Reviews of Books by J.L. Drake

Oct. 30, 2018

Unleashed (Devil’s Reach Book 3) by J.L. Drake is dark, gritty, funny, and oh-so-satisfying!

Synopsis:

Trigger

Tess was under the Devil’s watch while I suffered behind bars with my demons…

The ace in my pocket brings power, and the temptation to flip overwhelms me.

I’m playing chicken with the reaper, and it’s only feeding his thirst.

The smell of blood is a drug. It fuels me. Consumes me.

I am lost.

 

Tess

The Devil stole me, but I refuse to belong to someone else.

I’m a fighter.

I will do whatever it takes to get back to my family.

Treachery and betrayal surround us.

The only way out is to turn the greatest loss into the greatest victory.

Ceej’s Review:

Unleashed is the in-freaking-credible conclusion to the Devil’s reach series!  It’s dark, gritty, funny, and oh-so-satisfying!  J.L. Drake calls to my dark like no other!

I don’t know where a better suited couple can be found in such a world.  Trigger is unstoppable and needed a woman who could match him switch for switch, and Tess is not just that woman, but his perfect woman.

I could feel every single emotion both of them felt and fought.  The change in both of them wasn’t surprising but enlightening, and I enjoyed every second!  I could not put it down and couldn’t read fast enough!  I loved the twists and turns and the flips!  And the mole!  Oh my God, I was so shocked and sad!

J.L. Drake, you created such an amazingly wild world that I couldn’t help but immerse myself in.  You called to my dark and satisfied that fire.  I am so in love with Trigger, Tess, Brick, Minnie, and the crew!

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Mar. 27, 2018

Demons (Devil’s Reach Book 2) by J.L. Drake is a deliciously dark MC novel and is the perfect complement to the first book!

Synopsis:

Trigger…

I thought the light would bring redemption.

Salvation.

But it only brought the Devil to my doorstep.

My demons are breaking through, and the reaper is moving closer.

My weakness has been exposed, and there’s only one person who can calm this hell…

 Tess…

I broke a promise to myself, and now I’m paying for it.

I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be a part of this hell.

But I don’t have a choice…

The reaper is riding bitch on our backs.

 

 

Ceej’s Review:

I loved Tess and Trigger so much more in this book! Their dark called to mine and I loved it. I couldn’t love Demons any more than I already do. It’s gritty, dark, gory, wicked HOT, satisfying, and even touching!

J.L. Drake had managed to give me every single thing I needed when the previous book ended. There were “holy wowzers" and “whoa” and “she did not just…UGH she did it” exclamations. This is one book that will be in my constant reread list for a long time to come.

Naturally, J.L. Drake came through with her ***hole cliffhanger promised and I’m trying to be patient as I wait for the third book. It’s filled with serious hotness, emotional pangs, maniacal grins, and it brings that dark, dark satisfied smile.

 

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Praise for the novel:

 “I didn’t think I could love this author more than I already did but holy smokes....she just blew my mind!! Demons is a dirty dark roller coaster of lust and pain that leaves you feeling breathless and begging for more.” ~ Amazon Review

  “OMG.... What a ride!!! Trigger and Demons are a MUST READ and by far my favorite series.”  ~ Amazon Review

  “Just when you thought, for even a second, you had it half figured out. BAM! Jodi hits you with a plot twist. This book is incredible.” ~ Amazon Review

 

 

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Author Bio:

 

Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

 

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 Giveaway: $10 Amazon Gift Card

 

May. 15, 2017

Trigger (Devil’s Reach Book 1) by J.L. Drake is…worth a hell of a lot more than 5 stars!!! I would give it at least 50 if I could. It is amazingly and deliciously dark. Trigger is an incredible book! To be completely honest, MC books were never really my thing because the ones I’ve read weren’t dark enough. I like the books I read to be believable and holy hell did J.L. Drake rock this one.

Trigger…what can I say about him without giving too much away? He’s tough, dominating, sexy, and scary. Just the way I like them. He’s one of those alpha males that just makes you shiver. Or maybe it’s just me? He’s the leader of the Devil’s Reach MC and I absolutely loved him. I need more of Trigger. And more. And more.

Tess…is someone I can see myself hanging out with. She’s tough, smart, beautiful, and talented. She made me laugh, smirk, grin, and outright bust up. I just love her personality! She’s not some bimbo or a weakling to walk over. She holds her ground and I respect that in a person.  There’s one particular scene that I would have been in the crowd cheering her on.  Her confidence is awesome!

