Devour by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott: Pre-Release Review and Giveaway

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.



**SIGH** I really didn’t want this series to end. I fell in love with Lucas, Snow, Rowe and Ian in Shiver (book 1). The series name definitely fits the friendships of these 4 men – there is nothing that will tear them apart and they will always have each other’s backs. I am a sucker for series that is revolved around a group friends and with each book you see how strong their bond is. With this series, you get the bond of friendship as well as the bond with their partner and I will forever love these 4 and the man they claim as their own.

Devour is book 4 in the Unbreakable Bonds Series and is best read in order as the storyline continues through all 4 books. I’ve been waiting, what feels like a lifetime, for Ian and Hollis’s story. I was a little worried about Hollis when he showed up in Torch (book 3) and was undercover. Ian holds a special place in my heart for what he has been through. In the previous books we only had a glimpse of what is early life was like but with Devour we finally are able to get the whole picture. You will definitely shed some tears – some happy and some gut wrenchingly sad.

Drake & Elliott are a duo team but you will never know there are 2 separate personalities writing this series. They write as one and it shows in how well composed the plot is. The story picks up where Torch left off. There are a lot of unknowns with Lucas leaving, Jagger out to get Ian and the rest of the group trying to pick up pieces to keep their family together. Devour is a thrilling rollercoaster of emotions. The suspense was throughout the whole book and I loved every minute of it despite my heart pounding the entire time. The book flowed with gripping ease you will not want to stop reading.

Drake & Elliott have given us another phenomenal read. It wasn’t always hearts and flowers but in the end they gave us an ending so wonderful I was fighting back the happy tears. This series will be a re-read for years to come. I am hoping they make a spin off series with the secondary characters we have come to love ***cough cough…Sven and Geoffrey**

A huge thank you to Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott for creating a gripping series for me to love.

5 pieces of eye candy

FAVORITE LINE: He got it. The sweet message that Ian was so subtly sharing – Rowe had his back no matter what. Over the past year, he’d marveled at his tight-knit family Ian was a part of. He’d never seen such a group of men so devoted to each other, willing to give up anything and everything for one another’s safety and happiness.

We will be giving away two copies of Devour (or any book in the Unbreakable Bonds series) on release day. Tell us about your most unbreakable bond, person, place or thing.

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  1. Oh, that is a difficult one. Is there really an unbreakable bond to someone or something? But if I have to chose I go for my family: my husband and children. We went through a lot together and neither of us have an easy life, but together we stay strong and can face the world.

  2. I have an unbreakable bond with my parents as well as my best friend. My BBF and I have been friends for over 20 years and survived a lot together.

  3. Ginger Connatser says:

    I have an unbreakable bond with my Mom and my best friend.

  4. ButtonsMom2003 says:

    This is a hard question. I hope I have an unbreakable bond with my hubby. I also have a couple of wonderful friends that I’ve known for over 40 years and we manage to keep in touch even though I moved away 4 years ago.

  5. Jess A Jaye says:

    That is such a tough one! I’m gonna say my younger brother. He drives me bonkers sometimes but there isn’t anyone else on the planet that has the same shared history with me. He makes me wanna scream some days and I don’t see him enough but couldn’t be without him. And on that note I’m gonna go and text him.

  6. My second oldest sister. She once pushed me down the stairs (both intentionally and accidentally) but we’ve always been really close. Even after it happened we still are close and have a fun time doing whatever.

  7. I would have to say my most unbreakable bond is with my husband of 33 years and our family. We have been together through all the good and bad times and still support each other. I feel very blessed.

  8. Mine is with my son. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for that man. I became an activist because his health & safety became threatened this year.

  9. That’s a difficult one! I haven’t got a big family and I’m not the easiest or the most affectionate but I love my baby brothers and my mum who accepts me just as I am, I know she will always be there no matter one…that’s my strongest bond.