kind of felt like an epilogue of the last book. All the things that were left wide open, get wrapped up in this little installment.

We get to know more about the changes that Dex went through and what gonna happen now that Dex and Sloane have decided to join TIN. It also shows us how the team responds to all of these changes and to the news that Sloane and Dex are about to be married.

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This novella was informative
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Was the story great ? Hmmm well not as good as others, it lacked some depth but were the characters great ? YES !
I love Dex & Sloane and their easy banter and strong chemistry means they could be in a damn laundromat and I'd still love them. There's something about their connection, it's honest, genuine and loyal. Of course Cael "Chirpy" is adorable and the love he and Dex have for each other is beautiful- the fact that Ash loves Cael so much is even more sweet. I guess the episode doesn't real
This was funny interlude for THIRDS Destructive Delta. After everything that happened to the team and Tony, both Dex and Sloane decide to join TIN. This book follows exactly after the events of the previous one and shows how Dex and Sloane tell it all to their friends. It's at times heart-breaking, at times it's sweet and hilarious. But they are in this together, and Team Delta will follow Dex and Sloane to the end. That's what family does after all. ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Like a bridge over troubled waters...

'Thick & Thin' is the 8th installment in Charlie Cochet's series THIRDS and for me it was more of a bridge linking what's happened to the changes that are about to happen and the new direction that things seem to be going in.

It wrapped up some things from 'Smoke & Mirrors' the 7th book and it also gives us a peak at the changes that will be happening to Destructive Delta as a team and on an individual level.

While I liked this and it was nice to get a
Change is in the wind for Destructive Delta. So many reveals.

I'm not a huge fan of novellas but I understand why this was needed in order to make the changes with the team.
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sloane and Dex accept their placesas TIN operatives. Dex with his own agenda. The pair wanting to ensure no other family goes through what the did. Destructive Delta takes on a new role as well. Backup for Sloane and Dex as well as becoming a training team.

Dex is undergoing changes, wondering what will happen to him. A wedding to plan. Possible donut cake in the future. The team moving on.

Ash continues to surprise. He shows the most growth to me. Accepting his ability to love and care for anothe
Review originally posted at Sinfully.

What can I say? THIRDS fans, especially those left needing more after the last book, are going to want to grab this and read it right away. It gives you that little bit more that was left out at the end of Smoke & Mirrors, filling in just what I wanted to know and to see.

It may be a novella, but it’s not just filler. It picks up right where we left off and the focus is Dex and Sloane, but the whole team is involved as they find out just how much has changed a
Thick & Thin is the eighth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet and this is a series which must be read in order. While Thick & Thin is a bit short for us die hard fans, it does explain a few things after the events of Smoke & Mirrors and sets the stage for the direction Cochet plans to send the boys.

As much as I loved physically reading this book when it came out, THIRDS is best experienced through the voice of Mark Westfield. He just makes these guys come to life!

Nobody can do these g
4 Stars

I'm always left wanting more from these books. I don't mean that I'm left unsatisfied in any way, far from it, I simply love this series so much that I hate to be left with no new stories to read featuring these fabulous THIRDS characters.

This 8th instalment picks up immediately where Smoke & Mirrors left off. (view spoiler)
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
While I knew the storyline was going in this direction, I still didn’t like it. I wasn’t expecting everything to change so much. I don’t do change well, and I never like it when an author decides to ‘break up’ a team and for them to all have new roles.

And that’s what happened here. I’m now kind of scared to read the rest of the books. I just want them all to be together, and happy. Now I feel like Sloane and Dex are going off on their own, and the rest of the team is no longer a real team, but s
3.5 stars. While it was nice to see all my THIRDS babies, this was just a little short bit to set up the new direction the series is clearly going in. I'm very interested, however, to see more of Dex's new abilities and insanely excited to get Seb and Hudson's book next! ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hoopla
Oh, Dex & Sloane, how i love you two! This was a great, short little novella before we get Seb and Hudson's book (finally they will be put out of their misery). The interactions between Dex and Ash continue to be some of my favorite scenes. Also I absolutely cannot stand Sparks! ...more
Virginia Cavanillas
Eight books and still thrilling, I loved it.
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
3 stars

My exasperated face.

I don't know when I started thinking of this series as a job. Its been a lot of information thrown at us, and sometimes so hard to remember everything. I think we are heading to the end of the series, because the direction is going somewhere new. I honestly hope it does, as much as I love Sloane I'm kinda tired of him and Dex being the focal point of the stories. I get it they are team lead, and them being together works for the series. But it's convoluted now, and it
4.5 stars

This was a fun, quick story that kind of feels like it should have been a 7.5 novel instead of #8 in the series, because it was mostly an extra 100 pages of wrap up from everything that happened at the end of the seventh. Still necessary in setting up what is happening in Dex and Sloane's lives and the Destructive Delta family, but still might have been able to have been fit into the 7th book. Would have been a little long, but still. This one picks up basically right after the end of t
Fernanda Bomtempo-Marzo
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
3.5 Stars
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

*sigh* It was good to be back with these guys, even if it was only for a little while. I can't wait for the next installment!

Aki | nose buried in books | ❤️ |
I liked this one too, this series is really addicting, but I agree with some others readers: this book feels more like the epilogue of the previous one than an actual following novel.
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short but spicy and totally brilliant.
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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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When author TJ Klune was growing up, he never saw queer characters in books in a way that felt true to his experience.  “They were the...
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“Ash mentoring, Sloane training newbies, and Dex being a spy? Can’t wait to see how that turns out.” 2 likes
“So basically he does everything that would drive you batshit crazy,” Sloane offered. “Yes! Exactly. He’s everything that would normally drive me fucking insane, but it’s Cael, and I don’t know. Instead of seeing those individual traits, I just see Cael.” Ash’s eyes widened, as if surprised by his own response. “That’s called being in love with someone.” “Yeah,” 2 likes
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