Read kage unleashed by Maris Black Online


Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10:1517374820My name is Jamie Atwood, and I am an idiot. Against all odds, I got the attention of Michael Kage, the hottest MMA fighter on the planet. To say he rocked my world would be an understatement. He transformed me completely, made me depend on him, and made me love him. And the sex? Let me put it this wayLibrarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10:1517374820My name is Jamie Atwood, and I am an idiot. Against all odds, I got the attention of Michael Kage, the hottest MMA fighter on the planet. To say he rocked my world would be an understatement. He transformed me completely, made me depend on him, and made me love him. And the sex? Let me put it this way: I'd never been with a guy before I met Kage, but I'd gladly spend the rest of my life on my knees for him. He is my obsession and my addiction. But I did something stupid, and now I'm paying for it. I don't know if I'll ever see Kage again.Being Michael Kage was never easy. Too many demons, too much anger, and not enough to live for. And then I met Jamie Atwood. He's got this innocence about him that speaks to something deep down inside me- in a place that's never been touched by anyone. He's beautiful, smart, and courageous, and he hasn't been tainted by the darkness that's ruled my life. I wanted him from the first second I laid eyes on him. It's selfish, I know. Because you can't bring an innocent thing into the darkness and not expect something to rub off....

Title : kage unleashed
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 28268873
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 274 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

kage unleashed Reviews

  • Judith
    2019-01-23 11:04

    *** JUST LOVING THIS SERIES ***Well book one ended with'that' cliffhanger and thank goodness I could dive straight into this one.This book picks up straight after the shocking events at Jamie's house and sees Kage and Jamie estranged.In this one we get Kage's pov and it was great to finally get inside his head.Kage has gone to training camp and is trying to convince himself he's done the right thing,ending things with Jamie.Jamie is left pretty devastated at Kages departure but he's determined to get his man back.At the same time he's trying to cope with his mother's illness and he decides to open up to his father about his relationship with Kage.This book is smoking hot and this Author writes some of the best M/M sex scenes I've read.Kage is all sexy and dominant while Jamie all submissive,flirty and flustered.These two just work perfectly together.This is an excellent M/M series and one of the best I've read for being consistently good.Book 3 is out now and I'll be getting to it really soon,can't wait for more of these two gorgeous boys.Highly recommended!!!

  • Gigi
    2019-02-08 13:19

    HOLY SHIT that was the meanest cliffhanger EVER! Ms. Mavis Black is most certainly a masochist. My deepest sympathy to anyone who read this before the third book was out.Will review when I'm finished with the sequel.

  • Sheziss
    2019-02-14 10:13

    Warning: this book if full of drama queen characters, immature reactions and OTT situations but I love it so much I don't care. This is a creepy truth to be told. And it's even creepier that I celebrate it. Hell yeah!Now, poker face. I admit that during the first 30% of the book I was only thinking about seeing them together again. This installment starts at exactly the same moment the first book finished. Like, not even a second is hidden in between. But that also means we have to put up with the separation, so for impatient people this may be very frustrating. I'm talking from my own experience. But the wait was worth it. And that's when the OTT situation (amongst others) took place. And I know this is not a deep thought but I forgive it because Kage and Jamie are so cute and hot together.And it should always be this way.A new facet this book includes is Kage's POV, which I was dying for. That means getting to know his inner self, of course. And I think it was spot on, it only made me want him more. I'm aware he's not the usual guy and I seriously would think it twice before flirting with him but I must admit his aura is irresistible. In two words or three: he's the dark and dangerous guy full of shadows and a tortured past, but beneath it all there is a tender heart, or so that's what I hoped. I only longed for his loving thoughts and displays of affection. Because he is hard but he is also soft. Even when there were certain attitudes that in RL sound too condescending or selfish, I loved him. Because with them it was playful and sexy. Because I understood their relationship and if it works for them, it works for me, too. Because in truth they are adorable.I must say that the hot scenes are routine now. They are very sexy, so I'm not really complaining about that. There are also some scenes I've never seen in a book. I had the chance to see how MMA fighters struggle to lose weight just before a fight. I was given an insight and it indeed sounds very unhealthy. I liked the (view spoiler)[sauna (hide spoiler)] scene a lot, and not because they make out, but because I could feel their bond there in an unusual place and unusual circumstances. Maris Black writes things that are truly a shock but it's a shock that pleases me. The relationship is still maintained in secret, because Kage has a lot of focus on him in the MMA world. Still, Kage is willing to throw it all away for the sake of Jamie, who refuses because he wants Kage to succeed. So they keep a low profile in order not to raise suspicions, which of course arises the understandable longing and distress at not being able to touch each other in public more than a brotherly way.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2019-02-05 13:03


  • Kade Boehme
    2019-01-30 16:25

    This soooo made up for that cliffy. Need book 3 now!

