Saturday, April 2, 2016

Arc Review: Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan

Book Two in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan's high-concept, edgy new contemporary romance series featuring three alpha-male ex-felons of Devil’s Rock Penitentiary and three good Texan girls just dying to break bad.

Hell hath no hunger like a man let out of a cage…

Shy and awkward, First Daughter Grace Reeves has always done what she’s told. Tired of taking orders, she escapes her security detail for a rare moment of peace. Except her worst nightmare comes to life when a ruthless gang of criminals abducts her. Her only choice is to place her trust in Reid Allister, an escaped convict whose piercing gaze awakens something deep inside her. Reid is nothing like her other captors. He’s tougher, smarter…and one blistering look from him makes her hotter than any man ever has. 

Reid spent years plotting escape and revenge...years without a woman in his bed. 
For this hardened felon, Grace Reeves isn’t just out of his league - she’s from another planet, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her. Escaping Devil’s Rock was tough, but resisting this woman could be the end of him. For a man with nothing to lose, protecting her… claiming her as his own, becomes more necessary than his next breath. 

From the first book I fell in love with series and when I saw that this book was about bad boy Reid I was super excited! This book was everything I thought it would be and more! 

If you haven't read the first book I suggest you do so asap. Of course this could be read as a standalone but in the end of book 1 something happens which then starts book 2 (just a heads up). 

Reid has spent 11 years in Devil's Rock waiting for the day he can get revenge on the man who set him up. When a riot breaks out at Devil's Rock and Reid is taken to the hospital he finds this is the perfect time for an escape. He only needs the right diversion to do so and one couldn't have come at a better time. The first daughter has gone missing so all police personnel are looking for her and not Reid. Once Reid is out his first stop is to see his brother and it just so happens his brother can get him to the man who sent him away. Once Reid gets there he also discovers his former gang is the one responsible for taking Grace. Yikes! 

I really like the uniqueness of the story and loved how Jordan had inmates as the heroes. It was definitely creative and made the story enjoyable. 

Reid's character was my favorite in this story. He was total bad ass but I also loved seeing the good side of him. The more I read the more I just fell for him right alongside Grace. I would say she really brought out the best in him and took the time to really understand him and uncover the different layers that he thought he lost over the 11 years he was away. 

Grace at times annoyed me for the simple fact is that regarding her family she never stood up for herself and let them dictate everything from her clothes, to hair and even who she dated. There were times I felt absolutely bad for her especially when she was put in situations that caused her constant fear or pain. I guess I wanted a heroine who had more of a back bone but in the end she did redeem herself in my opinion. 

As far as Grace and Reid's relationship it happens when she is held captive for a few days and they pretty much fall in love but the way Jordan wrote it made it seem like it was much longer which I loved. This couple actually talked about many different things in their lives and opened up. I don't want to give too much away but the ending was a surprise. I'm so happy it turned out that way. It was truly a HEA moment! 

I am absolutely loving this series and the men of Devil's Rock! In this book we find out North was hurt (boo) but he's mentioned a few times so I'm totally praying his book will be next! 

I really recommend this book and series! 


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