“I have lived a life that makes me know when something is worth fighting for. I took one look at you and knew you were worth it to me.”
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If you’re a fan of badass, protective Alphas with huge hearts, this is the series for you!
They are my undoing. They just melt me. Every. Time. And this book is choc full of them!
Cage will have you smiling, squeeing, awwwing and probably drooling! Everyone we’d come to love in Axel is back and this time the spotlight is on Cage and Melissa.
When we first met Cage in book #1, we learned learned that he lost his sister tragically and how losing her brought out the protector in him even more than ever before. While he couldn’t save her, he sure as hell could try and make sure that nothing bad ever happened to the other women in his life and so he stepped into the role of protector quite naturally.
But he had a mission too – to bring down the man who killed his sister and make sure he never hurt anyone again. Unfortunately though, he was too late and that man had already gotten to one more innocent. That was when he met Melissa. As a nurse, Melissa was used to caring for others and herself. She was strong, independent and doing fine on her own caring for herself, her mother and nephew. And despite being attracted to Cage, she also made him work for his victories at first.
“Name’s Greg Cage. Most of my friends call me Greg, some call me Cage, but you can call me whatever you want.”…
“Does that line ever work for you? And why would I call you Cage? Sounds like something you stuff a rabid animal in.”…
“Beauty, you can call me whatever you want as long as you’re screaming it.”
He may have been a big tough Alpha but Meli could certainly hold her own against him. She had no problem saying ‘no’ and wasn’t going to let him push her around but at the same time was smart enough not to keep pushing him away. She knew a good thing when she saw it, she just wanted to be sure about him first.
“This man screams white knight…. I want him to be MY white knight. I want him to save me from me.”
And Cage, well he was smitten from the first time they met but you gotta love his honesty about the whole thing:
“I won’t go so far as saying it was love at first sight, but it damn sure was hard on at first sight. That motherfucker doesn’t have selective taste though, so I can’t rely on that alone.”
Both Cage and Meli had pain from their past to come to terms with but I really liked that they didn’t spend a lot of time pushing each other apart. Granted, they didn’t just fall into bed either – there was an initial cautiousness but they both knew there was something special going on between them and they went for it.
“You’re a good man, Greg Cage. You give me some time, and I might just fall in love with you.” “That’s the plan, Beauty.”
Oh, and yup, he calls her “Beauty”…….. *melt*
But when a bad guy from their past comes barreling back into their lives, threatening everything they hold dear, it’s up to Cage to step full into his protector role and he will stop at nothing to make sure his family stays safe.
Towards the last 20%, my heart dropped!! The ending was intense! I got shivers! Ho-leee fuck, you do not mess with the Alphas. No no no!! Cage took matters into his own hands and teamed up with a biker friend from his past to go save the day! Things got a little dark there and definitely strayed into the more grey moral zone but it was FUN and so totally badass!
Ok ladies, so if you thought Axel was hot, just you wait! Cage takes things to the next level, ladies!! I have three words for you: “Huge, thick, and DECORATED.” Mmhmm *nods* — decorated. Three times I might add!
I really found this book to be pleasantly devoid of what I call ‘stupid’. It was nice to read something that just didn’t make me want to roll my eyes. The road certainly wasn’t always smooth and people did mess up but for the most part, the issues were never too drawn out and I liked that Cage and Meli came out of every hurdle stronger and together.
I loved that despite this being Cage’s book, we still saw a lot of Izzy and Axel and the whole rest of the Corps Security gang. They really were one big family – they had each other’s backs, had fun together, bickered together, fought for each other. Family. Through and through. So much win…
✦ Sway’s glorious glittery antics (he is seriously precious)
✦ Axel and Cage’s Alpha man banter and never-ending TMI (“Never thought I would need a break, but my dick is tired man.” “Jesus Christ, jackass. Can you not talk about that shit with me?” “You asked.”)
✦ Cohen and his adorable magical cape of wonders
✦ Cooper and the whole “Don’t say pussy in church, motherfucker” scene
✦ Dee and Beck’s continuing saga (omg I have so many questions!! What is going on there??)
✦ Emmy and Maddox’s maybe-someday drama (*hopes hopes hopes*).
Everything about these guys is just fun to read about. I really love this group and can’t wait to read all their stories! The series should absolutely be read in order however each book is a standalone about a different couple so you do get a full HEA a the end of each one 🙂
This is a definitely must read for fans of Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series. While the story here certainly stands on it’s own, the vibes are very similar and if you’re a fan of that series, you will certainly enjoy these!
** SERIES READING ORDER **
Coming soon — #5 LOCKE