The Rising by Jodi Ellen Malpas is now live!
You can’t rise from the ashes if you’ve never been burned.
When notorious mafia boss Danny Black and lethal assassin James Kelly join forces to hunt down a mutual, elusive nemesis that threatens to destroy them both and take control of their city, they know they will be entering a deadly game. A game they must win if they are ever going to live in peace with the women they love away from crime, corruption, and death.
But peace is an illusion, love is a daily torment, and death will always follow them.
As power starts to slip from their grasp, enemies re-emerge, and old, personal demons return to haunt them both, they finally accept they can never leave their world if they want to stay alive. So they need to protect it at all costs. No matter the consequences. No matter the losses. No matter the pain. They must make choices no men should make. Kill more ruthlessly, love more fiercely, and hate with more rage than ever before.
They’re capable. Ready.
But nothing prepares them for the secrets they uncover and the betrayals they face. Or the personal sacrifices they must make to rise again.
This is The Rising.
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My ARC Review:
Wow, what a stunning read!! 5 stars are not enough for this one – gripping from the start, an emotional rollercoaster full of drama, suspense, violence, volatile love, dark secrets and a whole host of laugh out loud moments with the 2 couples, Danny & Rose and James & Beau, who are completely made for each other but in the most explosive sense!
Told from all 4 POV’s, which is a feat in itself, settle in for a wild ride as the The Brit and The Enigma return to Miami to look for The Bear, who they thought that they had maybe killed in the last book, but of course it turns out not to be so, but they have no clue who it could be. The Bear knows their every move and taunts them committing lots of atrocities. Loads of plot twists and turns left me wondering if I had it figured out, but I didn’t, until I read who it was a was just gobsmacked, I did not see that one coming!!
The highs and the lows you go through with the two couples really got to me, honestly Danny and James are just so alpha and controlling, yet they are nothing without Rose and Beau, who have become their everything, the light to their darkness, but those 2 woman don’t take any crap from their men, OMG, they can both pack a punch and more and are not afraid to stand up to their men, when most normal sane people would be hiding from them in a corner! Both relationships are toxic, violent, explosive, volatile, dangerous and brutal – it’s like living in a war zone in the Black mansion – yet the love they have for each other just consumes them. Strong bonds of friendship have grown between Danny & James and Rose & Beau, each needing their BFF’s to cope with their relationships, each understanding how the other works and what is needed at the time. Some of the laugh out loud moments were just wonderful and cathartic with all the violence going on, definitely needed and added a touch of ‘down to earth’ with such untouchable characters – I nearly wet my pants on a couple of occasions!
Totally captivating for me, a powerful and intense storyline with lots going on that will keep you on your toes. There is at least another 1 book after this, which I am extremely looking forward to. Not to be missed for all those JEM’s readers who like her dark side. Think this will be one of my top reads for 2023!
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in England, where she lives with her husband, boys and Theo the Doberman. She is a self-professed daydreamer, and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Writing powerful love stories with addictive characters has become her passion—a passion she now shares with her devoted readers. She’s a proud #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a Sunday Times Bestseller, and her work is published in over twenty-five languages across the world. You can learn more about Jodi & her words at www.jodiellenmalpas.co.uk
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