Devour (Gigi’s Review)

Title: Devour (Unbreakable Bonds #4)
Author: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 249
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Ian Pierce is the chef and part owner of the hottest restaurant in Cincinnati, his chosen family is full of happy relationships, and the scruffy, snarky cop who has been haunting his dreams is one step closer to being in his bed. But everything comes crashing down when the past he narrowly escaped nine years ago comes to a deadly head.

Hollis Banner was enamored of Ian at first sight. He’s kept his distance, knowing the gorgeous, self-confident man is out of his league. Yet there’s no standing aside when Boris Jagger escapes a raid. Jagger’s world has been nearly destroyed and this time, the crime boss is coming after Ian and his friends personally.

Hollis will do whatever it takes to keep Ian safe as they escape to a safe house with a couple of Ian’s overprotective friends. And Ian finds himself in a race to unlock painful memories—memories containing information that could take down the very last of Jagger’s illegal operations forever.

Trigger warning: Flashbacks to abuse could be possible triggers for some.

Devour in book 4 in the Unbreakable Bonds series, a series about 4 men who have a closer-than-brotherly, but not sexual, connection to one another. Devour is not a stand alone story, so it’s time to catch up with the storyline before Devour comes out. GREAT SERIES, highly recommended!

Devour is chef Ian Pierce’s story.

Ian is the baby in the “family”. He had been used and abused in a child sex trafficking ring but was rescued by his band-of-brothers years ago. Their evil nemesis, Boris Jagger, is still on the loose and is determined to kill Ian and his friends.

Ian’s love interest in Devour is gruff cop Hollis Banner. He is a cuddle bug and has been extremely protective of Ian from the first book. One of the downsides to this book is that there was no real sexual tension between Ian and Hollis because it was all used up in the first 3 books. Their coupling was only a matter of time and the time is now.

Great chemistry, hot sex and real emotions had me falling for these two and I really enjoyed their story.

One of the many things I love about this series is that we get to re-visit the other couples in the first person. This book gives us a lot of Lucas and Andrei. My favorite couple in the series, and actually one of my favorite M/M romance couples ever, is Snow and Jude. We didn’t see much of them in this book so they were sorely missed.

Another excellent book in the Unbreakable Bonds series and quite bittersweet since it is the last full novel in the series. We have novellas for Lucas and Andrei and Snow and Jude and I assume we’ll get novellas for Rowe and Noah and Ian and Hollis.


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Advance Review Copy

Galley copy of Devour provided by the authors in exchange of an honest review.