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Yep, it’s hot as hell, but the heat is all between the sheets (since the story takes place in winter). Graphic romantic sex scenes, some violence, and a fast-moving story to frame the sex scenes.
Reid Alistair is a knight in tarnished armor serving a life sentence for murdering a security guard, a crime of which he’s innocent. After 11 years in Devil’s Rock penitentiary in West Texas, he’s finally got an escape plan. His obsession now is to take revenge on the drug lord (and worse) who, when the young Reid wised up and tried to leave the gang, framed him for the guard’s murder and made sure the charge stuck. Reid also wants to reconnect with his younger brother, who he is afraid is now running with the gang.
Reid finds his drug-addled brother, who is indeed still on the bad side. In fact, when Reid shows up, the gang has just kidnapped the president’s daughter, Grace. (Yes, that’s right, the President’s daughter :-) It’s all pretty far-fetched, but we can bet that (1) Reid will save the day and (2) there will be steamy sex.
I didn’t think Reid’s story was quite as good as his friend Knox Callaghan's story in the first book of this series, “All Chained Up.” But if you like this kind of erotic, escapist, romance/adventure fantasy, “Hell Breaks Loose” is well done. Both Reid and Grace are immensely likable and strangely -- given the stretch-your-credulity storyline -- believable.
I especially enjoy the humor Sophy Jordan manages to insert in unexpected places; the chase scene through the winter woods alone was worth the credit for the smiles I got out of it. And I really like Christian Fox's narration. No Texas accent attempted, but it all works for me!
Although Grace and Reid’s story is tied up neatly, we left North Callaghan (brother of Knox) back in Devil’s Rock, where he (undeservedly) took the fall for Reid’s escape. North’s story is apparently up next in the third book of the series, “Fury on Fire.” And we last saw Reid’s brother being cuffed and stuffed into a squad car. Let's see if *he* winds up in the same prison, and whether Sophy Jordan will continue to write about “The Men of Devil’s Rock.”
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If you can catch the first in this series. The narrator snatches you right into the story. Convicted felon and I prison escapee, Reid is all alpha and extremely sensitive in this story. I can't wait until the next in this series is out. If you like an erotic romance that will endure shivers without the need of a major back story plot. This is it for you! Sophie Jordan has impressed me thoroughly.
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