Monday, November 10, 2014
Review of No Boundaries by S.E. Jakes
No Boundaries by S.E. Jakes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I gotta get it out of the way. The final scene of the book, BLEW. MY. FREAKING. MIND! I can’t talk about what the scene was but holy crap on a cracker that was HOT!!! Now the other thing I need to get out of the way is that I really hope that the formatting issue in my pre-release copy is fixed in the final version. There were no blank-line breaks to indicate scene changes, thus requiring me to re-read sections several times throughout the book when I realized that the scene had changed. Normally I wouldn’t comment on a formatting issue in my review, but I feel compelled to tell potential readers so that they know to stick with the book should the final copy still contain the formatting issue because the book is soooo worth it. That said, I’ve read Ms. Jakes’ work before and books from Samhain Publishing, so it’s likely a moot warning.
Now for Cole and Marcus. No Boundaries was an intense, action-packed, romantic suspense read that kept me glued to my Kindle. The chemistry between the two is absolutely electrifying. There were times I could imagine being able to see the sparks literally fly between the two of them. So when their first hook-up was spurred on by anger, I was not the least bit surprised and these two do angry sex oh so good. And Cole and Marcus weren’t the only ones getting their sexy fun times on either. Styx, Law, and Paulo had their fair share of ménages play out in the book and their bedroom activities were just as Kindle-overheating as Marcus & Cole’s were.
Despite this plethora of hot man-on-man(-on-man) action, the romantic suspense angle definitely kept me on the edge of my seat as Marcus and the men of Phoenix, Inc. worked to find out who was stalking Cole, while protecting him from the escalating threats. Ms. Jakes does an excellent job of infusing the characters with emotion that pours off the page – I could feel the men’s frustration and anger when the stalker kept slipping through their grasp. The resolution to the situation was immensely satisfying for me, as was Marcus and Cole’s journey to get there.
Prior to reading No Boundaries, I was unaware that Styx, Law, and Paulo’s story was already the subject of a book in another of Ms. Jakes’ series. As such, I will be going back and reading Bound by Law because I REALLY want to see how these three got together. I suspect it and No Boundaries will quickly become a back-to-back re-read duo when I’m in the need of some hot m/m and m/m/m romantic suspense. I’m looking forward to the re-read already while I await the release of the next book in the Phoenix, Inc. series.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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