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Hell Breaks Loose: A Devil's Rock Novel
     

Hell Breaks Loose: A Devil's Rock Novel

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by Sophie Jordan
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“Sophie Jordan excels at writing sizzling hot reads!”
--NYT bestselling author Elle Kennedy
“Off-the-charts hot and emotionally charged! Get ready for these sexy-as-sin ex-cons to take you on a wild ride!”
New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye
Raw, forbidden, and scorchingly hot! I couldn’t put it down!
—NYT bestselling author Elle Kennedy
“Off-the-charts hot and emotionally charged! Get ready for these sexy-as-sin ex-cons to take you on a wild ride!”
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Kresley Cole
“I read the gritty, sexy as hell, addictive story in one sitting!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062423733
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2016
Series:
Devil's Rock
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
128,958
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm 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 bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. 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.

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Hell Breaks Loose: A Devil's Rock Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
lisaknight More than 1 year ago
Inmate Reid Alastair has been a resident of Devil’s Rock Penitentiary for eleven years. Not a day has gone by that he hasn’t plotted revenge against the one responsible for putting him in there. One deadly riot and a short stay in the hospital gave Reid the perfect opportunity to escape and finally exact his revenge. He returns home to find his brother and old crew have kidnapped a rather high profile target. First Daughter Grace Reeves has grown up being the dutiful daughter. Shy and a little awkward, she has never even bent a rule. Until one night an act of rebellion led to being kidnapped by a gang of criminals, hell bent on making her father pay. At the mercy of her captors, Grace must fight to stay alive. When Reid shows up Grace thinks he’s just one more dangerous criminal. So why is he trying to protect her? Grace’s presence complicates things for Reid, until he figures out a way to use the First Daughter in his plan for revenge. He convinces his brother to let him take Grace to another location. Alone in the middle of nowhere, Grace and Reid fight hard against their forbidden attraction. As the two grow closer, the stakes get much higher. When the time comes to make a choice, Reid will have to decide if his revenge is worth losing the woman who has claimed his heart. Hell Breaks Loose is the second installment in the Devil’s Rock series and it does not disappoint. A sexy page turner and another hit from the wonderfully talented Sophie Jordan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## GOOD but could've been great. I don't mind the ex con trope. In fact, I loved Knox's story. I don't even mind the kidnapping. What bothered me was the way the heroine was described: Plain, boring, wallpaper, short, NOT beautiful, NOT pretty, chubby, not much to look at, awkward.....etc. It was so over the top. And I couldn't imagine this perfect male specimen (because that's how HE was described) falling for her. The whole time I pictured her nothing short of hideous which completely ruined any chemistry they may have had. It distracted me throughout. There has to be SOME initial attraction. He spent half the book (at least) insulting her, thinking of her as spoiled boring wallpaper (his words), then all of a sudden he thinks she's beautiful. They argued through the entire story except one night. I felt like they needed more than one night to fall for each other, especially after all the things he said. I'm really bummed that authors feel the need to write dowdy, unattractive, insecure heroines just to be PC. This is fiction for Pete's sake. Subsequently, I could only manage 3 stars.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Hell Breaks Loose is the second story in the Devil’s Rock series that features a group of convicts who find romance after years of imprisonment. I read and really enjoyed All Chained Up, the first book in the series which, interestingly, defied convention to set up the second story in an unusual way. Instead of giving the introduction to the next book by using the epilogue or by tacking on a first chapter to the end as a preview, the meet and greet (so to speak) for Reid and Grace takes place as a chapter in the second half of the story. Because of this I was eager to dive into book two. If you haven’t read the first one though, no worries – each story in the series is designed to be read as a standalone. This story delivers what it promises and it’s a page turner from start to finish.Reid has resigned himself to his stint of freedom being short lived; he plans to kill Sullivan for setting him up and he’s under no illusions that he won’t end up back in prison. Grace is a complication he doesn’t need, but he adapts quickly to the situation. But he’s not as ruthless as he appears. He doesn’t abuse women, ever. He’s a product of a poverty-stricken upbringing with a drug addicted mother and an abusive mostly absent father. The one bright spot in his life was his maternal grandfather, who showed Reid and Zane care and affection and made up for the lack of it from their parents. Reid could have gone to live with his grandfather permanently, but he chose to stay and take care of his mother. Though this eventually led to his involvement with men that turned him to a life of crime, it didn’t damage his essential goodness. It is this part of his character that Grace begins to see as she spends time with him. He takes care to keep his distance as much as possible unless it’s to protect her, and promises her that as soon as he can (meaning as soon as his revenge agenda is carried out) he’ll release her. Grace sees the kernel of truth in Reid’s eyes and knows she is safe with him. Grace’s upbringing has been its own type of cage. It may not have been like Reid’s experience in prison, but her every movement has been tracked and her choices have not been her own. Even though she is socially awkward, she tries her best at public events, but has constantly felt like a disappointment to her parents. Her father’s term as president is coming to a close and he wants to run for re-election. For this, he wants Grace to get engaged to the man she’s been seeing (who only started dating her at her father’s behest), because it would be good for his campaign. But now she is Reid’s prisoner. Her attraction to him is inconvenient and unconscionable. She knows it’s a form of Stockholm Syndrome, their close proximity engendering in her a false sense of attraction and comfort in Reid’s presence. This is particularly the case when he lets down his guard and reveals some of his true character, that instilled by his grandfather. She is torn by her wish to escape and her wish for him to treat her like no one else has – as a desirable woman. Reid and Grace’s attraction to each other eventually overtakes them both and there are some steamy and emotional scenes between them. Things wrap up in a neat and tidy package that while appealing to the romance lover in me, come about too quickly, and the ending feels rushed. Despite this, Hell Breaks Loose is an enjoyable story that takes an impossible situation and makes a sexy romance out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series-can't wait for North's story next.
