All Chained Up
Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Kno ...more
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Briar Davis grew up with a violent father, so when her boss asks for volunteers to help him at Devil's Rock, a prison, her hand doesn't immediately shoot up. When no one else volunteers, though, she thinks about the promotion she wants and how she doesn't want to be afraid anymore and suddenly she's passing through maximum security ga ...more
He wasn’t that good or honorable. He wasn’t that strong. If she wanted to play with a wolf, then that’s what she would get.
Another great read done and dusted! Who says I was in the throes of a book slump? Huh?
Book slumps are no joke people, and when you pick up 5 consecutive books and can't get into any of them you start avoiding books all together. All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan goes under my fail safe banner, this ladies and gentleman was a scorching hot read with an alpha ex con ...more
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All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan
Book One of the Devil's Rock series
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .
Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar ...more
ALL CHAINED UP started with a crazy amount of intensity that had me so so excited. All I knew about this opener for Jordan's Devil's Rock series was that it was starred a convicted felon hero and had a jail setting. After reading McKenna's HARD TIME I was very into exploring more of this kind of romance buuuut it didn't take long for this particula ...more
I don't think you know just how excited I was for this book. I was trying to get an ARC to be able to review it but it never seemed to work and Sophie being the amazing person that she is gave me a copy when I met her at Apollycon and I totally devoured this book on my way back from Savannah.
If you know me at all, you know I just love Sophie's writing and she's one of my favourite authors hence the reason I wanted this baby so bad. Plus, f ...more
This is a first time author for me and I must admit, I really like her writing style.
Can't say I absolutely loved the characters for some reason (though they were fun and cute together and all that), but it did make me curious about the next book, so that's a plus.
It's worth reading though, at least to get to "meet" a new, good author. ...more
The heroine Briar was a grower-on-me type of character but I liked Knox from the beginning. Their chemistry was superb and there was a strong story to tell. A ho ...more
Knox Callaghan is danger personified. And he has worked very hard for eight years to portray this image to the other inmates in Devil’s Rock. No one messes with him or his younger brother North. Both of them were convicted for manslaughter, after killing the man who raped their cousin. And they have been paying for it ever since. But finally he has been given parole, after saving the life of the new nurse, Briar, when two prisoners decided to take over the HSU so that they could have Briar to th...more
This was really good for the most part although I'll admit that I wanted a bit more of the emotional side of the relationship instead of all the sex scenes. Know was a little frustrating at times but overall an entertaining read and I'm looking forward to Reid's book!
I was really nervous to start All Chained Up because it features a romance with a convict, not something that I would normally gravitate towards. Having loved Sophie Jordan's p ...more
Thanks to Lubnaa for this great recommendation; can't wait to read the rest of the series! I loved Knox and Briar and their entire story. Granted, it's very unconventional—prison inmate falls in love with the temporary prison nurse—but all the better; when one reads a lot of romances, it's difficult to find an unusual storyline that hasn't been done a thousand times.
I adored Knox, who was just as delicious as could be; we know of course that he's a good guy at heart, and he is—he was ...more
I'm going to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, but it will be really hard. This was an amazing read. I am a big fan of Sophie's and when she offered me a chance to read All Chained Up, I was stoked. Starting this book at 4:30 today, I flew through the story, devouring the hot, gritty sexual tension between Briar and Knox. And the suspense. There was one scene where I was literally about to come out of my skin if I didn't get to the end of it! And there is ...more
Briar is a nurse that when asked to volunteer at the prison since they were short staffed, she never realized what she was getting herself into....or the man that was sexy and dangerous and scary as hell and she wanted him, heaven help her. Knox is a inmate who has been in prison for eight years, doing everything he can to be tough and a survivor and helping his brother stay on top of the ladder. What Knox d ...more
Yikes…just……yikes. I’ve read some of Sophie Jordan’s YA works, but this one was the first adult book of hers that I’ve read. I was really looking forward to it, because I’ve heard such positive reviews over it. It also had a really good premise that I was really interested in reading about. Unfortunately, this one just fell flat….
The fist 22% of All Chained Up is really awkward and a little uncomfortable. It’s basically the same scenes o ...more
ARC from Edelweiss and Publisher for honest review.
I liked the romance between these two and that it's not often that you read a romance that involves prison.
Knox has been in Devil's Rock prison for eight years now. He meets Briar, a nurse who's at the prison temporarily as a fill in, when he comes in hurt due to a fight that ensued. There are sparks immediately between the two but Briar is also afraid of who Knox represents and what she experienced in her past.
At one point during her time ...more
It’s been a while since I’ve read a good bad boy hero, but Sophie Jordan certainly delivers with Knox Callaghan in All Chained Up. She packs a punch with all the intensity and sexiness in this first book in the Devil’s Rock series. I don’t usually read prison romances, but this one was unputdownable and highly entertaining. I really enjoyed the main characters, and the romance was off-the-charts sexy – I’d definitely recommend All Chained Up for those who ...more
I honestly didn’t know at first if I was going to like Knox. I didn’t think I could find myself actually attracted to a man who had committed a very horrible crime. The beginning of this book was a bit slow for me a ...more
Knox has been incarcerated in Devils rock for 8 years for murder. Although he is supposed to get out someday he feels like it's so far away and is just trying to survive day to day. When a fight breaks out Knox is taken to get checked out by medical and ...more
After reading the blurb, I was thinking that I'd be drawn to this like a moth to a flame. Ehhhh. I guess the set up took a little longer than I anticipated because I wasn't really interested in this until roughly 15% in. Not long in the bigger scheme of things, but...ehhh.
Once the "suspense" actually took place, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what was coming next. That is until about 75% in when things started to just...move...slower...than I hoped. Don't get m ...more
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 ...more
Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.
A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years ...more