Series: The Mastered Series Book #4
Author: Lorelei James
Genre: Erotic, Romance
Blurb: In the searing fourth novel in the Mastered Series, following Unraveled, only one woman can set a hardened fighter free from his past.…
In order to survive a life of tragedy, Deacon McConnell embraced his roughest edges and learned to fight on the streets. Then a life-changing jujitsu seminar led by Sensei Ronin Black led Deacon to become a professional fighter. With his muscular physique and his body covered in tattoos and scars, the MMA fighter defines mean, both on and off the mat.
But everything changes when innocent Molly Calloway signs up for his kickboxing class. Molly is Deacon’s opposite in every way: She’s kind, sweet, thoughtful, and educated. After a heated argument between them turns into a passionate encounter, Deacon realizes Molly is eager to experience more, and she looks to him to take her to the darker edge of lust….
The last thing either of them expects is how deeply their lives will be thrown upside down by the passion they find together.
Thoughts: Before I picked up Caged, I read a few books that were a bit lackluster – I was in a bit of a reading rut with each one I tried just not hitting the mark with me. With this title, I had read and loved all the prior books in this series, as well as the author. As soon as I started the book I almost wanted to laugh. Why? Because after only a handful of pages, I was thinking, “Now this marks the difference between a good author and a great author.” I haven’t even read any of the dramatic, more impactful parts of the story yet – but that doesn’t even matter, because sometimes it’s not even about what they are writing but how they write it. Only a few paragraphs in and Lorelei James already had my attention – because she is just that wonderful of a writer.
The sad part is that with a series as great as this one, you’re always comparing the newest book with all the past ones. For me, this wasn’t the strongest book in the series. If anything, it is probably the bottom of the scale for me when compared to those prior books. That is not to say that it isn’t good, however, because it is. Especially for those of us who have been waiting for the fireworks to happen between Deacon and Molly! But when you compare it to Bound, Unwound, Schooled, and even Unraveled, it just pales a little in comparison.
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