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Hell Breaks Loose

(Devil's Rock #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  1,671 ratings  ·  244 reviews
Hell hath no hunger like a man let out of a cage . . .

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
Mass Market Paperback, 359 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Avon
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

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
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
I loved All Chained Up and I can't wait to read Reid's book. He is sooo mysterious and swoony!

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

Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan
Book Two of the Devil's Rock series
Publisher: Avon
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
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

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

Juliana Philippa
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
Not as good as the other books in the series but it was still entertaining. It’s saving grace was how quick of a read it is. Lol.
Sheryl C. Nash
Loved this... Until that wholly anti-climatic ending :(
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

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
h o l l i s
So, I went into this knowing it would probably be wayyy unlikely because.. well. Just read that summary. As a result I actually ended up enjoying the first 60%. It felt stronger than book one for sure. Obviously you need to suspend some disbelief over the way things unfold but the characters felt realistic somehow. However the end was a rushed hot mess of ridiculousness and definitely dragged down the whole thing for me. Oh well!
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

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
3.5 Cute
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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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3.75 stars

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 that could have been way better and just fleshed out more. Sophie Jordan likes to use fast easy loopholes to push her (convoluted) plots along. So you got to suspend all sense of
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

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
Lynsey A
3.5 slow to start stars

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.
I didn't like anyone in this book. A "hero" who spends most of his time trying not to rape the heroine is not sexy.

Not for me. DNF.
Rated 3.5 Stars

Hell Breaks Loose was an enjoyable yet predictable read. I figured out pretty much very early on how the hero and heroine would overcome the obstacle in their path.
Maria Rose
This review can also be found at All About Romance:

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
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
I'm going to put this one firmly in the "romance escapism category". Once upon a time I would have loved the bad boy kidnapping the good girl held against her will, her traitorous body responding to his every touch cliché. But in 2018 not so much.. ...more
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Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise

Rating: 4.5/5

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
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
First of all, I can’t suspend my disbelief enough for this plot. It’s just too crazy to make any sense, and I’m just going to ignore it for this review.
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
Codi Gary
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy Mother of CRAP that was good! Grace and Reid have amazing chemistry and the whole story had me riveted from the first chapter. ALL must read!!!!
Kate Meader
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Like everything Sophie writes, this is super, super sexy with the added bonus of the taboo. Ex-con kidnapper with President's daughter - whoa! I loved this pairing and I can't wait for North's story. ...more
Fangirl Musings
*I listen to audiobooks every day during my workout, so note taking is impossible, ergo Down & Dirty Quickie Reviews are impossible. Instead, here are some words.*

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
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
From the first book I fell in love with series and when I saw that this book was about bad boy Reid I was super excited! This book was everything I thought it would be and more!

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
nick (the infinite limits of love)

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
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames

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
Mia Searles (The Muses Circle)
I fell absolutely in love with All Chained Up book #1 in the Devil's Rock series. And when Reid was introduced in that book as a memorable, sexy but dangerous secondary character and found out that he was getting his own book, I was freaking out. I was super excited to get my hands on Hell Breaks Loose.

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
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a well-written, entertaining, steamy contemporary romance with likable, engaging characters, a heart-warming romance and a happily ever after ending. It can easily be read as a stand alone. I am looking forward to reading the other entries in Ms. Jordan's outstanding Devil's Rock series with great anticipation. ...more
Sep 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I'd have liked this hot little story a hell of a lot more if a)the heroine wasn't such a TSTL nit wit in the beginning and b) the author hadn't slut shamed a potential OW to prove that Grace was Reid's one and only ...more
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wish the book could have been drawn out more. The h/h made a cute opposites attract couple, but I think they worked.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
The first book in the Devil's Rock series had a plot that was unlikely, but believable enough to make the story enjoyable. The scenario in Hell Breaks Loose is completely unrealistic.
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
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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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