There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .
Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.
Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss—and a taste . . . until the only crime is denying what feels so right . . .
Source: Public Library
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Texas (Badlands)
Series: Devil's Rock #1
Release Date: March, 29th 2016
This is an adult book & not recommended for young readers.
I don't recall ever reading a romance with an ex-con before. That being said, I was a little timid going into this one. However, I should have known that the author, Sophie Jordan wouldn't disappoint. I had literally just finished reading a Regency Romance by her and since I loved it so much I needed more stories by her. Well, I guess it's no surprise that I UNQUESTIONABLY LOVED THIS ONE!! Also, I shouldn't have been surprised since readers are calling this one Prison Break with a romance and Happily Ever After!
The chemistry between Briar and Knox was hot! There are quite a few smexy scenes between Briar & Knox, Sophie pulled them off without feeling like they were too much, everything fit into the story perfectly and felt completely authentic.
Knox definitely goes through an adjustment period since he's been locked up for eight years. I'll admit, there a few times he would have scared the crap outta me but everything he does, he does with honorable intentions and there is a scene in the end where he most certainly proves himself to Briar. Briar's sister doesn't like Knox, she wants Briar to be with someone 'normal' and 'safe' and she ends up getting over that and tells Briar she should be with Knox pretty quickly. Now I believe she would have ended up coming to that conclusion eventually, once she got to know Knox better. However, I think she may have come to that conclusion a little too soon, considering how much she displayed her dislike of Knox initially.
One of my favorite things about this book were the side characters. Reid's book is next and I'm looking forward to it but my most-anticipated book I'm looking forward to is North's (Knox's brother)!