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American Savages

(Ruthless People #3)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  8,036 ratings  ·  633 reviews
“Villains by Choice."

Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned.

But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out. To fight back, Liam and Melody will have to put everything on the line. The kid gloves are coming off, and no one
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 547 pages
Published March 19th 2015 by NYLA
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! American Savages, book 3 of 4. The tumultuous & blood-filled conclusion to Liam & Mel’s quest for world supremacy!

The Ruthless People saga follows the merger, through marriage, of two mafia families, The Callahan’s (Irish) and The Giovanni’s (Italian), with the intent of maintaining wealth and world domination through mainly drug trafficking and corruption by a.n.y. m.e.a.n.s. n.e.c.e.s.s.a.r.y.!

Books in series should be read in order:
Book 0.5: Declan + Coraline
Book 1:
S.M. West

What a Grand Finale for the Callahan empire – this was a truly brilliant series!!
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Ms. McAvoy, take a bow…

This one was a real roller coaster of emotions for me much like I found the first book to be. I had tremendous highs

and devastating lows.

It begins right where the second one ended with Liam trapped and Melody in the wind...

“Let’s get this clusterfuck on the road,”

And the story that unfolds is madness, mayhem, murder and martial bliss. Melody and Liam at their
ღFloღ the coffee addict
March 15th 2015: Review now posted!

5 I don't want to let go STARS

Rule #06: Sometimes in order to win you have to lose.”

Once more with feeling. Suspend your disbelieve, buy those interfering morals a one way ticked to Aruba and get the booze ready. Mel and Liam are back, and they are here to wrack havoc, seek revenge and basically take over the world.
All the marks for a wonderfully wrong read.

I have to confess, I'm completely biased when it comes to this series. I'm fully committed to their
Re-Read (12/2018): I love that in this book Mel and Liam go savage, like really savage. It does not matter who stands in their way, innocent or not people are dying left and right. Which is the part that I like about this book... I'm weird, I know.

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The thing I do not like is the epilogue, especially since the epilogue is actually the fourth book in the series.

However, the Italian is still sort of messed up. I'm not claiming that I'm
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
7 I-don't-want-to-believe-this-series-is-done-stars


J.J.McAvoy...You truly do deserve a standing ovation..because seriously its been MONTHS since a novel has left me this Mind-blown.!

Liam and Melody are finally back...stronger than ever and Dead thirsty for revenge..

"Remember my fucking face.Remember as you sit with their rotting bodies that you did this.You unleashed this and there is no going back.Death by a thousand cuts.Consider this the first two."

MY Thoughts : When it comes to this
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
2 Stars

Don't cross the mob and you get to live. How many more mafia movies does Robert De Niro have to be in before people get that?

WARNING: Unpopular opinion alert

Let me preface my review by saying that clearly I'm in the VAST minority with my opinion. Most of my friends absolutely loved this book. So please take what I say with a grain of salt and keep in mind that it's just my opinion. While it may not have worked for me, it may just work for you.

I realize that I'm reading fiction and I'm
5 bow down stars
This is my life. Our life. And I wouldn’t have traded it for the goddamn world.

Damn! What a RUSH, it didn't just end with a bang, the whole damn thing was a bang, like the ultimate fireworks display! Captivating, Addicting, Dangerous, Sexy and so completely over the top....I loved every second of it! I can't say too much, so I'll try and give you what I can, because this is one of those you just have to live through yourself!

American Savages is a family affair, sure it
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

After the ending in Untouchables I was dying for this one. I wasn’t sure how things would pick up and what direction JJ would take us on for this epic conclusion.

We can’t all be the phoenix, some of us have to be the ashes.

The story begins with Liam. As you know he is in prison awaiting trail on charges of killing Melody. This was such a difficult thing to read, my heart was breaking for Liam. My frustration with Melody was growing with every page and that really bothered me. The biggest
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Perfectly Ending Stars

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Melody and Liam Callahan are a couple that I LOVE. This series will be in my All Time Favorites. The author managed to write a story that gripped me completely. Twists and turns, smiles and tears, love and hate, life and death, it had it all and then, it had an epilogue that was brilliant!!

This book is the ending to a trilogy. I can tell you about the story but if you haven't read the first two books then I feel telling you things will spoil your ride.

But what I want to
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
5 Savage Stars

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WOW! I cannot express how much I absolutely loved this series! From start to finish, Liam Callahan and Melody Giovanni Callahan have been epic. They may have started out as an arrangement, but it did not take long to realize that they were PERFECT together! Smart, Sexy, Powerful, and Ruthless. They shed blood without a single thought and they thrive not on preserving the greater they have one need above all else...FAMILY!

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American Savages opens with the perceived
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, mafia-men, arc

Yeah...WOW...this was me during the entire book. American Savages was brilliant, genius and awesome. It was the perfect and the worst book. Perfect because there could not have been a better ending and worst because it was the ending, the end of their story and I am going to miss them...the whole crazy and fucked up Callahan clan.


There is no point in starting this book without reading the first two novel in this series, Ruthless People and The Untouchables, because that's the only way you're
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5+ "Checkmate" Stars!

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Almost all the time when I read a trilogy/series about the same couple, I decide to read the books one after the other. As you may imagine, as many of you, I don't like to wait! LOL So, this time, I decided to read the Ruthless People series by J. J. McAvoy, and it was such a jorney.

