Hope Restrained (Estates, #2) by M. S. Willis (ARC Reviewed by Shelby)

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Title: Hope Restrained (Estates, #2)

   Author: M. S. Willis

    Published Date: January 29, 2014

    Genre:  Dark Romance, Adult Fiction


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She was meant to be his assassin
A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate
Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself
When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black
She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her.

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope.

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists within The Estate.

“I find it ironic that your name is Hope…especially considering that you have none.” ~ Xander Black

 ***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

paragraph divider 18***Shelby, #NerdGirlShelby’s Review***

Hope Restrained is the story of Xander Black and Hope Delacroix. Hope comes from a rival crime family. When her sister, Honor, is taken by a member of The Estate, Hope will go to any lengths to get her back. Even if it means infiltrating the notorious compound known as The Estate. Hope knows it won’t be easy. She is prepared for the worst. What she isn’t prepared for is Xander Black.

I am so in love with this book. While I don’t think it’s as “dark” as the first two books in the series, I do think it was every bit as good. The story is epic and there is still plenty of dark twisted shit going on.

Xander has been my favorite character throughout this series and I enjoyed getting a closer look at him. He’s even more awesome than I already thought he was. And shout out to his girl, Hope. She is one badass biotch. They are perfect together in this book.

I would also like to point out that there is a part around 75% that ripped my heart out. I seriously sobbed as I was reading it.

Hope Restrained is a must read for all fans of Xander and The Estate. This series just keeps getting better and better and I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Honor Bound.

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