All Chained Up: A Devil's Rock Novel

All Chained Up: A Devil's Rock Novel

by Sophie Jordan

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ISBN-13: 9780062423696
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Devil's Rock Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 23,585
File size: 1 MB

About 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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All Chained Up 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## FABULOUS. I loved this book. I couldn't put it down (235 pages). Yes, the hero started out a tad rough....ok more than a tad. But he definitely redeemed himself. These two had some crazy hot chemistry going. The sex scenes were yummy indeed. I can't wait to see if North gets a story. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked this book. Thought it was the best book. More emotional but had you feeling for the guy. Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knox is the perfect alpha - sooooo hot! Anxious to read the next one, Reid's story, and really hope North will get a HEA too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!!!! Amazing story-loved it!-can't wait for Reid's story & I hope North will have a story-loved author-thank you Sophie for an amazing story-loved Knox & Briar's story**********
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story, unpredictable, and kept me engaged. Well defined characters and different from the other "bad boy" books available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning: Almost Rape I liked the intensity of the story; Sophie Jordan does a great job of creating tension between Briar and Knox as well as tension when Briar is at the prison. Briar’s compassion is admirable and I really felt for Knox’s situation. I will start off by saying that this book was not my thing at all and I took a chance on it. Though it wasn’t a bad book, I struggled to really connect with the story. Not only that but the love story between Knox and Briar felt a bit superficial and based mostly on sex. I would have loved to see more intimacy between the two to prove that their love was for each other not what they did in bed. I understood the way Briar’s sister worried that Briar was getting in over her head with a dangerous man because of their father but it would have been nice to see the sister show a little more support. I was also really bothered by the way Knox rescues Briar at the prison; I feel like it should have affected the way Briar saw Knox and certainly should have affected their first time together. I liked that no matter what happened to Briar in her past or at the prison she is determined to be strong and be the woman she wants to be. Once she takes a chance on Knox and learns more about him she never doubts him or that he’s a good person underneath the hard exterior he’s had to create to survive in prison. I admired Knox’s loyalty to his brother and how much he wanted to protect him since Knox’s blames himself for them being in prison. I was worried at first about what Knox was in prison for, thinking it might be something I couldn’t accept, but once I found out what it was I was ok with things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading_With_Cupcakes More than 1 year ago
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! This review is based on an eARC provided by the publisher via Irish Banana Blog Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. Find more of my reviews here:
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Contemporary Romance Sweet Hill, Texas There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock which is a whole other level. Knox Callaghan is the type of man that comes with a built-in warning label. In every lean, muscled inch of him danger radiates. His deep blue eyes also seem to see straight through Briar Davis’s into her most secret fantasies. Briar is a nurse that is volunteering at the local prison and Knox is an inmate that should be completely off limits in every way imaginable which makes for one major problem. Knox is driven to risk his own life to protect Briar’s by the chocking animal magnetism between them. After he is finally paroled he works on resisting her. She has no idea what Knox is capable of, not to mention she is too sweet and innocent. With a single touch that leads to a kiss and a taste and then the only crime is denying what feels so very right. This is the start of a series that if the rest of the books are anything like this one will prove to be an amazing series. The characters are wonderfully written and complex and make for a story that moves along at a fast pace. It also has plenty of action to make for a story that keeps twisting and turning and keeping the reader guessing as to what will happen next. This is definitely a book worth checking out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Sophie Jordan book I have read, but it definitely won't be the last. Knox Callaghan isn't a typical bad boy. He was a boy next door until circumstances got him in trouble. Now he doesn't think he deserves anything good. Briar knows all about the bad boys can do having grown up with an abusive father. But something about Knox just draws her in. She wants to show him he still deserves some good in his lufe. I loved Knox. Ms. Jordan captured his emotional struggle perfectly. I can't wait for the next Devil's Rock novel.
