Ruled (Outlaws #3) by Elle Kennedy


Title: Ruled
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Outlaws #3
Publisher: Berkley
# of Pages: 368
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | Chapters 


Summary: (Goodreads)

The latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, from the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed.
In the latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, one woman must choose between the two men who want to claim her…
…Or does she?

Despite his magnetic personality, Rylan can’t seem to seduce Reese, the deadly leader of their town of outlaws. Winning her over is a welcome challenge, but her indifference isn’t the only thing standing in his way. If he wants Reese, Rylan must also win over Sloan, her stoic protector…

Sloan has always loved Reese, but their painful past has stolen his chances of a future with her. Rylan’s interest in Reese only intensifies the tension—until Sloan begins to wonder if the reckless man might be the one person who can bridge the distance…

The last time Reese fell for the wrong man, she had no choice but to kill him. Now, she desperately wants to take what both Rylan and Sloan are offering. But if she makes the wrong call again, she risks losing them both.


When I was chosen to receive a copy of Elle Kennedy’s upcoming release Ruled (thank you!), I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was the third book in the series. So I hurried to find the first two and absolutely devoured them! The world and characters Kennedy has created in this series (like in most of her books) are absolutely intoxicating; I can never seem to get enough. Now while I loved the first two books in the series, I had some concerns about Ruled. For starters I’ve never been too crazy about the leading lady, Reese. For some reason she just rubbed me the wrong way and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make it through a story that focused on her. Secondly, I had never read a book that’s main focus was a ménage a trois. So while I was a little hesitant to give this one a go, I remembered that this is Elle Kennedy were talking about and how I not at could least give it a chance! And I’m so happy I did!

In Ruled, we get to catch up with some of our favourite characters from the previous two books but the main focus is on Reese, Rylan and Sloan. Rylan has been one of my favourite characters of the series, he always provided a good dose of comic relief but you could always tell he had a more serious and sensitive side so I was thrilled that we got to explore that more in Ruled. Sloan caught me by surprise, like Reese I wasn’t drawn to him originally. Throughout the book the walls that Sloan has put up around him start to come down and behind those walls was one swoon-worthy man! Like I said I have never been too crazy about Reese, and if I’m being honest for most of this book my feelings towards her remained the same. As the story goes on you start to see different sides of Reese and while I had a difficult time relating to her, I started to appreciate her character. I realized that in the world Kennedy has created a character like Reese was needed.  As I mentioned before I have never read a ménage a trois story before, but let me tell you, it was hot! Elle Kennedy knows how to write one hell of a sex scene! While there is a lot of sex in this book, the aspect of the book that really drew me in, is the world Kennedy has thrown these characters into. I’m seriously hoping this isn’t the last one in the series because I have so many unanswered questions! I’d really love to see a book for both Dominik and Pike!

Rating: 4/5

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