Trigger is fast-paced and full of surprises. Like I mentioned earlier, it is deliciously dark. I have never read a book that just embraces a part of me that is rarely seen, like Trigger has. I swear it gave me that tap on the shoulder like it’s saying, “flip it and let’s go.” J.L. Drake, where have you been all my life! LOL!! I absolutely and thoroughly LOVED Trigger!! I need more, please!!

One thing, I know that the ending is described as a “small cliffhanger” and I think the author and I have different definitions of “small”.  And…I just realized how that sounded.  (snicker)  This is what’s called an asshole cliffhanger.  J.L. Drake, you know I love you, but what the hell, woman!  And you know I still loved it.  LOL!  I can’t wait for book two!!

#DevilsReachBook1 #MCSeries

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May. 1, 2017

Mended (Broken Trilogy Book 3) by J.L. Drake is the end to the trilogy that I’ve been waiting for.  These cliffhangers kill me!  It just goes to show that I am a sucker for angst.  This was sooooo good!!!  Another 5 star read for me!

Life as Savannah Miller, or Savi, knew it no longer made any sense.  She decides that she needs to live on her own and face life.  Consequences from her decision haunt her, the burden of her past still weighs heavily in her heart and mind.  But will it all come together for HEA?

Cole Logan made a desperate move and not only hurt himself, but his Blackstone family, which included his love, Savannah.  How patient can he afford to be knowing she’s physically within reach, but mentally out of it?  Can an unexpected twist bring back the one woman who could mend his heart?

Will Cole’s and Savannah’s hearts be Mended?  Find out!

I was really proud of Savi.  Though she still has things running through her mind and heart, she still knew that she made a necessary decision with her new life.  One thing I absolutely loved was her new best friend!  OMG he had me chuckling.  I couldn’t fault Savi for anything she did.  Honestly, I probably would have done the same if I were in her shoes.  What courage!  I really want to say more, but I don’t do spoilers so you have to read it for yourself!  I must admit that there were times that I just wanted to shake Cole, but he more than made up for it later.  Savi and Cole are one of my top favorite couples!

Thank you J.L. Drake for finally giving me the HEA I needed.  I mean, that Savi and Cole needed.  <wink>  This was the book that I needed and just made me love them both even more!  Now onto the spin-offs!  I’m so addicted to Blackstone!

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Apr. 8, 2017

Shattered (Broken Trilogy Book 2) by J.L. Drake is the second 5+ star book for me!  It settled my heart on a couple very important aspects.  I needed this one!  Whew!  J.L. Drake, holy hell, woman!  What a way to make it difficult for me to write a review without spoilers!  If you haven’t read the first book, Broken, you need to.  You won’t get the full impact otherwise, even though this one is packed with all the feels!

We left Savannah in the midst of devastation and desperation.  Her heart is covered in cracks, and while there's some healing, one huge tear remained. 

 

Blurb

After witnessing the murder of her lover and the heartbreaking loss of their unborn child, Savannah wants to end it all.

Then she is given a second chance at love.

Sadly, even when life hands you second chances it doesn’t always follow that things will work out the way you want them to.

Some lies can just be too painful to move on from.

What’s worse than being Broken?

Shattered..

 

This part of the story isn’t about how she healed.  It’s about her journey to healing.  Now don’t get me wrong, it isn’t complete about healing.  There’s plenty of danger, trauma, joy, laughter, and yes, heartbreak.

I finished reading the first book with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes.  If you can imagine my relief in the first chapter?  Whew!  I will say that I have never been more grateful for the role Keith played in Savi’s life.  They mention thinking of each other as siblings and this book proved it.  It doesn’t just focus on the relationship of Cole and Savi.  It’s about their relationships with everyone as they grow.  There is so much more that I want to say, but I truly can’t allow myself to spoil it!  One thing I will say is that as hard as it is for me to say it, I have to agree with Savi’s decision at the end.  She needs to do what she needs to do.

Shattered took me through the emotional rollercoaster that I crave, that I had come to expect from the second book in the trilogy.  It is also what I’m coming to expect from J.L. Drake.  I am a sucker for emotional rollercoasters!  HEA is a must, but I love it harder when the characters I fall in love with go through hell and back before they earn it.  Now this one does end in a little bit of a cliffhanger.  Not as bad as the previous book, but it definitely made me glad I downloaded the third one.  While there were quite a few that I’d love to throat punch, two in particular…oh boy.  I’ll just leave it like that.

J.L. Drake, I loved Shattered even as I let the tears fall (thanks for the ugly cry by the way).  Thank you so much for feeding my new addiction!  Onto book three!!

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