lisaknight More than 1 year ago
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
Contemporary books just haven't been holding my attention lately. But I so adore this author and that cover is awesome so I gave it a try. So glad I did. This is the kind of book that you sit down to read a little of and end up reading the whole thing! I thought I'd start it one night and before I even realized the time had gone by, the book was done. Love those kind of books. These characters are the reason I was so stuck in this book. I adore Knox. He's a hard guy that's been through 8 years of prison life. The story of what took him there had me seeing red. He has himself convinced that he's not worth anyone or anything good. But at his core, he's a protector and his emotions run deep. When he puts himself on the line to protect Briar, he won my heart. Briar is a girl that just hasn't been with a guy that does it for her. Being set-up by her sister, she just wants to live her simple and safe life. But that didn't stop her from volunteering to help the doctor at the prison. Sure she was hoping it would benefit her but she did it. That's not easy duty. I admired her and I cheered for her. Together, these two are a match and gasoline. They both feel it but know that it's not the place for them. But prison ends for Knox sooner than he expected. Of course, when he gets out, he's sure he doesn't deserve Briar. It makes for some interesting resistance. I enjoyed how this book developed. It made sense to me. The progression of their relationship was just right. And I have to say that Briar's sister's turn around was perfect. Other characters in the book are just begging for their own book. Reid is next but I can't wait for North to get a story. If you like your men sexy, hard and deep down good guys, then this book is for you.
Gabrielle90 More than 1 year ago
Briar is a nurse who wants to work her way to the top so she volunteers to help her boss at Devil's Rock Penitentiary. She's a good girl who doesn't know how to handle herself around hardened criminals. Knox gets hurt in a fight the first day she's there and they have an immediate attraction. An attraction so strong, Briar can't help but think about him 24/7. But inside a prison, you are never safe, not even when there are armed guards and a panic button. Two criminals plan something but Knox finds out and saves Briar. Soon after he is released from prison but he forces himself to not search for Briar, the only woman he could think about. Fate had other plans. A spicy, hot romance blooms between them even though both of them try to fight their feelings. I can't believe this was Sophie Jordan's first Contemporary Romance because she captivated me from page one. I couldn't put the book down. I read while I cooked dinner and then read all through the night. Briar and Knox both had to fight their inner demons in order to finally admit their feelings. Their emotions were so raw and real. I felt every bit of emotion they did. Knox made me angry throughout the book with his uncertainties and mind games but he certainly made up for it. If Sophie just made him fall into Briar's arms and confess his love, it wouldn't have been real and that was what this book was. Real. Powerful. Sexy. Hot. It was everything I wanted in it and more. It won't disappoint!
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
This is my first adult novel by Sophie Jordan, but having really enjoyed her NAs, I was really looking forward to giving it a try! I definitely enjoyed this one, but I can't say it's a new favorite of mine or if I'll plan to reread it again. I really liked the premise of Briar and Knox falling for one another, after having met in prison (it reminded me a bit of Sarah and Michael from Prison Break!). However, I felt I didn't get to know Knox's character well enough and instead I had trouble buying their emotional connection. It's very physical and while I am all for sexy times, that's kind of all we got from them. I do understand that Knox has served 8 years in prison and obviously that changes a person. However, he was so hard to read and almost too tough. I think seeing him interact with his family a bit more, maybe would have helped, as his loyalty to his family and outrage over what happened to a family member is what landed him behind bars in the first place. He was also super hot and cold with Briar and I had trouble with that. I didn't feel as if he wanted more than sex with Briar. I know that he felt that was all he could offer her, but it still just didn't really work for me. I can see it up to a point, but then it just got a bit old. There was a surprise chapter thrown in that originally jarred me, but after I realized what was happening, I thought it was a cool set up for the next book. I am definitely hoping for more