Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Perfect Rage by Nashoda Rose Blog Tour

This is Connor's story.

Consumed by perfect rage.
I was fighting who I’d become and what I’d done.

There was nothing I cared about except her.
She was mine.
But I’d forgotten her—my shutterbug.
And I lost her.

Until now.

I’d do anything to possess her again.
Anything to keep her safe.
Protect her against my biggest opponent.

The monster.


**Must be read in order.**

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Perfect Rage is written from both Connor and Alina's points of view. It takes us back to the past to see where their romance began. The scenes where they meet and fall in love are glorious, and I have to say "shutterbug" is the sweetest pet name ever!

In the present, Alina and Connor are both free of the Vault, but the drug they used to control Connor and his actions has left him psychologically damaged. Connor can't stay away from Alina, but at the same time he is terrified to be around her because of his lack of control and flashbacks. Anything can set off his rage.

The story is chock full of strong emotions with small bits of happiness sprinkled through it. I loved seeing all of the characters from the previous books in this series and the beautiful epilogue, which includes them all. Perfect Rage was a wonderful end to a great series.

Perfect Rage was absolutely perfect! At least for me it was. One of the things I’ve enjoyed about the Unyielding series is that while you do have to read the books in order, it’s not necessary that I remember every single detail about the previous books in order to enjoy the latest one in the series. Granted, that may seem like an odd thing to say at only three books in, but I read at least a book a day, so that’s a lot of books read between releases. Just as I didn’t remember everything that occurred in Perfect Chaos when I began Perfect Ruin, I didn’t remember everything from both books when I began reading Perfect Rage.

In the case of Perfect Rage, it mattered even less because one of the big themes in the book is Connor regaining his memories. So as he and Alina recall events from their past (some we knew, most we didn’t), it provided me with the prompts I needed to understand why an incident or person was important. Of course, as we learn what happened to Alina and Connor during their time apart, I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe Connor was better off not being able to remember – until I got to the end and see how beautiful of a life he finds when he finally comes home. But all that he and Alina endure since Moreno’s permanent departure from their lives is heart wrenching. There is a push-pull between them that in other circumstances would drive me nuts, yet with their pasts, especially what Connor endured while at Vault, it actually makes their story more believable. Connor isn’t whole. He’s not just damaged either. He’s fractured – he did things while under Vault’s control that were a complete contradiction of who he was at his core. It stands to reason that as he remembers the missions he completed while under the influence of the drug, there’s no way that his mind would come out unscathed. But it is the love he has for Alina that keeps him from disappearing, or from ending it all. So as we watch Connor deal with the demons from his past, the rage, the self-loathing, and the flashbacks, we get to see Alina come to terms with the Connor of now, that she will never have back the Connor she fell in love with, and whether or not she can love who Connor has become. And it is heartbreaking.

I have to state that I appreciate that the author didn’t feel the need to have an outside force threatening Connor and/or Alina as they worked to rebuild or walk away from what they had. Rose could have easily had an unhappy Vault agent or one of Moreno’s associates targeting them, yet she didn’t because it wasn’t needed. While romantic suspense typically relies on the main characters being threatened by others, not all threats are external. Connor had enough demons in his own head to fight that an outside threat would have been overkill and actually taken away from the relationship and romance. I liked the way the author moved from Alina and Connor’s present to the past and back again to tell their story. The transitions flowed well and reliving their past kept me invested in their future. I’m also glad that the author was able of insert the occasional humorous scene to help show the progress that Connor was making, as well as to lighten the mood of the book. As I said before, I found Perfect Rage to be absolutely perfect and an incredible addition to the Unyielding series. I do hope the author has more books planned for the series because I really enjoy watching these alpha males earn their happiness.

Also Available in the Unyielding Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Perfect Chaos Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Perfect Ruin Blog Tour.

Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.

When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Perfect Rage (Unyielding #3) by Nashoda Rose to read and review for this tour.

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