Published by Self-Published on December 12, 2015
Genres: Dark Romance
The New York Times Best Selling Author Nashoda Rose is back with the much anticipated story of Kai and London in the Unyielding series.
Kai There is nothing I care about. No attachments. No connections. Outwardly, I’m a perfect gentleman. Until my target sees my knife. I fear nothing, not even death. In my world, death is considered a privilege. But my life comes with unbreakable cruel strings and when I met her, I should’ve walked away. I didn’t. I was too selfish. And that sealed her fate. Because one week with me led her into the hands of ruin.
London We all have unique layers that make up who we are. What makes us vulnerable or strong. What we fear and what excites us. But peel back those layers and you’re left exposed. They did that to me. Each piece was slowly stripped away then burned. I merely existed. But there was one layer they overlooked. The most important of them all—the tie to one man. The man responsible for me being this way. The man who found me. And the killer who would do anything to protect me.
Must be read in order: Perfect Chaos (Unyielding, #1) Deck and Georgie Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2) Kai and London Perfect Rage (Unyielding, #3) Connor’s story (coming early 2016)
*Due to language and sexual content 18+
Perfect Ruin (Unyielding Book Two)
By Nashoda Rose
Straight up…I was nervous getting started on this one.Perfect Ruin was a dark and gritty read that I knew I had to be in the right mindset for. I knew the players and what they were all about…or so I thought. See, Kai’s a bit of a dark horse. Cool, calm and collected on the outside, but you never really know what he’s thinking or could predict how he’ll act. It’s always best to be on your guard around him especially if he has either his knife or piano wire in easy reach. Now, London…I expected broken. I really didn’t think there was any chance that this would end up as my kind of –hearts and flowers happy ever after – story. But, as I’m learning when it comes to reading a book by Nashoda Rose, expect the unexpected.
There I was, girding my loins and reading with one eye open when I was completely thrown for a loop. I can honestly say that I have never, ever finished a prologue with a fist pump and a very vocal WOOHOO!! I settled back and thought that maybe it wasn’t going to be as bad as I thought. HA!! Yep, I relaxed a wee bit too soon.
London Westbrook is a bit of a nerd. She, like her father, loves science and would rather be in a lab than a nightclub. This has brought them very close and it’s not unusual for London to spend her spare time in her father’s lab. One day she ends up overhearing a very intense conversation between her father and a strange man. This man was familiar but seemed very intimidating. London, at first manages to stay out of sight and undetected but it was almost like he could sense her which sends her heart galloping. He leaves and she thinks she’s off the hook…but he was waiting for her.
Kai is on a mission. He needs to convince the scientist working for his employer/cult/establishment to work faster. This scientist is creating a drug to make men into robotic killing machines. Kai knows that the method expected from his employer/cult/establishment will not be the method he uses. He hopes a few well-placed threats will get him what he wants. Using the scientist’s daughter is definitely a method he doesn’t hesitate to use.
Kai knows London because he’s been monitoring her for years. As soon as his employer/cult/establishment AKA Vault acquired the services of London’s father, they needed leverage. Kai’s job was to know everything about them and where their vulnerabilities lie. The one thing Kai didn’t plan for though was to be attracted to his target.
London and Kai’s story packs a punch. We learn the horrors of Kai’s past and see some of the horrors London faces. At times I wanted to hate Kai for his part in London’s destruction but deep down I knew that he’s not at fault. When you have been conditioned to feel nothing, kill without thought and taught to never get attached, it’s no wonder he’s so unemotional. When it comes to London, I started to question how much I myself could face in the same situations before I gave in…up…out. Abuse, degradation and slavery are not easy things to get over.
I loved seeing Kai and London’s connection establish and grow. My heart fluttered every time Kai called LondonBraveheart and told her he would always come for her…watch over her…protect her. London manages to lighten Kai’s life by making him feel and showing him that there is good in him. Together, they are stronger.
I love the Unyielding series. Each has a heartbreaking tale to tell but what makes them so special is seeing what these characters endure and grow from. There are plenty of sexy scenes that show their deep connection. The violent scenes are never too OTT or gruesome. The love that develops between the characters just seems true and whole. I never doubt that it’s forever.
I’ll need a wee break to get over Perfect Ruin but I’ve gotPerfect Rage ready to go…soon…ish.