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    2019-01-24 12:59

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Uncertain of how I feel*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ We're back with the hired intern Publicist, Jamie Atwood (21) and MMA fighter, Michael ‘The Machine’ Kage Santori (24). This time around we get POVs from both characters, so we finally get to know Kage a little bit more, though not much. He's still a big mystery. Overall, I'm unsure of my feelings towards this one. For a moment there I was worried about things changing for the worse (view spoiler)[the mentioning of not being boyfriends but Jamie being Kage's whore; that doesn't do it for me (hide spoiler)], but it seem to get back on track again. And that ending.... On to the next one.Kage was just a fluke, a one-time deal. I shouldn’t even give it a second thought, and I certainly shouldn’t question my sexuality. The fact was, I was only an imperfect human, and Kage was larger than life. He was a shooting star. Anybody would have fallen for him, right? Not just me. Any-fucking-body. Even the most macho of macho men— the most alpha of alphas. Hell, Chuck Norris would have bottomed for Kage if he’d gotten the chance.Quick basic facts:Genre: - (New Adult?) Contemporary Romance (M/M)Series: - Series, Book Two.Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No? A fake engagement and a kiss from another man.. (hide spoiler)]HEA? - (view spoiler)[Cliffhanger. (hide spoiler)]Favorite character? - Michael ‘The Machine’ Kage Santori.Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Unsure.Would I recommend this book/series? - Unsure.Will I read this again in the future? - No.Rating - 2.5 stars.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Ingela
    2019-01-31 09:10

    Review written February 28, 20163.3 Stars - Still interesting enough but I had some doubtsBook #2 (of 3)Back again to a KAGE-audiobook (7 hrs well narrated by J.F. Harding). I truly enjoyed #1-Kage (3.9 stars). I sincerely hope this second Unleashed will be in the same good standard and not change to an erotic drama feast. (Please!!)And my thoughts 7 audio-hrs later? Not liking as much as #1 but it was all in all another good enough listening. I'll continue with the last in this trilogy.*********************************************It felt good to start and continue young student Jamie Atwood's and the mysterious MMA fighter Michael Kage's dramatic and steaming intense love story. The first trilogy part Kage left me loosely hanging there on a cliff. This second, Kage Unleashed, opens with the very next scene just some minutes later. Some struggling, family stuff, being apart days, heartbreaking tears and deep thoughts and these two are once again in the same place in Las Vegas. — Angry, frustrated, hørny young men (in love) with a urgent need and the taste for roughly smexy moments....‘I’d never hated jeans as much as I did in that moment, because there were two pairs of them between us...’‘I just did what came natural. I spread my legs wide for him and wound my legs right back around his waist where they’d been only a minute before.’ *********************************************Somewhere in the middle of Unleashed wasn't I even sure I wanted to continue. You all know I'm not fond of dark... (view spoiler)[ This second bookpart felt just too nasty dark and sex-abusing ugly in the first half. I feared a lot this was yet another NA romance turning to some kind of (hard and scary rough) D/s twist.(hide spoiler)]# Kage is of course hoping for grand important UFC fights and a future contract. Our strong damaged fighter gets more famous, more silly self-absorbed as well as showing a new bull-shît alpha dominant. —The hard gets harder!!— Well, where did the nice and interesting "I so much want to be loved" boy dissaper? I wasn't not sure I liked this new nasty Kage character. (view spoiler)[ — You're not a 'God' for god's sake!! Just a goodlooking good enough young fighter. Even you Kage need to earn love and friendship with nice behavior.(hide spoiler)]# Jamie is on the other side more and more turning to a used submissive hopelessly needy for his life-love. I'm sorry to say but I felt mostly sad for Jamie in this second book (truly liked him in #1). Where did that cute cheerful and fearless outspoken guy dissapered? The brave young happy man we first met? The boy with a future, plans and all dreams? (view spoiler)[ Why did he suddenly felt okay with to become someone else's (owned) sextoy? Why FHS did you change to this poor guy with such low self-esteem as well as ridiculously gullible (so many times that my eyes started to rolling)? — Pretty please, stretch your back, lift your head and tell them all off sometimes. You Jamie are worth more. Kage is not an almighty god or the most important man in the world.(hide spoiler)]I might be old fashioned but I need equality and mutual respect between my main characters. Especially in a contemporary nowadays romance relationship in a modern country (like US). I need that to truly enjoy, like and feel tenderness for my MC's. I don't want dark, evilness or to worry that something heartbreaking brutal or nasty (to never be able to repair) should happen. ‘I fell back onto the bed and sighed, feeling like one of those girls in the movies right after the dreamy guy finally asks her out. What had happened to me? I’d gone from unapologetically commit-o-phobic to rom-com heroine in a few months’ time. It was pathetic, and it made me smile.’... Luckily, at last this very, heartbreaking, intense and steamy drama turned okay to a romantic "good for now" place (before another cliffy like ending). *********************************************A big savior for these books are an excellent narrator in J.F. Harding. Without him..?? I'm not sure but I might have given up. Either way, the Kage trilogy is still a tempting romance story so I shouldn't whine. Three point three approved Goodreads stars (from a reader who's probably too old, picky and politically correct for this type of erotic NA drama). — Anyway, I'm eager to continue and listen to the shorter (5:30 hrs) last third audiobook, #3-KAGE Unmasked. *********************************************I LIKE - enough to want some more with these boys***** The KAGE Trilogy totally 20 hrs audiobooks listening. All three available and published late January 2016. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Shile loves books
    2019-01-25 16:19

