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Smoke & Metal

(New York Crime Kings #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  493 ratings  ·  55 reviews
The feel of cool air on my skin is priceless. We are free, but we aren't out of the woods yet. Not by a longshot…

Can Skull feel it?

His impending downfall?

There’s a war coming, and I’m at the forefront of it. I will tear New York apart looking for my brother, and I won’t stop.

Emily thinks I’m crazy, but I’d do the same for her. There is no obstruction…

No building…
Published May 21st 2016 (first published July 5th 2015)
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3.5 Stars!!


“Skull will come after us, that much is guaranteed, but I can handle that. I’m good at running. I’ve been doing it my whole life.”

"Damaged" is the third installment in Skyla Madi's "Broken" series and picks up right where the second book ended.

Jai and Emily manage to escape from the dangerous underworld there were in. They are on the run and they know Skull is after them. All Jai wants is to find his brother, Joel, while Emily wants to feel save and protected. They break
Jennifer Kyle
3.5 Stars
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TITLE: Damaged
SERIES: (Broken #3)
AUTHOR: Skyla Madi
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 5th, 2015

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How the buggery did I miss the release of this!! GAH!! Obviously my stalking skills suck monkeys balls because I have been hanging out to read this after the previous books cliffy!!

Jai & Emily are on the run, while Emily uses the time to recover, Jai prepares for war.

I only came across this author by a recommendation from a friend on here telling me to giv
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

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Damaged was another phenomenal read by Skyla Madi!! Omigah, I did not put this one down! As cliché as that sounds, it was the darn truth!

With our leads on the run top side, and Skull closing in on their tracks, Emily and Jai find themselves in their toughest battle yet of survival.

Fight or die. That’s the motto of the underground.

And with the battle being brought to the streets, will they be able to find Jai’s b
5 "Jai and Emily fight flight continues" stars

I fuckin' love this series!!!

After they escaped the underground fighting circuit and having Scull searching for them both, Jai and Emily are in hideout preparing for their next move, anticipating the next event and planning to finally break loose...their feelings are just another bond that can either bring them more together or set them apar eventually...

and shit I need the next book like yesterday...
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
This book starts right where the last one ended. I won't give anything away but this one brings the story more to an end, but starts up again.

To be honest I am not sure I will go on with the others.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS - Jai & Emily are above ground this time fighting to find Jai's brother, desperate to run away from Skull. We find out why Skull is so infatuated with Emily & Jai is warned he should leave Emily behind, she is too dangerous. But God, I love Jai for knowing that is what everyone in Emily's past has done to her - gotten her hopes up, swore to stick with her to the end & then they leave. While she is hesitant to trust Jai with her heart, Jai is hell bent on showing her what it ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I had of known when I started this series that there is 6 books in total not 3. I can't believe I have to wait. I imagine it will take about a year for them to be wrote and released. :(
This was a good 3rd book. Jai and Emily escaped, got to a safe house, and found Jai's brother. Only thing is, Jai's brother didn't want to be found. He going back underground to get back the love of his life, Skull's woman.
I don't know when the next book comes out but I hope it's soon!
Kelly Anders
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yup. This is my favorite in the series this far!

Jai and Emily made it out... barely. They get to know each other out side the confines of the underground.

Now to find Joel. It's isn't easy, but really, what is?

Definitely a one clicker!!!
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Please see Death and Dust for my full review
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oy! I did not realize there are 3 more books of this story to come. I need them all like yesterday!!!!! Loving it!!! 5++++ stars!!!!
*summary* So this starts where book 2 left off. Jai and Emily have escaped Skulls underground fight ring and are running for their lives. They hit up her apartment to grab her essentials then steal a car and head to a lake where Jai used to vacay as a kid. They break into a lake house and hunker down. Jai realizes his sister Jessica is still vulnerable in the city s
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Jai and Emily are finally back above ground and on the run. Knowing Skull could be close on their heels, they have to stay off the radar. Without the shadows and fear, they have to decide whether what they have together was out of circumstance or free will. Jai turns to a trusted police buddy looking for information on Joel. In the meantime, Jai and Emily hide out in a cabin in the woods near where his family used to summer. Jai makes sure to get his sister Jessica out of harms way and tells her ...more
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A series that has me hooked because I desperately want to know the ending!!! Hot steamy sex scenes (like blistering hot), both characters reveal some real emotions and then finally we get some answers, only to have another spanner thrown in the works. I think this installment really gives the characters some depth and will have you waiting anxiously for more.
Adriana Buiuca
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is very good. Although I have to wait a while for the next book to come out, it's ok. I like the story enough to worth the wait.
Jai is very intense and I like his story a lot. Keeps me entertained every time.
Can't wait to see what happens next!
NC Reader
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Underground fighting, literally! No rules, fighting in a cage suspended from the sewer's ceiling on rusted chains and the only way out of that cage is to drop your opponent. Packed with tons of action, violence and steamy sex, this one won't disappoint! ...more
Kayleigh Lewis

How could it end like that??!!!

