Can she truly be the salvation for this ruthless heart?
ARC BOOK REVIEW
So I’ve got a bit of a dilemma with this one; as much as I did enjoy “Ruthless” there were also some major red flags here that brought this story down from what would have been a five star read; to a four star one.
Don’t mistake them this is an excellent piece of fiction, and I stress fiction as there may be some major triggers in this takes no prisoners tale; This is raw graphic and violent at times and does feature;
A scene of graphic Rape.
And on a side-note here I was extremely bemused and somewhat astounded that this is then not discussed or visited upon in any shape or form further.
I mean like zero mention; whats with that; I found this fact slightly shocking.
But moving on from that I still rated this four stars despite reservations because of A) This was fabulously written; that is one thing this book cannot be faulted on; the writing style used here was warm and inviting and had a style that was just so easy to relate and get sucked in by.
And B) despite Callan being a complete tosser at times I also really liked the way his broken psyche complemented and connected to Madi’s almost completing a jigsaw of jaggedness.
Their pieces just fit together so nicely; two broken halves of a whole.
Alone they were surviving, but as a pair, they were not fixed but their imperfect parts acted almost like a glue.
Loved the fact that both Madison and Callan were slightly defective in nature: I’m a big sucker for disjointed Love stories and this certainly did tick all my boxes in that department.
My other major red flag and it is more of a personal preference than anything else: I don’t like either my H or h to be either pursuing or engaging in relations or sexual antics; EVEN IF IT’S NOT ACTUAL SEX!!!; I still don’t like it; with anyone else.
It just spoils it for me and while this book was not as bad as the previous in series I’m not sure as much as I did enjoy this; If I want to continue; If this is going to become a pattern in the “Sins Of Seven” series then I think I’m out.
This was written in dual POV my favourite and I easily read it in one sitting.
It was extremely graphic in terms of language and I must admit I did adore that about it.
Callan is one dirty boy or should I say man as I think he’s thirty-seven here and Madison is twenty-one; so a bit of an age gap there: which is also my bag; love an age-gap.
This is the second of this series I’ve read and I did prefer this one over “Indulge”.
There were only a few side characters here; the majority of the action is between Callan and Madi.
Oh, and on a final note we have two excellent epilogues one from Madi’s POV and the other from Callan’s; that was a nice touch.
So that’s it folks; this was a well written engaging book that I had some slight issues with at times but I still did really enjoy.
I’ll leave the ball in your court now. It all really depends on your own personal boundaries.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Ruthless” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
“Callan o’leary is a man that exudes dominance and unyielding attributes…you’ll be begging for more!”
– Allyson, Up All Night With Books
“Callan is a total alpha male who does what he pleases and takes no prisoners.”
– Joy, Goodreads Reviewer
“totally addictive and totally worthy of 5 stars…”
– Sheena, Goodreads Reviewer
“This has got to be René’s best work yet.”
– Cat, The Reading Cat