My ARC Review:
This was a stunning read that had me on the edge of my seat from the get go!!!
We are back in the IVI world, the world dominated by men where women have no rights and the men rule, it’s brutal and archaic, and oh so captivating! Mercedes is recovering from everything that has happened in His Rule. I really didn’t like Mercedes very much up until this point, but my word this woman has so many layers!!! She has been put through the wringer and continues to be treated badly, yet always seems to come back that bit stronger!
Mercedes is still recovering in this one as we learn more about Judge and his past, about his family legacy that he believes he has inherited from his Grandfather – his temper! This is the crux of why Judge believes he will never marry, after witnessing what his Grandfather did to his mother, father and brother, and believing he now is in possession of his terrible temper.
Judge was determined to stay away from Mercedes in the previous book, but in this one he finds himself unable to keep away from her, taking that which was not his to take, sleeping in the same bed together, whilst keeping it from her brother. But he knows he cannot have her, knows that she will be married off to some other appropriate society male, so he cannot understand why he must be near her.
Danger lurks in this one, unseeen and threatening to Mercedes, with Judge working in the background to keep her safe, without letting on she is in danger.
A brilliant read and totally engrossing, I loved it, so many twists and turns it really keeps you on your toes, many I did not see coming! I can’t wait for the last book in this trilogy, the ending in this one has me drumming my fingers impatiently!! Highly recommended reading!!