Hell Breaks Loose
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 conv ...more
Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan started off well enough until the heroine, Grace, kicked into TSTL mode. The book picks up where the first book, All Chained Up left off. Reid having started a riot at Devil's Rock and escaping from his hospital bed. When he meets up with his brother and his crew, he realises that they've abducted the First Daughter, when he walks into the room and sees her tied up on the bed, his 11 year incaceration and the fact that he hasn't been with a woman comes rushing ...more
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Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan
Book Two of the Devil's Rock series
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 Ree ...more
I’ve been eagerly anticipating Reid’s book ever since finishing the previous book where he broke out of prison, intent on getting his revenge. And I was not disappointed!!
He might be alive and breathing, but he had died a long time ago. He was nothing but a walking ghost now.
A ghost with nothing to lose.
Hell Breaks Loose starts right off where All Chained Up ended. Reid Allister, wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, has been planning his escape and revenge for years. And final...more
Whenever he was with her, it became all about her. What she did to him. What he would like to do to her. Everything else seemed to drop away. That was dangerous.4.5 stars
I loved this book—and this entire series! I've been reading them all out of order, so this is the 2nd book in a 5-book series, but it's the 4th one I've read thus far. (They don't need to be read in order, though some connect more than others; this one probably matters the least).
I was very, very wary going in honestly. I ha ...more
Hell Breaks Loose was a suspenseful action-filled steamy romance. It’s the second book in the Devil’s Rock series and it does stand on it’s quite well.
I loved our hero who is an ex-convict, although Reid is still a convict... newly escaped. He's focused, on a mission, and has only one goal. You feel how deeply he wanted his life to be different and how he knows that he's going back or will die doing what he escaped to do. Reid’s done bad things and prison has tainted his soul, but one thing he ...more
Favorite Quote: “By all means, keeping trying. No one likes a quitter.”
A single act of rebellion takes a dark turn when the president’s daughter is kidnapped. Grace Reeves has spent her whole life doing what she was told. Everything from her clothing to her dates have been hand picked to further her father’s political career. When she slips her security detail for a moment of peace, she never expected to be kidnapped and at ...more
This was a pretty fun book, it was a bit better than I expected.
I liked the characters, they had chemistry and they were pretty cool people.
Ok, this is not a good moment for me to be writing a review, I have zero inspiration, so I'll just say this: read the book, it's definitely worth trying (and it's even better if you start with the first one in the series, that one was pretty cool too).
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ETA: Originally gave this 4 stars but after reading Book 3, I just can't.
I did like this one better overall than Book 1. Especially the hero Reid, who had a little more substance and heart than muscle-headed Knox who only seemed to think with his penis and fists.
But there were things that I wasn't crazy about and could have been way better. Sophie Jordan likes to use fast easy loopholes to push her (convoluted) plots along. So you got to suspend all sense of realism & belief big time ...more
Hell Breaks Loose, the second book in this fiery hot contemporary series Sophie Jordan has cooked up starts out with a bang and some humor. I have so much love for this author, but she has blown me away with this series. In Hell Breaks Loose, we have our heroine. She is the president's daughter and doesn't have the life you would expect. So she escapes her secret service detail wanting some adventure and freedom. And finds herself being ...more
I did enjoy this book, after its slow start. I enjoyed the first book much better, I think because, they weren't at odds from the beginning. This was a different type of story with Grace thinking that Reid was as bad as the men who had taken her.
This really was a case of insta luv since they weren't together too long but I found it charming and so went with it.
I love that Reid called her "Gracie".
Cute story and I look forward to the next in the series.
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 ...more
When you start a book, you never know whether or not the characters will call to you. No matter how interesting the story can be, some characters can leave you with no desire to find out more about them and I can guarantee you that for me, this wasn't the case. I wanted to know more about Reid's past or Grace's life. I wanted to see behind whatever they were trying to project to the rest of the world and Sophie gives you just what you need ...more
The characters are mostly meh. Any time spend on writing about them is wasted.
But what bothers me most about this book is the “romance”. Grace was already kidnapped when Reid meets her for the first time and he is the one who gets her away from the actual kidnappers. However, he doesn’t release her but continues keep her captive. That makes him a ...more
So you can imagine my surprise when I started reading it and found that it fell short. I liked the overall premise, but I had quite a few issues with it. To name a few, 1) the Reid that was introd ...more
When an author + a narrator can make you forget that you're sweating your boobs off during a workout, THAT AUTHOR + NARRATOR = AMAZEBALLS! There was so much smexual tension between the leads, and both were compellingly real. Even though our hero is an escaped con who has "kidnapped" (not reall) our heroine, HOLY WOWZA YOU TALK ABOUT ON ...more
Not as enjoyable as book one for me but still kind of decent. The first half was kind of ridiculous at times in terms of believability but the second half was stronger. Strong single POV narration.
If you haven't read the first book I suggest you do so asap. Of course this could be read as a standalone but in the end of book 1 something happens which then starts book 2 (just a heads up).
Reid has spent 11 years in Devil's Rock waiting for the day he can get revenge on the man who set him up. When a riot breaks out ...more
Going into Hell Breaks Loose, I partly felt excited and partly nervous. Excited because I like Sophie Jordan's writing and reading any book of hers is a blast and nervous because the heroine in the book is kidnapped by people the hero knows. In the end, I fell somewhere in between when it came to my feelings for this book.
I liked Grace, the main character here. As the President's daughter, she hasn't had much freedom. So when the opportunity arises, she sneaks out of her hotel room unbeknownst t ...more
I'm not a big supporter of NOT reading a series in order, but this "could" be read as a stand alone, although I don't recommend that. That being said, we pick up where the first left off, sort of, by meeting the President's daughter. But we get to meet her before all hell breaks loose. Ha! See what I did? Nice.
Grace is the daughter of the President and has been living her life the way her family has deemed necessary. She's told what to wear, what public events to attend and w ...more
The President's daughter, Grace Reeves, escapes from her Secret Service detail and is promptly kidnapped by associates of one of her father's enemies, Sullivan. At the same time, Reid Allister escapes from the hospital where he has been treated after a riot at Devil's Rock prison. Reid's goal is to kill Sullivan, w ...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