This series consists on three books and a novella. I already reviewed the novella because it's about another couple (the lovely Declan and Coraline) because it's easier for me when reviewing
Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
*Beyond everything and all, take all my Nutella jars*

“Clothes covered in red, Eyelids sore and blue, Never forget the ruthless Because they won’t ever forget you.—J.J. McAvoy”

How can you expect me to move on from that. Good Lord I have completely lost all my senses, I have no idea where to begin and where to stop. I still haven't gotten back from my never ending asylum nor do I intend on ever leaving.

"Now you’ve gone too fast. Now, you’ve made me leave me behind.”

This review is by far the
I don't know what to feel. I'm happy because the final book was FANTASTIC and sad because it's the FINAL book! Seriously no more Sexy Liam or Bloody Melody!!!!


Ruthless People is such a fantastic series.The plot is unpredictable from start to finish, every book left you craving for more!
I love the way she has numerous POV throughout the book. I personally enjoy reading dual POV but this book has several points of view and I just loved knowing how people really saw the situation and it wasn't one
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc

American Savages is the last part of the Ruthless People trilogy.
If you haven't met this kickass couple, I have one thing to say.... What are you waiting for?


I had the extreme pleasure to receive an ARC for this outstanding story and I hope you will give this series a try.

American Savages is so much more than a book about a couple (Melody and Liam). It's also about an entire clan, an entire family - the Callahan.

As in the previous book, you have many points of view (maybe a
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
4.5 **Ms. McAvoy did it again!!!** Stars
Fucking loved it!!!!!!!!

ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

**Review to Come***
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Crazy, funny and completely OTT

Okay, I'm not sure where to start with this it was crazy and OTT, let's be honest it left OTT well behind along with logic and reason now this is not a realistic read and I struggled a little at times early on I mean yes, I know it's fiction and entertainment but I'm picky and I can't help it I had an issue with the previous book but that's nothing compared to what I had here but despite all this I was hooked, completely, I just couldn't put it down.
The first
*spoiler free*

Exceptional. Notorious. Unstoppable.

I still remember last year when I saw the old blurb, I knew I had to read this one. It was mentioned Mr. and Mrs. Smith meet Soprano. I mean how could I pass this up. Now that I finished the entire trilogy, I got to say I absolutely love this series from the start to finish, even with the tone getting darker and darker and the characters getting more OTT.

The plot is unpredictable from start to finish, every book left you craving for more,
Julia's Book Haven
I find getting my thoughts together after reading this hard. This series will leave you raw and wanting more. It will mess with your head and make you doubt that you are actually a good person. You've spent 3 books rooting for the bad guys, wanting them to win no matter what. They kill people and sell drugs and just spread terror wherever they go, and yet you want them to get a HEA. I think that really speaks to just how amazing a writer J.J. McAvoy really is. She MAKES you love these messed up ...more
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
I can't think of a better ending!!!!!!

This was so over the top but who cares. I loved the chaos, explosions, and deaths.

Liam and Melody are unstoppable while they go against the untouchable.


Karma is a b*tch.

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Maria Kaye
Best damn crime erotica I've ever read. Review to come. Maybe. Or not. This series is just so good I have no words to express my love for it. 4.5 stars!

It was everything I wanted it to be. Dark. It had torture, lots of blood, strong and interesting characters, and a great plot. Like an actual plot that involved terror-plots, the FBI and governments, the family "business"? revenge and betrayal. AND THE SUSPENSE! So damn good. I'd highly recommend this series!
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

“We bend, but we do not break, and when we snap back, someone always suffers. Tomorrow, we will make sure that the message is clear: we can never be broken.”

Well it was with excited anticipation mixed with a heavy heart going into American Savages. Excited to see just how this whole crazy, suspenseful, frenzied, sexy and addictive series was going to end yet sad that we had to say goodbye to a mad bunch of character’s whose every fucked up word we’ve been hanging on to since meeting them last
Lyndy Ann ♫
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
WOW what a journey American Savages was, I felt all sorts of emotions while reading I felt anger, happiness and sadness for all the Callahan family.

I was gripped from the first page till the last and the last few chapters HOLY HELL I was on the edge. I loved the epilogue It was great catching up with everyone and it was also very sweet.

This was a fantastic conclusion for Liam and Melody and how cute was little Ethan and all the family time made me smile.

And I got my wish from my The
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this whole series. When you read the first one you surprise yourself because as ruthless as the main characters are; you can't help but like them. Both Liam and Mel are alphas and they make it work. The second glues the first book and third together and believe me when you finish the second, have the last one ready cause you want to know what happens. With this one "American Savages" all I can say is J.J. McAvoy you out did yourself. It kept you on the edge of you seat and ...more
5++++ "EXPLOSIVE" stars

A perfect conclusion for a perfect story.

My Liam and Melody

Have you seen a more perfect representation of these two? Conniving and thriving at its finest.





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Wooow!!! What an amazing journey. I freaking loved this series and I'm gonna miss you so much Liam Callahan. :-D

Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This whole series is like....ten stars

OMG, its over...I am so saddened by that. These books were seriously amazing. I have never read anything like them, and I doubt I will again. [Until the next time I read these, because I definitely will be!]

I don't even know what to say....these books were beautiful, and violent, insane, surprising, riveting, phenomenal, tragic....everything that I could have hoped for, but about a million times better.

From the beginning to the end...remembering how all the
I liked it, but not as much as the others. The characters have grown a lot, but I felt like the end was a little too much. Still this is one of my favorite series.
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