Book Review-All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

Book Review-All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

Book Review-All Chained Up by Sophie JordanAll Chained Up by Sophie Jordan
Also in this series: Hell Breaks Loose, Fury on Fire, Beautiful Lawman, Beautiful Sinner
Series: Devil's Rock #1
Published by Avon on March 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 0062423681
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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 . . .
“When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out.”—Ho Chi Minh


Briar is a nurse that when asked to volunteer at the prison since they were short staffed, she never realized what she was getting herself into….or the man that was sexy and dangerous and scary as hell and she wanted him, heaven help her. Knox is a inmate who has been in prison for eight years, doing everything he can to be tough and a survivor and helping his brother stay on top of the ladder. What Knox doesn’t expect is to find himself so protective over Briar, a woman who is timid and reserved but shows the depth of her strength in the way she stands up to him. Knox knows that Briar is way too good for him, too good and innocent but he is drawn to her in a way he can’t explain and is willing to fight for her. Knox and Briar will learn that love has no bounds, and it leaps up on you when you least expect it to…but will they be able to find a happy ever after despite how different they are from each other…..

The Hero

Knox did what he had to when his cousin was attacked and both he and his younger brother found themselves in prison. Knox only regrets the pain that he caused his family from his actions and for putting his brother North in the system. But Knox has learned not to dwell on the past but to focus on the future and to stay alive. Staying alive in prison is not easy by any means, and with his brother’s help they have learned to be tough as steel and not let anything or anyone put a kink in their armor. Now Knox was quite the hero and not what I expected but was quite thrilling at times.

He wasn’t that good or honorable. He wasn’t that strong. If she wanted to play with a wolf, then that’s what she would get.

His character is full of mystery in many ways, he is very alpha but not with a woman he loves. I really liked how protective he was of Briar but also didn’t override her.

The Heroine

Briar (weird name but I like that its unique and different) never imagined that she would end up volunteering at a prison as a nurse. Not exactly the kind of atmosphere she would prefer to find herself in. In fact, Briar regrets it the moment she arrives…until she meets inmate Knox. The type of man she has no idea how to deal with, and is out of her league. But Briar is a woman that doesn’t back down from a challenge no matter how intimidating that challenge may be. What I really liked about Briar is though she seems a bit timid in the beginning, she definitely has hidden depths. And I really liked seeing how strong and courageous her character turns out to be.

Plot and Story Line

I have no idea why I haven’t picked this series up because right now I feel like *banging my head against the wall*. It was quite idiotic to delay reading this book, and I think the biggest reason was the mixed reviews I found on these books. But honestly I LOVED this one ladies and gents….just LOVED it so dang much. I have just realized how talented Sophie Jordan is and she has come out with a bang with this new genre and series of books. Now Jordan has always been a personal favorite of mine, for years I have respected and fallen in love with her books. But All Chained Up was different and thrilling and unique and had a blast with it!!! Now a romance that develops in prison…..never read a book like this one before and I soaked it all up like a sponge. Honestly I couldn’t get enough of it. I really liked seeing these two together and the way their relationship builds. At first they treat it like a fling, but their connection to each other has always run deeper than just sex since they first met. I enjoyed the way they work through some hurdles in their relationship and what Knox does for Briar at the end was priceless and I love the way they are willing to sacrifice for each other.

” I lose you.” His voice choked up a little then. “I would never heal from that. I can’t lose you, Briar.”

They both mistakes and it just made the story seem so much more realistic and our characters human and easy to relate with. And we got a bit of a teaser for book 2, and honestly I can’t wait for Noah’s book.

The Cover

Sexy and HOT!!!! Love that they put in the dragon tattoo.

Overall View

All Chained Up is a sexy and fired up romance that will curl your toes and keep your hungering for more!!! A WINNER OF A READ!

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About Sophie Jordan

Sharie Kohler

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 teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List

10 thoughts on “Book Review-All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

  1. I love love love this book! I read somewhere that it is Jordan’s first adult contemporary novel? I’ve read some of her HR, and enjoyed them. THIS is my favorite Jordan book though. This whole series is about bad boys from prison and sweet innocent women… I love the combination. I hope you enjoy books two and three!

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. Sophie Jordan writes some great romance. I have this on my Kindle but haven’t gotten to it yet. I do love the sound of the set up and have actually read one other romance that started off in prison–he was an inmate, she a teacher–and it was wonderful but really intense. (A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson)

  3. Sounds like a great read! The opposites attract romance can be great and I like how you mention he’s all alpha, but protective of her and doesn’t override her. It’s nice how you can get to know characters better as the story progresses, like it seems to be the case with briar here and her hidden depths.
    I read a book recently where I also wondered why i hadn’t read it earlier. But sometimes we just have so many books to read and might not get to good ones until later, but the nice thing is that you usually have more of a backlist by that author to read through by then. Great review!

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