of a connection there between the characters. Briar's sister Laurel wasn't my favorite either and while I get that she was looking out for her kid sister, I do think she should have handled the situation with Knox a bit better. I wasn't a fan of how that went down and how magically she decided at the end that they should be together and that she realized she was wrong. Overall, I felt Briar and Knox's relationship wasn't developed as well as it could have been, as it really made me feel he was just using for her sex and that was the only reason he kept coming back. I get that physical, primal attraction but I just needed more to really buy into it. I also felt certain parts dragged at times and while I was still interested, I did find myself fading a bit while reading.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars | Hot Steam As a long-time fan of Sophie Jordan’s sensational romances, I couldn’t wait to try the oh-so-tempting first novel in her upcoming Devil’s Rock series, ALL CHAINED UP. Though not as forbidden or illicit as I’d initially expected, but just as entertaining and provocative as I’d hoped it’d be, I devoured this high-octane sizzler of a story over two days, always eager to get back to it whenever life would pull me away. Darker, dirtier and exponentially sexier than anything Jordan has written previously, Briar and Knox’s edgy, intense, emotional and deliciously steamy affair delivers a white-hot, criminal-themed contemporary that thrills without being overly disturbing, gory or gratuitously violent. While the beginning of ALL CHAINED UP is purposefully tense, turbulent and unsettling, including various fights between inmates, moderate police brutality and a scene of near sexual assault, the majority of the novel is more contemporary than criminal, taking place after Knox’s release from prison. On the outside, this blazing couple’s enthralling tale swiftly shifts from nail-biting action to toe-curling passion so wonderfully naughty, rough, raw and appealingly reminiscent of the fabulously filthy sort of lawbreaker lovemaking you might have seen and salivated over on popular shows like Sons of Anarchy or Banshee. And, while wicked, pent-up, ex-con-epically-hot sex is prevalent in ALL CHAINED UP, romance is central and abundant too. I enjoyed reading Briar and Knox’s fragile and uncertain love grow into something fierce, undeniable and life affirming. Their bond is resilient, powerful and forever, and I was elated when they finally got it right—and then GOT IT ON, AGAIN! I had so much heated fun reading ALL CHAINED UP and can hardly wait until Reid and Grace’s story, HELL BREAKS LOOSE releases this June! That auspicious title alone has got my pulse racing with anticipation! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Sophie Jordan completely blew me away with ALL CHAINED UP! Ms. Jordan is one of my favourite authors, and ALL CHAINED UP is as far from her delicate historical fiction as it can get, and at least as fabulous! Briar Davis, in hope of advancing her nursing career accompanies her boss, who is filling in for the recently retired doctor who takes care of the prisoners at Devil’s Rock penitentiary. One particular inmate, Knox Callaghan, makes a lasting impression on Briar in more ways than one: he seems extremely dangerous, and yet she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. And Knox cannot deny the attraction he feels for the pretty nurse. He has been in prison for eight years, along with his brother North, and when an unfortunate incident happens at the prison, he demonstrates what sort of man he is. This is Sophie Jordan at her very best, and showing a side we’ve never seen before. ALL CHAINED UP so exciting, I had to restrain myself in order not to fangirl all over the place while writing this review. From the very first words, I was completely immersed in the book, and feeling the rush of adrenaline as I read. I must say I’m a bit surprised at how well the romance worked out, given that the hero is a convict, but trust Sophie Jordan to make everything entirely plausible: there is not one little thing that is out of place, nothing is contrived or over the top. ALL CHAINED UP feels like the real deal, devoid of clichés and warmed-over drivel. The characters are especially well-drawn, the romance absolutely believable; I really cared for those characters, and not only Knox and Briar. The writing is perfectly suited to the style, the dialogues are spot-on, the story is superb, and the sex scenes are sizzling. ALL CHAINED UP and Devil's Rock is as exciting as it gets! Sophie Jordan has given us another proof of her extraordinary versatility: ALL CHAINED UP is the first instalment in her new series Devil's Rock, which has all the makings of a huge hit! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.