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All Chained Up

(Devil's Rock #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,638 ratings  ·  398 reviews
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 Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Kno
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Avon
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Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, series
****Full Review****

3.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

4.5 Stars

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
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sigh!!! I love this series!!! Super cute, I’m officially a fan of Sophie Jordan. The story was good, the romance was amazing. All in all a very good book!!
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Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
Loved. This. Book.

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan
Book One of the Devil's Rock series
Publisher: Avon
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
h o l l i s
I feel like all my reads lately have been buddy recs and I am not even a little mad about that! But I was definitely not madly in love with this one.

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
Duchess Nicole
Entertaining and thought provoking. I picked this up after it was chosed as a group read for a Facebook group's "Not-so Old-School" book of the month. I'm a nursing student and the idea of a literally locked up bad boy intrigued me. And for the most part, I really liked this escape into convict love. Knox really is a bad boy, in prison for something that most people would see as a justifiable homicide. He's had to toughen up a lot, so he's beyond edgy. His lady love is a volunteer nurse for the ...more
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise

Rating: 4.5/5

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
Angie Elle
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have to admit that after such a promising blurb, this book was a disappointment. The first half that took place mostly in the prison was pretty good. The author did a great job conveying how nervous Briar was as she went to help out in the prison as a nurse for the first time, and Knox had all that mystery surrounding him that I like in a hero. But as soon as he was paroled, things took a turn for the worse for this reader. First of all, Briar’s sister was very nervous about her helping out in ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cliche, cute, relaxing, romance, fun
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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.
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it

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

Kate Meader
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to get an ARC from the author. This was sexy as all get out - I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Can't wait for the next book! ...more
Bookphenomena (Micky)
I enjoyed this audiobook much more than I was expecting. It was suggested in a group by a friend and the idea of a prison context interested me. Whilst more of the story is outside of the prison than in, I found that I enjoyed that element more. There are parts of this that might not quite be truly believable but other facets compensate.

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
Kimberly Derting
Prison Break, only better!

These are not the convicts you cross the street to avoid! Hot men and even hotter love scenes. I can't wait for Reid's story!!!
Maria Rose
All Chained Up is the first story in Sophie Jordan’s Devil’s Rock series, named for the prison that is a key part of the setting. When Briar, a nurse, volunteers to go with a doctor from her clinic to treat inmates at Devil’s Rock following the retirement of their regular practitioner, she figures she can handle a few weeks of working in the prison setting, even if it does make her uncomfortable. Reassuring herself that there is security everywhere, she focuses on seeing the inmates as patients ...more
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc


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
Really loved this book! Not a romantic trope that you see much of. Knox is a convict in Devil's Rock and he makes no apology for the murder he committed. He has been in for 8 years and has been denied his first parole. Briar, a nurse, has agreed to volunteer one day a week out at DR until a permanent solution can be found. Her first day of course her and Knox get to meet. Although Blair is scared of the situation, she has a background of abuse, she stays with it. A situation occurs that shines a ...more
Codi Gary
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ann  Mat
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"We're two consenting adults. What's wrong with this?"

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May 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nichole
Originally posted on, reviewed by Nichole.

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
Juliana Philippa
4-4.5 stars
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
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance my-review-updated Summary
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
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
All Chained up is the first book in the Devil's Rock series. I enjoyed the story of Knox Callahan and Briar Davis. Briar is a nurse who has been asked to work one day a week on a temporary basis at Devil's Rock prison helping heal sick and injured inmates. As fearful as she is, Briar is also intrigued by one of her first cases, Knox Callahan. On one of her days at the prison, a couple of inmates take over the health center. Hearing of their plans, Knox gets into a fight with his brother in order ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
I have previously read only one prison romance Inside by Brenda Novak, which is one of the few books by Novak that I have enjoyed so that might have colored my judgment of this book. I just went in expecting more and the connection between the characters never really made sense for me, they went from prison to wham-bang!
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining and the chemistry between the characters was real nice.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

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
Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OK, so I went into this book kind of blind. I have only read one other Sophie Jordan book and it happened to be NA. But I really REALLY loved it so I wanted to give All Chained Up a go. I am so glad that I did because, wow…this one was super action-packed, angsty, and just crazy sexy!

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
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy hell! What an outstanding first book in a brand new series by Jordan! I can honestly say I don't think I ever read a romance book where the hero is an inmate in prison. Just the plot and the uniqueness of this story made me want to read it.

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
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames

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
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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

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