Claimed by Elle Kennedy

cover69620-mediumTitle:    Claimed

Series:  Outlaws Book #1

Author:  Elle Kennedy

Genre:  Romance, Dystopian

Blurb:   After a devastating war decimated most of the world, Hudson Lane has only known the oppressive life under her own father’s tyranny. She finally escapes, branding herself an outlaw and hunted by the Enforcers. Her best chance at survival is Connor Mackenzie, an aggressively sensual fugitive who opens her eyes to the wicked possibilities of a world without rules.

As the leader of a band of outlaw fighters, Connor can’t resist the beautiful stranger who asks for his protection. Despite his reservations, he agrees to introduce her to a whole new way of life. But when Connor discovers Hudson’s connection to the enemies of liberty, he wonders how far he can trust the woman who has abandoned all inhibitions to challenge every forbidden desire.

Thoughts:  Okay, so I have only recently discovered the greatness that is Elle Kennedy – I devoured her whole Killer Instincts series in a matter of days – however, I was excited to try out this new series by her with a dystopian kind of twist to it. It definitely made for a bit of a different read, and offered a nice change of pace from my usual reads. Having read those prior books from Kennedy, I had no doubt that she could pull this new series off, and I was not disappointed at all. You definitely could see traces of Kennedy’s flair for writing within the pages, and it reminded me a little bit of the Reaper’s series by Eleri Stone.

While it might not be for everyone, I think it is well worth a read. With a mix of the Old West meets a new dystopian kind of society, it is genuinely something different with a little romance thrown in for good measure. I am definitely interested in seeing where this series goes with future books!

Rate:  B+/A-


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