Review: Ruled by Elle Kennedy

Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Outlaws #3
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Pages: 352
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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The latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, from the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed.

In the latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, one woman must choose between the two men who want to claim her...

...Or does she?

Despite his magnetic personality, Rylan can’t seem to seduce Reese, the deadly leader of their town of outlaws. Winning her over is a welcome challenge, but her indifference isn’t the only thing standing in his way. If he wants Reese, Rylan must also win over Sloan, her stoic protector...

Sloan has always loved Reese, but their painful past has stolen his chances of a future with her. Rylan’s interest in Reese only intensifies the tension—until Sloan begins to wonder if the reckless man might be the one person who can bridge the distance...

The last time Reese fell for the wrong man, she had no choice but to kill him. Now, she desperately wants to take what both Rylan and Sloan are offering. But if she makes the wrong call again, she risks losing them both.

Marie's Thoughts
To say that I wasn’t exactly thrilled that this book was an MMF story would be a gross understatement. I was really not looking forward to reading it. But, having read the first two books, I felt it would do a great disservice to the author to not at least give it a try. And……. wow.

I will admit to you that I am not a huge fan of angst and jealousy. I feel that in some stories it has its place, but a lot of authors tend to overdo it, making it more of an annoyance than anything else. And with an MMF romance, I was expecting some to a large degree. I was pleasantly surprised, however, at what a tremendous job Ms. Kennedy did keeping it to a balanced medium and not letting it overwhelm the story. She created a unique situation between a woman and two men, and turned it in to something beautiful.

Of course, with any erotic romance, there is a fair share of gratuitous sex, and Ruled goes above and beyond in this category. I actually found myself blushing several times! However, the eroticism that goes along with the idea of two men and a woman is present, and that, combined with the romantic tones of the story, makes the pairing of these three all the more enjoyable.

I’m extremely glad that I took a chance on the story of Reese, Rylan and Sloan. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and felt that the story between these three characters desperately needed to be told. Bravo to Ms. Kennedy for taking her readers there and for being such a tremendous writer that even the most apprehensive reader gave it a chance and couldn’t put it down.

I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I was thrilled there was finally a menage in this one and really enjoyed it too. Glad it surprised you in a good way!