Recruited by Ethan Stone ~ Review by Brandilyn

Oh Mr. Stone, you can’t make anything easy for our heroes can you?

RecruitedTitle: Recruited (Uniformity #3)

Author: Ethan Stone

Publisher: Totally Bound

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

This is book three in the Uniformity series

Inmate Dylan Hoss never thought he’d fall for a man in prison. He also didn’t think life on the outside would be more dangerous than inside.

Dylan Hoss enjoys sex with men inside prison walls and finds a willing partner in his new cellmate, Joey Campbell. Dylan is confused when he develops actual feelings for him and is devastated when Joey disappears from his life. Dylan is given new hope thanks to an early release.

He’s gets a job working for wealthy—and gay—environmentalist Keegan Malloy. While dealing with his newly discovered sexuality, a burgeoning attraction to Keegan and several family issues, Dylan is recruited for an FBI investigation into a series of environmentally based bombings. The eco-terrorism case turns even more dangerous when Dylan’s sister is harmed, and he vows to do whatever it takes to expose and bring down the bomber—even if it costs him his life.

Readers Advisory: This story contains violence and a brief scene of attempted rape.

My View

I had a bit of reviewer’s block concerning this book. It is not a reflection on the book, far from it, just an explanation as to why it has taken so long to get the review written. Some reviews come more easily than others. This book was an interesting read. It did not go where I expected it to go, but I loved every minute of the ride. Stone broke formula, both “romance” formula, and patterns he had set with the first two books in the Uniformity series (Compromised and Damaged). You, also, don’t expect to like the main character as much as you do. He is an ex-con, after all.

You first meet Dylan Hoss in Damaged. He is a model prisoner and comes to the aid of correctional officer Zane Davis, who is being railroaded by a prison gang and prison officials. I was intrigued to see just how Dylan was going to get his Happily Ever After, being a prisoner and all. I do not often go for the prisoner as the MC, but Stone proved me wrong with book 1, so I decided to give it another try. I enjoyed this book even more. It is my favorite of the series.

I found tears pricking my eyes and my heart strings tugging for Hoss when he loses Joey. I found myself yelling at the author for that, as well. I found myself profoundly confused by the pairing of Dylan and Keegan. Yes, Keegan was hot, but he was no Joey. I found the characters once again surrounded by awesome friends. I loved Maggie for her unwavering support of Dylan and Al for his unwavering love of Maggie. I found myself wanting Dylan to make it for the long haul. I was immensely happy that Stone found that HEA for Dylan without taking any undue liberties.

Buy Links:

Totally Bound

I would like to thank Ethan Stone for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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