What do I do now?

...... I may sit in a corner and cry now!
Just Josie
Another great read! I am crazy invested in these characters, they rock!
Will I recommend ?: YES!
Eva Mcfarden
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eva by: Hashtag Minxes…/12516825...

With freedom comes the increased stress of not being caught, either by Skull or the cops. Jai and Emily have been through hell and high water. With the danger around them when they finally escaped to the realisation of what is to come. With their relationship growing, Jai’s only option was to get Emily out of that world of death. Finding a place to hide while they recuperate from their escape. The physical exercertion of running to freedom, away from their
Nikki  Malan
Smoke & Metal by Skyla Madi
Jai & Emily have escaped the underground and are now hiding above ground. What they know for sure is that Skull is looking for them. He will not stop until he has found them, especially Emily. Jai needs time to regroup and then he is adamant on finding his brother Joel. In the meantime he is trying to show Emily how to protect herself and at the same time he is coming to terms with his feeling for her. Emily is confused by her feelings for Jai but she is learning to tr
Kathy Wideman
This is the third book in this series and they must be read in order. This book picks up right where the last one ends. Jai and Emily have successfully gotten out of the tunnels. But, they aren’t safe. They have to get some supplies, get transportation, and find a safe place to lay low. Joel wasn’t down there and they don’t know where he is but they are pretty sure he is alive. Jai and Emily relationship will face the light of day. Sure, they are still on the run and in hiding but things are dif ...more
Michelle Simpson
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
They have done it ! They have escaped from Skull but its not over yet, far from it ! Jai and Emily are on the run, Skull is never going to let that slide he will chase them and claim back what is his!

Jai knows his brother is still alive and is determined to still save him from Skull. They are in hiding and Emily is starting to feel safe, that is until they realize why Skull is so interested in Emily ! They are always going to be looking over their shoulders if they done end Skulls life.

Jai is fa
Patricia G.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC Review posted on: Girls Behind the Books

*I received an ARC from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for my honest review*


Smokes & Metal was another phenomenal read by Skyla Madi!

Hot steamy sex scenes both characters reveal some real emotions and then finally we get some answers.

One of the most touching and unforgettable romances I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

I really enjoyed this one. Jai and Emily's were wonderful characters, complex, driven and
Christi Fowler
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Dark Romance, Crime
Standalone: No - Read books 1 and 2 first And it's a cliffhanger.
Part of a Series: Yes - Book 3 of the New York Crime Kings Series
POV: Jai and Emily
Steam Level: Warm

While the writing and story are still gripping, I'm glad that I'm reading this in the box set. Smoke & Metal is book 3 of the New York Crime Kings. At the end of book 2 Jai and Emily escape. Book 3 starts right after. This is them on the run and Jai's continued quest for this brother. T
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
Fleeing one hell Emily and Jai are on the run and need to take stock before they plan their next steps. Breaking free from the under ground they are now trying to survive being on Skulls radar whilst battling to find and save Jai’s brother. Can they do the unthinkable and win?

Book three maintains the relentless pace of this series as Jai fights to reunite his family and complete his vengeance against the man that caused the ruination of his family. He is a man on a mission that has been blindsi
 Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf
4 Star Kindle Unlimited Read
Was I excited to find Skylab Madi on kindle unlimited? Hell's yes! I loved this series when I started it a couple of years ago.

Everything is heating up even more and I'm eager to continue this journey with Madi at the wheel keeping my engrossed.

Off to read book 4, yeah!!
Reckless Readers
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Emily and Jai escape the underground fighting ring and have Skull searching for them. Skyla created significant anticipation, waiting to see what would happen next as the bond between them is either going to grow closer or be torn apart. It is captivating, I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.

***Reviewed by Codie***
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books just keep getting better and better. This was the most intense one so far, the world Skyla Madi creates just sucks you in.
Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Each book brings both principal and new characters to life. If only these books could be on the big screen!
Katina McKinney James
Will Kitten let Jai completely in? what will happen next with the mission change. Will Jai and Kitten make it helping Joel? Cliffhangers.
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Skyla Madi is a twenty-something international bestselling author of a mixed bag of hot romance!

Though signed with Hawaiian based publishing companies, Limitless Publishing & Crave publishing, Skyla lives in sunny Queensland, Australia, where she spends most her time indoors writing with one hand and raising her three children with the other.

Other hobbies and passions include:
- Drinking coffee

Other books in the series

New York Crime Kings (6 books)
  • Blood & Rust (New York Crime Kings, #1)
  • Sin & Secrets (New York Crime Kings #2)
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