Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Review: Ruled (Outlaws #3) by: Elle Kennedy

Release Date: November 1, 2016
from Berkley
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

"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."

My Thoughts:

Just when I think Elle Kennedy’s books can’t get any hotter, she goes ahead and gives us Ruled. Ruled is a ridiculously hot read. I’m not usually one to care what I read in public, but Ruled should not be read in public. It is downright dirty and I loved every single second of it.

I’m not gonna lie, Reese has never been my favorite, even though her full name Teresa is made of awesome. But because she wasn’t my favorite I was worried about her having her own story. I shouldn’t have worried though. While Reese still makes me crazy at times, I truly admire how strong of a character she is and that she is the one making the calls. For me though, it was Sloan and Rylan that stole the show here. I knew going in that I adored Rylan. I’ve loved him from the get go and I loved seeing him get more page time. He is so funny and I love his banter, but I also loved getting to know him better. Sloan is awesome too and I love his quiet strength and small smiles. I also love how domineering and alpha the guys are, but the moment Reese says so they fall in line. I really love that about this series. It delivers the alpha guys but it leaves no doubt about who is really in charge here.

Rylan, Sloan, and Reese make quite the trio and their relationship works well. And yes, the three of them, so if that’s not your jam then this isn’t the book for you. This is an interesting dynamic and it’s hard to make this work and balance all the aspects, but it works for these three. They each bring something to the table that makes it all balance perfectly. And it isn’t just all about Reese. Honestly, I think my favorite part was the relationship between Rylan and Sloan. I never thought Sloan would want to put up with Rylan, but Rylan brings out a funnier side of Sloan.

All in all, Ruled is a seriously delicious read and fans of this series will not be disappointed. I love the balance of the steam and sexy with the dystopian world. The stakes are high and that makes everything more intense and keeps you turning pages.


  1. Haha! I'm looking forward to reading this series -- in private! Just the fact that it's set in a dystopian world has me curious. So glad you enjoyed this -- great review!

  2. I LOVE this series so much and, as much as I was nervous about the whole menage thing... I'm a total believer now. Great review!

  3. I have yet to read one of her books, but I def need to since you love her books so much.


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