Part & Parcel

Part & Parcel

by Abigail Roux


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Nick O'Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend's call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near-disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on.

Moving on together, though, is harder than either of them realized it would be. Kelly struggles with simply being a lover instead of the Doc, while Nick is mired in his recovery. The distance between them inches along in stilted silence.

Desperately seeking solace, Nick finally gathers the courage to sort through the possessions his dear friend and fellow Sidewinder teammate Elias Sanchez left him when he died. Instead of comforting memories, Nick and Kelly find a stack of letters and strict instructions from Eli that prompt them to send out a call for assistance. With Eli's letters in hand, Sidewinder sets out on one last mission together, seeking peace and absolution from beyond the grave-and from each other.

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ISBN-13: 9781626493698
Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/18/2015
Series: Sidewinder , #3
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 600,710
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Part & Parcel 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
The events at the end of 'Crash & Burn', the final book in the 'Cut & Run' series, left many members of the Sidewinder team, and their loved ones, injured and hurting. In my opinion what the author has done with 'Part & Parcel', whether it's the final book or not, was a stroke of genius. Not only did I get the opportunity to know Elias Sanchez, a team member who died a while back, but the author was able to tie up a lot of loose strings that have been hanging around for too long. Sidewinder gave a lot of emotional closure that was desperately needed. I won't lie and say I didn't miss the action because… DUH… who doesn't love these guys getting into some trouble… although my Ty and Zane did help out a wee bit there, but overall I thought this was a fitting story that needed to be told. "I’m sorry. I know you’re hurting. I know you’re hurting even more because the others are all scattered and there’s no one for you to lean on. So, in the words of my best friend Nick f****** O’Flaherty, “I’m going to do you a favor, son, and you’re going to love me for it.” ~ Letter to Nick from Eli It was heartbreaking and bittersweet to watch the men of Sidewinder, and Zane, get back to the place they needed to be - a team, forged by love, blood, sweat, and tears, but no longer by secrets and lies. Eli made them remember who they were before the military and alphabet agencies messed with them, and before they disbanded and went their separate ways. The fact that Ty and Zane brought their two new kittens on the road trip definitely made for some humorous moments and much-needed levity. Zane's unique perspective gave me a whole new way of looking at these guys and I loved that the author included it. I fell in love with Nicholas O'Flaherty all over again. He and Tyler have always been my favorites, but really seeing what Nick hides from others (or tries to) and how desperately he just wants his family back was poignant beyond belief. Nick and Kelly had a lot to work through during this trip and it was very painful at times. But seeing the guys laughing, talking, and just being together without someone trying to kill them was the best gift the author could have given me. There were a lot of emotional moments but that's to be expected when you love as deeply as these men do. Thank you, Abi. If this is the end then you did a stellar job. If it isn't then I'm excited to see what could be next. A beautiful story about family - the kind you make - and reconnecting. NOTE: This book was provided by Riptide Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great third installment ! ! Cannot wait for the next one!!
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asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
Since reading Cross & Crown last July, I still haven’t found time in my review schedule to backtrack and read Roux’s Cut & Run series. With as much as I found myself crying while reading Part & Parcel, I cannot begin to fathom how hard this book would have hit me had I been able to read the Cut & Run series. Roux does such an outstanding job with Nick and Kelly’s memories and the literal trip down memory lane the Sidewinder crew takes in order to fulfill Eli’s last wishes that it didn’t matter that I didn’t “know” Eli before this. Because once the guys got to the final stop, I was right there with Nate, feeling as if I had known Eli the whole time. The book’s opening scenes from the present show Nick sacrificing his life to save Ty and Nate. Fortunately, this group of men don’t die easily and even though Nick didn’t survive the latest mission unscathed, he did survive it. During the course of his convalescence, Nick rediscovers the box of Eli’s belongings that Eli’s mother delivered to Nick at his funeral and in it, he finds Eli’s letter to him along with a collection of additional letters that are to be opened along the way as the Sidewinders complete their final mission and fulfill a promise to a dead man. This is when I expected everyone to swing into action and find the rhythm that seemed to be eluding Nick and Kelly. But Kelly puts a kibosh on the trip until Nick has healed physically and mentally – and surprisingly, Nick agrees. However, I could feel the wedge that was working its way between Nick and Kelly and was sad to see them part ways, even if it was just temporarily. When, with the help of a friend, Kelly realizes that he has to make the next move if he wants to save his relationship with Nick, he ends up greenlighting Eli’s mission and the Sidewinders all gather at Eli’s graveside for a final hurrah in his honor. What follows is at times heart wrenching, at times heartbreaking, and at times funny as heck as the men set out to complete each of the tasks that Eli has set out for them. The level of love and trust these men have in one another is awe inspiring as they take their direction from a series of letters written by one of their own at a time when he knew something had to give so that the Sidewinders could find what it was that made them brothers – and Eli wasn’t referring to their time served together. Their bonds went deeper than that and his final wish was that they would find that spark again. And they did. This group of guys go whole hog on their “mission” and despite fights, discomfort, hard truths, and ghosts from the past, they do find their way back to being brothers again and, along the way, Nate’s “adoption” into the group is made permanent. What I did not know and could not foresee as events unfolded and secrets were revealed was whether or not there would still be a Nick and Kelly once the trip was over and just when I thought I knew how it would work out, Nick’s big secret had me wondering if they’d make it. Roux certainly knows how to keep a reader entertained even as she hammers your heartstrings. Part & Parcel was an excellent addition to the Sidewinder series that only made my need to read the Cut & Run series that much worse. Well done! I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story about friends, family, love, and the tumultuous journey taken to hold on to those most valued entities. Equal parts tears and smiles.
BooksRMyFood More than 1 year ago
Abby Roux doesn't disappoint with this latest in the Sidewinder series. Those who love Ty and Zane get a bit of them but also the rest of the Sidewinder group. As Nick heals after New Orleans, Kelly helps him to get back on his feet and their relationship both deepens and changes. A voice from their past causes Nick to gather the full Sidewinder group back together for a life-changing journey guided by a ghost - letters left by EZ for each of them. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the fact that once more you can immerse yourself back in the lives of Nick, Kelly, Owen, Digger, Ty and Zane and a couple of kittens. Here's hoping this story won't be the last in this long-running series and the spin-offs.
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2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book # 3 in the Sidewinder series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. I recommend reading this series in order, however, to fully understand what is going on and enjoy the book more. Kelly and Nick's story continues in this installment of the Sidewinder series. This time they do a friend a favor by getting all the guys together (who are still living.) There is a road trip and lots of crazy times too. Nick and Kelly have a hard time with their relationship and they both go to close friends for advice. This book was very heartfelt and fun as well. I found it to be an emotional roll to read. The characters we love are also here. ***This ARC was given by and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
m/m HOLY CATS! This book will twist you up and leave you gasping for breath. This book unlike the others in the series has no bullets flying, nor knife fights, nor any of that type of action but it is as intense if not more so. Nick and Kelly are dealing with the past so they have an idea of their future. Kelly is struggling with Nicks close call with death and the lies he told to protect them all. Nick is dealing with his mortality and trying not to lose Kelly. While recuperating Nick runs across a letter from his deceased friend and fellow Sidewinder Elias Sanchez. The letter instructs him to get the Sidewinders together and follow his last requests. Doing so gets Owen, Digger, Kelly, Nick and Ty back together and Ty brings along Zane and 2 sweet little kittens. Elias’s instructions are cathartic – sometimes painful sometimes hilarious and in the end maybe just what these guys needed to go on without him. This book had me at times crying and at others laughing out loud. I loved this book!