Break Me (Outlaw MC Book 8) by James Cox ~ Book Review by Lirtle

break-me-outlaw-mc-8-cover-1Title: Break Me (Outlaw MC Book 8)

Author: James Cox

Publisher: Evernight

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/16/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Fiction, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Science Fiction

Blurb:

What if bad guys ruled the world and the good guys were the outlaws?

Now that the war is won, Outlaw returns to earth to break Liam out of prison. But what the VP of the club experienced is still unknown. Outlaw must prepare for the worst, a broken lover that he took too long to rescue. Meanwhile, Mars is rebuilding under new leadership but the peace is short lived with an old enemy on the loose. And the Prospect has some unexpected revelations, like his crush on Outlaw. As if the president of the Outlaw MC didn’t have enough to deal with.

Finding Liam in an abandoned earth prison is his goal, the rest of the universe would have to wait. Outlaw only hoped he wasn’t too late to be Liam’s hero.

My View:

Outlaw and Liam… here we go, the rescue is on! And there’s a prospect in the mix. Well, he’s no longer a prospect, he’s earned his cut and his name is Reilly.

This is some of the best writing and storytelling from Cox and, having read every book in this series, I can say that and you can believe it. His descriptions of rain and snow early on in the story, they dared to mesmerize me. Outlaw is talking with young Reilly and, in that single scene, Cox managed to bring emotion, clear sense of place, and anticipation to the story.

I’ve missed you, Outlaw!

This is an intense time for the MC, for Mars, for everyone, including those still essentially marooned on Earth. Cox ratchets up the tension and emotion, dumping me on a speeding train through the first third of this book. I had to sit back and take a breath or three after the first climax.

Outlaw and Liam are the heart of this MC and this series. It feels like Cox knows them best out of all of his characters, and he puts them on full display here. Their connection informs all of their interactions and conversations. Even in wordless scenes, their love is undeniable. Yes, I was sucked in.

Oh Liam, I’ve missed you so! It’s wonderful to have your particular brand of dirty, ballsy humor back.

Many of the characters we’ve gotten to know are here. I mean, where else would they be at this juncture, deciding the future of humanity? Some get mere mentions, but all play their roles.

I couldn’t quite get on board the Reilly train and the focus of his role in this final episode of the series. I honestly think he, and Outlaw & Liam, would have been better off if he’d been given a different opportunity. Sometimes, he felt like an unnecessary distraction, which is unfortunate because Reilly is an eager, intelligent, young guy who is willing, maybe even desperate, to learn and contribute. And he’s got quite the appetite. 😉 He has a lot to offer.

Liam and Outlaw get their final act, and yet we’re left with many a possibility for their future and the future of Mars. I enjoyed this ride with the MC and spending it on Mars, with all of the struggles, humor, and hotness.

I hope you do, too. 🙂

Links

Break Me (Outlaw MC Book 8) on Goodreads
Evernight
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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

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