    5+++++ StarsNot gonna go into detail:-The Audio-book is still top notch-We gets Kage's POV its dark, heartbreaking , grumpy , sweet and everything in between.-Jamie is still a darling.-I wanted to smack both of them, and at times it was OTT but did i care nope. I am addicted.Grumpy Kage:Fuck breath, I thought. I don’t need breath as long as I have him.Damn you lucky bastard!Got to run Book 3 is calling:

  • Kaje Harper
    2019-01-27 11:06

    Another cliffhanger... I waited to read this until I had book 3 in hand, and I'm very glad I did. But now that the whole trilogy is available, I can definitely recommend it to fans of complicated dramatic guys in an angsty relationship.This book gives us quite a bit more insight into Michael Kage - who he is underneath the determined fighter persona, and of some of the past that has shaped him. Jamie grows up some from the previous book, which makes him more sympathetic, although he still has a degree of immaturity. We get a lot more of Jamie's family, and I enjoyed the mix of personalities and attitudes. I loved having Kage's POV in this book. It both helps us understand him and the forces that shape him, and gives us more shades of emotion in the story. We move deeper into both the fight world and the shady life of Kage's uncle and the power he controls. This is a fast, gripping read, and I immediately picked up the next installment.

  • Eva
    2019-02-03 15:01

    Currently reading with friendshere So excited

  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
    2019-02-18 15:10

    ***4 Stars***There's a lot of heavy shit tied like an albatross around my neck, and while I'm plenty strong enough to drag it around for the rest of my life, it would be criminally selfish for me to expect someone else to do it. Yet that's exactly what I did with Jamie. I tried to take an innocent boy who barely weights more than my warm-up barbell and force him to carry me AND my baggage.SURPRISE - - We get Kage's point of view in this one!! And boy does it add to the fucked-up-ness we have going on! We're given a taste of the shit that Kage has had to wade through, a brief glimpse into a tragic childhood and confirmation of his true feelings for Jamie. And his uncle....UGH....After the unbelievable cliffhanger in the first book, we're left with both guys trying to pick up the pieces. Revelations are coming to light and both men have to face the fear that it's okay to want each other, to allow the desire to take over, to give in to the desperate need clawing at them. He wasn't asking for love. I'd already given him my heart on a silver platter, and it hadn't been enough. He was asking for something much darker than love, something I was well-used to giving.Both men are unsure of their place in the other's life. How does an innocent and naive college boy from the suburbs of Atlanta fit into the dark, gritty and hard world of a professional fighter? How does a man trained to demolish an opponent within seconds with his fists find tenderness and acceptance with a fresh-faced boy just discovering himself.But Kage's first professional UFC fight is looming in the horizon and the truth still is not the time to publicize a gay relationship. And although Kage and Jamie need to figure out for themselves what's best for them, there are others out there who have an agenda...and nothing will stand in their way of making sure that Kage becomes the best fighter the world has seen. I gobbled this book up in one day. Sure, there's areas where you have to suspend belief. Sure, some things really don't make sense. Sure, some people come off a bit gullible and you have to wonder why they aren't questioning things more. Do I care?There's just something about this story and these guys that has me completely invested in the fucked up, upside down, nothing makes sense, who are you, where will this go, what the hell is going on wizardry that is this series. Though, my one grievance with this second book is that the guys spent too much time apart. I wish they would have gotten their head out of their asses sooner. But on the plus side, I like that Jamie is developing a backbone...while becoming a total slut for Kage. The guy went from being straight to a complete cock whore.I'm off to the last book to see how all of this ends because Maris Black leaves us with one doozy of a mic drop at the end of this book!!

