Wednesday, May 25, 2016

All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

Title: All Chained Up
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Devil's Rock #1
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Source: Irish Banana Blog Tours

First off, let me say that, if you are a fan of Ben and Jerry's ice cream....specifically of the flavor Cherry will never ever be able to look at it in the same way again.

Mmmm ice cream...

Do you like bad boys?  Yes?  Good!  Then you will like All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan because it is all about bad boys!

All Chained Up is about Knox Callaghan.  Knox one of a few guys that we meet that are in prison for doing not very nice things.  In his case, Knox is in prison for killing a guy.  His little brother is also there (and I cannot wait for more of his story!) and Knox is willing to do anything to keep his brother safe while he is there.  To keep them both safe and alive until it is time for parole - or at least until baby brother is out and on the other side where it is safer.

Well that was the plan anyways...then nurse Briar showed up.  And for one reason or another, Knox can't figure out why he is so pulled to her...

And Briar can't figure out why she is so drawn to him either....

I enjoyed this book quite a bit.  It definitely had its steamy moments - quite a few of them actually.  And I do think that they were well done.

One thing that I really appreciated that Sophie Jordan did was that she didn't make Briar this drop dead gorgeous female.  Instead she made her a relatively normal looking and intelligent one.  This is something that needs to happen more often in literature and I like Sophie Jordan for doing this with her leading female character in All Chained Up.

Something I did want more of though was more from Knox and Briar in regards to their relationship and how they interacted with each other.  So much of it felt like it was just physical.  But I wanted to be more in their minds and hearts too.  I just felt like all I was really getting most of the time was the surface/physical, and I wanted to go deeper emotionally!

That all being said though, the story line was good.  A little bit predictable, but still very enjoyable.  Also, while this story is technically a stand alone, it does open it up for stories for other bad boys!

More bad boys!  That is something Sophie Jordan definitely does well.  She writes drool inducing hot and steamy bad boys that you just can't get enough of!

My Rating
4 Stars

This review is based on an eARC provided by the publisher via Irish Banana Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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