Tango Down (The Renegades Book 4) by Cara Dee

Tango Down
is the finale for the series, action-packed and full of hope. Elliott and Joel are finally on the same page, and the rescue of their loved ones is eminent. A really good conclusion and plenty of HEA's for the featured main characters.

From the blurb:

The Renegades #4 • Romantic Suspense • Enemies to Lovers • Action • MM
“I’m here, baby. Daddy’s here. Oh God, I’m so sorry.”

The murder in Joel Hayward’s eyes wasn’t merely a reflection of the rage within. It was a promise to the men who had kidnapped his daughter. The one person—this amazing slip of a girl—who showed Joel every single day that there was good left in the world.

He was running on fumes. He was desperate. His closest companion was…Elliott. His ex-wife’s older brother. Okay, once upon a time, the man had been a lot more than that, but somehow they’d become mortal enemies instead. Frankly, Joel didn’t give a flying f— He didn’t care if Elliott made it back alive. Or so he kept telling himself, as the pain intensified with each day he couldn’t hold his little girl in his arms.

As they got closer and closer to their target, one lead at a time, the men prepared themselves to go to war.

SNik's Review:

Tango Down is the fourth in a four-part series (The Renegades), must be read in order. Action suspense. Second chance. Close proximity. Found family. Multiple POV. 

Joel and Elliott are closing in on the kidnappers traveling internationally to Colombia and then Spain, wreaking violence and finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in rescuing their loved ones. Finally, misunderstandings are discussed and honest communication about feelings between Elliott and Joel allows them to come together as a couple. 

Some other POV’s from the other main characters in the series, and a lot of found family interactions, which makes the reader even more invested in this group of people that work together but also care for each other. 

Honestly, the epilogues could have kept going, and I would have been there for it. It was nice to see all the near futures for the men and the interactions of all the assorted kids. 

I liked this finale the best out of the series, perhaps because all the HEA’s were super swoony. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

KjnRose's Review:

I have loved everything about this. Tango Down is the fourth book in the series and it is not a standalone. This series was a heck of a journey and I liked it from start to finish. I was so happy to go through this journey with Joel, Elliot and the rest of the Renegades.

Rating: 5 Stars

Lesetiger's Review:

I have been eagerly awaiting the fourth installment of The Renegades series, Tango Down. Since the series builds on each other, I highly recommend reading the books in order. 

I like Cara Dee's writing style and I also love that you keep meeting protagonists you've already read about in other series. 

The story is written from the point of view of different protagonists, so I could easily imagine the emotional world of the different people involved.

There is a lot of action, because besides Shay, the two girls have to be freed. 

Guys, get ready for a lot of action and excitement and then we get to fly with the troop once across the Atlantic to then free Joel's daughter and another family member in Spain. This requires an elaborate battle plan and proper logistics and, of course, weapons! 

The story of Elliot and Joel is heartbreaking, and I was delighted to see how things progressed with the two of them. 

But it's just as exciting to see the development and journey of the other characters. The troupe is maturing into one big family where one is there for the other. 

After a lot of suspense, action and a lot of emotion, there is not just one epilogue at the end, but a whole series of epilogues. I loved that and honestly, I could have read on forever to find out what the future holds for each character. 

I was happy to see the happy ending, but find it a bit of a shame that the series is now over. This is another series written by Cara Dee that I will certainly read another time.

Rating: 5 Stars

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

What an incredible ending to an even more intense journey! I downright respected each and every character of this series (except for Piper because she doesn’t deserve any), and especially loved the small snippets Cara gave in each chapter. 

“ℕ𝕠 π•₯π•’π•π•œ 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦π•₯ π•”π•™π•’π•Ÿπ•˜π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕑𝕒𝕀π•₯—𝕓𝕦π•₯ π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕗𝕦π•₯𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕀 π•₯𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕀.” 
“𝕐𝕠𝕦 π•—π•šπ•Ÿπ•’π•π•π•ͺ 𝕀𝕒π•ͺ π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•£π•šπ•˜π•™π•₯ π•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜π•€,” 𝕙𝕖 π•”π•™π•¦π•”π•œπ•π•–π•• π•₯π•™π•šπ•”π•œπ•π•ͺ.

Elliot and Joel had me hooked from the start, rooting for their HEA, especially after they had gone through so much and survived Piper’s sneakiness. They were made for each other and never let any obstacle deter their feelings. 

“𝕀π•₯’𝕀 π•Ÿπ• π•₯ ’𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 𝕨𝕖’𝕣𝕖 π•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•œπ•ͺ 𝕠𝕣 π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺπ•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 𝕙𝕖’𝕀 𝕠𝕝𝕕. π•Žπ•–’𝕣𝕖 π••π•šπ•£π•₯π•ͺ π• π•Ÿ 𝕒 π•§π•’π•Ÿπ•šπ•π•π•’ 𝕝𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝. 𝕐𝕠𝕦 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝 π•žπ•–?”

I couldn’t possibly write my review without a snippet of Crew’s antics. As with every book since the second, the words that come out of his mouth are unexpected and often hilarious. And now, he’s Jack’s stepfather?! The future seems bright and full of surprises for Mercier ;)

“𝐼 π“‚π’Άπ“Ž 𝒽𝒢𝓋𝑒 π“ˆπ’½π‘œπ“‰ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š π“Œπ’Ύπ“‰π’½ π“‚π“Ž π’’π“π‘œπ’Έπ“€, π’·π’Άπ’·π“Ž, π’·π“Šπ“‰ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š π‘”π‘œπ“‰ 𝓂𝑒 π“Œπ’Ύπ“‰π’½ π’žπ“Šπ“…π’Ύπ’Ή’π“ˆ π’Άπ“‡π“‡π‘œπ“Œ.”

I have to admit; I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see the confrontation with Piper, or what lies she had regarding her behavior. But I cannot wait to see what Cara has in store for us next, nonetheless. Keep the momentum going and give us lots of Crew!! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Tango Down is available to buy in kindle format.