  • .Lili.
    2019-02-16 08:10

    I wish I hadn't started these because now I need to see how it ends. My feelings are the same as after I read the first one. Jaime and Kage are both immature and the storyline is OTT- BUT- I can't stop reading them.

  • Macky
    2019-02-06 16:00

    4.5 StarsSo, it's been a while coming but finally they're back! Sexy, closeted MMA fighter Michael Santori Kage and his college intern publicist and new found lover, the formerly straight but now totally besotted Jamie Atwood...two of the most complex, stubborn SOB's I've come across in a while because boy, do these guys put each other through the emotional mill in part two of this drama filled trilogy!Kage (Book one) ended on one hell of an unexpected cliffhanger, that left their just coming into it's own romance pretty much in tatters and Jamie and Kage at an emotionally charged stand off that seemed unsurpassable, so I was dying to see just how it was all going to play out in the follow up.I was sort of hoping that the two of them would argue it out and come to their senses quickly but..oooh nooo!..its not as easy as that! This begins exactly where it left off, only this time we see it all from a deeply conflicted Kage's POV, who unable to look past the pain and betrayal from a now heartbroken Jamie, ups and hightails it off to pre-fight training camp to prepare for his first UFC fight. At this stage as far as he's concerned, as much as his heart still craves Jamie, his head tells him enough's enough, and unfortunately for a while his head wins out over his heart!Jamie in the meantime, is not only dealing with the aftershock of losing Michael Kage, he's also having to cope with family issues, his ex's mistaken perception of what she saw go down between him and the angry fighter, and the quandary of how to finally reveal that he's in a relationship with a guy, because whatever Kage feels, Jamie is going to get his man back… and if it means making decisions that don't always make him act rationally, then that's what he'll do.So begins a heated tug of war between the two of them that over the course of this mid trilogy storyline, has them constantly thrown back into each other's paths, only to have a mix of misunderstandings, mulish pride and some not so nice characters with agendas of their own conspire to pull them apart again and again....For rest of review follow Link->

  • Isabel
    2019-01-31 11:15

    Fantastic BRI am completely fascinated by Kage! #3 comes on October and I can't wait for it!

  • Victorialove books
    2019-01-23 13:04

    Overall book rating 5++++++ Stars Audio book rating N/A Book cover 4 Stars"WHAT I OFFERED WAS A ONE-WAY TRIO TO PROZAC CITY"Are you ready for this emotional ride?????"So, yeah. I fucked. him. up. What I hadn't counted on was destroying myself in the process. I hadn't known I'd leave my beating heart back there on the ground beside him, quivering in the dirt. Didn't matter, anyway. I wouldn't be needing a heart where I was going."I was a mess reading this book (Thanks bestie I don't know what I would have done without you, keeping me calm). This was rally an emotional ride for me. My heart broke throughout this book but strange it broke but there were always that little string of hope just waiting at the end of the street. "So he may have a buzz, but he's not drunk, right?" "I don't think he's wasted. but I doubt he's eaten. He's so skinny, if he sucked on a helium balloon he'd probably float away..." We all have our demons and we all deal different. I just loved the way Jamie's dad handled him coming out it was so sweet and adorable to know he only wants the best for his son. I just can't say it enough I LOVE IT TO THE MOON AND BACK!!!!!!!

