(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Midnight Rescue, Claimed: An Outlaws Novel, Midnight Target
Published by Penguin on November 1st 2016
Genres: Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
In the latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, one woman must choose between the two men who want to claim her...
...Or does she?
Despite his magnetic personality, Rylan can’t seem to seduce Reese, the deadly leader of their town of outlaws. Winning her over is a welcome challenge, but her indifference isn’t the only thing standing in his way. If he wants Reese, Rylan must also win over Sloan, her stoic protector...
Sloan has always loved Reese, but their painful past has stolen his chances of a future with her. Rylan’s interest in Reese only intensifies the tension—until Sloan begins to wonder if the reckless man might be the one person who can bridge the distance...
The last time Reese fell for the wrong man, she had no choice but to kill him. Now, she desperately wants to take what both Rylan and Sloan are offering. But if she makes the wrong call again, she risks losing them both.
I love love love this series. There isn’t a lot out there in the way of Dystopian Erotica, so when Elle Kennedy started this series I was seriously giddy because ELLE KENNEDY.
The third book in the series focuses on Reese, the leader of the town of outlaws and Sloane her trusty second hand man… and Rylan, the seemingly carefree guy who is only interested in fighting and screwing.
First, I’ve loved Rylan from the very first book for reasons… but in this book we find out so much more about his past and the things that have shaped him into who he is. We’ve also learned bits and pieces about both Reese and Sloane as well, and I became incredibly intrigued by their situation/relationship in the last book because you know they obviously care for each other, but there are things that are keeping them apart.
Who knew Rylan would be the person to bring them all together.
Of course, the steam in this book is off the charts. Rylan, Reese and Sloane are combustible and their connection is undeniable. However, if I had one complaint, I think I feel like the bond was built a bit more between Sloane and Rylan than it was between Rylan and Reese. And maybe complaint isn’t the right word because for the most part, I was all in with this threesome, but I think I just felt the emotional connection more between Sloane and Rylan…. And honestly there’s nothing wrong with that, but I think I wanted more vulnerability from Reese with the guys.
It was wonderful to find out the story behind Jake and what happened between him, Sloane and Reese and see what it was that really brought them to where their relationship is… the denial of anything between them, but the utter devotion to each other was hard to understand until the full story came out.
I’m also super happy that there was some very definite plot progression in this installment… the outlaws are definitely making their plays and the war is getting closer so it will be interesting to see who the next book is about and where this group finds themselves.
There is a ton of action… and I mean that in all kinds of ways. If you’re a fan of this series, you’re definitely not going to be disappointed.
If you haven’t started this series and you’re a fan of erotica, I urge you to give it a try! I promise Elle Kennedy writes wonderfully emotional, sexy characters and the overarching story is intriguing and well-paced. I’m definitely looking forward to the next in this series!
Thank you to the publisher for an early copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.