Jul 28, 2016

Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan Review

Hell Breaks Loose
Devil's Rock #2
By: Sophie Jordan
Released: July 26th, 2016
Avon Romance

 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.

Grace Reeves is boring and knows it! But what makes it worse is that she is the First Daughter and just a pawn in her parents grand plans. But now she has had enough! She finally decides to activate that tiny rebellious streak inside of her, by climbing off of her hotel balcony, only to be kidnapped and knocked out.

Reid Allister was convicted of a murder he didn't commit and has been sitting in jail for the past 11 years, waiting for revenge against the man who put his there
Otis Sullivan. But after nearly being stabbed to death, Reid found himself laying in hospital, awaiting for his chance to escape and he finds it when the daughter of the President is kidnapped.

Reid first stop was to his brother Zane, but he gets the surprise of his life, when he finds out that his brother kidnapped Grace Reeves! And wow! He is smacked in the face with how much he wants her! But he has to keep her alive first, the man that framed him, wants her dead!

Grace is unsure what to do when Reid promises to get he away from the kidnappers, she assumes he is going to let her go free! But when she wakes to find herself in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, Grace is livid! But that doesn't stop her from wanting him and when he kisses her, she knows at least on some level he wants her too.

Now Reid and Grace are stuck between a rock and a hard place, with wanting each other, but knowing they could never be together! And how can Reid keep Grace alive and get his revenge against Sullivan!

I love Sophie Jordan's books and have been a fan of her work for years, but I wasn't quite sure how a about an escaped convict and the daughter of the President would work? But surprisingly it did!

You can't help but love Reid's character; he had faced such hardships his whole life, with his mother, giving up everything for his little brother and spending 11 years in prison for a crime he was the fall guy for! But I love the fact that the author has kept his honorable side, even if he is hard everywhere else. I also feel a comradeship with Grace; she feels out of place in her own skin and wants to bury herself under a pile of stuffed toys and hid from the world, like she did when she was a child. And despite their differences between them, Reid and Grace are perfect for each other.

As I said before, the plot was unusual but gripping and once I started I simply couldn't put it down. The writing was smooth and without plot holes, but I wish the story continued for just a little longer….like FOREVER!

I give Hell Breaks Loose 5 stars

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

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