  • Verity
    2019-02-09 15:01

    [image error]I don't know what it is about Kage and Jamie but I just can't get enough. It's just one of those reads where you look down and get pissed of you're already at 75%, you know the end is near and you're distraught it's going to be months before you get your next fix. At this point I'm giving even the mere mention of this being only a trilogy an evil eye. [image error]This book has everything I need in an MM read:a sexy powerful charismatic but haunted MMA fighter who has never really lived a real life nor connected to othersa sexy bespectacled college student, an unaware flirt who's taken a walk on the GFY wild side and has developed an addiction to a rough ride provided by a certain sweaty fighting demigodcloseted love, prejudice against gay men in sports, a shady mob uncle, a beyond shady psychiatrist who is in the said uncle's pocket, secrets lurking in shadows, shadows lurking in people, hot hot hot sex, all sprinkled by tender adorable gestures.[image error]I am smitten.KAGE Unleashed picks up right where book 1 ended and Black does not let you catch your breath for one moment. Violence is intermittent with tenderness, the truth with lies. What can I say? I want more!

  • Makhda
    2019-02-06 09:18

    Notes : - Ok, I already like the writing.- I can't totally blame Kage for his behavior towards Jamie. His family sucks. And of course, he snapped. - It's taking way too long to bring them together..- Lolol. Funny moments. If you play with a fire expect to get burned.- Oooooh I love it when somebody getting territorial. *shivers*- Kage and Jamie are like chemistry bomb ready to detonate when they're together. - My goodness, they're obsessing over each other but didn't want to admit it. They're just playing this dumb game. Who's better in yanking a chain.- Good god, another f***ing cliffhanger. (view spoiler)[But it's okay. At least they're together now! *squeals* (hide spoiler)]This books was told in Dual POV and ended in cliffhanger.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-17 15:23

    Damn...these books are so good !! This one started out a bit slower. We also get Kage's pov..which for me was a big plus. Things pick up right after the cliffhanger from the previous book. We get the inside the head of both these guys...and damn they're both a fucking mess. It starts out slow and gets more and more intense, I don't think I had any fingernails left towards the end :))I'm not gonna say to much about the storyline, because a lot of people are still reading book 1 and I don't want to ruin things for anybody.Kage was a bit of a cold hearted asshole for parts of this book, but then again, with the way Jamie's family was acting and the way Jamie himself responded, I couldn't really blame him. That's not to say that all the shit he said later on in the book didn't piss me off !!This one was a bit higher on the angsty side...I loved every second of reading it !!!These guys are definitely going on my " favorite mm couples" list !!!And yes...this one ends on a cliffy again....I freaking need book 3....RIGHT NOW !!!!!

  • Kora Knight
    2019-02-20 12:59

    Another great book in the Kage series! Gotta say, though, with the way book 2 ended, I'm kinda scared to read book 3! Oh, Kage! You're killing me, baby! Jamie, hope you've got a good hold on him, cuz i'm getting the feeling he's getting ready to drop hard....

