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review 2017-09-09 17:36
Review: Hell Breaks Loose (Devil’s Rock #2) by Sophie Jordan
Hell Breaks Loose: A Devil's Rock Novel - Sophie Jordan
 
Hell Breaks Loose
 
Devil's Rock #2
Sophie Jordan
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
Avon
July 28th 2016
Paperback
359
Bought from Library Book Store

 

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.

 

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Hell Breaks Loose was a suspenseful action-filled steamy romance. It’s the second book in the Devil’s Rockseries and it does stand on it’s quite well.

 

I loved our hero who is an ex-convict, although Reid is still a convict… newly escaped. He’s focused, on a mission, and has only one goal. You feel how deeply he wanted his life to be different and how he knows that he’s going back or will die doing what he escaped to do. Reid’s done bad things and prison has tainted his soul, but one thing he would never do is hurt a woman.

 

I liked our heroine. Grace’s life isn’t her own. She did, does, and is doing what daddy wants. Being the perfect daughter, dating the man he picked, etc. All she wants is to find herself again and be free. She never expect to find herself kidnapped and held hostage by a gang all because a bad man wants to hurt her father, who just so happens to be the President. In someways we all can relate to Grace and the pressures life and the people in it can put on us.

 

The romance is a slow burn. The passion and chemistry is their between Reid and Grace from the moment they met. Both feel a connection despite their situation. Grace is reluctant to fall for her dangerous kidnapper and Reid doesn’t want to fall for anyone. I liked the romance, but it came a little to close to being and feeling like Stockholm.

 

After finishing Hell Breaks Loose I’m a little curious to check out more in the Devil’s Rock series. Knox from book one, All Chained Up, makes an appearance, only a small one, to talk with Reid. And, so I get the impression they are friends, maybe from prison. It makes me curious.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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Challenge(s): New To Me (Author/Series) Pick Your Genre (Con) Backlist Reader (2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2017-09-02 12:33
Teuflisch kreatives Lesevergnügen
Als der Teufel aus dem Badezimmer kam: R... Als der Teufel aus dem Badezimmer kam: Roman - Sophie Divry,Patricia Klobusiczky

Sophie Divry spielt in ihrem ungewöhnlichen und kreativen Roman "Als der Teufel aus dem Badezimmer kam" mit Sprache und Typographie und es macht unglaublich viel Spaß, ihren Experimenten zu folgen.

Die Geschichte ist nicht besonders komplex: Die Protagonistin Sophie ist seit mehreren Jahren arbeitslos und pleite. In ihrem Beruf als Journalistin findet sie keine neue Anstellung. Als ihr die monatliche Grundsicherung plötzlich nicht ausgezahlt wird, versucht sie sich auf verschiedenen Wegen über Wasser zu halten. Die bedrückende Realität der sozial Abgehängten zwischen Armut, Scham und Isolation veranschaulicht die Autorin nachvollziehbar, trotzdem wird sie dabei nicht sentimental. Im Gegenteil: Selbst traurige und tragische Momente geht sie mit einer bewundernswerten Leichtigkeit an, wobei sie immer besondere Momente im Alltäglichen findet und diese mit Humor analysiert.

Die Handlung wird immer wieder auf teils absurde Weise unterbrochen. Da schweift die Ich-Erzählungen mit den Gedanken ab und erstellt lange Listen. Der titelgebende Teufel erscheint plötzlich oder Sophie stellt sich vor, was ihre Mutter oder ihr Kumpel Hector zu ihren Erlebnissen sagen würden. In weiten Teilen liest sich der Roman daher wie ein irrer Gedankenstrom. Das ist extrem unterhaltsam. Dank des lustvollen Umgangs der Autorin mit Sprache wird das Buch so zu einem kleinen Kunstwerk.

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review 2017-08-31 20:21
Twenties Girl: A Review
Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella

 

What's up peeps and how are ya?! I hope you all are doing awesome and enjoying the last bit of summer! I am well to be honest a bit annoyed at the moment, because this is my second attempt at writing this review. I lost my first one and dummy me forgot to save it! YAY!!! SHEMURR! But, I'll get over it in a bit...not really no! I had it sound so good and then, my computer decided to be an itch and erase everything! I am going to go "camping" this weekend and by camping I mean be in a camper...no tents lol! I'm looking forward to doing that! Anywhoozles, today I have a review yay!!! It is "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella! Let's jump in shall we! 

 

The story focuses on a woman name Lara, whom has a lot to deal with. Her best friend/business partner ran off to GOA and so Lara is stuck running the business alone, but with some help from her secretary. On top of that her "perfect" boyfriend dumped her. And, to top even  that. She sees the 23 year old version of her dead great aunt Sadie, whom seems to be in 1920's wear. Life is just going peachy for her. Sadie stayed behind for a reason, she needs help finding her dragonfly necklace! And, Lara is the only one who can see her and help her out. Together these two polar opposites will have to set out and find Sadie''s necklace and Lara can have her peace. But, with a price, both women, have to help each other out with some crazy  requests and they end up discovering a lot about each other.

