When I read the synopsis of this book, I thought it sounded really good. I love sexy, bad asses who like to fight. But when I finished reading the book, I didn’t really feel anything memorable from it. I mean it was still good, don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad book with shitty writing or anything. I actually enjoyed the writing and the characters are good as well. I’ve just read other books where the main character is a fighter and they had more of a storyline to it, more depth. The writing is decent. It has good dialog and the characters are funny. Chase was my favourite brother, he just has that cocky attitude where he thinks his shit don’t stink.
Saylor and the Gentry triplets come from a town that houses a prison. Most of the families parent’s work at the prison and don’t live happy lives. Saylor came from a broken family and so did the boys. The boys had it worse as their mother was high most of the time and their father liked to beat them. They spent most of their childhood learning to survive the best that they could. When they each had the chance to escape, they took that chance.
Saylor went to college in California, living with her boyfriend who likes to beat her. The last time he hit her he bruised her face pretty good and tried to rape her. She broke a table over his head and got the hell out of there. With nowhere to go except her cousin’s place back in Arizona, that’s where she was headed. Little did she know that the Gentry brothers lived in the same apartment complex. The same brothers that made it a game to take her virginity when they were Sixteen years old. Saylor never really forgot about that as she had a huge crush on Cord – the one who did it. Now she is face to face with him and all those emotions are coming back. Now, he’s big and strong, he’s sexy and he doesn’t seem like he did back then.
When Cord sees the state of Saylor’s face and the fact that her cousin is not home, and she can’t get a hold of him – he offers her his couch to stay for the night. He tells her that he’s not the same guy as he was when he was sixteen and she can trust him. She accepts and is met by the other brothers Creed and Chase. About two weeks later when they started talking again, after Saylor got settled in at her cousins. The more time that Cord and Saylor spend together, the more they come to like each other again. Something happens that rattles them all, and they have to deal with it, but other than that, it’s not very entertaining. I think Saylor and Cord moved way too fast in their relationship. Not wearing condoms and telling them they love each other way too soon. Whether that has anything to do with the story or not, it unnerved me just a bit.
This can be read as a standalone but the other books are about the other brothers so there will probably be more story that was not picked up in this book. I am interested in reading those, but it’s not a priority. There is quite a bit of descriptive sex in this book so it’s not suited for younger readers. Also, language and violence and possible triggers as well. All in all, I have to say that I’m not mad at the book. I didn’t waste my time reading it, but I won’t be rereading it either.