  • Arch Bala
    2019-02-03 14:20

    The first book of this trilogy went on to become one of my top 3 reads this year (so far) which left me quivering in anticipation with this second installment and I am so fucking glad that it didn’t disappoint! Not one bit! Maris Black simply has that magic touch because I loved everything she has written so far and KAGE Unleashed just totally skyrocketed my fan–girling mode to another level towards Michael “Kage” Santori and little oh-so-naïve Jamie Atwood.So, it starts off where the author left me just about dying with that cliffhanger in book one and now, I get to read part of the story from Kage’s point of view. It’s very much refreshing to read the emotional depth of this trained-killing-machine. Kage obviously has a traumatic past with everything orchestrated by his douche of an uncle. “The truth is, I deserved what I got. For the bad things I’d done in my short twenty-four years of life, I deserved that and a whole lot worse. It was karma.” The first chapter alone left me nervous (dunno why) with all the feels! It was intense getting a glimpse of Kage’s inner turmoil and what he really feels towards Jamie. Then right after the first chapter, it’s almost a non-stop mirage of events with both Kage and Jamie letting pride and doubts get in their way. I was at the edge of my seat (bed) trying not to yell at both of them for their stubbornness and I wanted to jump for joy at the same time for staying true to what they feel at the end of the day. Kage asked Jamie to trust him and so he did and vice-versa.The manipulation of his uncle and that stupid bitch therapist was so laughable because it’s so predictable but I don’t mind predictable if the writing’s this awesome! And speaking of Uncle Santori – we’ll obviously get to hear more from him in the final installment of this trilogy because we didn’t get much of Kage’s past in this book and I really,really hope that Kage will put him in his place. Maris Black just gave us something to nibble on (at least this time, we have some info about the guy) and I honestly cannot wait to get hold of that freaking third book! I’m mentally willing myself to calm down or I’d go berserk and go write a fan fiction about these two. Or maybe not. Haha!Before reading this, I was warned about another cliffhanger but really, not a big issue at all. It’s not much of a cliffhanger at all if I’m being honest. Just know that this trilogy is just unreal. Just so good and I cannot wait for Kage Unmasked to finally make its way on my reader. Super fucking mighty fucking highly recommended!!!Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  • CrabbyPatty
    2019-02-12 15:56

    Okay, I am not a shrinking violet. I have lived through tough times. Once I stayed in a $35 a night motel .... in Santa Monica, complete with crunchy shag carpeting and when you sat on the toilet, your knees touched the opposite wall. Another time, I ran out of pesto sauce after Trader Joe's had closed ... I know, I'm a survivor.But I cannot figure out the appeal of the Kage trilogy for the life of me, and it is driving me crazy, buggy, sorta nutso, doncha know? Kage and Jamie - idiots ...both of 'em. I'm all "eye rolled" out over those two. Jamie - for christ sake, buck up - "My entire body shook with jealousy and rage but, dammit, everything Jason said was true. I was worthless. Kage had just saved my ass, but I didn't deserve to be saved. He should have let those guys mess me up." And the dry-humping in the condom aisle of a Vegas Walgreens - honey, no, just .... no.And the worst part? Now I have to read the third book in the goddamn saga because I just finished this book and HAVE TO READ THE NEXT ONE ..... I hate myself.

  • Jaime
    2019-01-26 13:24

    I think I would have died if I didn't already have the next book. What a fucking cliffhanger!!!

  • Snow
    2019-02-20 11:19

    4 unleashed revelation starsThis is a second instalment of a Maris Black's trilogy and after I popped my M/M read cherry with book #1, I took the opportunity of this week's TopPick on Shhh thread to continue with the story of Kage and Jaime (TopPicks with Alessandra & SueBee: Jan. 17: ShhLYT(F)BR week: m/m books!) was surprised by the emotional segment involved in the story in there, book #2 keeps up on the same track but it involves more drama as a way to continue with the events...and more of the development of the charachters, I suppose.After the ugly break up they had in book 1, Kage and Jaime continue the fight for and against the feelings they have for each other...Jaime fights his revelation and this "new side" of his personality and sexuality while Kage is hurt by Jaime being reluctant to confess "what they are" to each other BUT at the same time he is under the media pressure with keeping the appearances - he's forced to pretened to be who he's not, who he doesn't wanna be in the first place and who he fights against to not yield. But Kage carries some deep scars from his past that are being slowly "unleashed"under the turmoils of these emotions stirred by Jaime - the first person he ever felt them for.Powerful presentation of inner fighting within Kage. He's awesomely portrayed as an alpha male in this hardcore armour of pure muscles and yet he's slowly sucumbing towards the man he's bursting to be BUT is not alowed to.Jaimie is as much of an insecure mess as Kage BUT he's ready to pursue and discover what the feelings that overwhelm him as well as scare him, are and he wants to explore them with Kage. At times Jaimie does act in a bit immature ways BUT at the same time he's the first one who brakes the ice of those infamous three words: "I love you".I liked the story of the journey of self-discovery they are both taking...and the love they are trying to express against all odds...the book ends in a cliffy...and the third book will definitely unravel the mistery that is KAGE!and I don't need to mention these..."I don't need breath as long as I have him.boy, i stopped breathing althogether while reading about them...LOL