 

I will be honest, at the beginning, I was really annoyed at Lara because she so badly wanted to get back with her ex. I wanted to go up to her, shake her, and say "are ya dumb?!" a few times. I did feel bad for her because she had to run the business herself and not having much experience with what she signed up for. Sadie, is basically my favorite character and although there were times she did annoying me. I couldn't help but like her; she's just so funny and witty. Also, she seems to know what she is talking about when it comes to certain things. There are other characters as well that seem to make this book even more entertaining to read. There is Lara's parents and sister: Her mom is a major worrier, her dad just want his daughter to be doing well, her older sister is a know it all. Let's not forget her Uncle and his family! Her Uncle is a shameful rich know it all, his wife...well I don't really know, her cousin...spoiled as ever. Then, there is the new possible love interest name Ed, who seems to be sweet, charming, and serious. 

 

All in all, I really did enjoy this book! I liked how Sophie added really amazing details about the 1920's and building the dynamic between Lara and Sadie. The two did learn a lot about each other, and in the end Sadie learned a lot about what really happened in the past! 

 

Well, that's all I got for you all! I hope you awesome nerds are enjoying your reads and the last bit of summer. I will be back next week with a new post. Until then!

 

Later Days!

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review 2017-08-25 18:54
BoBs Day 5 and Book Review
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella

Hey everyone and how's it going? I hope you all are doing Fantastic, I'm not doing to bad myself! Well, I am back again with an update and a challenge. So, after I have finished updating you all yesterday, I actually read a bit more of "The Count of Monte Cristo" and I'm still liking it. I have been continuing on as well with "Twenties Girl" and today it got better and I was liking what I was reading. Still, a bit of craziness, but I am about seven chapters away to finishing it! Ok, so onto today's challenge it's really interesting and I get to knock out one thing. And, that is a book review challenge. That's it, I have to share a book review and what a cool thing to do. So, as promised, I proved to you a book review. I will be giving you all a review on "The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella! 

 

The story is about a woman name Samantha Sweeting who is a high power lawyer and a workaholic! She's awesome at her job, she doesn't let anything get by her. Until, one day she realized she had made a pretty huge mistake and she ends up having a meltdown and walks out of work and heads to he middle of nowhere. She ends up at a house to hopefully get a glass of water and direction. But, the owner of the house mistakes her for being apart of an interview to becoming a housekeeper! Now, Samantha finds herself doing something that she never does and that is cooking and cleaning!

 

I fell in love with this story and it's characters. Sam is pretty funny when she tries to figure out how to open an ironing board and doing the laundry. Her employers Eddie and Trish are quite strange, funny, and down right laughable. Sam's love interest Nathaniel is a total sweetheart and is swoon worthy, and not to mention really awesome at his job! His mom Iris is amazing, kind, sweet, Jill of all trades, patient, and takes on any challenge that comes her way (aka Sam in general.) This story is light-hearted and funny, I didn't know what I was going to expect when I dove into the book. Despite some people that you really want to knock out, this story had me laughing a whole lot. The chemistry between Sam and Nate is adorable and I was rooting them on the entire time. Iris had become my favorite character and I too wanted to learn how to cook and sew from her. I pretty quickly figured out why Sam seemed to have "made" a mistake while at her old job. And boy, that one was a bit of a douche move on someone whom Sam trusted so much.  All in all I enjoyed this book 100% and I would recommend this to anyone into comedy romance. And, a fan of Sophie Kinsella!

 

Well, that was a fun challenge right. It is different and I'm glad that someone had thought of this. I hope you all get a kick out of my impromptu review! I hope you awesome nerds/bookworms are having fun reading! And, I will be back tomorrow with yet another update and challenge.

 

Later Days! 

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review 2017-08-24 17:48
I Love the Twenties, Not This Book
Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella

I have always been fascinated by the 20s. You had the so-called Jazz Age, women fighting for the right to vote in the U.S., etc. and all of it ending when the U.S. enters the Great Depression in the 1930s. I never much thought of what the 1920s was like in England, and now I still would want a book about that since "Twenties Girl" did not hit the mark for me.

 

The big reason why I didn't rate this above 2 stars though is that I hated the main character Lara. She was awful. She honestly only gets a bit better a couple of chapters before the book ends which is just way too long for me to be reading about an insufferable character. I guess you can say the other main character in this one is Lara's Great Aunt Sadie. Sadie is a spirit that is tied to Lara for whatever reason and is now following Lara around to find her necklace so that Sadie can move on. 

 

Lara's life is a mess. She is trying to hold onto her dwindling recruiting business after her best friend goes off with some random guy. Her parents are concerned about her since she has grown obsessed with her ex boyfriend who dumped her via email. Okay that last bit is a jerk move, but her texting and also stalking the guy didn't win me over to her side. When Lara attends her great aunt's funeral and realize her spirit is back from the dead and "haunting" her, Lara initially hopes she's just imagining things. But when she realizes Sadie is here to stay, she does whatever she needs in order to get her life back.


I don't know. This could have been a funny book, or a book version of Ghost (without the weeping and wailing at the end). But it just didn't work. Lara is insufferable. She uses Sadie in order to make herself more popular. She also uses her to manipulate others around her (to hire her as a recruiter) and uses her to force her ex to get back together with her. 

 

Sadie is no prize either since she uses Lara right back to get her to do what she wants too.

 

There are additional characters in this book, and a side plot dealing with Lara's jerk of an uncle, but honestly I don't even want to go down that road.


The writing was okay, the flow was too. I think if I had liked the central premise and characters more this would have been a 4 or 5 star read. 

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