Unmissable ending to this unbelievably good series

Devour
Devour by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know that feeling you’d get, deep down in your tummy, when you woke up on Christmas Day (insert other appropriate religious festivals) and you weren’t sure what was going to be waiting for you? That feeling was me the second this book dropped on my Kindle at midnight on release day.

It’s a strange mixture of excitement, trepidation, expectation, fear, the potential for great joy or great sadness (depending on what you unwrapped). Well, let’s just say reading Devour was like unwrapping a Girl’s World on the morning of my seventh birthday.

Ian’s story has been a long time in the making. We’ve had snippets as we’ve watched Lucas fall in love with Andrei in Shatter, as Snow and Jude found each other in Shiver and as Noah gave Rowe a second chance at life in the pages of Torch. And there, in the background of each, has been Hollis Banner, cop and lover of all things chocolate.

I’m not going to use spoilers, this book works best if you don’t know what’s going to happen. But be absolutely assured, you will gasp, you will probably tear up even if you don’t full on ugly cry, you’ll definitely smile a lot, you’ll laugh out loud and, finally, you’ll sigh. A bone deep sign of contentment that all is right in the world and the Unbreakable Bonds these four men share have expanded to encompass another four equally important to all, plus a myriad of parents, cats, dogs and hangers on.

That the story ends at Christmas is perhaps fitting, not only cos it gave me my introduction paragraph for this review, but also because it’s a time for being with those with love and I do so very much love the men in these four books.

There’s a sadness that this particular series is over, but also a deep joy in knowing the world itself will continue with the Ward Security series that Rinda Elliott and Jocelynn Drake have announced is coming next (#Geoven4eva) and that we won’t be leaving them behind completely.
There’s also the final two books of short stories for Rowe and Noah, Ian and Hollis, to come out later this year too, so it’s not quite goodbye.

And, as expected with the immense talent of these two authors, they managed to pull off a stunningly unique ultimate fate for the protagonist of this series – never in a million years would that have been on my radar ladies so bravo 🙂

Thank you both for Lucas, for Snow, for Rowe and for Ian, and for the men they love. It’s been a thrill of a ride.

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Epic catch up with Jude and Snow

Unbreakable Stories: Snow (Unbreakable Bonds #2.5)Unbreakable Stories: Snow by Jocelynn Drake
and Rinda Elliott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful set of stories, some already sneaked out on their various social media channels, giving a glimpse into life for Snow and Jude now that the horrendous threat which was following them during Shatter has ended.

I love that Rinda and Jocelyn spent the time crafting these in between shorts to flesh out the lives of the gorgeous men who inhabit the Unbreakable Bonds series. The main novels are wonderful but these little snippets into what happens next allow the reader to form an even greater bond with the characters.

This set treats us to some ridiculously hot sex, there isn’t a wall that’s safe from being exploited and abused when Snow and Jude have got their lustful desires running. But it’s not just the fun times, there’s some real emotional moments which give a glimpse into just how much Snow loves the paramedic who wouldn’t accept a one night stand only.

The camping story which finishes this set off has some hilarious bits but also some gut punches which remind the reader of what these four friends have been through and what it means to be loved by one of them.
Poor Ian and his bear 🙂 but more importantly, thank goodness for his story coming out in just a couple of months. It has to be one of the most eagerly awaited books of 2017!

And ill now not be able to look at a bottle of tequila in the same way again 😉

The insides very much match the smoking sensual heat of the cover – fabulous job all round.

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Unmissable!

Torch (Unbreakable Bonds #3)Torch by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A word to the wise, don’t start reading this at 10.30pm otherwise you won’t get to sleep until 2.45am like I did last night.

This book is everything I’d hoped it would be and is a brilliant follow on from Shiver and Shatter. Rowe is still reeling from the murder of his wife Mel nine months ago when his old Ranger buddy Noah arrives having finally left the service.

Noah is the only man Rowe has ever had an emotional connection to outside of his friendships with Lucas, Snow, Ian and the men they love, but he ran after one steamy night in Prague years before Mel.

Now that Noah’s back in his life, Rowe is wondering whether running was a huge mistake although the guilt he feels with Mel’s death, and the looming threat from Boris Jagger, is still holding him back.

But one night a little bit of green-eyed jealousy and a touch of booze lets the walls down and Noah back in.
What follows then is the usual emotionally gripping and scorching hot ride you’d expect from these two wonderful writers.

The suspense and mystery in this book is cleverly paced and, unlike the first two, there is a sudden twist I didn’t see coming. It also makes it clear why Ian couldn’t be the subject of book three and neatly sets everything up for both his story with Hollis and the conclusion to the criminal activity which had threaded through all the Unbreakable Bonds books so far.

Having to wait now until spring next year for Ian’s story to round up this tale of four incredible men and the ones they fall in love with is torture!

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Even hotter than Shiver – and that’s going some

Shatter (Unbreakable Bonds #2)Shatter by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even better than the first book and I wasn’t sure that was going to be possible.

Snow stole my heart just like he stole Jude’s (not Josh, argh had to correct that, was typing too many reviews at once and got the wrong character name!) and I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book because of the brilliant way in which the romance fit into the wider crime story which was following on from events on book one.

But OMG at one of the things which happened in this book, I’m interested to see how these two writers are going to pull that back from the abyss but I have no doubt they will do.

The setting of this series has been very well crafted with a whole host of characters fleshing out the narrative.
Can’t wait for book three to come out soon and to see what happens with Rowe.

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Awesome introduction to this new series

Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1)Shiver by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Epic, simply epic. I don’t think there was one part of this book I didn’t adore.

The setting, the hotter than a volcano attraction between Andrei and Lucas, the crime element, the best friends, the humour, the expectation and the explosive sex and eventual emotional romance between the MCs.

This is a fabulous introduction to the Unbreakable Bonds series and I’m so looking forward to reading the rest of the guys’ stories as they find their own HEA’s in a Cincinnati which is decidedly dangerous but incredibly exciting.

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