  • Bev
    2019-01-22 14:15

    ***Audio Review. Another great narration from JF Harding, who has to voice so many characters in this one, it's a wonder he could keep up with them all. I'd give 5 stars for the narration even with it's few niggles, but still only 4 stars for the story.*** 4 stars. Up to about 60%, I wasn't even going to finish this one. Kage was brutal, really REALLY nasty and I thought 'well I can do without a character I dislike so much' BUT then things changed...oh HOW they changed!! These two are TOGETHER now, and not even Kage's manipulative Uncle (who really gives me the willies I have to say) can do anything to stop it. In the background, in the closet...Kage has had enough of pretending to be straight just to please his weird psycho relative. Jamie?? Well, he's outed himself to his parents, his ex girlfriend and his college room mates so I think he's thoroughly burned his bridges, he's forgiven Kage for the near rape at the start of the story cos they both like it a little rough, and he now knows that the only person he can trust in Las Vegas is Michael himself. Not Michael's trainer Marco, not the psychiatrist cos they're all in the pay of his Uncle and most definitely NOT his Uncle!! The tats and what happened at the fight?? That part made me a little soppy but no puddles of goo, this story is too brutal for things like that.The cliffie at the end?? Well, that was sort of expected cos his Uncle keeps holding the threat of a past murder over him and there hasn't been another mention of his ????? as far as I can remember. And yes sighs, I HAVE caved and pre-ordered the last story in the trilogy just to see how this all pans out.

  • Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
    2019-02-11 16:12

    Was I waiting anxiously for this book.Was I happy to read it.Then why the tears?It really doesn't reveal much about Kage's past,infact very little.Apart from the one-liner in the last chapter which left me gasping,not because I think Kage is horrible but because I have to wait for the next book to know what really happened.Who does that???Maris Black.Highly recommended story till now!Though first couple of chapter with Kage's pov might be a little intense and especially if you don't love Kage as blindly as I do, you might find it boring. But don't dnf, it will eventually pick up a bit...I am sure 3rd book will be awesome.

  • Elsa Bravante
    2019-01-28 13:16

    Cuenta con todas las deficiencias de la primera parte y es aún peor porque esta ni siquiera es entretenida. A medida que transcurre la trama peor me caen los protagonistas y menos amor veo entre ellos.Solo una cosa buena, la historia es tan mala y superficial que no se tarda nada en leerla.

  • ~Kristin~
    2019-01-25 08:09

    4.5 StarsI'm loving this series!! I'm not goona lie though, it is extremely frustrating at times and I detest meddling evil doers...and this series definitely has those. Again, the ending is a DAAAAAMMMMN kind of ending!

  • Andersón.
    2019-01-24 09:04

    This definitely was better than the first one. I going to ask you all to read my review of the first book hereLike I said and that review I know it that everything will be resolved in this book, we have the Kage's pov and that makes everything much clear.But I don't know, something it feels wrong with these books, I love a good angsty book in this one I was just:The first chapter narrated for Kage complety got me, I was expecting read something really awfull, like he said in the first book he wanted to hurt Jamie or things like that, but no the chapter was so cute and amazing it made me forget all of what I believed of Kage.Jaime change a little, I liked more that's for sure, but he still so inmature and innocent sometimes I just wanted to punch him but other times he was so cute.I have a lot of conflicted feelings of this book and with that cliffhanger? holy shit.I'm definitely finishing the trilogy and I am waiting to see what surprises has the third book saved for me.

  • Ezinwanyi
    2019-01-23 08:07

    Jamie Atwood has the maturity of a fifteen year girl. I guess he really turned a fool for the wood because the guy from book 1 chapter 1 is gone. In his place is naive adolescent who can't seem to communicate. It's pretty pathetic. I'm sick of the implied tragedy which has spanned 2 books. I'm pretty sure it's not even as bad as Kage thinks it is. I'm sure his uncle made it worse that what actually occurred.Plus, I'm getting the feeling his shrink is in his unlce's employ. This book reads like a M-F new adult novel. I'm not enjoying it that much.

  • Lelyana
    2019-02-12 15:05

    This just so good.Love the writing style. It's funny, and really good.There're lots of smiling, sighing, tense, blushing...Aaahhh... Jamie and Kage so easily invaded my heart and I didn't mind.It's a good sign that I didn't delete the book after I read in my FULL stored kindle.Re-reading material. FLOVED this second installment !Recommended!