Gabrielle90 More than 1 year ago
Grace Reeves does exactly as she's told by her father. He keeps her sheltered and finds the man for her to marry even though she won't ever love him. She believes all her father loves her for is publicity for his political campaign. Reid Allister is in prison for life when he causes a fight in Devil's Rock so he can be sent to a hospital. He knows he isn't a good person and he never tries to hide that fact when he does meet Grace. Grace decides she is done being the obedient daughter and wants to go out on a stroll by herself. When her "babysitter" is busy she sneaks out and is almost instantly kidnapped by thugs. They bring her back to where they live and guess who shows up shortly after? Yes --- Reid. They want to kill her, abuse her, and even rape her but Reid puts a stop to it. But he isn't sure how long he can keep them away from her. Her life could be ended at any moment if their boss gives the word. Grace doesn't know how to react when she sees a huge obvious felon walk into her room. He looks mean and roughened by being in prison but he's also one of the hottest men she has ever laid eyes on. He awakens her sexual side that she never knew she had. He promises to get her out of that house and away from the dangerous thugs. But what she doesn't realize is that he won't send her home either. He needs to have his revenge and if the first daughter shows up at home and is on the news then the man he wants to kill will know he set her free. So, he keeps her at his grandfather's old house and she tries everything to escape. But slowly, the two of them fall for each other... And would do anything to protect each other. I originally thought the second book would be about North because he is Knox's brother and I was a little let down. You are kind of built up to hear North's story all throughout All Chained Up. But once I started reading I completely forgot and got wrapped up in Reid's plan and hotness. Grace and Reid are so hot they burn like a fleeting star. Everything about them drew me in. Her innocence... His criminal record... Their intense relationship from the start. I had no complaints about anything. I devoured the entire book within one sitting. May I have a Reid for myself? Please? I also loved that she was a little "chubby" but Reid still wanted her. It shows girls and women that you don't need to be a stick figure to get a man's attraction or love. I also loved both of their bravery. Both of them wanted to sacrifice their own well-being for the other. Grace makes a deal that compromises her happiness to make Reid happy and Reid does the same but neither of them knew. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great romance with some adventure in it. OR to anyone just loves romance because this book was hot hot hot!
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan Book Two of the Devil's Rock series Publisher: Avon Publication Date: July 26, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: SO much love for this series. I adored All Chained Up and didn't think I would love Hell Breaks Loose as much. Knox and Reid are totally my type of romance hero - strong, silent, intense, brooding, overprotective alpha. Never mind that they are convicts in the Devil's Rock prison. Both are good men. This book is Reid's story, in which he breaks out of the prison and finds his younger brother, who just kidnapped the First Daughter of the United States. Reid Allister started a fight in the prison, and he was transferred to a hospital. There is where he escapes. The fight at the end of All Chained Up was pure masterminded genius, though rather bloody and violent. Reid goes to where he knows his younger brother Zane will be - and finds Zane and his crew high on something lethal, and with the First Daughter, Grace Reeves. Grace is bound and gagged but unhurt - so far. Reid didn't break out of prison to become a part of his brother's crazy plan. or to rescue a defenseless innocent girl. He broke out to deliver some much-needed revenge to Otis Sullivan. But Reid isn't going to leave Grace, especially since Zane kidnapped Grace to deliver her to the one and only Otis Sullivan, who wants to hurt the President. Grace must trust Reid with her life, but she quickly realizes that it isn't fear she feels when she is with him. At first, as I was reading this book, I thought that this was going in the direction of Stockholm Syndrome. Grace was kidnapped by Zane and crew, but Reid turns up not long after Grace is kidnapped (maybe a day later). He takes one look at her, and tells the men that she is his, and that he is the only one that will touch her. He does this to protect her; he won't allow anyone to touch her, not even himself. Except that pretending to have been with her has its price - he can't stop thinking about touching her. And she can't stop thinking about him touching her. So the Stockholm Syndrome thoughts didn't last long. It was good to see that Grace considered that as well... Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
HELL BREAKS LOOSE is the ultimate good girl-bad boy story. This is the anxiously awaited second book in Sophie Jordan’s brilliant Devil's Rock series, and it doesn’t disappoint. Although the tone is quite different from All Chained up: HELL BREAKS LOOSE is more subdued, more character-based, but no less exciting. Grace Reeves is the First Daughter, and a quite publicly uninteresting one: she is not conventionally pretty, and has never done anything – good or bad – to be noticed. While being daring for the first time in her life and shaking loose her security detail, she is immediately kidnapped by thugs and taken to a cabin. Reid Allister, a convicted felon of 11 years is in hospital after having been injured in a prison riot; he had planned to stage an escape but it went very badly. He does however escape the hospital to drive to his brother’s cabin, where he comes face to face with the First Daughter. His brother had decidedly not behaved himself while Reid was in prison, but still there is more than meets the eye… HELL BREAKS LOOSE has some of the most chillingly convincing villains I have ever seen, and while it is a romance, it is far from predictable. I must admit that Ms. Jordan had me worried a few times: Reid hasn’t seen a woman in 11 years, and he is exuding testosterones. While Grace is attracted to him, she fights her attraction with everything she’s got, as does he, but to no avail. Besides, Reid is determined to set her free, unscathed. HELL BREAKS LOOSE is another fantastic read by the ever so talented Sophie Jordan, and while this book was not quite what I expected – this whole series is not what I expected, but so much more! – it is gripping, exciting, and the romance feels completely genuine. And it will make you think. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.